Color Trends


Goodbye 2016 and hello to the trends of 2017

turquoise statement necklace / zebra stripe loafers / Gucci slides in black / mixed metal bangles

The time has come to bid farewell to 2016. It was a quite a year indeed! Some fashion trends were fabulous, while others . . .hmmmm . . . not so much. Here is a guide to help know what you need to store in the back of your closet, and what you to buy for your closet.

Goodbye 2016!

Rose Quartz/Serenity: Gone are the days when the color of the year has share the title. Mixing baby blue and pink is so year. Buh-bye!

Statement necklaces: While some classic versions will be having their place in the new year, the statement necklace is over.

Earring jackets: This 1980s trend came and went faster than you can “What?” Did you notice it? It was pretty quiet. Store them in your jewelry box for the next time your friends host a 1980s-themed soiree.

Shoes with backs: Covered heels are so 2016. Buff and moisturize your heels, they will be shown off in the new year.

Standard handbag straps: Is that strap your handbag came with still on your bag? That’s so last year. Switch out that strap with a funky guitar strap.

Knee length, a-line skirts: Gone are the days of your hemline hitting at your knees. That’s so 2016. In 2017, it’s all about mini’s, maxi’s or asymmetrical hems which have a length you cannot define.

Hello 2017!

Greenery: 2017 is all about going green! Think calm, natural, and mixed in prints. That’s right! Although the color of the years gets to enjoy the title alone, it is not a solid color. Greenery is part of something bigger, it is part of a print.

Layered and delicate necklace: 2017 is all about the uptick in the delicate, layered necklace trend. While not a new trend, it will enjoy its moment in the spotlight in 2017. Layer up guys!

Bangles: Jungle jangle it’s all about the bangle! Lightly layer up your arms with gold bangles. 2017 isn’t about 1980s, Madonna bangles up the arm, it is about 1-3, high quality bangles which are classic yet eye-catching.

Statement earrings: Since your neck won’t have a statement, your ears will! Look for big and bold earrings in the new year.

Layered earrings: While one trend is to wear gigantic, statement earrings, another is to wear delicate earrings in multiple holes on your ear. Yes, this is a late 1980s, early 1990s trend. Go retro!

Stripes: This is the hottest trend since sliced bread. 2017 is all about stripes, stripes, and more stripes! The hottest types of stripes are horizontal and mis-matched.

Slides: Your shoes should not have backs. I repeat, your shoes should not have backs.

Mixed media handbags: Handbags in 2017 are leather mixed with suede, geometric patterns, floral prints, stuck with “stickers,” and the list goes on. If it isn’t plain, it’s hot!

Street sneakers: If you don’t own a pair of Addidas yet, your entire closet is so last year. Get a pair here, or get left behind.

Denim everything: Everything on your body should be denim. Your skirt, your shirt, your dress, your shoes, your handbag; and if you can find denim underwear-wear that too! Denim people. Denim.

There you have it! If you are looking for a laugh, check out my 2015 into 2016 out with the old, in with the new post.

What trends did you love or hate in 2016? What are looking forward to in 2017?

Happy New Year!


Pantone color of the year 2017

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Photo courtesy of Pantone

It is that time of year again! Pantone has announced the color of the year, 2017! The color of 2017 is named by Pantone as “Greenery.”

Greenery of course is exactly what it’s name implies; it’s green. This is a natural green hue. It is a medium green which will be easy to wear as a neutral tone in 2017. Greenery also happened to be splashed all over the New York Fashion Week runways for the spring/summer 2017 seasons. You can read more about that here.

Here is a green moment from New York Fashion Week spring/summer 2017.

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Photo from Supima Design Comp. Read about it here.

What do you think of Greenery for 2017? Is this a color you can see yourself wearing throughout the year?

I have to admit, I like Greenery! Green is already one of my favorite colors behind blue and purple. I have a few pieces in my wardrobe which are around this green hue, so I am looking forward to pulling them out to wear in 2017.

Green lace on the A Detacher spring 2017 NYFW runway. 

In addition to Greenery, look for military green in the spring/summer 2017 family of green hues. If Greenery isn’t your thing, you can look to military green as your way of rocking the green trend in 2017.

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Military Green on the Marissa Webb spring/summer 2017 runway. Read about her show here.

Although Greenery did appear on the runway quite often for the spring/summer 2017 season in New York, many designers mixed it into prints, as you can see above from Supima, rather than use it as a solid color. It should be interesting to see, now that Greenery was deemed the Color of the Year 2017, if it appears in a solid state on store shelves for spring, or if designers keep it mixed in patterns.

Vivienne Tam spring 2017 NYFW runway. She mixed Greenery in prints for spring.

Stay tuned! I will be attending the shows at New York Fashion Week this upcoming February to see what will be hot for the fall/winter 2017/2018 seasons. Do you think Greenery will be a hot color for fall too? I will let you know!

Thanks for stopping by,

XOXO

Cathy

*All photos by me except Vivienne Tam. Photos from Vivienne Tam’s runway are press photos courtesy of Vivienne Tam


Top trends for spring 2017 from NYFW

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Photo courtesy of Desigual / Desigual spring 2017 NYFW runway

The spring 2017 runway at New York Fashion Week left us with a whole new set of fashion trends to think about, and to covet, for the upcoming warm weather season. Designers in New York introduced a whole new set of designs for spring 2017, incorporating trends from seasons’ past, as well as new, fresh looks. Loved it!

Let’s start with the overall vibe of New York Fashion Week spring 2017. Over the past several seasons we have looked at 1970s silhouettes, and inspiration. There was still an element from the 1970s on many of New York’s catwalks, but the 1970s look is starting to go by the wayside as we move into 2017. Designers are starting to seek 1960s inspiration, 1990s inspiration, and mixing it together into a romantic, nouveau nautical, and/or menswear look.

What is nouveau nautical you ask? Well, it is what I am naming the large amount of horizontal stripes on the runways of New York for spring 2017. These aren’t the yacht club’s nautical stripes, these are bold, colorful, whimsical, and sometimes unorthodox horizontal stripes. If it’s horizontal, it’s hot for spring 2017. Which brings us to “HOT TREND” number one. horizontal stripes!

Horizontal Stripes

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Vivienne Hu spring 2017. See full article here.

Horizontal stripes were splashed all over the runways for spring 2017 in New York. As mentioned above, they are not-so-nautical. Look for multi-colored vertical stripes, varying sized stripes, and horizontal stripes like you have never seen before! This is the hot trend for spring 2017 to watch for.

Romantic

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Irina Vitjaz spring 2017 NYFW

Designers were in a romantic mood for spring 2017. There were shades of blush, soft ruffles, flowing fabrics, and an overall feeling you should be sitting in a Parisian cafe gazing lovingly into the eyes of your significant other. Look for flowing fabrics, ruffles, blush pink (yes again!), and 1960s inspiration which is romantic; yet evokes a vintage, European vibe.

Asymmetrical lines and Twisted fabrics

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Nicholas K spring 2017 NYFW, photo courtesy of Nicholas K press

Designers twisted and turned fabrics for the spring 2017 season. In addition to asymmetrical hemlines, and overall lines, fabrics were ruched, twisted, and manipulated into dresses, skirts, tops, and the like. Get ready to be a pretzel for spring 2017!

Denim Anything and Everything

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Demoo Parkchoonmo spring 2017 NYFW full post here

Designers loved denim this season! Look for anything and everything you can think of in denim. Denim is not just a regular pair of jeans this season, look for patchwork, asymmetrical hems, twisted denim, embellished denim, and more! Think, and buy, denim.

Jumpers

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Cynthia Rowley spring 2017 NYFW 

Raise your hand of you wore a jumper in the 1990s? Mine is waaaaay up! This was a HOT trend in the mid-1990s. Jumpers over tee-shirts or blouses or thin sweaters or shirts was du rigueur. It is also going to be du rigueur for the spring 2017 season. Designers jumped on this trend for the spring 2017 season, not to mention it was already on the streets in New York where fashion week guests layered silk slip dresses over shirts and tees while attending the shows. This is a trend you can wear now, and well into spring 2017. Get ready to layer!

Spring 2017 Accessories

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Marissa Webb spring 2017 NYFW full post here

Accessories for spring 2017 are changing. While shoe styles remain the same, jewelry and handbags are going to be different as we move into the new year.

Jewelry: BIG earrings are HOT HOT HOT for spring 2017. As for statement necklaces, well, not so much. Rings and bracelets will also be large, bold, and noticeable.

Shoes: Shoes are staying comfortable for the spring 2017 season. Look for menswear inspired loafers, flats, and block heels. Keep to the block heels! Stilettos need not apply.

Keep it street with Adidas vintage-inspired sneakers, such as this pair (IT shoe alert!), or skate sneakers.

Slides are also hot, practice walking in them now!

Tie-up, or lace-up shoes are still around, but they should be on your keep list, not your buy list. Wear them out instead of replacing them. 2017 might be their last year.

Handbags: Gone are the days of the micro-bag. Most spring 2017 runway bags were medium. Look for duffel-style satchels, totes, boxy bags which are reminiscent of trunks or binocular cases, shoulder bags/saddle bags, and fringe. Long live fringe!

Other Notable Trends for Spring 2017

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Taoray Wang spring 2017 NYFW

There are other trends for spring 2017 which are notable. Here they are!

*Spring 2017 is going to be all about dresses. Separates can take a backseat to dress after dress. Invest in a dress!

*The color palette includes all-white, all-black, military green, grey, blush (yes, again!), any metallic hue, red, bright pink, shades of blue, and red paired with green (the horror! yes, we are all going to look like Christmas trees, yikes! I plan to avoid this one, just so ya know!) Pantone’s top ten color’s for spring 2017 are shown below. Although it does not show red, I did see quite a bit of red on the runways; perhaps it is number eleven?

spring 2017 color trends

*Blazers are the IT jacket of the season, followed by Moto jackets. Go rebel, or go structured, it’s your choice!

*Fringe is still hot! Keep your boho-chic fringe and re-work it into a more structured, less boho look for spring 2017. Fringe is no longer hippie for spring, it got a job, and is now yuppie.

*Embellishments, brocade, and decadent fabrications are still hot as we move into spring. Keep it all!

*Leather, leather, and uh, oh yeah, leather! Did I mention leather is a trend for spring? I didn’t? Oops, leather is hot for spring 2017.

*Hemlines are rising. Start going to spin class now!

*Athleisure is continuing from now into spring 2017. Look for more leisure suits, athleisure suits, bomber jackets, street sneakers, windbreakers, and sweatpants you won’t actually want to sweat in.

That’s a wrap! I will start to cover the trends which make it from the runways to the streets as stores start to stock spring 2017. In the meantime, you can use this as a guide to start wearing the hottest runway trends from New York for spring 2017, right now! Love that!

What are your favorite runway trends for spring 2017 from New York?

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