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Trends for Spring/Summer '17

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Written by our first guest writer, Ryan Duffy. Follow him on Twitter @Ryan_Duff199.

We are finally approaching that time of the year where we can, at last, put our puffers away and pull out our summer pieces! This year is all about bold statements and bright colours, so expect to see the quirky, the wacky and the wonderful hitting the streets. SS17 style is focused around nostalgia, from the revival of 80s fashion to memories of childhood seaside holidays, so get ready to be creative with your style choices in the coming seasons.
The Return of the 80s:

It seems like the whole pop-culture vibe at the moment is a big whirlwind of nostalgia, and this trend is certainly going to continue in the fashion industry! New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Week had a revival of the 80s. So, expect to see bold statements, bright colours, and big hair. Baggy 80s clothing is going will be popular this season, so ladies, if you usually steal your boyfriend’s baggy sports tees, you now have a legit excuse! Start stocking up on your oversized T-Shirts and bicycle shorts, for the best 80's-esque SS17 style.

Seaside Stripes:

The embodiment of ice cream weather. Think of the classic seaside holidays, deck chairs and weathered umbrellas. Fashion Week runways saw countless beach colour looks and “seaside stripes” to continue the 80’s nostalgic feel and is going to be a wardrobe staple this year.

Embroidered Jackets:

Embroidered jackets have been having a strong impact on the fashion industry for a few seasons now, but it appears SS17 is going to be the moment it really starts to take the limelight! They are popular for a variety of different reasons, the most popular aspect is the unique imagery available on them, and the fact they can go with a variety of different streetwear outfits too. The best idea would probably be to have the imaging matching with your trainers, for a great subtle combination.

Sporty Chic:

Yes, elegant dresses are a great addition to any wardrobe, but who doesn't prefer comfort. The Sports Luxe trend has been one that has consistently been developing, and it appears that your urban clothing this year will be all about comfort and less about grace. You can be assured you’ll be on trend if you decide to go with a baggy chequered shirt coupled with a pair of leggings as long as it’s finished off with a pair of sporty or statement sneakers.

Photographer: Ellie Darby for her magazine, Self Love
Jacket: ASOS Premium Leather Biker Jacket
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