From the Runway to Reality: 10 Spring/Summer Trends Trends from the Spring/Summer 2017 Runways from New York, London, Milan, and Paris

2017 Spring-Summer Trends

2017 Spring-Summer Trends

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Spring is just around the corner and, of course, that means that Spring/Summer trends will be in full bloom!  Last September, the runways were full of beautiful trends for Spring/Summer 2017.  I was lucky enough to see some of the trends as I attended New York Fashion Week.  I have narrowed down the trends to my Top 10 most prevalent trends that we will see this season.

1.     Statement Tees

From New York to Paris, Statement Tees were all over the runways.  With messages ranging from political to self-promoting of a designer’s own brand, these Statement Tees can be paired with just about anything and still look chic!

Here are some designers who showed Statement Tees for Spring/Summer 2017:

  • Haider Ackermann
  • Baja East
  • Michael Kors
  • Christian Dior

2.     Pink Hues

Pink, in all different shades, was seen on the Spring/Summer 2017 runway.  From baby pink to raspberry, pink was a dominant force among almost all the collections.

Here are some designers that displayed various shades of pink:

  • Celine
  • Balenciaga
  • Valentino

3.     Flower Power

Flowers are expected for Spring, but the floral patterns will be more dense this season.

Some designers who debuted all-over floral prints in their collections were as follows:

  • Michael Kors Collection
  • Balenciaga
  • Chloe

4.     Jumpsuits

Jumpsuits have become a staple in any season’s wardrobe, but this season they are especially prevalent.

Some designers who have shown jumpsuits on the Spring/Summer wardrobe are:

  • Hermes
  • Isabel Marant
  • Vanessa Seward

5.     Shades of Yellow

Various shades of yellow were a hit in all four cities!  There is no doubt that this summer will be beaming with sunshine!

Some designers that showed yellow hues on their runways are:

  • Chloe
  • Bottega Veneta
  • Gucci
  • Delpozo
  • Coach
  • Jason Wu
  • Erin Fetherston
  • Kate Spade New York

6.     Shirtdress

Menswear has often been an influence on women’s fashions and this season the Shirtdress keeps many of the masculine qualities of its predecessor.

The Shirtdress has been seen on the runways of the following designers:

  • Balenciaga
  • Alexander Wang
  • Rag & Bone
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim
  • Banana Republic
  • DKNY

7.     Stripes

Stripes in all different directions!  Multi-directional stripes in the same garment is a major trend this season.

Check out the runway!

  • Banana Republic
  • Altuzarra
  • Zimmermann
  • Valentino

8.     Khaki

Khaki has been redefined from utilitarian to a more regal look this Spring/Summer 2017.

Some runways featuring khaki include:

  • Creatures of Comfort
  • Public School
  • Carolina Herrera
  • J. Crew

9.     Off-the-Shoulder

Showing off the decolletage and the tops of the arms is always lovely.  This season, it’s more prevalent than ever!

Some designers who showed the off-the-shoulder look for Spring/Summer 2017:

  • Diana von Furstenburg
  • Proenza Schouler
  • David Koma
  • Altuzarra
  • Giambattista Valli

 10.     Puffed Sleeves

Somewhere between the Victorian Era and the 1980s lies the new style of puffed sleeves.  Almost every major designer showed some form of the trend on the Spring/Summer runway.

Here’s a brief overview of some of those designers:

  • Saint Laurent
  • Alexander McQueen
  • Simone Rocha
  • Dries Van Noten
  • Rodarte
  • Gucci
  • Erdem
  • Zang Toi

These are my Top 10 Trends for Spring/Summer 2017.  What are your favorites?  Which ones will you be wearing this season?  Drop a comment below and let me know!  I would love to hear from you!

A St. Patrick’s Day Flatlay Are you wearing your green today?

St. Patrick's Day Meme

St. Patrick's Day Meme

Why Do We Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick’s Day or the Feast of St. Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland, is a cultural and religious observance and celebration of the date of his death in AD 461.  Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church.

The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Christians also attend church services and historically the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted for the day, which encouraged and propagated the holiday’s tradition of alcohol consumption.

Pantone’s Color of the Year

Most fittingly for St. Patrick’s Day, in late 2016, Pantone selected Greenery as their Color of the Year for 2017.  It’s the perfect shade of green!

2017 Pantone Color of the Year

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My St. Patrick’s Day Outfit

I did a flatlay of my St. Patrick’s Day outfit and I am very excited to show it to you.

St. Patrick's Day Flatlay

The Blouse

Green Printed Blouse

This green patterned blouse is from Ann Taylor.  I have had it for a couple of years and now seems like a great time to debut it!  Also, bold prints are a big trend this Spring so why not wear this one?  It’s a blended texture of silk and synthetic fibers.

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The Skirt

Leather Skirt

This leather skirt is also by Ann Taylor.  Leather was all over the Fall/Winter 2017 runways so why not get a jump on the trend?

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The Jewelry

Ann Taylor Necklace & Earrings

Also by Ann Taylor, this necklace and matching earrings go with the blouse perfectly and they are very festive for St. Patrick’s Day!

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The Shoes

Gucci Shoes

I love my Gucci pumps!  They are so stylish and comfortable and will go well the entire outfit.  The neural interlocking “G” goes well with almost everything that I have!

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The Handbag

Coach Green Bag

This handbag is by Coach and was purchased at Nordstrom.  I love the color because it’s so vibrant and, of course, green is one of my favorite colors.  It’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day and any other day because it’s so versatile.

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So there is my St. Patrick’s Day attire that I’ve planned.  What are you wearing to celebrate the day?