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!

Big, Bold Stripes Are Here Harper's Bazaar Reports on Spring's Hottest Trend


According to Harper’s Bazaar’s February 2016 issue, big and bold stripes are all the rage this spring.  I have compiled this collage with bold stripes with everything from pants to ponchos and caftans to shoes and bags.  Obviously, you would not want to blend too much of a striped pattern so you would want to pair these pieces with plenty of neutrals.

My favorite piece from this collage is the Carolina Rose Crossing Striped Turtleneck Caften (#8).  I think it is the most colorful piece and, therefore, the most versatile.  I also love the colors!  They are bright and cheery just like spring.
Stripes from Harper's Bazaar

All the above pieces in the collage can be found at Neiman Marcus!

  1. Gucci Sylvie Grosgrain Striped Shoulder Bag: $2,490.00
  2. Salvatore Ferragamo Gilli 85mm Striped Sandal: $950.00
  3. See by Chloe Striped Boot-Cut Trousers (Surfing Blue): $395
  4. Joan Vass Border Striped Poncho: $250
  5. Aquazzura Rainbow Striped Suede Pump (Multi): $695.00
  6. Dolce & Gabbana Large Striped Canvas Tote Bag (Blue/White): $1795.00
  7. Joie Etsy Striped Silk Pants: $288
  8. Carolina Rose Crossing Striped Turtleneck Caftan: $185.00