Keeping up with fashion trends can be so much fun but also a little exhausting since trends often come and go. Some people spend a small fortune keeping up with the latest fashions only to retire many items after a single season when they’re no longer en vogue.
On the flip side, some of 2017’s top fashion trends do seem to be worth the investment. If you’re working with a limited budget, the trends below are among the most likely to have staying power and are wardrobe staples worth adding.
Leggings That Make Legs Look Better
Leggings have become a core piece of any wardrobe and aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, we’ve seen an increase in legging styles, cuts and fabrics than a decrease. And, who doesn’t love the comfortable fashionable leggings you can wear from day to night? One of the best investments you can make in 2017 is picking up a few pairs of fashionable and slimming leggings.
Leggings that slim have a little more structure and built-in panels to enhance your shape while remaining super comfortable. While they may cost a little bit more, you’ll get a lot of use out of them and feel your best. Another benefit of slimming leggings is that you can wear them all year long.
Sexy, Sophisticated Athleisure
The everyday athletic wear fashion trend that started on the West Coast has definitely made its way across the U.S. and rest of the world. In 2017 athleisure, as it’s called, is getting even sexier and more sophisticated. Be on the lookout for sporty body-hugging materials and color-blocked bodysuits that could be worn at the gym but are cute enough to wear just about anywhere.
It’s comfortable and the cuts can be very flattering on a variety of figures. In our fashion books that’s a win all day.
Super-Sized Tote Bags
Maybe it’s because vacation season is upon us, but we’re totally digging all the super-sized totes that showed up on the Spring 2017 runways. You can never go wrong with a tote that incorporates a special, of-the-moment element. This summer look for a tote with a basket weave pattern or rustic, metal accents like the bags seen on the Stella McCartney runway.
Every few years paint inspired patterns take the fashion world by storm. This year the hottest painterly prints have a feminine touch with soft sweeping strokes. Designers like Valentino are even using painted landscapes as a print.
A Fuschia Leather Handbag
Fuschia is officially the “it” color of 2017. Expect to see brighter versions during the summer and darker hues during the fall. The color can be hard to pull off but generally looks good in leather (real of faux). After all, investing in a high-quality handbag is one of our 2017 fashion resolutions.
A Peek-a-Boo Blouse
Is it just us, or is fabric getting more sheer these days? From neck to ankle, women are layering on see-through garments and even entirely translucent gown. A more practical, less daring option is to add a peek-a-boo blouse to your wardrobe. Many have ruffles, layers and ties that offer just the right amount of coverage.
A Statement Stripe Skirt
Stripes are timeless, but this spring and summer they’ve gone bold like everything else. Blocky, thick stripes and boldly colored stripes are the two biggest trends. A fun way to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe is a mid-calf wrap skirt, a style that’s making an appearance again this year.
3 Trends That You Can Weed Out of Your Closet
Given enough time, trends often run their course. Sadly the time has come for the three trends below.
Super High Spiked Heels
Spiked heels had another comeback this past fall, but the trend is already giving way to other styles that are more laid back.
The Lingerie Dress
Save you lingerie for the bedroom. Boudoir-inspired attire won’t be as fashionable this year.
Even though the 80s is still going strong in the fashion world, one nostalgic trend has faded. Fringe had a big moment last summer, but the moment has passed.