Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted six more weeks of winter, but chances are, you’re already dreaming of swapping out your heavy coats and sweaters for clothes that are lighter and brighter. It’s never too early to start thinking of ways to get your closet spring-ready, so stay ahead of the curve with these tips for the biggest trends of the season.
Spring Is For Stripes
Nautical stripes are always a reliable spring standby (nothing says sunshine like a breezy breton shirt), but they can feel more timeless than on-trend. Luckily, the Spring/Summer ’17 runways proved that there’s more than one way to wear stripes. In 2017, stripes won’t just be big–they’ll be bold and varied. If you like bright colors, stock up on spring knitwear that features broad, vivid bands. Are you more of a minimalist? You’ll love the season’s offbeat, updated take on banker stripes.
Let Your Tee Do The Talking
With a particularly ramped up election cycle behind us, we’re all a little tired of debating, but we still want to get across our point of view. Our favorite designers must have read our minds, because fashion month was full of chic slogan tees that were saying what we were all thinking. Maybe you agree with Maria Grazia Chiuri that “We Should All Be Feminists,” or maybe you want Baja East to help you tell everyone you’re “Thriving.” Whatever you’ve got to say, spring 2017 will be all about letting your clothing speak for you (literally!).
Show Off That Shoulder
The bardot neckline is so last year. This spring, if you want to rock a bare shoulder, you’ll have to pick just one. Luckily, the one-shoulder silhouette works on every kind of garment. It adds a little extra romance to a date-ready cocktail dress. It can keep a work shirt interesting with some deconstructed edginess. A flash of shoulder can even transform a demure tunic from stuffy to sleek.
Wrap Up In A Robe
The overlap between style and comfort keeps getting bigger. We’ve already established that cool workout gear isn’t just for the gym, and that pajamas can be as glam as gowns. Spring 2017 will turn the comfy chic game up a notch as robes become the next big thing. The perfect transition piece for spring’s temperamental weather patterns, a robe will keep you cozy on a cool windy day without stifling you if the sun suddenly decides to come out. Pick something silky to wear over an evening look, or throw on a belted flannel piece for some hip daytime grunge.
Which of these trends are you most excited to try?