So Hot Back Then
While the fashion folk spent February and early March trying very hard to look chic in sleet, I chronicled their every move #IRL from the comfort of my smart device.
Here's the skinny on real time trend tracking: The looks the fashion girls wore last month to the Fall/Winter 2017 Collections reflect the aesthetic (and weather) of those shows - not necessarily what you will be wearing in April.
The trends you'll see in stores this Spring were actually inspired by the Spring/Summer 2017 shows and what the fashion girls wore to fashion week in September 2016.
Spring 2017 Street Style Trend Report
Not to get all political, but unless you live off the grid (lucky), you know we are in the throws of a collective value crisis. It's also playing out in street fashion. Across style archetypes, trends were informed by 3 disparate moods - sporty, sexy or sweet.
Minimalist: Sorbet Sweatshirt
Even when she's feeling sporty in a muted sweatshirt you'll never see the ever-clean, ever-simple Minimalist girl sweat. This Spring, pair a taupe Everlane tunic sweatshirt (you get to pick the price) over a pleated midi skirt for a nod to norm core street style.
Classically Chic: Ribbon Details
The sweet ribbon details popping up on all manner of apparel may (or may not) have evolved as a sartorial response to this innocent (or not so) wardrobe selection by First Lady Melania Trump.
Americana: Ruffled Gingham and Seersucker
Making Americana great again? For the 2nd time in two years, Parisian born Joseph Altuzarra sent a bevy of gingham down his Spring 2017 runway. Italian designer MSGM reworked Southern staple seersucker with all manner of bows and ties. Assert your checks and balances in this $175 black gingham wrap shirt by MLM label.
Full On Glam Corset
Remember back in January when women all over the planet marched in solidarity for equal rights? Well don't tell that to the Kardashian initiated corset trend. The notorious symbol of female suppression is having yet another fashion moment in Spring 2017. If you're into political subversion tactics, this reclaimed vintage leather open corset belt by ASOS would look really hot over a men's style dress shirt.
Free Spirit Strappy Bralette
I liken the sex appeal of this yoga inspired street wear trend to the sensual lines of dancer's pose rather than, you know, a dancer pole. Layer a open back tee over the seriously strappy Undone Bralette by Tobi and you're all set for festival season.
Like the corset, the Kardashian clan didn't invent the fishnet tight. Kim simply Instagramed an innocent shot wearing a pair under unbuttoned jeans (top left) and promptly reignited the hosiery market. Styling tip: Dip a toe in the trend by layering this pair by TOBI under distressed boyfriend jeans.
Spring 2017 Street Style Trends on Pinterest
Pssss... Follow my boards! 💋
Are you feeling sporty, sweet or sexy this Spring? Show me your looks!
Join 👉🏽 MappCraft | Tiny Closet Survival Guide 👈🏼 private Facebook group for my daily live #OOTDS (bloopers and all) and plenty of capsule fashion chatter.
PS: We're friends, right? If you click the heart below you'll make my entire day!
Be the Bright! Jenn