Spring Fashion Trends for 2017
MIRANDA HYDE, GRADE 11
Spring cleaning means not only tidying up your house, but also your closet. With the warmer weather taking over, it’s time to ditch your old winter clothing.
For starters, athletic wear is starting to become the new ‘norm.’ Tight spandex leggings and a pair of high-end runners are becoming a staple in the sporty girl’s arsenal. Athleisure is also becoming increasingly popular, with the sporty yet casual yoga pants and cropped tops.
Airy floral dresses with a cute pair of shoes (usually flats) are also making a re-appearance from last year. With an increasing number of festivals such as Coachella, bohemian fashion is influencing more and more people.
Another trend appears to be a way of breathing life into old basics, such as wearing oversized shirts as dresses, or slinging a button up to one side for an off-the-shoulder look.
Graphic tees are also popular right now; rarely would you see someone wearing one without a choker on. However, as 2016 was the year of the choker, this year seems to be leaning towards long stomach-grazing necklaces.
As for what colours seem to be in, lots of lighter colours are trending. At the same time, darker ‘vampy’ shades are seen as less of a fashion faux pas to wear outside of fall and winter and are being worn by the masses still. I guess we all love our dark, edgier colours.
To conclude, while fashion trends are rather cool to follow and be up to date on, if not a single trend here appeals to who you are and what you prefer to wear, then by all means be original and wear what you like. Clothing does not define you.