Spring Fash­ion Trends for 2017

MI­RANDA HYDE, GRADE 11

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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.

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