The spring/summer 2017 trends came to certify the ‘more is more’ concept, having us embrace anything big, bold and audacious. Apart from gigantic straw sun hats bags and eccentric headbands that took over the recent runways, the major fashion capitals also brought to our view loads of jewelry and other accessory staples with a great dose of eccentricity and weirdness. From big bangles, opulent pendants and constructed corsets; the summer/spring accessories trends of this year are about letting go of being conservative or tidy and nice, minimal. It’s all about making a statement — a loud one!
Here are the accessories that will trend this 2017:
Street style doesn’t get any better than when it’s both unexpected and oh-so-cool. While everyone was busy carrying their bags in their hands this season, an exciting change was made by a particular few. Breaking away from the ordinary, they fastened and buckled their bags and went hands-free. Whether strapped through the loops of pants or tied over a shirt, belt bags look both practical and chic when spotted on the streets. Almost like a tool belt, these bags have a sleek feel while remaining feminine and lovely. A far cry from a polyester fanny pack, this new breed of belt bags certainly deserves a place in your wardrobe.
As show-goers trekked from venue to venue for the S/S ’17 runways, they did so in style and comfort. With hardly a sore foot in sight, their high heels are put away by street style stars and opted for something a little homelier instead. Whether they were wearing shoes, their feet were clad in a layer of luxurious looking fur. Working in tandem with the pajama clothing trend of the season, furry shoes created an air of laid back, lounge-style, fashion. Best paired with simple wear or pyjama-style separates, such as jeans, these unique shoes produce a standout outfit feature without difficulty. For when you want to take the comfort of home with you, add a pair into your wardrobe immediately.
When it came to footwear, gold was the color. As they hit the streets of Paris, Milan and New York, heels, boots, loafers, and sneakers all appeared in the metallic hue. Bold yet neutral in appearance, gold shoes paired nicely with casual designs and drew attention without controlling it. Whether paired with jumpsuits denim jeans or feminine dresses, gold shoes looked perfectly suited to all outfits and close over the top. This trend isn’t nearly as scary as it might seem, so get out of your rut of black pumps and give gold shoes a go for yourself. Cool, unique and perfectly glittery in the sun, they will make you wonder how you ever lived without them.
Structured Box Bags
Street fashion stars have found balance in accessories, as long and loose silhouettes contain to reign supreme in the world on fashion. While a more unstructured appearance was favored by clothes, bags dialed up the shape with a range of designs that were hard, square and rectangle. Yes, structured box bags certainly were popular this season on the streets outside the S/S 2017 shows. Whether they resembled mini makeup boxes, embellished lunch box cases or even a telephone dial, these bags were cute and chic all in one.
Quite the opposite to box totes, tassel bags also found themselves hugely popular during the current global fashion weeks. Long, loose and blowing freely in the wind, tassels went wild this year. Whether they were made of leather, suede, ribbon or rope, the rule was “the more, the better.” If the bag was small, large, over the shoulder or a clutch, as long as it had tassels, it didn’t matter.
Colors to Watch Out for This 2017
Some of our favorite spring trends don’t speak softly. They go big and bold, whether it is a sampling of the colors of the rainbow, a jewel-toned pump, or berry-saturated pops of color on everything from woven sandals to totes. What’s nice about any of the below is that the simple addition of just one or two pieces of your repertoire will help jumpstart spring’s brighter (and warmer) mood. Consider this your cheat sheet for the season.
Crisp lines are the building blocks of a minimalist’s spring wardrobe (yep, the trend is here to stay). Keep your palette classic black-and-white for the full impact: Prada’s Plex Ribbon Bag paired with, say, a menswear-inspired blazer is a study in modern monochrome, while Stella McCartney’s enameled choker will look artful (and tasteful) with a plunging neckline.
Tackle the whole spectrum of color in one fell swoop with these pieces, all of which are certain to put a grin on your face. Add a tiny bit of ROYGBIV in your life with a delicate Ileana Makri rainbow necklace, or, add a lot with these Zara velvet slides, which are sure to put a spring in your step. We even threw in an Edie Parker phone case for those who are color shy.
Sparkle and shine shouldn’t simply be relied on. There’s something to be said about shining bright come spring too long as it’s done in moderation. While the simplicity of Marni’s oversized hoops is striking, with any of the shoulder-bearing blouses of spring, Gucci’s decorated clutch is an ideal shade of coppery-gold that will enhance your sun-kissed skin.
Conclusion for Spring Accessories Trends
Now that we have already a look at how 2017 is quite the year of change, personal interpretation, fashion freedom and creativity, you have quite a few reasons to go bold and sparkling! Go on! Mix and match, layer, be bold, make a statement, and do not be afraid to overdo it! This year is the year to leave behind those concepts and adopt the big, bold, and beautiful!
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