Everyone has their resolutions for the new year; new year, new me, right? Don’t forget, this goes for fashion as well. Of course, there has been a lot of talk about what trends we would like to see make it into 2017, but before you purge all of last year’s trendy pieces, let’s take a second and reflect on the fashion highs and lows of 2016.
This past year thankfully brought back a lot of what we absolutely loved about the ’70s and ’90s. Flared pants made a strong comeback, and those of us who are avid denim wearers jumped at the chance to bring this fun trend back. As a matter of fact, denim in general came back and better than ever in 2016 with new washes, denim jackets, denim patches, and fun pins.
On the topic of all-denim-everything, grunge became the go-to look and it’s finally considered cute to look like you just rolled out of bed with last night’s makeup still on. This is a trend I’ve personally been exploiting on a daily basis.
With the start of a new year we cannot help but look back at the past year, but we must remember to look forward to the next and the endless possibilities of what it may bring.
I’m sure that 2017 will be an interesting year for fashion and many new trends will form, but I hope that we do not forget about some of the greats from this past year. Personally, one thing I would like to see, and I’m sure many people will agree with me, is for velvet to maintain its strong presence.
What I love about velvet is that the cool tones and icy looking texture will still work for all of your winter looks for the next couple of months, like this Fashionista is demonstrating perfectly here. Also, colors of velvet such as green and pink, or velvet with floral patterns will still have a leg to stand on when spring finally rolls around. I think this velvet trend is cute and will stick around a little while longer, even if critics say otherwise. But let’s be honest, these are probably the same critics who said that leggings are not pants and we definitely proved that wrong.
When it comes to fashion and personal style, don’t feel restricted or tied down by the opinions of others telling you what’s hot and what’s not, especially in the new year—it’s a clean slate, make your own trend if you feel like it. Why don’t we all make that one of our New Year’s resolutions for 2017?