When it comes to fashion, the only crime you can commit is being so “2000 and late” to current trends. Fortunately, you read Savoir Flair, which means you’re already ahead of the style curve. While your favorite retail shelves are currently filling with brand-new items, you might be wondering what’s worth investing in for the coming Spring/Summer 2017 season and what you can move to storage.
We’ve been reporting on the biggest runway trends of the season, but you need to see how they apply to your everyday life. Enter: The Savoir Flair guide to the five things to buy and ditch in 2017, along with visual inspiration from the streets. Scroll down to find out what’s played out and what’s hitting the high notes for the forthcoming season, and plan your shopping list accordingly.
Buy "Mom" Jeans
Ditch Skinny Jeans
Like most fashion lovers, we could’ve never predicted the return of “mom” jeans – the critically panned and unflattering jean style popular back in the 1990s. While we can all agree that skinny jeans no longer feel current, mom jeans can take a bit of getting used to. Modern versions are still high waisted, tapered, and hip hugging, but we can’t argue with how nicely they suit curvy and athletic figures.
Buy Intricate Shirting
Ditch Tie-Neck Blouses
While the tie-neck blouse was an initial introduction to romantic and intricate shirting, more extravagant versions have superseded the trend. Designers from Colombia’s Johanna Ortiz and Spain’s Delpozo to New York City’s Milly are eager to divest your wardrobe of boredom with their sensational, statement-making designs. From exaggerated poet’s sleeves, balloon sleeves, and bishop sleeves to ruffled accents, cut-outs, and cold shoulders, shirting has never been more intricate or desirable.
Buy Slogan Tees
Ditch Logo Tees
While logo tees are classic status symbols, women in 2017 are choosing to make a literal statement with their clothes by wearing slogan tees. Strong political, feminist, or funny sayings are being splashed across a new generation of fashionable T-shirts, so don’t be afraid to wear your feelings on your chest and proudly declare your truth this year.
Buy Crafty Details
Iron-on and sew-on patches became so 2016 after Zara basically overplayed the trend to death. A fresh new perspective on injecting your look with colorful touches is to embrace crafty details like embroidery, appliqués, and embossed patterns. These tactile accents will elevate your look and connect you to longstanding decorative-art traditions in fashion.
Ditch 'Stan Smith' Sneakers
Yes, we know how comfortable ‘Stan Smith’ sneakers are, but they’re no longer the “unofficial” shoe of Fashion Week. Street-style stars are ditching the popular Adidas kicks in exchange for something a little more impractical and a lot more stylish: the mega-platform shoe. Thanks to the towering versions on Marc Jacobs’ Spring/Summer 2017 runway, platform shoes are the new footwear of choice for “It” girls in 2017.