Written by Salina Jivani
You’re pouring through magazines, scoping out your favorite department stores and eyeing every woman up and down (surreptitiously of course!) trying to uncover this year’s most happening style. It’s early yet, but a fashionista can’t get started soon enough, right?
How do we know? Because we’re doing it too! With 2017 already underway, we’re eager to uncover its chicest styles—and ASAP. So we took a quick peek at this year’s spring runway designs and collaborated a list of five easy ways you (ahem, and we) can get an early start on 2017’s spring wardrobe.
Choose vibrant colors
This year, you’ll notice a shift from the neutral, “safe” colors like black and taupe as we dab with more vivid ones such as shades of pinks, bronze, reds and yellows. The great thing is that these hues work with nearly every skin tone and can help you stand out in pictures and apart from the crowd.
Flaunt those legs
Get that cardio in early this year, because spring 2017 is the season of legs! Dresses and skirts will be either mini or mid length, meaning you’ll be baring a lot more skin just shortly after weathering these colder (calorie-laden) winter months.
Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!
If you’ve already gotten a good grasp on accessorizing and aren’t yet ready to see those long necklaces and arm candy disappear around the bend of 2016, you’re in luck. This year, you’ll see even more of an emphasis on accessorizing. So gather your treasures and get ready to use them in more fabulous, creative ways!
Luckily for those of us who’ve grown accustomed to the comfort of sweats and leggings in the winter, spring styles won’t require a drastic transition. This year is all about comfort, comfort, comfort with flowing pants, loose clothing and even (gasp!) PJs on the streets! So long as your look is put together and not sloppy, this is one season you’ll be able to get away with a lot of the “comfort crimes” that haven’t been so openly embraced in years past.
More 80s style
Fads, as we know, are cyclical and pull from trends of previous decades. This year, we’re veering away from the 90s and shifting toward 80s styles, which sport leather pants and miniskirts and nod to tops that emphasize more prominent shoulders.
If you’re excited about what’s to come and can’t wait to get your closet in order for an onslaught of new wardrobe goodies, consider doing an early spring cleaning by gathering your gently used clothing and donating them to organizations that will make the most use of your contributions. Check out our earlier post of best places to donate your items here. In the meantime, let’s give a quick cheer to 2017—off to a spectacular start with great styles and comfort in mind, it doesn’t get any better than that!