It's almost like fashion is trying to forget 2016 was a thing that happened, (much like many of us wanted to, anyways) because 2017 fashion trends are already leaving last year in the dust. Of course, there will be more fashion trends to pop up as the year unfolds, but with the authority and inspiration of Spring 2017 Fashion Week and Fall 2017 shows already passed, it's already easy to spot some of the trends are undoubtedly going to be big online this year.
Some of these, like gender fluid fashion, started gaining traction last year with brands but will really be in the public eye this year. Others are totally surprising — but also totally welcome, especially since 2017 fashion seems to already lean towards more inclusive and norm-defying looks.
For those that love tech, the fashion and the tech world are colliding this year in a way that's finally starting to work. While there was an attempt last year (think designer activity trackers) this year it will catch hold with things like Snapchat's new glasses and a more intentional incorporation of smarter fabrics.
Here is a rundown of those fashion trends and more. 2017 is going to be huge.
1All Things Shiny
This year, add a little shine. That could include your satin slips from last year, a statement back bomber jacket, or pieces with just a touch of satin (like a jacket with satin lapels). Velvet shoes were one of the hot items for 2016 footwear, but this year Vogue recommends you experiment with satin shoes.
Greenery is the Pantone colour of 2017. To deal with the stress and strains of 2016. Chill with Pantone 15-0343. https://t.co/mMXTTaG0me— Lee Curtis (@BrandsAndStuff) December 8, 2016
2016 had two colors of the year, and the cheery pink rose quartz bathed award shows all last year. While this green might seem a little hard to incorporate, it's a refreshing look that will be perfect for spring.
3Wide Leg Pants
Here are some guidelines for the perfect wide-legged pant: Find one as comfy as possible, preferably with a tie waist, in an interesting pattern or color. Tome's 2017 resort collection, for example, was full of dreamy wide-legged pants.
Spectacles are Snapchat's new wearable tech. And honestly, there a stranger looking glasses that don't function as a camera, so these might gain traction. The idea of smart fabrics as the wearable meeting point for fashion and tech is looking promising, as companies analyze how to make better performing apparel.
5Gender Neutral Pieces
While 2016 emphasized gender neutral pieces as plain or muted colors in a menswear inspired design, 2017 shows designers like Rachel Comey blurring the lines between what we consider feminine and masculine fashion.
6Granny Squares and Crochet
J.W. Anderson's Autumn 2017 menswear line was full of what looks like cut up pieces of your grandmother's quilt. Imagine the possibilities with these, aptly named "granny squares." You could patch one over a hole in denim for a spin on embroidered jeans, incorporate them into your accessories or just use this as permission to wear your blanket around the house like a cape.
You can think Bella Hadid for bringing this hat into 2017. While you can opt for a solid color version, Bella has been seen in a variety of fiddler hats recently. This glossy embellished version takes what is an older hat trend and makes it fresh.
8Deconstructed Button Ups
This trend started last year with different ways to wear a button up. This year, be on the lookout for buttons up that you can buy already cut or tied in an eye catching way. Try this off the shoulder button up from ASOS.
Camouflage lovers rejoice. 2017 is going to be a big year for fashion that has the ability to blend into a jungle, with plenty of olive greens. Menswear for No. 21's Autumn collection represents this perfectly and is a good source of inspiration.
Shoulder pads are back this year. Now if you're done with unpleasant '80s flashbacks, remind yourself you don't have to go full on shoulder pad to get a strong, square shouldered look. As Allure notes, this might be a sign that bare shoulders are coming to an end.
Corsets worn on the outside of clothes is a trend that has popped up last year but will be more commercially available this year. From Forever21's Instagram (above) to Milan street-style, this look is gaining popularity with retailers and will be a big accessory this year.
Thanks to the influences of Hillary Clinton, women everywhere are rocking this as a political statement, a subversion of the norms, or just because a pantsuit is comfier than a dress. If the Golden Globes were any indication, the pantsuit is something we'll see more of this year.
That checker print mixed with floral is all part of the same dress. This trend is perfect for when you can't choose between two different outfits. There are guides for how to style mixed prints this year if this trend feels a little overwhelming, or you can look at pieces that are already a mix of patterns like the ASOS dress pictured above.
So far, 2017 has some fashion trends that are as refreshing as this years' Pantone color with some serious staying power. Prepare to see these all over your Instagram this year.