So, fashion girls, how up-to-date is your style glossary? Along with the new year, we welcome so many fresh trends, fads and fashion words to learn about and flaunt. And 2017 sure looks like a promising year for fashion. So update your trend lingo with these style terms that are going to be so big this year. Read on to amp up your fashion prowess ladies!
1. Activist Chic
Image: Red BubbleFinding a cause and flaunting it across your chest is the coolest way of making a statement, as well as spreading awareness. From feminist issues to lending your support to the LGBTQ community, get ready to see a slew of empowering slogans on basic tees across runways. Who knew supporting a good cause could be this stylish?
Image: Esha Gupta on InstagramOkay, we expect you to know this term since it was one of our fave trends of 2016. The bomber jacket continues to reign in 2017! To really stand out, try wearing it the fashion blogger-approved way, by draping it in an off-the-shoulder manner. From pretty embroidery to luxe fabrics, get ready to see them in so many fashionable ways.
Image: Gigi Hadid on InstagramAdd a bedtime vibe to your regular style with a duster coat. They come in silk or satin and even wool versions. Play with different silhouettes and proportions to up your style game like a total fashion pro.
Image: ShutterstockFashion really has come a full circle. But before you go looking for your dad’s fanny pack from the 80s, keep in mind that it’s obviously gotten a stylish upgrade - think less Disney and more Karl Lagerfeld! And feel free to swing these babies to the side or to the back of your outfit. It’s great for carrying your daily essentials while going hands-free, as well as cinching your waist to flatter your silhouette. Browns and blacks will be your best bet.
5. Mom Jeans
Image: ShutterstockThink boyfriend jeans but these sit higher on the waist and are slightly more structured, with a straight fit. You’ll be seeing plenty of styles this year with distressed hems, statement pockets and lots of patchwork.
Image: ShutterstockYes, these have been around in the past year but 2017 will definitely see a huge decline of the two-piece. Monokinis will officially be taking over the beaches around the world, with inventive and even sexier cut-outs. Get your hands on a sizzling one-piece, if you haven’t already!
Image: KoovsThese open toed, backless shoes are set to take over 2017. Get ready to see them in every way - flat, espadrille, block-heel, sneaker and in every fabric and colour possible. You’re sure to find a few that will scream out to you.
8. Power/Strong Shoulders
Image: ShutterstockSo many 90s trends have made a comeback, so naturally a throwback to the 80s was in order. Designers are displaying collections with voluminous sleeves and structured shoulder pads that will definitely take you on a nostalgia trip.
9. Pussy Bow
Image: Stalk Buy LoveWhile the name might suggest otherwise, it’s actually a very modest trend that brings a feminine and elegant touch to your style. You can use a thin scarf to make a loopy bow or buy a top with the feature, to flaunt this Victorian-inspired style.
Image: Fenty X Puma on InstagramYou’ve probably seen your favourite celebrity sporting numerous styles. You can thank Gucci’s loafers and the super popular Rihanna Fenty X Puma furry style for these super comfy slip-ons that you’ll never want to take off. Slides are simple, comfy and bring a relaxed vibe to your style. These babies will soon become your dailywear staple.
11. Sock/Stocking Boots
Image: Kylie Jenner on InstagramThese pointed-toe boots hit you mid calf and fit you like a sock. Roll up your jeans or pair them with dresses and denim shorts to look uber chic. You’ll find them in all types of fabrics, from suede to velvet, so you’ll be wearing them all year round.