Fashion and Beauty Trends in 2017!
Claire writes today about the emerging fashion and beauty trends in 2017.
5 Groundbreaking Fashion and Beauty Trends in 2017
The year behind us left a major challenge for the year 2017 when it comes to versatility of the trends. We saw comebacks of many trends in 2016 – chokers from the ‘90s, customized denim jackets from the ‘80s, and so on. Furthermore, last year brought velvet, extra-long sleeves, and statement furs, but 2017 surprised us at the very beginning of the year. Turns out, the year ahead of us might be even more groundbreaking for the fashion and beauty world, so here are some of the most extraordinary trends 2017 has brought so far.
Greenery is the new black
Traditionally, Pantone’s team announced their pick of the colour for the next year but, unlike last year’s versatile shades Rose Quartz and Serenity, this year’s winner, Greenery, brought confusion to the fashion world. This grass-green shade is not something we’re used to seeing on runway shows or in our closets but it seems like Greenery will find its way to our hearts nevertheless. After all, it’s the colour of precious gemstones, such as peridot, emerald, and tourmaline, so it’s not hard to implement it into accessories. Statement green coats, skirts, and pants are also a fashion yes, so let’s just wait and see how vivid the outfits of 2017 will be.
Another subculture has found its way to fashion runway shows – gopnik style, inspired by grungy post-Soviet street fashion. One designer, in particular, popularised the trend – Gosha Rubchinskiy. Moscow-born fashion designer brought Russian youth culture to the fashion scene and it’s threating to become one of the most groundbreaking trends for the year ahead of us. Reinventing men’s fashion, Gosha Rubchinskiy is contributing to another fashion trend arising – the so-called workleisure – activewear you can actually wear at the office. It’s all about being stylish yet comfy, so don’t be surprised if this trend stays for a while.
Minimal satin dresses
Satin dresses have been trending for the past few seasons, but it seems like the trend isn’t going away anytime soon. As a matter of fact, 2017 will be the year of the minimal ones that will now cover only the necessary parts. Go on a shopping spree, or find lovely satin dresses online – the choice is all yours, as long as you keep it minimal. As for the colours, neutral shades of ivory, beige, and grey are still dominating, so this is going to be among the most versatile pieces in 2017.
Highlighting your best features
While contouring dominated the beauty scene for the last few years, a new, far simpler makeup technique appeared in 2016 and quickly dethroned all other popular techniques. Strobing is a makeup technique that relies on highlighting products in order to enhance your best features. It’s done by applying highlighter on the areas of your face where the light would naturally hit – cheekbones, brow bones, the cupid’s bow, and chin. It’s faster and simpler than contouring, not to mention how natural it looks, and that’s why strobing is the groundbreaking beauty trend for the future.
A haircut characterised by messy layers is not a new thing in the hairstyling world – a shag haircut has been around ever since the ‘70s. Seems like everyone was wearing it in 2016 and if you were among those fashionistas, we have good news for you – a growing-out shag is going to be huge in 2017 meaning you don’t need to change your haircut, just let it grow for a while. Let your bangs grow enough to be split down the middle and you’ll be as trendy as Mandy Moore was at Emmys red carpet.
As you can see, fashion and beauty trends are getting bolder year by year and those are fantastic news for fashionistas since now you can express your unique style without the fear of being ridiculed. So, what are you waiting for? Go out and play!
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Thanks Claire for this interresting and informative article about fashion and beauty trends in 2017!
Claire Hastings is a designer and a style writer. She writes as long as she can remember, and she is very passionate about fashion, running, other cultures, and her cat. You can follow Claire on Facebook and Twitter.
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