8 Fashion Trends You’ll See Everywhere in 2017

A list of little obsessions

We know: You’re not quite ready to give those over-the-knee boots and button-front skirts a break. But the new year is the perfect excuse for some fresh outfit inspo, so we thought we’d lend a hand. Here, eight trends you’re guaranteed to see in 2017.

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Floral Embroidery

Nope, this isn’t your nana’s applique. We’re talking traditional yet modern stitching on everything from jeans to blazers that creates a pretty, folkloric vibe.

Get the look: Genuine People jacket ($59); Needle & Thread shorts ($329); Stella McCartney jeans ($645)

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Sweatshirts and Dresses

Fancy Sneakers

From bright new hues to eye-catching embellishments, these aren’t your typical walking shoes. Think of these fresh kicks as a welcome upgrade to your plain white sneaks. (And don’t worry: You can still wear them with just about everything.)

Get the look: Rebecca Minkoff ($131); Hilfiger Collection ($315); Gucci ($695)

Raw-hem Denim

Asymmetrical hems and frayed edges made a splash in previous years, but they’re sticking around in a big way. In your next shopping trip, opt for vintage high-quality denim that frays nicely, rather than super-stretch polyester skinnies.

Get the look: Levi’s ($90); Joe's Jeans ($179); Frame ($239)

Sheer Fabrics

It’s no coincidence that this trend comes hand in hand with the rise of bodysuits, which are perfect for layering under these see-through fabrics. Sheer dresses, tops and skirts are all having a huge moment, and bound to keep heating up well into summer.

Get the look: Topshop ($85); Free People ($148); Nicholas ($395)

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Block Heels

These chunky heels were all over the runways for spring, which means it’s high time you snagged a pair for yourself. Bonus: They’re so much easier to walk in than your go-to stilettos.

Get the look: ASOS ($23); Loeffler Randall ($325); Valentino ($875)

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Take Aim

Circle Bags

Mini handbags aren’t going anywhere, but new shapes and patterns are cropping up just in time for 2017. Our favorite? The canteen purse that’s both whimsical yet still feels classic.

Get the look: Baggu ($160); Diane Von Furstenberg ($298); Mansur Gavriel ($1,095)

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Of course, we all wear these in private (with a pint of mint chip and The Bachelor), but sweatshirts are now making a statement in public as an outfit anchor. Wear one (preferably without chocolate stains) atop a pleated midi skirt or tucked into a pair of high-rise pants for the ultimate cool-girl ensemble.

Get the look: Mango ($30); Calvin Klein ($70); Kenzo ($310)

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Song of Style

Pattern Mixing

Move over, matching sets. The new year is all about switching it up, and what better way than rocking two contrasting pieces?

Get the look: Equipment top ($258); Reformation skirt ($98)

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Roberta Fiorito

Senior Editor, Branded Content + Cohost, Royally Obsessed Podcast

In her 8 years at Gallery Media Group, Roberta has written about fashion, beauty, news, trends and the royal family. She is currently Senior Editor of Branded Content at...
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