My SS17 Trend Guide!

If you’re a fashion junkie like myself, you pay attention to the trends. I try my best to stay away from things that are “too trendy” but I have to admit that I do like to play around with a few of them. Before I thought about writing a blog post, I tried to think some current trends.. and I couldn’t really think of anything! I feel like we’re kind of stuck in that transition period at the moment, so the trends aren’t really that noticeable.

That being said, I think this means that this is the perfect time to introduce the trends for SS17 (if you don’t already know them!) To be honest, this is a blog post but more so a “note-to-self” ha-ha. I want to come back to this during the Spring/Summer and see how much of these trends I’ve actually noticed in stores/ have incorporated into my wardrobe. Wouldn’t that be kind of neat? This is also great for you guys because I’m sharing the trends that I think you’ll see a lot of, but I also think these trends will be the most wearable during the season. There were definitely more trends than what I’m about to share, but I think these 5 are the ones you really need to know. This is just my opinion!

So I did some research and looked at what was seen during the SS17 Fashion Week(s) and I have to say that I loved it all (well most of it). I think the trends that I picked create the perfect guide to what you’ll need to know for the upcoming Spring/Summer season. Some of it was introduced a bit last year and is coming back in full force, and some of it is new too! Now let’s just get right into it! Here are 5 trends that you should know for next season:

L-R: Prada, Celine, Prada, Miu Miu

1. BRALETTES – Were you over them? I hope not! “The bralette” is making a comeback, guys! Instead of by itself and with something high-waisted. Bralettes next season are to be worn over button-up shirts or t-shirts/graphic Ts. Just think to layer with them! I’m excited because I definitely did this a few times last year and people thought I was crazy. Now I can wear this trend with a bit more confidence lol. If you’d like some inspiration for this trend, Miu Miu, Celine, and Prada demonstrated this trend beautifully in their SS17 runway shows.

L-R: Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Valentino, Bottega Veneta

2. PINK/FUCHSIA – Think PINK during the next season because you’re going to see A LOT of it! Fuchsia was probably the form of pink that was most seen on the runway for next season and I’m NOT complaining. I have fuchsia trousers that I love and will not be mad about wearing all Spring/Summer long. Some designers you can see for inspiration are: Bottega Veneta, Valentino, and Balenciaga. (I’m like, drooling over the Valentino cape-dress thing! Maybe a fuchsia coat/jacket is something I should look for..)

L-R: Alexander Wang, Jacquemus, Marques Almeida, Marques Almeida

3. DECONSTRUCTED SHIRTING/STATEMENT SLEEVES – Yeah, this is kind of an ambiguous category. This trend basically involves chopped sleeves, LONG sleeves, sleeves with slits, or shirts that have extra sleeves, collars, or cuffs. It’s an interesting trend, but definitely DIY-friendly! You literally could hack a thrifted button-up shirt and call it a day. OR you could take any button-up shirt and just button it up wrong and slide it off your shoulder! At least that’s how I’m interpreting it. Another way you could look at it is take any shirt that is oversized or off the shoulder and you’ll be good to go. If what I’m saying is not making any sense to you, look at Alexander Wang, Marques Almeida, and Jacquemus’ collections for SS17.

L-R: Gucci, Balenciaga, Celine, Saint Laurent

4. EIGHTIES/OVERSIZED SILHOUETTE – Think “power shoulders” and puffball sleeves. There isn’t really much else to say. The eighties kind of speaks for itself. All I can picture are suits with massive shoulders *shivers*. Not sure how well I’ll get along with this trend. I think “power shoulders” might not look as great on my teeny frame but I’ll give it a shot! Puffball sleeves will maybe work more for me? I guess we’ll have to see! Some designers that portrayed the eighties at its finest are: Saint Laurent, Gucci, Celine, and Balenciaga!

L-R: Dior, Rochas, Molly Goddard, Dries Van Noten

5. TULLE – Probably one of the trends I’m most excited for. I took ballet classes as a child and didn’t make it past the first class. My mom says I cried my eyes out because it was too hard. Sounds like me lol. When I learned about this trend, I thought this was PERFECT for “wannabe ballerinas” like myself. Tulle will be mostly seen in skirt form and from what I’ve read, it will be EVERYWHERE. I already see the trend making it’s way through some pieces we have at Topshop right now. (I’m guilty of already buying a skirt.. oops.) Check out Dior, Dries Van Noten, Rochas, and Molly Goddard for some inspo!

So there you have it! My Spring/Summer 2017 Trend Guide. I hope it is useful in some way to you! If you like this post, make sure to let me know in a comment below. I really enjoyed writing this one. It definitely took a bit more work, considering I had do a bit of research and look at a lot of photos, but I loved it! What I would love even more is if I could actually attend these fashion shows and report from there. Ah, the dream.. I think I might make a similar post for FW17, what do you think?

Thanks for reading! I hope you’re all having a great Tuesday so far!

Until next time,

  • Tiny ❤

Outfit: Gucci Inspired

Yo, and hello! I am very, very, very happy to finally be saying that I HAVE AN OUTFIT POST TO SHARE. Thanks to my friend Ken (Instagram: @kenifromtheblock), I have some shots of an outfit I wore earlier this week!! This particular outfit was inspired by a look I found while browsing the internet. It was a photo of some looks from Fashion Week last year. I was more so loving the center picture/the Gucci look, so I chose to try and recreate it. (I loooove Gucci!) Here’s the photo:

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Now my take isn’t as colourful or “out there” as Gucci’s, which I think is what makes my look a bit more wearable. I really like the look of the “pussybow” (it’s what they call it, I swear!). I get Parisian vibes and it makes the look feel a bit more classy/sharp. It’s definitely more feminine and romantic as well. This has me pretty sure that I want to add a blouse with a pussybow to my wardrobe. For my version of the look, I used one of those skinny scarves from Zara and tried to tie it the same way as the picture. My scarf wasn’t as structured as the one in the inspiration photo, but I think it still kind of worked! I was also obsessed with the sleeves of the top from the Gucci look, and I had the perfect sweater to recreate it. Now here’s my take on the Gucci “Pussybow” look!

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Sweater & Corduroy Pinafore Dress – Topshop| Scarf – Zara | Loafers – Jeffrey Campbell

What do you think? Do YOU like the look? Did I do alright at recreating it? I kind of enjoyed recreating a look from the runway and making it more wearable. Should I do a post like this again? I would love your feedback!

I hope you’re all having a great week so far! I wanna thank Ken again for taking pictures! You all should go check out his Instagram! He’s got great style! (www.instagram.com/kenifromtheblock)  Happy Wednesday/hump day!

Until next time,

  • Tiny ❤

 

2016 Oscars: Top 5 Best & Worst Dressed

Hi guys! As most of you well know, last night was the 88th Annual Academy Awards/Oscars night and Leonardo DiCaprio WON ‘Best Actor’ (finally). Hallelujah! I don’t think anyone can say that they were not happy for him. I don’t know about you guys but I was screaming when he won. Leonardo deserved it, but you don’t need me to tell you that.

If people aren’t talking about Leo’s Oscar win, they’re talking about who wore what. Who owned the red carpet?! This post will be based on my opinion on who looked the best and who looked the worst. I’m sure some of you won’t agree, but here they are:

My top 5 picks for “Best Dressed”:

  1. Cate Blanchett – SHE LOOKED AMAZING! I think she definitely stole the red carpet this year. She looked like a goddess. She wore Armani Prive in the most gorgeous blue-y green hue. I love it. The 3D flowers are beautiful. Cates’s whole look is just perfect.
  2. Olivia Wilde – She is a very close second. I love this dress and I absolutely love the collar necklace that she wore with it. It is the sexiest choker I have ever seen. I love it. The back of this Valentino dress has these tasteful butterfly-looking wings – they’re amazing! She was the epitome of glamorous, which is basically what the Oscars are all about.
  3. Daisy Ridley – Honestly, I had know idea what her name was. I just recognized her as that “Star Wars Chick”. After her jaw-dropping appearance on the red carpet however, I am never going to forget her name! This is a Chanel Haute Couture dress and she did a heck of a good job pulling it off.
  4. Rooney Mara – Again, had no idea who this woman was but I will not forget her after last night. This Givenchy dress is beautiful. I am a sucker for delicate lace and dresses with delicate detailing like this one. I can’t really describe it. I want to say doily, but like a beautiful doily. Either way, good job Rooney! Y’look HOT.
  5. Rachel McAdams – I can’t forget my fellow Canadian/home-girl. Did you know she grew up near the town I’m from? I know I sound biased, but look at her! This green August Getty Atelier dress looks great on her! I love the halter neckline. She looks crazy fit (look at those arms!) and look at that sexy train. Well done babe, well done.

My top 5 picks for “Worst Dressed”:

  1. Heidi Klum – What was she thinking? Honestly speaking, the whole look is a disaster to me. Her makeup is too minimal and this Marchesa dress looks like a huge drape-y curtain pinned with flowers. Also, the color is bad. It’s like scraps of lilac-ish material thrown together. Maybe I’m being harsh but she just really disappointed me this year. This is a nightmare.
  2. Julianne Moore – A great actress, don’t get me wrong. This poor Chanel Haute Couture dress was just not the dress for her though. I’m sure it would look good on someone else but it’s way too harsh of a color for Julianne. I think her pale skin should not wear that much black. On top of that, this looks like a prom dress on her.
  3. Whoopi Goldberg – If I read my information correctly Whoopi got a team of designers to create this dress to look similar to one that was worn by Bette Davis. I think this dress should have stayed on Bette Davis. It just isn’t flattering Whoopi. At all.
  4. Amy Poehler – I don’t even know what to say lol. I think this awful Andrew Gn dress speaks for itself, am I right? The embroidery (I think) is a fail, and she’s drowning in all that fabric.
  5. Brie Larson – It kills me to put her on this list but I really wanted more from her at the Oscars this year, ESPECIALLY since I wanted her to win ‘Best Actress’ SO BAD. She did win. I am so happy that she did! I just wish she looked better doing it!! She’s so pretty but this dress reminds me of something I would have found shopping for prom at Le Chateau. Sorry Gucci.

So there you are! My top 5 best and worst dressed at this year’s Oscars. Did I forget anybody? If you think I forgot to mention someone, let me know in the comment box below! — OH! I also have another post prepared for you guys on Friday, so keep your eyes peeled for that! ;D

Hope you guys have a great day! Happy “first-day-of-March”!

 

  • A ❤