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 ❤

Croc Bag Dreams: Achieved.

Hey everybody! I’m back with information that I have been dyyying to share with you guys since Christmas. You’re gonna laugh. Wait for it..

My brother got me the perfect croc-textured baaaggg!! (THANK YOU, AARON <3)

Mind you, I did pick it out and order it myself.. he just gave me the money. NONETHELESS he still got it for me, and I love it, and I’m gonna use it until it falls apart!

Do you guys remember how this croc-textured-bag-hunt started? I noticed that the Olsen twins (and many of my other style icons) wear them ALL THE TIME. Literally every candid photo of them is with some variation of a crocodile or snake-textured bag. They’re gorgeous, and I think they’re also pretty classy (the bags and the Olsen twins). I could go on with how obsessed I am but I won’t. All I  can say is that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are terrible enablers. The saddest part is that we’ve never even met..

Anywho! I am very grateful for this Christmas present (and for my brother, obv). I hope that one day I can maybe own a nice expensive one. It will probably take a million years but until then, this one from Zara is my baby. I took some photos of her, have a look!

I’m reading this over and I’m realizing that I’m treating this bag like it has feelings. If you know me, this is how I am with bags. If you don’t know me: I AM A HUGE BAG LADY (/nerd). If I could own a closet full of bags, I really, really would. A bag “is merely a piece of iconography used to express individual identity”. Thank you Doug, from the movie Devil Wears Prada. The Devil Wears Prada is my favourite movie and I just found out the character’s name was Doug. He’s right though! I feel like a woman can be defined by the kind of bag she wears. Her bag can express her personality and her taste. Am I wrong? Hopefully this Zara bag expresses that I’m a wannabe Olsen twin, haha! I can’t wait to wear it all the time! I’ll be sure to include it in upcoming outfit posts!

Hope you all have a fab weekend! Happy Fridaay!

Until next time,

  • Tiny ❤

May Inspiration 2016/UPDATE: I’VE MOVED!

Hey everybody! I’m back with a new blog post. I know it’s a little late for a May Favourites post, but I don’t want to skip a month! Also, with all the moving hysteria I haven’t had much time to take outfit photos.

But anyways, I’ve moved! I’ve moved into my very first apartment!!!! It’s a lot more work than I thought, but I am really happy with how it’s coming along. I’ve been cleaning, painting, organizing, and putting together a lot of IKEA furniture lol. I’ve been SUPER obsessed with home dĂŠcor lately. Do you have any websites you think I should check out? Let me know in the comment section below!!

My previous living arrangement was in a basement of a house shared with four other girls. It was the tiniest room (think like Harry Potter’s room under the stairs) and I couldn’t do anything in it. On top of that, I had the tiniest window so the lighting was horrible. NOW I have a huge window and a spacious room with an ACTUAL CLOSET. I can’t wait to have this place fully decorated, but of course it takes time and money. I’m thinking about making YouTube videos again, especially of the new apartment and the process of getting it all pretty! Not sure when I’ll get around to it, but still keep your eyes peeled for that! ;D

Now onto my May Favourites! May was a pretty hectic month for me. We were scrambling to find an apartment for June 1st. It was a only week before we had to move out when the apartment we REALLY wanted got back to us. It was honestly one of the best feelings/days ever. I had no idea what I was going to do until then!

So for May, I generally had been loving the same things. The inspiration for the past month was still all those transitional pieces when heading into Summer. A lot of lightweight and drape-y fabrics. Of course, denim (it’s me you’re talking to here). Prints, skirts, dresses, and CHOKERS. I am obsessed with chokers that I think I may do a blog post just dedicated to them. You know what? I’m so doing that. Stay tuned!

 

So this is my update/late May Favourites post! I hope you all enjoyed it! I do have to admit that I am glad to be back, and ready to come at you in full force.

Hope you all have a fab weekend!

Until next time,

  • A ❤