The 7 Things All 2017 Outfits Have in Common
What do Alexa Chung, Selena Gomez, Olivia Palermo, Bella Hadid, Kaia Gerber, Kate Bosworth, and Kendall Jenner have in common? They're some of the world's most stylish women, naturally. Their every sartorial move is documented, and they routinely wear looks that set trends and are copied by fashion girls across the globe. In addition, they've worn some of 2017's best outfits (so far), which is what we're here to discuss.
These outfits stood out to us for their wearability, fresh styling, of-the-moment trend incorporation, and most importantly what they have in common. With the help of these It girls, we discovered seven things that make for a perfect outfit in 2017, from the shoe style they prioritize to the flattering silhouette they all rely on.
With that, keep scrolling to see exactly what you need to have a perfect outfit in 2017, and shop pieces to help you achieve these obtainable celebrity style goals.
ATTENTION TO DETAILS
Every one of these outfits features carefully chosen accessories, whether it's a printed scarf, a chic pair of shades, or the perfect bag—accessories are never an afterthought.
On Olivia Palermo: Carolina Herrera coat; Storets Roa Long Sleeve Zipper Elbow Choker Pullover ($72).
A MIX OF CLASSIC AND TREND-DRIVEN PIECES
Outfits that are 100% composed of "trendy" pieces rarely work. Instead, all of these looks include a mix of trends (like Kate Bosworth's logo tee) and classics (like her camel coat and skinny jeans).
A THIRD PIECE
We've said it before and we'll say it again: A third piece is the easiest way to make an outfit more stylish and pulled-together. Plus, with a cool third piece to grab the attention, you don't need to put as much effort into the rest of your look.
A STYLING TRICK
This outfit element simply pertains how to wear the pieces you already own in the most fashion-forward way. For Kendall Jenner, it meant letting her jacket hang off of her shoulders. It could also be as simple as layering a turtleneck under a button-down or carrying your shoulder bag as a clutch.
On Kendall Jenner: Ports1961 coat; Rta pants; Chanel scarf; Krewe Ward Sunglasses ($275).
Call it a coincidence or not, but every one of the best outfits of 2017 included a pair of ankle boots. They've proven to be the perfect complement to any look, which explains why every fashion girl is obsessed with them.
AN UNEXPECTED ELEMENT
It's pretty incredible how even a single surprising detail like embroidery on a pair of jeans or a subtle logo on an unexpected piece can transform an outfit and make it exponentially more special.
It's a fact that wearing something slim on the bottom looks best when balanced out with something a bit more voluminous on top (and vice versa), like a puffer, duster, or oversize blazer. Selena Gomez's look is a perfect example of this.
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