This year was a fun year if you care about trends. There were backless loafers, off-the-shoulder tops, athleisure, woven bags, bomber jackets, deconstructed denim—you get the picture. And though we’re not ready to let a lot of these standout pieces go simply because it’s a new year, we are ready to add a few fresh trends to our wardrobe rotation.
If you’re also interested in revamping your look with a new item or two for 2017, take a look at the eight trends below that we predict will become wildly successful. From the jewelry piece du jour to the color we'll all be wearing, there’s something for everyone.
Scroll down to see and shop our top picks, and if there’s one that you’re especially excited about, tell us in the comments.
That's right, the bold earring is here to say. For 2017, leave your ear cuffs and crawlers behind and grab a gold or silver statement pair instead.
S/S 17 Runway: Loewe
Why have one hoop when you can have two?
We've always been fans of rose gold.
Thanks to exciting collections like Balenciaga, the square shoulder is perhaps the coolest silhouette for 2017. The approachable way to pull it off would be with a cool cropped jacket or blazer.
S/S 17 Runway: Balenciaga
Playing with proportions is a fashionable way to wear the classics.
This style comes in four different colors.
A select few insiders have already been wearing this daring trend, but for the New Year, we suspect the masses will pick it up. The easiest way to wear a bustier is to layer it over a thin piece, like a shirt or button-down.
S/S 17 Runway: Tibi
Wear yours over a button-down top.
We love the tie details.
Though stripes never really go out of style, the print made an especially splashy debut on the S/S 17 runways.
S/S 17 Runway: Proenza Schouler
Rainbow goodness, right this way.
Skip the denim, and opt for a cool pair of joggers instead. The side stripe lends a modern take on athleisure trend without looking sloppy.
Though there are some designers who are always drawn to neon shades (we're lookin' at you, Christopher Kane), these electric hues are bound to be especially popular in 2017.
S/S 17 Runway: Alexander Wang
Perfect to throw your essentials in.
You know by now that these don't have to be worn only inside the gym.
A decidedly less sweet version of pink will be the color to wear for 2017, thanks to countless collections shown for the spring and summer season. Whether your style is feminine or leans more toward the masculine side, there's a piece for everyone.
S/S 17 Runway: Céline
The perfect layering piece.
Style with penny loafers for a charming update.
We called this one at the beginning of fall; robe coats are the cool girl's answer to a stuffy peacoat. Try yours for day with a blazer and skirt, or at night with a slip dress and heels.
S/S 17 Runway: Band of Outsiders
This robe-inspired piece can also be worn as outerwear over jeans.
You can thank Attico for making the robe thing happen.
It seems like everyone's got sleeve fever as of late—ourselves included! These statement makers are the easiest way to give your look an instant lift, and practically every brand is doing an iteration. Stock up for 2017.
S/S 17 Runway: Ellery
We love the exaggerated sleeves.
Go for the unexpected by wearing it under a sleek slip dress, or pair it with jeans in a darker wash for a casual weekend look.