2016 has been a great year for fashion. It’s hard to define the look of a year before it’s even done, but this year has definitely been on of revivals and throw-backs. We’ve seen sweet updates of our favourite retro runners – with sneakers like the Reebok Classic coming back into the game. It’s also been ALL ABOUT the 90s, with girls trading in clutch bags for mini back-packs, wearing grungy straight-leg jeans and chokers becoming the accessory of choice. While it’s been good, a new year is upon us, so we want to help you be prepared for 2017 by taking a look at the trends that will be informing our purchases. Here’s our run-down of the 2017 trends to inspire your footwear choices.
Prabal Gurung | Self Portrait | Rodarte | Brock Collection | Tome – credit: elle.com
So the whole throwback thing has been big for a while now – think dungarees, back-packs, chokers, and retro sportswear. 2017 will see us taking inspiration from perhaps the sassiest of decades – the 80s. The SS17 runways were full of one-shoulder pieces, oversized silhouettes, and slogan tees. So expect to keep donning the retro runners you’ve loved this year – but maybe add in some bold colours and complement them with some serious shoulder pads.
Pucci | Balenciaga | Sies Marjan credit: harpersbazaar.com
It is the Pantone colour of the year after all (see first image!), but if we’re honest – bright green is a pretty tricky colour to pull off. If you’re thinking the same as us, it might be best to go for a muted option. Luckily, khaki is going to continue to be a big trend, with strong utilitarian vibes in many of the SS17 collections.
Dare to Bare
If you need a reference point for this one, combine the Kardashian-Jenner sisters and their love of a skin-toned body-con number with the growing underwear as outerwear trend. It’s all about going au natural without actually being in the buff. Nudes, neutrals, barely there strappy styles and Perspex panelling will be key shoe themes if you dare to bare.
Sacai credit: elle.com
Dolce and Gabanna credit: elle.com
Always wanted a bit of extra height but can’t handle the pain of heels? Lucky for you, 2017 is all about flatforms and platforms. The creeper sole had a bit of a resurgence in 2016 and this sort of style is being taken to new levels, with flatform soles being added to trainers, boots and loafers and high-heels taking on a slightly chunkier feel to the minimal styles that were big this year.
Fluff and Fur
Miuccia Prada credit: vogue.co.uk
The FENTY PUMA furry pool slide trend of Summer 2016 is taking on new guises for 2017. Fur detailing, collars and garments were spotted on the runways. Whether it’s all-over fur slip-ons, feathery-fluff adorned ankle straps or plush pom-poms – we’re all about this quirky trend. Yes it’s a bit kitsch, but we love it.
Marc Jacobs credit: vogue.co.uk
Giorgio Armani | Gucci | Nina Ricci – credit: vogue.fr
Forget gold, silver and bronze, we’re talking sweet-wrapper shine. Metallic doesn’t need to be restricted to actual metals. Metallic green – yes please. Shiny purple – even better. Basically, the more you look like you could fit in a Quality Street tin, the better.
So there you have it – just wait until you see what we have in store for you feet in 2017!