9 Styling Tips You Can Already Steal from 2017
Our wallets may not be able to keep up with the never-ending supply of new duds that hit stores every season, but a little fresh style inspo is definitely something they can get behind. Fierce street style and swoon-inducing next-season fashion trends during the spring/summer and fall/winter shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris keep us going for months, but to overcome a mid-season style rut (an event that is inevitable), we look to the resort and cruise collections to give ourselves a sartorial boost. So best believe we were taking notes when our favorite labels recently debuted their pre-fall 2017 offerings. Here, we’re sharing some of the best style lessons we took away from the catwalk, so you can step into the new year in style.
Puffer coatslook chic after dark. Say bonjour to the topper that’s about to change your approach to after-hours dressing, because if Chanel gives the puffer coat its seal of approval, you know you’ve got to get onboard. We’re totally down with this idea, given that our fanciest wool coats just can’t hack it when the temps start to dip real low. The trick to pulling off the trend? Go monochrome and opt for styles with architectural elements, like the bold collar above. (Photo via Pascal Le Segretain/Getty)
Sequins DO have daytime appealErdem)
Don’t let bad weather steal the spotlightTory Burch)
4. Put a bomber on it. The easiest way to add edge to, well, just about anything? Add a bomber jacket to the mix. Flirty frocks and swishy midi skirts instantly take on a whole new ‘tude when paired with this sporty chic topper. Consider this Coach-approved style your new signature when you need to usher your daytime work duds into after-dark territory stat. (Photo via Thomas Concordia/Getty)
Embrace embellishmentsTory Burch)
Flares are your friendsDiane Von Furstenberg Pleat Front Flare Pants ($298): You lead a full, dynamic lifestyle, so why should your nine-to-five duds remain static? Kick snoozy boardroom separates to the curb for good and embrace inspired pieces that pack as much of a punch as your go-get-‘em attitude. First things first: flares. Consider the bell-shaped silhouette your new workweek go-to — just add a chic blouse and polished pumps for a working girl getup that isn’t messing around.
8. Switch up your scarf. We love a good oversized scarf, but they don’t exactly scream modern day glamour. That is, until now. Take a page out of Chanel’s style book and rock a long knitted number like an elegant silk wrap to lend an everyday ensemble a note of ladylike elegance. Why didn’t we think of it sooner?! (Photo via Pascal Le Segretain/Getty)
Go boldTory Burch)
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