Actually flattering 2017 spring trends.

I have a love-hate relationship with runway fashion. It’s always fun to see what’s new and there are some designers that constantly produce beautiful wearable designs. But then again, there are so many that just send out models wearing the craziest weirdest outfits that will not like ever-never-ever be flattering on anyone. For example, take these looks from Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2017 Couture. All photos from vogue.com

At the end of the show, he had a fair maiden with blond braid wearing a nightie carted away but a shirtless guy in denim overall. Just the dreams are made off….

Here are my actually doable and flattering trends for this spring and here’s the good news, these are fairly classic trends that keep coming back and are really really flattering.

NAUTICAL

100 bucks says you already own something striped (J Crew, Ann Taylor, St. James), pair it with white cropped jeans or white denim skirt (Gap makes perfectly nice ones) and you are good to go. If you want to get something new, opt for something off shoulder, another big trend.

 

Joa ruffled top $58; Michael Kors striped tunic $88; Free People Cannes tee $68

FLORAL

So pretty, feminine and wearable. All these tops are on sale for less than $35! Hurry though!

LOVE this one: Bobeau lace shirt $15.80;  Jessica Simpson floral blouse $32.97; Chaser pullover $29.97

SHEER

There were a lot of sheer dresses and tops on runways (thanks Kardashians), so here’s how to wear this trend. Loved this look, so sexy and feminine, yet her bits and bobs are covered up. Well, almost. Color is so lovely and flattering. Find your nude color – if you are pale, then you need something lighter/warmer with a hint of peach, when darker more tan colors will look better.

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Cushnie et Ochs. Image: Imaxfree

There was a lot of midriff bearing outfits on spring runways but even when you can pull it off (I actually have one unicorn friend, looking at you EH!, who could show her midsection after kids) I am not sure it would quite work for any other occasion than red carpets/clubs. And I cannot remember when did I go to a club last……..

Here’s how to do it: tops are the easiest, just put a nude camisole under. You can also wear dresses with strategic cutouts and again, off the shoulder tops are everywhere.

Tularosa Asher dress $198; Blaque Pleated Blouse $140; BB Dakota Oregano top $66

CITRUS

Bright beautiful colors. Basically most of your Lilly Pulitzer dresses and tunics. 🙂 Gorgeous dress from Ralph Lauren.

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Ralph Lauren. Photo credit: Imaxfree.

ATHLEISURE was back.  ROCK CHIC: leather in all colors, leopard, fringe, studs. GRAPHIC TEES: don’t think I could get away with Easy Like A Sunday Morning or Red Wine All Day but would entertain one that says Coffee first, mommy second. STATEMENT EARRINGS.

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