2017 Fashion trends – hmmm, while I’ve been lazy and indulgent for the past couple of months and couldn’t be happier, I have kept my eye on what’s happening in the fashion world. AND it’s not entirely true that I’ve been lazy although I have used the excuse that my studio is under renovation and I simply can’t get motivated until it’s completed. The problem is I haven’t done a lot about finishing it. Instead I’ve been renovating myself and indulging in things I love, knitting for one.
First off I decided it was time for a change of hairstyle so I got a pixie cut and went lighter than I normally do. My poor hairdresser stood at the ready saying “are you sure?” with a worried look on his face. Thankfully he said “no” when I showed him a pic of the haircut with a platinum blonde model. I was not meant to be that blonde.
Secondly I’ve gone vegetarian again. I started a few years ago and felt so healthy, I can’t remember why I stopped but I somehow recall that it had to do with stress from a job that exhausted me. My only problem with being vegetarian is that you have to find things to make and make them tasty enough to keep you on track. It’s not that I hate cooking, it’s just that cooking takes time. Time is one thing I hate to waste on anything that I’m not passionate about – I like cooking and I’m an adequate cook but I’m definitely not passionate about it.
Thirdly, I’ve gone back to meditating daily, the joy in my day. I have been meditating for years but every once in awhile I fall off and get too busy. Truth is we’re never too busy to take time to recharge – another excuse I make.
All that I have been doing of late seems to be associated with reconnecting with parts of my past and isn’t it interesting that fashion trends also seem to be taking a walk down memory lane. There’s almost a Dr. Zhivago look for 2017 winter with vintage fur, high collars, the Russian look and velvet making a comeback on the runway. Coincidentally, I watched Dr. Zhivago just last night, who could resist the romantic look that this inspires. After all aren’t the men of today all sporting sporting either a mustache or beard? This is a look I can certainly live with and on the OHMJAM scorecard it scores a 7 from me (provided the fur is fake). LOVE
Other comebacks include 70’s plaid – I put a lot of plaid into my 2015 collection. Plaid is something that will always make a comeback. I give plaid a 7.
Colours for the fall are Red and Chocolate Brown. YES, these are two colours I can live with no problem. Red brightens up and aligns with the fall colours and brown accentuated with the golds, and oranges in the fall is so rich, I love the look. These colours score a 9 with me.
Glittery boots are in – not or me thanks. HATE although I was not a fan of UGGS when I first saw them in Australia, before they made a big splash here in Canada. UGGS have sort of grown on me since then so maybe if I see enough glittery boots done well, I’ll have a change of heart about them. Score 0.
Couch Florals for the Spring/Summer – I love big splashy florals but do I want to wear this? NO. Score 0.
Big Belts are in again and oh how I wish I could still wear the ones I wore back in my 20 inch waist days. Bring em on. Score 9.
Dare I say it – shoulder pads are also coming back and I couldn’t be happier. I have tried everything imaginable over the years, including weightlifting but nothing has worked to make my shoulders larger or broader. Here’s the thing girls – clothes just hang better on a woman when she has shoulders. I score them a big 10 and hope they stay forever. Not too big though. However, the Deconstructed look is back in style and I’m not too crazy about that.
Lastly the Leisure look is in. Living in the country you rarely see anybody in anything other than jeans or a track suit. Admittedly, that took a bit of getting used to but a couple of winters in snowbelt country made me a convert. So the leisure look is one I’ll be happy to see. There are deisgners that can make a track suit that’s wearable almost anywhere. Just one note to those designers – not all girls have skinny legs. The leisure look scores an 8 from me.
Lower hemlines are also in and I predit a lot of longer, flowing, romantic dresses for the summer.
That’s my take on the fashion trends for 2017. What are your favourites?
In the meantime, Keep Creating!