Jalyn’s Top Ten Trends for Spring 2017

1. One Shoulder Tops 

This spring the one shoulder styles join the ubiquitous all shoulders bared styles from past seasons and range from the casual to the dressy from denim to leather.

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2. Florals

Florals carryover from last spring and fall. Patterns range from the dark and moody to the light hearted and sunny. Some posies are embroidered, some adorn shoes, some on handbags, and some appear on necklaces.

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3. Trenchcoat

Always in fashion, the trench coat is the perfect spring outerwear. Tweaking of the classic details makes for unique styling, while prints and bright colors add variety to this must have item.

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4. Mini Bags

Mini bags are sometimes just the thing for your essentials. So give that huge tote a rest and feel the freedom of a mini.

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5. Pink

Pink in all shades and hues appear on all fronts. There is sure to be a shade for you.

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6. Ruffles and Flounces

Some trends never die and this is true of ruffles and flounces, always a perennial favorite.

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7. Slides and Mules

Slides and mules are a carryover from fall. Flat heels and block heels abound, along with the loafer style.

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8. Statement Sleeves

Tops erupt in big, bold, sleeves with myriad variations, bringing renewed interest to arms and elbows.

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9. Reinvented Shirting

The classic men’s shirting has been redefined with playful details, deconstruction, and whimsy. These shirts are definitely not too buttoned up.

 

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10. Stripes

Stripes are a welcome recurring trend and this season’s stripes are bold in bright, primary colors.

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Look for combinations of these trends, i.e. ruffles in pink with a floral print and a mini bag, or men’s shirting in bold stripes with one shoulder bare with a trench coat. Have some fun with the trends!

Jalyn’ s Top Ten Trends for Fall 2016

Fall ushers in a romantic feel, with darker prints and luxurious fabrics like velvet and brocade. Fall also welcomes some of the classics, like animal prints and menswear. The puffer coats are a nod to the incorporation of athletic attire into our everyday wardrobes. Here are some trends to look for this season.

  1. Mules

Fall spells the re-appearance of mules, but with sophistication and details like tassels, sequins, and buckles. Flat mules look great with slacks and jeans while the block heels and stilettos take you into evening. They are a good transition shoe as we head from warm to cool.

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  1. Velvet

70’s glam returns with velvet, appearing in jackets, pants, handbags, and shoes in rich jewel tones that can lead to easy pairing with some of the other fall trends, like animal prints.

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  1. Military coat

As an alternative to the bomber jacket, fall offers the military jacket and coat. These coats are more refined than Army Surplus and more 18th Century European, decorated with epaulets, braiding, and brass buttons.

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  1. Dark Florals

The light hearted floral prints from spring morph into darker tones for fall for a sense of drama as dresses become alluring and romantic.

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  1. Pleated skirts

Plisse pleated skirts, translated as permanent pleats, swish into fall, prove easy to wear and can be dressed up or dressed down.

 

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  1. Laces and ties

Laces and ties recall the bohemian look from the ’70s and are found this season in blouses, dresses and pants. In leather, the lace up look is fierce. In silk, the look is feminine. In sweatshirts the look is sporty. And laces continue to be popular in shoes and even boots.

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  1. Puffer coats

What’s not to love about a trend that is both practical and stylish? While staying toasty, one can embrace an urban sportiness that promises to be a trend with lasting power. Throw it on over something dressy just to mix things up.

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  1. Animal prints

Animal prints are a recurring trend that perhaps needs to be elevated to a classic. If an all over print is too overwhelming, choose an accessory instead for a feline accent.

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  1. Brocade

This luxe fabric is re-imagined into garments worthy of a Downtown Abbey interior.

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  1. Menswear

Menswear is always a classic, not only in tailoring and styling but also in fabrics and patterns.

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Fall is not a season about minimalism. In fact, several trends happily mix together. Use these trends as a catalyst to give you some fresh ideas for fall to freshen up your wardrobe.

JALYN’S TOP TEN TRENDS FOR SPRING 2016

 

Some spring trends are carryovers from fall as well as repeats from past seasons. Have fun with the trends and as always, be discerning and embrace those that suit you!

  1. Floral print dresses run the spectrum: demure, bold, sweet, moody, graphic, or a mashup of prints.

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2. Bomber jacket

We welcome the return of the bomber jacket, from dressy to embellished to minimalist to athletic, in various fabrics and in leather.

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3. Sparkle and Shine

This season features sparkle and shine with blingy paillettes, sequins, retro lame, and silver in clothing as well as shoes, in evening attire as well as track suits. You can sparkle by day as well as by night.

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4. Stripes

Stripes are a recurring spring favorite and can be bold, colorful, playful, and graphic.

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5. Rose Quartz and Serenity

Pantone, the color institute, has for the first time picked two colors for 2016, a pale pink called Rose Quartz and a pale blue called Serenity. In this time of turmoil and stress, Pantone opted for colors that promote a sense of well being and calm. Accessories are a way to introduce these new colors into your wardrobe if you feel they are not in your color palette. The Pantone website has further ideas for coordinating these two colors with other colors.

http://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2016

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6. Off the shoulder

Off the shoulder styles abound in tops as well as dresses. Bare shoulders are a way to appear alluring and not too revealing.

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7. Lace Up Shoes

Lace up shoes are a carry over from past seasons, proving to be a trend with lasting appeal.

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8. Slip Dress

Slip Dresses recall their heyday in the ‘90s. Some slip dresses are embellished with lace or structured with ruching, while others are simple and minimal. Some incorporate the floral print and the stripe trend. They can be layered with a tee shirt for easy wearability.

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9. Ruffles

Ruffles, a popular and recurring trend, explode exuberantly on prints, on hems and necklines, and in tiers. Some ruffles, especially in red, have a Latin influence.

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10. Statement Earrings

Statement earrings or shoulder dusters, are a departure from minimalist, miniature jewelry, adding drama and punch to any outfit.

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