What to shop in 2017?
From the new shoe shape to bra tops, and the handbag that all the fashion editors want… This is Vogue‘s ultimate guide to refreshing your wardrobe this year.
STASH: Polo neck
SHOP: The bra top (top marks for pairing with a corset belt – see page 123 of the February issue of Vogue on sale now, specifically).
We’re about to enter a new era of body consciousness, which means shedding the layers. It’s the bra which is under that cinching ribbed knit that counts for 2017. Go forth and expose.
STASH: The glove shoe
SHOP: Dainty kitten heels
Stow away the stretchy ballet heels (a style that Phoebe Philo debuted on her spring/summer 2015 catwalk, and the British high street relished) for now, and welcome back the favorite shoe silhouette of the Nineties. Thanks to Dior, the prissy-cum-cool kitten heel returns with added sporty attitude.
STASH: The hands-free clutch
SHOP: Guitar strap shoulder bags
Wave Buh-bye to the box clutch hand ache (you know the feeling that strikes about two hours into the evening…), we’re switching to Prada and Dior’s neat rectangular bags that hit a stylishly practical note with that chunky shoulder strap.
STASH: Pussy-bow silk blouses
SHOP: Attention-seeking work day shirts
As much as we love the sweetened Seventies geek look that first burst onto the scene in 2015, we’re now investing in the artful work day shirt. Look to Jacquemus for eccentric balloon sleeves, and oversized lapels. Outside of office hours, peel down the shoulders: this is shirting as you never knew it before.
SHOP: Super-sized paste earrings and brooches
Keep an eye on the heirloom-style pieces that Alexander McQueen and Vogue favorite label Reine Rosalie do so well. This year the most modern styles take inspiration from the jewelry boxes of bygone eras.
STASH: The miniskirt
SHOP: Floor sweeping fluid trousers for every day
Cancel the spin class and pack away last season’s mini – we’ll be relying on the new wave of super-long, sinuous trousers to do the hard work for us.
STASH: Full-look pastels
SHOP: Clashing pop brights
Head-to-toe pastels work if you’re a Victoria’s Secret Angel or a Kardashian. The rest of us can expect to turn up the saturation for 2017: it’s now only about eye-popping brights.
STASH: The buzz cut
SHOP: A hat to cover up while you are growing it out
Possibly the most controversial entry in this list: the hat. We’re still figuring out how we’re going to make Gucci or Erdem’s floppy summer titfers work with our everyday track pants, but that’s immaterial for now, because regardless of how you wear it, a crazy-lady hat is the boldest accessory for summer. Ideal for those post-buzz cut months when you can’t yet convince yourself that you look like Mia Farrow.
STASH: Romantic watercolor florals
SHOP: Formica florals
Love old-fashioned blooms? Add to your collection with cartoonish prints by Chloe, Miu Miu and Michael Kors – not forgetting those pop Prada sliders.
STASH: PVC and vinyl
SHOP: Artisan fabrics
Glossy plastic textures may be the star of the winter season, but when the sun comes out we’re switching over to calico, raw cotton, crushed linen, and jute (and will be updating our Instagram accordingly).
STASH : Masculine androgyny
SHOP: Pared-back femininity
The global shift to unisex clothing, and combined women’s and men’s fashion shows is skewing the definition of androgyny. What’s exciting now? The new femininity that you can freely apply whatever gender you identify with, if you identify with a gender at all.
STASH: The flight jacket
SHOP: The Working Girl blazer
Yes, we still love the bomber too. But your fresh alternative (on days when you want to up your style game) is the angular Eighties blazer (see Melanie Griffith’s character Tess McGill in the 1989 blockbuster, Working Girl). Wear it night and day with an evening dress, lazy-day tee, Levi’s, and everything else in your wardrobe.