2017 Trends that Should Be Out by Now

There are always fashions that are trending and while 2017 saw some great ones there are some from last year that should be avoided now. There will always be fashion trends that are here today and gone tomorrow, but when is the time you need to say goodbye to a trend that used to be hot? That is never easy to do with a trend that may be recently on the out list, but here are a few recent trends that you may want to steer clear from nowadays.

Chokers

Chokers were big last season and Taylor Swift can be thanked for beginning the fashion trend in 2016, but that trend has run its course. Not that the look has crossed over to memes that have neck braces it is time to move on.

Necklines Off the Shoulders


While necklines off the shoulders can really flatter your shoulders and neck the time has come to check out other body parts. Hey, this neckline had its time in the sun and the single shoulder strap is always cool. One of the top recent trends for the summer of 2018 is to show off a little midriff with the single exposed ab on the side gaining steam for a little skid to show with various outfits.

Bucket Bags

Bucket bags were big for a while and the concept was a good one in having shallow storage options for a travel bag to make things easier to get to. The bags were not only very fashionable, but useful as well. However, more angular and circular bags are trending now even though they may not be as practical as other types of bags.

The Corset – Belts and All

Ok, so Kim Kardashian brought about this trend of the not so recent past and many followed the trend. A corset belt may be the one corset item that should be scratched off the list first., After that dresses that have ties built in should be gone soon as well. Instead check out coats that already have built-in belts and a classic brown leather one, which are a great accessory for tons of outfits.

Bomber Jackets


While bomber jackets may never go out of style for men they may have run their course for women. They are bigger and bulkier, which is not the new trend, as sharp looks that appear to be more on the tailored, like a trench coat or tweed oversized blazer, are the new it looks.

Baby Backpacks

Baby backpacks made a bigtime comeback last year and that nostalgia has worn off. If you think you are too old to wear them you probably are and just avoid them altogether these days with them losing steam in the fashion world. Regular backpacks that are more functional are back in these days as are others that are not so functional, like mentioned before, in angular and circular shapes. Also, you may think of bucket bags, but look above, as those are on the way out as well.

The Face We All Want To Avoid!…. Gift Face

This is a genius piece of marketing from Harvey Nichols for this festive season demonstrating ‘Gift Face’, the face we all want to avoid receiving when giving gifts. When I first watched this advertisement it really tickled me, at some point in our lives we’ve all had to give ‘gift face’ the face that says it all but ultimately is us trying our best to hide how we really feel by attempting to look grateful and like you love the gift you’ve just received.


I also have just come across another of Harvey Nichols adverts that I really like, this one from last year, how this one passed me by is beyond me but I love it so just had to share this one too.

Hilary Duff Goes Casual Chic Round LA.

I really enjoy catching up on Hilary Duff’s style and exercise regime, I’ve always had an interest in her as a bit of an idol, I think it’s because we have a similar style, hair and similar skin complexion for make up but also as she’s of a similar age to me and similar body shape.
I love Hilary’s casual style for hopping round town here her simplistic casual style looks not only chic but also comfortable and very flattering for her hourglass figure and that wide brimmed floppy hat just completes her look fabulously. 

Kate Spade’s, Miss Adventure

I just had to share this video as soon as I came across it, it’s just the BEST way to advertise a clothing range. A sure funny, witty and stylish short movie, which I would also say demonstrates the way most women think when they get caught up in a shopping frenzy. 
I love it and I want more!

Out To Play In My Playsuit…

Wow, what a week it’s been. I’ve been full of busy with work, preparing exciting things for the blog and last weekend one of my best friends hen parties in London which consisted of copious amounts of prosecco and cocktails and fabulous rooftop bars, a very classy affair I must say. 
 
It was getting so close to Jen’s hen weekend when I had began packing all my outfits and had very specific items planned, but I just couldn’t stop thinking about this little Reiss playsuit that they had very tactfully been dropping into my email inbox for about 3 weeks prior when I got to a point, Reiss had got to me. 
Believe me I’m a sucker for Reiss so it didn’t take me much to be swayed to heading into town to get this little number tried on. 
The moment I put on the ‘Hail’ graphic jacquard playsuit, I fell in love.
 
I fell for this jumpsuit for it’s comfort, it’s easy wearing for day or night events and had a culotte style feel to the shorts, perfectly loose for someone who is thigh conscious like myself. Not only that, but it fitted perfectly to my waist and chest, the perfect shape for my hourglass figure.
I don’t usually like too much print as it can feel fussy on my face however this is a simplistic  yet classy print. This one piece is sure to get a lot of wear this Spring/Summer, I may even get it out again tonight for a friends birthday celebrations, lets see. 

Mulberry At The Observatory.

Recently Mulberry went all out for a pretty epic bash at one of LA’s finest locations.
The Griffith Observatory hosted the event which showcased a whole load of Mulberry’s current fashions on a catwalk show which also had top music artists playing live music at the show, including singer/songwriter Tom Odell.
The event was attended by many a high fashion roller, all of whom were dressed to the nines in trendy high end fashions. 
My top three outfits worn by the guests were worn by none other than Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Suki Waterhouse and January Jones. The three stars dazzled at the event in a chic mix of neutral shades, and eye popping prints with natural make up creating three stunning looks. 
“Griffith Observatory for me is this iconic building on top of a hill where James Dean came, so the idea that we could come to this site and have a little piece of London here was a dream and overlooking the whole of Los Angeles,”  – Christopher Bailey 

Festival Inspiration From 2015 Coachella.

The first of the years big festivals (Coachella) has now been and gone seeing many different styles take to the green fields of the Indio polo grounds yet some of my favourite styles were seen on a few of my favourite fashionista celebrities. 
Celebrities such as Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Fergie, Kate Bosworth, Kendall Jenner, and Kimberley Garner went for neutral shades, a classy, elegant and contemporary bohemian style. They accessorised up with golden temporary tatoos, hats, headbands, golden chain belts, fringing, over sized sunnies, small crossbody bags simply for the essentials and multiple amounts of fine golden jewellery. 
 
I simply love all of these looks that I have chosen here but for my personal style I would have gone with a style similar to Rosie Huntington Whiteley or Fergie as this is of very similar style to what I would wear on a normal basis anyway.
Rosie’s light and airy Chloe dress is the perfect little number for a hot day at Coachella to feel stylish and cool, the perfect dress for day to night and if she was to attend an ‘Outstanding in the field’ dinner in the rose garden then this is the ideal outfit to feel a  little glam but also not too dressed up for attending the festival itself.
 
Pierce Brosnan was also seen in the VIP area working a loosely fitted white shirt and dark chinos combo looking stylishly suave, the perfect look for a guy for looking stylish and keeping cool in that hot dessert heat.