Recap: Our favourite fashion trends from 2017

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By Joan Kong

Recap: Our favourite fashion trends from 2017


Aimee Song in a millennial pink pantsuit

Millennial pink 

Dubbed the new nude of 2017, we’ve seen the shade of pink splashed all over fashion pieces, beauty products, and even food (yes, food), and so far, we’ve yet to see signs of stopping. There’s something about the pastel hue that is girly yet understated—perfect for those who’d like to add that hint of femininity into their get-ups.


Sock boots

Sock boots 

A scroll through this year’s street style snaps and you’ll notice the abundance of these stretch-jersey boots, thanks to the still-trending athleisure movement. The shoes—made of ankle-hugging material that creates a slimming effect—have proven its versatility, spotted paired with different looks from maxi dresses and tailored pantsuits to rugged streetwear.




The French-girl accessory has been around for a long time, but it wasn’t until Maria Grazia Chiuri topped off all 68 of its looks during the AW17 Fashion Week that the berets slowly made its reappearance on the sidewalks. Also surprisingly versatile, stick to classic black that will go with any outfits, or opt for bold colours and leather materials to give your topper that ‘oomph’.



Lace bralettes

 Move your slip dresses aside—the dainty bras are taking centre stage as the boudoir-dressing trend is still all the rage. Flaunt your innerwear loud and proud (tastefully) by layering it under a sheer top, over a button-down shirt or with a pantsuit. Its comfort factor alone is already a good enough reason for you to give them a try!


Susie Lau with a straw bag

Straw bags 

Straw, raffia, wicker or basket bags—call it what you want, but one thing’s for sure: these carriers are here to stay. There’s something about the woven material that gives off an easy-breezy vibe, and they add that effortless-chic flair to the simplest of looks. The best part? You can tote it from your weekend lunch dates and picnics at the park to your beach vacays.


Camila Coelho in a pair of small sunglasses

Small sunglasses

While the practicality of the tiny eyewear is debatable, that still isn’t stopping It-girls such as Kendall Jenner, Bella and Gigi Hadid from sporting them on their days off. You can count on the ’90s trend to make that cool-girl statement, but if you’d like to tune things up, tinted lens or cat-eye shapes will do the trick.


Plaid skirtsuit

Checked outerwear 

Plaid and checks make some of the throwback prints that made a resurgence this year—not that we’re complaining. Spotted mostly in the form of sartorial blazers, the patterned piece is a fail-proof way to add that smart, preppy factor to an ensemble. Give the motifs some juxtaposition by pairing them with contrasting prints for a bold finish.  


Greenery, Pantone of the Year 2017

Green colour

As the Pantone colour of the year, naturally, “Greenery” is one of the hottest hues this year. We love how the zesty shade—inspired by nature of course—evokes that fresh and rejuvenating feel. If the green shade is not your thing, fret not; as Pantone recently announced the It-colour for 2018, get ready to stock up on über-cool purple separates for next year!


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