The street style trends of 2017 are now coming in thick and fast, despite the fact that spring is still being fairly elusive. Thanks to the most recent round of fashion weeks in Paris, New York, London and Milan, there are plenty of new purchases and rebooted styling ideas to take note of. Add that to a select set of influencers who are ready to bring out the big guns on their blogs in January, and we've seen a real uplift in fresh outfits to copy.
Some noticeably popular concepts are clearly linked to the forthcoming season's trends: S/S 17 isn't shy of an '80s throwback or an insane level of accessorising, for example. Meanwhile, other strong looks appear to be a continuation of what's already blazed a trail in the previous year. If you think statement sleeves are ready to die, think again. So without further ado, let's look at the most promising street style trends of 2017 so far.
Style Notes: You may feel comfortable in super-wide strides already, but what about ballooning pants that taper in at the ankle? From the streets to the wardrobe of Kim Kardashian West, this big-trouser-tucked-in idea is taking off. Remember when you scoffed at the idea of kick flares with boots underneath?
Style Notes: This diagonal knotting technique has been stolen from the boys, but it's more than welcome when the temperatures are changeable and you fancy a different move from the classic preppy formula.
Style Notes: We did fill you in on about the new floral-print rules earlier in the week, but here's a great runway-to-workday example courtesy of Caroline Issa.
Style Notes: Carmen Hamilton knows precisely how to look 2017-ready. It's ALL about the tinted shades, and you can pick them up on eBay for a steal.
Style Notes: You've probably seen this old-school denim trend coming, right? Along with no-stretch, super-rigid jeans gaining popularity, it was only a matter of time until mom jeans morphed into their full, original form. Wear long and over heels for leg-lengthening potential.
Style Notes: It all started with Fendi's highly decorative interchangeable straps in 2015, but now the trend for alternative handles has travelled far and wide. Look out for Rebecca Minkoff's more affordable take on the idea.
Style Notes: Just what is going on in the trouser department? It would appear that this is where the biggest shake-up is occurring, and to add to baggy, tapered pants and straight-leg jeans you'll need to revisit the cargo. At least we're giving you plenty of notice.
Style Notes: There's a lot of trend-tapping action in this one shot (vinyl coat, furry bag, straight-leg jeans and so on), but it's the Crocodile Dundee–esque wedge snake-print boots that you should be watching. We've noticed girls such as Leandra Medine revisiting the cowboy boot idea, and modern iterations from the likes of Céline have also been spotted. This is happening.
Style Notes: From Alexa Chung to Jenny Walton, this classic Chinese dress has been appropriated for the fashion crowds. Worn by night and by day, it's ultra-ladylike—a trend that we've also seen on the rise.
Style Notes: As if our love for the flounced cuff couldn't grow any more fervent, along comes a new—and even bigger—batch of options to whet our appetite. We predict this is one trend that really has some staying power.
Style Notes: We're no stranger to trackies, but the more vintage they look, the more right they feel. Clever girls everywhere are marching these 1970s-inspired numbers (like this Marc Cain two piece) into the new via their polished footwear choices.
Style Notes: Sure, we're familiar with the many vinyl skirts that Mango has offered and promptly sold out of, but there's more adventurous plastic fashion out there in the world, and one of the chicest places to start is with a coat.
Style Notes: As well as the aforementioned cuff action, your blouse department may require a further addition in the form of something Adam Ant would have once worn. Think of a shirt a swashbuckling pirate would be at home in—that's what you're on the lookout for, mateys.
Style Notes: Vanessa Hong got the memo: Moto pants are back from fashion Siberia and looking pretty natty. Avoid the head-to-toe biker look by mixing them into your regular outfits as you would any other jeans.
Style Notes: Although the cute tie detailing on Zina Charkoplia's sweater is bang-on, it's the contrast stitching we're most drawn to. This über-subtle finish is cropping up on covetable pieces everywhere right now.
Style Notes: Fishnets. With everything. Even under jeans and then layered over a tee. For more inspiration we suggest you check out this guide to wearing fishnets under jeans.
Style Notes: Whether looped around an existing handle or swapped in and knotted instead of a chain, there's some mileage to get out of the many scarves you probably own…
Style Notes: There's a lot to be said for creating a unique silhouette without buying into avant-garde pre-made clothes. See how Taylor Tomasi Hill has fashioned a structured peplum out of her biker jacket? Very clever.
Style Notes: From smocked bandeaus to micro-bustier tops, we've seen a lot of layering action courtesy of these small separates. For the most impact, make like Yasmin Sewell and use it for a print clash, too.
Style Notes: The stirrup legging trend first came to the forefront in 2016, but this is the year that it's taken off. We've spotted countless fashion week goers swapping jeans or regular leggings for the 1980s favourite. Best worn with kitten heels and a relaxed sweater, á la Natasha Goldenberg.