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14 Wardrobe essentials every woman needs in 2017

Text: Megan Gustashaw; Photography: IMAXtree

January 5, 2017

The new year has started, which means you’re probably thinking about investing in a few new things to wear. To help you choose, we’ve rounded up 14 trends that are poised to be major in 2017, as evidenced by both the runway and the street-style set.

Between legit vintage jeans, statement platforms, and strong-shouldered blazers, you’ll find a mix of updated classics and of-the-moment buys here.

14 Wardrobe essentials every woman will need in 2017

1 Fun platform heels

Easy flats and sneakers have dominated our wardrobes in recent seasons, but it’s time to make room for a pair of fun, more-is-more platforms too. Your shoe game shouldn’t be all business all the time.

14 Wardrobe essentials every woman will need in 2017

2 Slogan T-shirts

While a slogan tee probably won’t change the world, it does make a statement. Just like tweeting your opinion or sharing a link to a must-read article on Facebook.

14 Wardrobe essentials every woman will need in 2017

3 Strong-shoulder blazers

Eighties nostalgia — specifically when it comes to strong-shouldered tailoring — is going to be big next spring. And we say, suit up!

14 Wardrobe essentials every woman will need in 2017

4 Sneakers for every occasion

If you own one pair of running shoes you only use for running, it’s time for an upgrade. Try a pair of white, old-school sneakers to start and work your way up to a colourful version.

14 Wardrobe essentials every woman will need in 2017

5 Wide-leg pants

The wide-leg trouser is having a moment — and there are lots of versions to choose from at every price. A few that feel particularly right now: extra-long or cropped lengths; trouser and paper bag waists; and striped patterns.

14 Wardrobe essentials every woman will need in 2017

6 Chain-strap bags

The minimalist bag isn’t going anywhere for 2017 — and if you still love it as much as we do, reach for one with slightly more ornate details than usual. Think: delicate chain straps, exotic fabrics, and off-beat colours.

14 Wardrobe essentials every woman will need in 2017

7 Statement sleeves

The new off-the-shoulder top? The statement sleeve. One-shoulder styles are going to be especially popular, along with XXL ruffles and poet sleeves.

14 Wardrobe essentials every woman will need in 2017

8 Vintage-style jeans

Vintage-style, bum-hugging denim will change your life. And, thanks to mainstream labels, finding the fit for your body shape is a lot easier than it used to be.

14 Wardrobe essentials every woman will need in 2017

9 Pink everything

“Millennial pink” made headlines last year but the spring 2017 runways boasted a more saturated take on the colour. Still, there aren’t any real rules when it comes to playing with the shade, just find the variation that works best with your skin.

14 Wardrobe essentials every woman will need in 2017

10 Lacy tops

We love today’s sheer, lacy tops but there’s no rule that states you have to wear them sans bra. Give the trend a wearable spin with a T-shirt underneath or a cool jacket overtop.

14 Wardrobe essentials every woman will need in 2017

11 Athletic pieces

Athleisure just keeps getting cooler into 2017, so now’s the time to make your closet even more sporty — whether you go full tracksuit or just grab a tech-y knit and call it a day.

14 Wardrobe essentials every woman will need in 2017

12 Cooler khakis

Once reserved for dads, tourists, and casual Fridays, khakis are getting a serious update in 2017. Expect to see flattering styles and a mix of pieces from jackets to dresses.

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13 Bold stripes

Pinstripes are forever classic, but we challenge you to step into 2017 with a little more oomph. We loved the colour-blocked knit dresses and sweaters from the spring runways.

14 Wardrobe essentials every woman will need in 2017

14 Daytime shine

Remember when sequins and shine were only for nighttime? Neither do we. Designers are serving up fresh iridescence in ways that scream daytime cool.

Taken from GLAMOUR US. Click here to read the original.

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