In & Out Fashion Trends for 2017


It’s time to re-organize, yes, restructure your fashion for 2017. What you think could be in, may be out, and well, let’s just say it’s never a bad idea to refresh your fashion. Check out some of the biggest in’s and out’s for both men and women.

5 Fashion Trends That Will Be in for 2017 and 5 That Will Be Out

According to the pros at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, The Shoebox, and other major retailers.

With a new year brings trends that we’re ready to welcome into the fold and others that can see themselves out. But which is which? Read on for insider info from the pros at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, The Shoebox, and other major retailers.

IN:Stripes are the equivalent to what a white t-shirt used to be back in the day,” says Roopal Patel, fashion director of Saks Fifth Avenue. “They have nine lives. We’ve seen the trend now for two to three seasons and it will continue to carry forward.

IN: “Sneakers will continue to be extremely popular in the upcoming year,” advises Gennie Yi, Intermix’s buyer of designer and ready-to-wear. “Because of their versatility, you can never have too many. Glitter, leopard, and satin updates to sneakers effortlessly dress up an outfit and give you a reason to buy multiple pairs.”

IN: “There was an artistically inspired theme across the runways,” says Kate Foley, contributing fashion director of Vestiaire Collective. “From Roksanda and Céline to J.W.Anderson, Proenza Schouler, Marni, Valentino, and many other brands, whether directly inspired by a particular artist’s work, painterly prints, or patterns, strong art references will be here to stay in 2017.”

IN: “There is a new attitude shift toward ‘easy elegance‘ going into spring 2017,” says Brooke Jaffe, Bloomingdale’s OVP and fashion director of ready-to-wear. “The influence of athletic-inspired pieces will continue.”

IN: “One shoe trend we see really taking over in 2017 is the mule,” says Sean Kirschenbaum co-owner of The Shoebox. Flat mules, low block-heel mules, heeled mules, sneaker mules, espadrille mules—mules in all fabrications and colors including velvet, satin, canvas, and embroidery. They were big for 2016 and they will be even bigger for 2017.”

OUT: “Corsets had such a huge moment this year, but I’m not sure if I see designers continuing this into 2017 after the trend was covered in such a major way in the press,” says Foley.

OUT: “A huge change is coming in the denim world,” warns Jaffe.  “Skinny jeans with stretch have reigned supreme for a long time but we anticipate a shift toward contrast denim styles in vintage silhouettes.”

OUT: “There’s a fresher graphic interpretation of the sweet and romantic trends of 2016,” says Yi. “The tulip flare has moved onto a sharper asymmetric hemline, the soft lingerie-dressing look has evolved into strong and powerful corsetry details, and the romantic and luxe velvets of the past are now modernized with an easy-to-wear attitude.

OUT: “Heels four to five inches or higher have been a trend that we have seen rapidly decrease,” notes  Kirschenbaum. “Women nowadays are way more focused on comfort and practicality (and value investing in a shoe that is both stylish and comfortable enough to walk or commute in) which is why there has been such an increase in demand for sneakers and low block-heels.”

OUT: “I think we’re starting to see that clean classic sneakers are not as exciting anymore,” says Patel. “It’s now about sneakers that are embellished or have something like emojis or logos on them.”

Here are our biggest men’s style predictions for 2017

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The only way to truly stay ahead of a trend is to predict it. We’ve gotten ahead of the curve and outlined some of the hottest styles you’ll see blowing up this year.

From what we’ve seen on the street, runways, and screen and in stores, here are 10 of our best predictions for the trends that will live and die in the new year.

Suits will also continue to embrace more color, as well as incorporate patterns.

While navy and charcoal will still be the most common suit colors you’ll see in 2017, don’t be surprised if you see brighter, more festive colors throughout the year. Even patterns like plaid suits, or paisley tuxedo jackets are not out of the question.

Remember Obama’s khaki suit from 2014? It’s like that, but taken up a few notches.

Formal wear taking cues from the 20th century will hit the mainstream.

 Formal wear taking cues from the 20th century will hit the mainstream.

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Tuxedos are already a bit nostalgic, and in 2017 we’re going to see more men leaning into that.

Double breasted jackets, navy, contrasting white jackets, and more will be commonplace in black tie events.

For casual wear, get ready for black and white to take over.

Get ready to see a lot of black, white, and gray in the coming year. To mix the changing of athleisure, we’re predicting many men will stick to the colorless look in the new year.

Athleisure will take a new direction.

 Athleisure will take a new direction.

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The results are in and votes have been tallied: athleisure is not going away. It’s here to stay, and it’s even evolving. Some athleisure gear takes hints from sports apparel, but also techy fabrics in traditional clothing to create new looks.

Athleisure is recognizing that men don’t wear it just to the gym, and the styles will change accordingly.

Denim will no longer be the standard casual pant.

As this change occurs, men will gravitate towards the poles of formality and casual wear. The gray area that jeans currently inhibit will obtain less of the focus.

There are now so many other options for casual pants, that jeans look old fashioned by comparison.

Sneakers will continue their domination.

Sneakers will continue their domination.

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Sneakers of all stripes were the most common thing seen on men’s feet in 2016, and nothing will change this year. From Nike’s sporty luxury running shoes to New Balance’s nostalgia-inspired sportswear to Common Project’s minimalist luxury and the woolen Allbirds, sneakers of every shape, size, and cover will continue to be popular.

Hair will continue to get longer, and less weighed down.

Hair will continue to get longer, and less weighed down.


Men will continue to move away from the clipped, faded cuts and more into layered, textured ones in 2017. The scissors will be used more often than the razor, and the products used will allow for movement in the hair instead of weighing it down.

Stubble will retake its rightful place as the most common facial hair.

Stubble will retake its rightful place as the most common facial hair.


The big bushy beards of the last couple years have given way to neat, trimmed stubble and that trend will continue into 2017.

Pants will become stretchy.

Including a touch of elastane in pants, even jeans, will become the norm in 2017. Once men get used to it, they’ll realize the pants are more comfortable, more

Wearables are gone, but tech isn’t going anywhere.

Many wearable makers are in trouble, Nike got out of the game, and even the Apple Watch’s sales aren’t what many hoped. Wearables are just not gaining traction.

That doesn’t mean tech is giving up, however. Tech will proliferate into new and exciting directions when it comes to clothing in 2017. Nike’s self-lacing shoes are just the beginning.


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