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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Spring Summer 2017 Fashion Trend Retail Report

Today marks the first day of June, and with the official start of summer just weeks away, it's time to take a look at summer 2017 fashion trends at retail. Whether you're daydreaming about your summer vacation wardrobe, looking to update your look for the warmer weather, or in search of new trend inspiration, there are lots of interesting updates in stores this season. Here are the seven themes I'm eyeing...

1. The Menswear Mix
I'm especially excited about the prominent menswear influences in women's blouses right now. Think stripes, poplin, button-front styles, and crisp silhouettes. The Merona blouse below ($27.99) has fun embroidery and flared sleeves, which are also key themes this summer.

menswear tops fashion trend 2017

2. Put A Ring On It
Thanks to Simon Miller's Bonsai bag, J.W. Anderson's Pierce bag, and the ChloĆ© Nile bag, ring details are taking the handbag world by storm. Look for smaller bags with chic "bracelet" rings that allow them to be carried on the wrist. The style below ($29.99) also comes in blush pink.

ring bag trend 2017, Chloe Nile bag look alike

3. Check Mate
Gingham prints are everywhere for spring/summer, and they are ideal for creating preppy, on-trend looks with minimal effort. Small-scale checked prints in black and white are classic and pair well with crisp summer whites, denim, or even florals. The style below by k/lab ($43.50) has gathered sleeves and a cropped length, making it a fun piece to wear with a high-waisted skirt or shorts.

gingham blouse trend 2017

Gingham figures prominently into the Who What Wear collection. The Bardot top below on the right ($27.99) sold out in under a week at my Target store.

gingham fashion trend 2017

4. New Needlework
Floral embroidery adds flair to blouses and tops this season. The Zara top below pairs of-the-moment lantern sleeves with black and white embroidery for an understated, romantic vibe. 

embroidery trend 2017

Denim is also embellished with patches and embroidery. The style below ($39.99) is by Who What Wear, and features a frayed hem, straight-leg fit, and a higher waist.

embroidered denim trend 2017

July 18, 2017 update - See more denim trends:

5. All Wrapped Up
The must-have skirt silhouette of the season? Wrapped, tied, ruffled, and gingham. This style below by Elle ($39.99) ticks off almost all the boxes.

Gingham trend 2017

6. Summer is for Slides
While tall gladiator sandals, footbed sandals, and pom pom sandals took center stage during previous seasons, summer 2017 is focused on the embellished slide sandal. Think bows, ruffles, pearls, and other fun flourishes. The Sam & Libby sandal below retails for $24.99 and comes in an array of colors. So cute with cropped pants and midi dresses!

embellished slide sandal trend 2017

7. Ready for Ruffles
Tops for summer 2017 are ruffled, flirty, and fun. I've seen an influx of peplums, flounces, and ruffles on both knit and woven tops. The style below by k/lab ($36) combines a one-shoulder look, bold color, and an asymmetrical ruffle for maximum impact.

ruffle fashion trend 2017

September 14, 2017 update - See 9 key fall 2017 winter 2018 fashion trends in my retail report. 

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For more fashion ideas, see my spring summer 2017 Juniors' fashion forecast and my spring/summer 2017 denim trend report.

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