The 2017 Summer Fashion Trends You Need To Know

Spring may only just have sprung, and you might still be getting into all of this season’s styles, but it’s worth starting to think about 2017’s summer fashion trends already. After all, if you are going away on holiday this summer, you will no doubt be thinking about the clothes you need to buy before you jet off. To help you out, here’s my guide to this year’s biggest summer fashion hits.

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The 80s Are Back

Some 80s fashion styles seemed to reappear on last year’s catwalks, and they slowly started creeping into high-street fashion stores. Well, this summer this decade will be back with even more of a vengeance. And you should think about packing some 80s-inspired pieces into your holiday wardrobe. From the past few fashion shows, it looks like eveningwear is going to be the most heavily influenced fashion, but you could also see it in some daywear pieces too. Don’t be afraid that this age-defining decade is back – embrace it as it looks like it’s going to be here to last!


Look in your high street stores and online sites, including Knicker Locker, you will see that lots of clothes now feature bright floral patterns. In fact, more and more dresses are now covered in pretty floral prints. And that is because head-to-toe florals are going to be huge this summer. This year, all of these bright patterns are set to become even brighter than before and a whole lot bolder. You’ll certainly need a lot of confidence to be able to pull off this style, but it will definitely be worth it!

Mix And Match Patterns

For years, it was thought that you shouldn’t mix patterns in your clothes. It was widely believed that it created a chaotic look and didn’t look very chic at all. However, this mindset is currently changing, and this year we are going to see a lot more mixed and matched outfits. This is another fairly eccentric trend and one that you will need a lot of confidence for at first. But once you are used to it, you will be fine! Start off by mixing small flourishes of patterns. For instance, wear a patterned hat along with a floral handbag. Once you start to like this whole idea, take things further by adding some bold trousers!

Brights Get Brighter

Big bold colours have been in fashion for a few years already. Are you ready for them to get even brighter? Well, this is the year that happens! Expect to see lots of block colours on the rails in your local fashion shops and boutiques. It will be stylish to wear head-to-toe in all one colour, or you can mix them up. If you want to take things slowly, you can simply add some very bright accessories to your somber outfits. But don’t be scared to turn up your brightness dial to eleven!

So there you have it – everything you need to pack with you for your summer holiday this year!

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