This year was a whirlwind to say the least (read our trip down memory lane here). In terms of fashion, 2017 brought in interesting trends, both old and new. We were met with throwbacks that incited us to dig through dusty boxes in hopes of rediscovering combat shoes, fanny packs and logo-emblazoned bags, all of which It girls have wholeheartedly embraced. On the other hand, we were introduced to fresh fashion-forward designs which breathed new life into our wardrobes thanks to eye-catching pieces such as statement sleeves, clingy sock boots and sculptural artsy earrings. Here, we reflect back on the biggest trends we all coveted and bought into in the last 12 months. See if you own them all, ahead.
The adorable, picnic blanket print was ubiquitous in spring and summer. We're not kidding when we say it was on everything from dresses, tops, pants, skirts, bags and shoes rendered in an array of hues. It perfectly conveyed the lighthearted vibe of warm weather.
Come fall, the style set traded in gingham for another linear pattern but one that reads scholarly, elevated and masculine. Checks iterated in menswear-inspired silhouettes such as double-breasted blazers and roomy trousers made their way into every fashion girl's closet.
You won't call these fanny packs anymore as the latest belted bags are sleek, stylish and created in luxe finishes. Plus, we're predicting the trend will only get bigger in 2018. Now, you can really opt to wear the hands-free accessory without shame.