The Best Streetwear Clothing Trends of 2017
It’s the new year and there’s already a lot going on. Trump, Drake taking the moral high ground, Kanye rapping about Kim’s robbery, we get it. There’s a lot. One thing that’s always worth looking forward to, however, is the styles that will be happening in the year ahead. We have scoured the fashion blogs, fashion shows, and brand releases for Spring and Summer of 2017 to bring you the best trends and looks in streetwear clothing for the new year so you can know what to look for and how to prepare.
1. Bomber Jackets
Bomber jackets have become a staple in most wardrobes for most of 2016 and while some say the trend is fading, there is plenty of evidence to make a case that they are here to stay, at least through the better part of 2017. While last year the classic bomber look was popular, this year they will look a little different. The classic bomber style will be taken to a new level and become more of a statement piece featuring bright colors and big graphics. There was huge variation in the bombers from fashion week delivering a larger than life look.
2. Earthy Tone Colors
Ah the earth and all its pretty colors… is basically what brands and stylists are staying going into the new year. Brands like Makia and Globe have come out with strong nautical dark blue and military olive/green themes throughout their spring/summer collections. We will also see flowery pastel highlights with matte finishes. Colors like pink, yellow, and red will be prevalent and pared with dusty and dirty black and grey.
3. Functional Wear
Any gap that still existed between streetwear and functional wear has been all but erased in 2016. Coming from similar roots as the earth tone color trend, functional wear is bringing streetwear clothing an almost post-modern flair with for city dwellers and outdoor adventurers alike. You will find more technical pieces in this camp with extra zippers and pockets for functionality and gore-tex finishes for all weather use. Tech wear became popular in Japan with brands like Acronym but with releases from major American brands like Nike Lab’s ACG in the fourth quarter of 2016, it would seem that the functional trend is here to stay.
Not completely apart from functional wear, athleisure is just as much about style as it is functionality. Although wearing athletic wear during leisure activities has become ubiquitous over the last few years, it is worth mentioning because you are bound to see see a lot more through 2017 in new and evolving ways. The obvious items like yoga pants can easily be spotted given about thirty seconds and a view of a sidewalk. But items like men’s joggers have also risen to fame over the past few years. Brands like Aesthetic Revolution are leading the charge by successfully combining style that can seamlessly be worn in the gym or on the street with scoop cut t-shirts, earth toned hoodies, and everyday joggers.
The past is back and in a big way. We’ve seen styles echoing the 70s, 80s, and 90s for the upcoming year. At fashion week, themes from the 70s were strong with rich color pallets, velvet and suede materials, and loose fitting, free loving tops. Many are calling for a trend of progressively baggier fits in 2017, which, helps to pave the way for an 80s and 90s comeback. We will see a lot of distressed pieces, bold and colorful prints on shirts, and nostalgic graphics. You are also likely to see a lot of denim, leather, patches, as well as nylon sport jerseys.