Spring/Summer Color + Style Trend Report

SpringSummer2017BlogThere are a lot of trends this season. You can pick and choose because there is something for everyone – and there are some styles we all need to walk away from. Beware of the wide leg culottes hemmed just below the knee. Just because they are being sold doesn’t mean you should buy them. They are strictly for those fashionistas thin as a rail and over 5’9″. They make normal sized people look like trolls. Otherwise, my hat is off to this industry for making almost anything stylish so that we can all find new and interesting looks for the coming season.┬áThe looks above combine several trends. Can you tell which is which? Show More

  • The New Athleisure. A sexy take on athleisure, with skin-skimming knits that outline every curve, color-block bodysuits, and cute sporty separates. Not for those who don’t workout regularly.
  • ’80s Glam
  • Hardened Romantic
  • Bold Stripes
  • Contrast Denim
  • Bras Outside – don’t try this unless you are under 18 and weigh less than 100 lbs. or are truly avant garde!
  • Modern Ruffles


Bold Stripes


  • Spring Florals – dark backgrounds take away the saccharine sweetness.
  • Off the Shoulder
  • Long Pendants
  • Long/Large Earrings
  • Large Sunglasses

And here is the Spring/Summer color forecast by Color Marketing Group. SIDE NOTE: If you ever wondered who decides what colors will be in or out, this is the group responsible. Color Marketing Group is the premier international association for color design professionals. Their mission is to create color forecast information for professionals who design and market color, whether for cars, clothes, or even furniture.

PantonePalette for Spring 2017 editiedUsing your color palette, see which of the new colors harmonize for you. As I mention in my newsletter, I bought shoes in the hazelnut (second color from the right) and they are already my go-to shoe for my spring wardrobe. I also plan to make good use of Island Paradise (fun for summer pedicure too!). Your best may be Lapis Blue or Pink Yarrow. Whichever it is, it’s going to be a good season with lots of looks to add some fun accents to your basic capsule wardrobe.

If it has been awhile since you have had your colors updated I have to tell you that the new and completely customized color system I am using is amazing. The system is keyed to your specific skin, hair and eye colors. The clients who have these new palettes are raving about them and how they love having a color system that is totally theirs. Call me to learn more and to set an appointment.

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