Be Vibrant, Be Vivacious

And so here we are in 2017. The glitter fades, the dust settles and the Christmas trees come down as the sound of the last noisemaker echoes softly in the distance. The holidays may be over, but don’t despair! There is plenty to look forward to in 2017. Bette Midler is set to star opposite David Hyde Pierce in a revival of “Hello, Dolly,” Tina Fey and her husband plan to release a “Mean Girls” musical, Larry Davis promises Season 9 of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and you’re going to need some great new clothes to do justice to each occasion. When it comes to 2017 fashion, the emphasis is on being uniquely you. This year is all about “out with the old, in with the new,” even if it does mean reinventing some of the old. If you’re looking for some runway inspiration for your winter wardrobe, here are just a few items that you might want to check out.

Woman wearing fake fur stole
Fake Fur Stoles
The next in line in the re-emergence of the faux fur, the fake fur stole is a nod to the elegance of the yesteryear. Designers like Monse are bringing these fashionable pieces back, draping them diagonally across the upper body in improbable fashion combinations with tanks and culottes or fastening them to lapels for a cozy collar.

Platform Boots
Platform boots have been adding a little funk to the traditional high heels ever since the 1960’s. You can’t fail with patent leather platforms in vibrant colors or pastels, or a furry cheetah print from Maison Margiela.

Woman wearing leggings
Leggings
As long as there is a desire to combine comfort with fashion, there will always be some version of the legging. Just as we thought we’d seen the last of these comfy, stretchy pants, designers like Celine and Phoebe Philo gave them new life, dressing them up with everything from slouchy shirts to sandals.

Navy Overcoats
Designers have been looking toward the military for inspiration since time immemorial, and 2017 is no exception. The Navy overcoat is this year’s answer to easy- to – wear, versatile outerwear, with designers such as Coach leading the pack, with a gold-buttoned appliqué number.

Woman wearing trench coat

The Patent Trench
If you are looking for something to don on those humid winter days, the patent trench will give you that sleek high fashion look with just a touch of whips and chains. Check out the red- caped version from Isabel Marant with red studded belt and deep pockets.

Turtlenecks under dresses
The concept of pairing summer and winter pieces is one that we will continue to see in 2017. Designers like Tory Burch are among those looking to make your wardrobe last twice as long, complementing a sporty summer jumper with an ultra high collared turtleneck, strappy sandals and a cross-body bag.

Let us know what your plans are for the New Year, and, more importantly, what you plan to wear to them. We’d love to hear it!

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