Sustainable Fashion for 8 Spring/Summer Fashion Trends in 2017!
With so many new Spring/Summer fashion trends in 2017, which ones will stick around? And which ones will go away after a summer fling? In today’s post, I will talk about fashion trends that I love, stay away from, and cannot resist. Lastly, I will also provide sustainable fashion options to these 8 Spring/Summer fashion trends in 2017!
It’s so tempting to go shopping when everyone you know is wearing the latest Spring/Summer fashion trends in 2017! No worries, I got you covered. Check out this post before you decide to click that BUY button: Shopping Tips: 10 Ways to Resist Shopping Temptations
1. Statement Stripes
Whether it’s horizontal, vertical, thin or thick, statement stripes are here to stay. I can’t think of another pattern that’s more classic than stripes. For spring and summer, I personally love nautical colors and neutral colors. And my favorite is blue and white seersucker. Below are stripe pieces that I love from my favorite sustainable fashion brands:
Can you really step into Spring/Summer fashion without floral? Absolutely not! I love floral. And I don’t think floral is strictly a Spring/Summer fashion trend in 2017. I see it every year, and it’s pretty timeless! Fortunately, there are sustainable fashion brands that make super cute floral stuff, but they are all so pricey! 🙁 I discovered this Australia brand called “We Are Kindred”. They offer the “Seed the Change” program, and they plant a tree for every item you buy from them! And I also love Misa Los Angeles because everything is ethically made in L.A.!
3. Shoulders!! – Off-Shoulder / One-Shoulder / Cold-Shoulder
Sexy yet subtle, the Off-Shoulder / One-Shoulder / Cold-Shoulder trend is one that I was trying to resist for the longest time! I thought this trend was going to be short-lived, but I was so wrong. This spring/summer fashion trend has been going strong since 2015, and it will continue to gain popularity in 2017. You can definitely re-create the sexy shoulder look with a normal blouse, as seen on Man Repeller. But don’t expect it to look as sleek as an actual off-shoulder or one-shoulder top. I tried it numerous times as seen here, and I finally decided to invest in one.
I love this NYC brand called Yumi Kim, but unfortunately, I don’t think this brand is “sustainable”. Their manufacturing information is unknown. This is the first non-sustainable and non-classic top I bought this year. Feeling a bit guilty but I am compensating with buying less! I really wish there were more feminine sustainable fashion brands that are not super expensive!
Yumi Kim (Not Sustainable)
However, here are some sustainable fashion brands that make cute off-shoulder tops and dresses!
Fame and Partner
Reformation & Amour Vert
Misa Los Angeles
4. Bomber Jackets
Bomber jackets are not really a summer fashion trend. But if you live on the west coast like me, you are going to need a thin jacket for the chilly weather at night. I like bomber jackets, but I also think that bomber jackets are totally replaceable. You can substitute it with so many other classic styles such as a military field jacket or a denim jacket.
Here is a sustainable fashion option for bomber jackets:
Here are some sustainable fashion options that you can purchase to substitute bomber jackets:
5. Corset Belts
I never dig corset belts, and I think it’s going to flop after a short season. However, I do like the cinched waist look. To accomplish that, you can simply purchase a high waist belt. There are so many classic styles you can use to substitute corset belt, and here is one sustainable fashion option:
6. White Shirt Dress
White shirt dress is something that you can totally borrow from your boyfriend! Just steal one of his linen white shirts, roll up the sleeves, wear a slip-on underneath and a high-waist belt over. Vola! You are good to go. Totally sustainable and classic…
But if you must have a white shirt dress, check out these sustainable fashion options:
7. Two Toned Vintage Denim
I personally found this 2017 Spring/Summer fashion trend totally overhyped. Not too stoked to wear anything two-toned on my legs, because it makes my legs appear shorter. But if you dig it, check out these sustainable fashion options:
8. Feminist Fashion
Feminist fashion is totally in, and it will not go away! And most feminist fashion donate to organizations that advocate for women’s rights. So why wouldn’t you want to support?
If you are like me who prefer subtle and playful feminist fashion, check out Round + Square. They make high quality silk bandanas.
Hope you enjoy this post!
Do you have other sustainable fashion related topics that you are interested in? Leave me a comment!
Smile and style on!
7 For All Mankind Denim (Old, similar here)
Jimmy Choo Minny (Old, similar here)