Fashion Trends and Colors 2017

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2017 trends color of the year greenery green pantone

Fashion Trends and Colors 2017

Greenery - color of the year 2017 greenIt seems that this year is all about green, because it is the selected Pantone color of the year, and also blues in various tones, and, continuing presence of pink (oh I love that!). Artistic patterns are in, as well as geometric, so anything using lots of color variation and random pattern, go for it! I have recently made enameled copper earrings that are “painterly” meaning mixing colors while the enamel is still hot. Wonderful effects can be achieved this way! Also, the trend is towards handmade, instead of diy – interior designers are choosing artisan created items that take skill to make. That’s awesome news for us artisan jewelry makers, too! Anyway, here are some commentary from the fashion gurus.

Pink - another color for the year 2017

IN: “There was an artistically inspired theme across the runways,” says Kate Foley, contributing fashion director of Vestiaire Collective. “From Roksanda and Céline to J.W.Anderson, Proenza Schouler, Marni, Valentino, and many other brands, whether directly inspired by a particular artist’s work, painterly prints, or patterns, strong art references will be here to stay in 2017.”

Trends for 2017 - geometric prints colorful

Designer and stylist Josiah Chua, 28, says the high-end Italian label has been leading the way with the vintage look for the past few seasons and the sentimental style does not appear to be fading.

“Even accessories such as huge rings and necklaces will be on trend too. It is about 1990s fashion as well – cartoon motifs and pop and retro prints.”

Vibrant, geometric prints. Pink, pink pink!

80S BABIES

From metallics to mini lengths, sequins and strong shoulders—houses from Saint Laurent to Vuitton are taking time machines back to the Reagan era.
80's fashions are back

BRIGHT GREEN

Elle says about home decor:

For years, the world has been obsessed with DIYs pulled from Pinterest, Instagram and, of course, Etsy, but designers are now looking toward items that are more “artisan” than “quick and easy”. You’ll see craftsmanship and materials that require you to have a high level of skill to work with them emerge,”. “You’ll see the return of glass blowing, porcelain and even amazing woodworking — not just raw big chunks of recycled wood.

Green Painterly Multi Color Enameled Earrings

Painterly artisan earrings, mixed color patterns by Basketofblue!

Green Painterly Enamel EarringsBlue Green Enamel Heart Necklace

Ankle Bling is a trend for year 2017 - anklets are in fashion

Anklets are back! A big trend in fashion this year. Give your ankles some love this summer.

Flower print dress

Fabulous flower prints for 2017

Erdem 2017 dress

My favorite designer Erdem is not disappointing. Love the dresses!

Vacation print dress

Prints, more flower prints and keep the pink!


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spring 2016 color trends

Inspirations From Spring 2016 Fashion

Spring 2016 colors - rose quartzIn the winter I have more time to follow the fashion trends and I must say this Spring is very promising! The colors are wonderful – blues and pinks – Serenity, Snorkel Blue, Limpet Shell, Rose Quartz, some peach and yellow. So pretty and fantastic! I have a bunch of Rose quartz in my gem bead selection and also the beautiful Blue Chalcedony – it matches perfectly the 2016 fashion color Serenity.
Spring 2016 trends - lavender Rebecca Minkoff

I was also browsing some runway showings and saw this gorgeous lavender that Rebecca Minkoff is using, among others. Just so lovely. You almost smell a whiff of spring air when you see that color! Rose quartz, Blue chalcedony, Lavender pearl or Amethyst stone jewelry would match perfectly.

Red Fiesta Enamel Flower Earrings

Red Fiesta Enamel Earrings by Evädesigns Available at Basketofblue.com

There is also a strong and powerful color for the red lovers – “Fiesta”, fashion experts showcase that in their Spanish influenced clothing with the ruffle dresses and bright attitude.
2016 trend colors - fiesta spanish influences

Chunky Amethyst Bracelet by Evädesigns - available at BasketofBlue.com

Chunky Amethyst Bracelet by Evädesigns Available at BasketofBlue.com

Lavender Baroque Pearl Bracelet - at BasketofBlue.com

Lavender Amethyst Pearl Bracelet Available at BasketofBlue.com

The fashionistas are also saying that extra long earrings are in and even the idea of wearing completely unmatched pairs! Not sure if I want to go there, but it’s an interesting idea.

Spring 2016 trends earrings - long unmatched pairs
Fashion images from Elle.com and