We’ve got to admit—for fashionistas like us, the excitement of the New Year goes far beyond resolutions and plans—it affects our closets too! If you, like us, want to know all about the latest trends to make a big splash in 2017, here is a list of the top 5…

chunky shoe

Mules—the ‘it’ shoe

We’ve previously witnessed the chunky shoe in a bohemian avatar but this year, the mule takes on a cult status. Just like the white sneaker last year, the Mule’s block heel and peek-a-boo skin will be seen on runways worldwide.

breton t shirts

Stripes—the ‘it’ print

Considering the amount of Breton t-shirts we have on rotation, stripes aren’t really new to us. But in 2017, expect to see the print reach new heights of popularity , whether it’s in a hue of colours or asymmetric patterns.

sleeves in all avatars

Sleeves—the ‘it’ detail

After a year full of cold shoulders, we knew it’d be only a matter of time before focus shifted to the sleeves. After staying on the periphery for the past few seasons, sleeves in all their avatars—ruffles, peasant silhouettes, bell hems—will finally have their moment.

case bag

The Case Bag—the ‘it’ accessory

After ‘fit-it-all’ totes and slogan-embellished slings, the big accessory of the year has gotten smaller and sturdier. Enter—the case bag—that brings with it a refined vibe and a utilitarian touch. Leave all the extra garbage at home, this bag has space only for your essentials.

Bodycon dresses skirts and culottes

The Midi—the ‘it’ length

When it comes to a silhouette that defines grace without looking matronly, no one does it better than the midi. So when fashion critics the world over heralded the mid-length perfect for bodycon dresses, skirts and culottes as well, we couldn’t be happier.

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