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January 20, 2017

’16 Going On ’17

Say goodbye to 2016 and hello to a shiny new 2017!

The coming of the new year often incites a need for change; a change of pace, a change of outlook and for many a change of clothes.

While winter is in full swing, it’s safe (and savvy) to get ahead and spring forward into fashion fads from the spring and summer 2017 collections.

Designers and fashion lovers all over the world came together last year for fashion weeks in major cities like New York, Paris and Milan to set and embrace the tone for the coming seasons of 2017. This is trendy tradition dates all the way back to 1858 when Charles Fredrick Worth showcased designs on live models in Paris for the first time. This has since evolved into hundreds of fashion weeks all over the world.

I’ve searched and scoured the designs that donned the runway, and I’ve picked out a few of my favorites to look out for, thrift and make your own!

Heavy Metal


Who needs a loud bang when you could just have a nice statement piece? Whether it’s just a hint of shine or the entirety of the outfit, metallics are a major key to standing out this year. Spice up your daytime look by adding metallic accessories to your outfit, or go out with a bang at night in a lamé dress, and watch how you shine! Marc Jacobs took this trend and paired it with platforms and daringly bare legs.

Pretty in Pink


You don’t have to be a young Molly Ringwald a la the Brat Pack to reap the benefits of those rosier palettes. While solid colors can often seem intimidating, adopting this audacious hue will help you look brave and beautiful. From softer and muted to daring and concentrated, there are tones for every complexion and hair color. Valentino offers a variety of pinks with some romantic dresses to captivating capes.

Petal to the Metal


“Florals for Spring? Groundbreaking.” That iconic phrase from The Devil Wears Prada may forever stick out in your mind, but don’t let it deter you from the flower power that rocked the runway this season. 60s and 70s florals pop with bright colors and large prints, allowing you to boldly embrace the season and pay homage to mod icons like Twiggy. Michael Kors heavily featured these retro florals in his show this year with finesse and modernity.

While these collections are certainly out of my price range, I’ll be at my local Goodwill looking for ways to create these looks myself. Tag @haysprank and @Goodwill_SC on Instagram with your own looks and recreations!

Until next time,

Your Local 20-Something


Taking my own fashion advice in gold lamé on NYE!

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