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We’re almost in February, so it’s that time of year where brands start to release their Spring/Summer collections. One particular area of the fashion world that looks set to be big in 2017 is streetwear.  Streetwear has become huge in the last few years, with the like of Good For Nothing Clothing rising in popularity. The general trend has come from a need for higher quality clothes in the gym/casual section of people’s wardrobes, it is also in no small part down to the likes of Kanye West and his Yeezy collection. So, what can we expect this year?

Ripped Demin/Joggers

Ripped denim and joggers were big in AW16 collections and this looks set to continue in SS17. The trend looks to be around for many years to come as ‘Sports Luxe’ seems entrenched as the premium version of traditional sportswear. Items can be worn on nights out as well as during the day. Slight wear, tears and fading has been common in jeans for the past 10 years but ripped denim really takes that to the extreme and there is no mistaking it.

Fitted Swim Shorts

Swim shorts are always popular but the style of them varies each year. We’ve had all kinds of trends in recent years from very short shorts to fluorescent colours and even basketball shorts. This year the trend is set to revolve around bold colours/designs that are very fitted. The general trend in the last couple of years has been with very fitted shorts but this year we are expecting ‘busy’ designs with aqua, yellow, turquoise and white being prominent.

Sleeveless T-Shirts

Even though they are similar, there is a key difference between sleeveless t-shirts and vests. Sleeveless t-shirts are a bit more acceptable in casual situations than vests, where you’d only expect them to be worn at the gym, for exercise or around your home. The designs will vary but again we expect a similar theme to run through them in the form of ‘rips’, carrying on the streetwear style that is currently all over the western world.

Accessories

One of the most popular accessories this Spring/Summer are set to be smart watches, with more and more brands such as Tag Heuer bringing out smart watches that also look like traditional watches, they are growing in popularity amongst the more fashion conscious consumer. In terms of items of clothing, caps and snapbacks look set to continue as well as flip flops to complete the beach look.