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My Favorite New and Trendy Fashions to Wear This Year

If you guys have followed my blog and vlog for a while, you know I love fashion.

I’m always looking to see what’s in style or what’s changed, and I’m always willing to try something new and different.

Like the old saying about beauty, fashion is also in the eye of the beholder . . . so it can be very subjective. With that in mind, I’m offering you my fashion do’s and don’ts for 2017.

See what you think.

DO: Stripes. You’ll probably see stripes a lot when it comes to sweaters, dresses and tops. So show off a little bit and knock yourself out with those vibrant stripes.

DON’T: Overpay for things that will be out of style soon. If it’s a super trendy piece, think about buying a less expensive version so you don’t feel bad throwing it out or giving it away a year or two from now.

DO: Green! Yes, green is the color of 2017. You’ll look great in this color. So go out and find a variety of green clothes and be a trendsetter!

DON’T: Swipe the credit card for fashion. I love clothes as much as anyone, but going into debt for clothes isn’t worth the stress. If you regularly shop for clothes, make sure they’re a part of your budget and pay cash.

DO: Slogan T-shirts. So many companies are making these types of shirts now. They have funny sayings, or even Scriptures, on them. Pair one of these cute tees with jeans and enjoy the comfy side of fashion.

DON’T: Feel the pressure to keep up. Yes, fashion trends are fun to follow—and there’s nothing wrong with that. But make sure you’re doing it for you, not everyone else.

Do you agree or disagree with these? What would you add?

Let me know! And, I almost forgot, here’s hoping you have a fashionable year!


  • I agree with all of your “Don’t” recommendations. So many lose their “adulting” or senses for a particular brand or because they swear that nothing else compares. Nothing is new under the sun. Polyester stretch comfort is not tied to one brand. I would add “Shop your own closet.” Chances are, whether they were bought in the budget or on credit card, they are still perfectly fine and in style to wear. Lastly, don’t be pressured by “friends” or a sales person that you should buy something because “It looks so good on you!,” especially if they are making over 50% commission on what you have on. I bet so many other things look so good on you as well for less =)

  • Katie

    I would love to hear more about your thoughts, advice, and tips on maternity fashion. I’m trying really hard not to break the bank with maternity wear since it’s such a short period of time. I have a career that requires business casual and most articles only dive into your everyday jeans and leggings. Thanks!

    • STEPH

      Second hand thrift such as thred up?

    • Hi Katie, I have with currently 21 weeks with baby #3 and with my first one, I was working where it required professional/business casual. Lots of non-maternity can pass for maternity wear even after baby and priced less than clothes in maternity clothing stores. Look at empire waist lines. Target always have maternity clothes on clearance too. When we need to size up due to baby weight, I have found that Banana Republic Outlet have quality and professional clothes at even lower cost than Target, even lower in brick in mortar store than what they post on their outlet online. Congrats on baby!

    • llamalluv

      I’m plus size and had small babies, so I didn’t really “show” even in my last month, and I’m a SAHM, but what I wound up doing for church clothes was buying a few sweater dresses and maxi skirts. I wore the maxi skirts with the waistband very high. I liked them so much I still wear them, but with the waistband around my waist.

    • Adrienne Barclay

      places like marshalls, ross, and TJ maxx can have some very basic and very cheap clothes


    Thrift stores often have these items much cheaper plus you’re keeping clothes zero waste by buying 2nd hand.

  • Cathy

    My daughter and I consign clothes we no longer wear and also shop there for new fashions. The owners stay up with the trends and don’t overcharge their customers!