A Fashion Trend Forecast For Summer Of 2017

A Fashion Trend Forecast For Summer Of 2017

Test the waters with some new looks this summer.
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With summer just around the corner, it's time we start taking a dig at new trends, seeing which best fits us and which ones need to stay put on the rack. With last year's summer vibe of jean skirts, lace-up gladiator sandals, halter body-wrap swim suits, lace up shirts, shift dresses, bodysuits, and your ever so basic crop top with jean shorts, this summer seems to have a bit of a twist on it as we reign in the transitional period of cold air to warmth with the months of March and April.

Instead of taking a look at the latest Vogue or Glamour magazine, I'm going to stick to a few of my own fashion predictions that I have for this new twist on summer of 2017.

Testing out the waters of new style trends is always a little scary, but with that fear comes the fun and confidence of rocking a new look. Here's what I'll be testing the waters with this summer and hopefully some of my predictions will make the trendy cut:

1. Rompers

Everyone loves a romper here and there as they sure haven't failed to make their appearance over the years. However, because their appearance tends to hide in the shadows away from the spotlight, my predictions are that this summer they'll be the new hot topic. Rompers are super comfy to wear and they always come in many different styles, colors, and designs. I love them not only because of their comfort, but because they're easy to slip on if you're on the go. Additionally, they look good with just about anything.

2. Striped Off-the-Shoulder Tops

The off-the-shoulder trend appeared in 2016, and for many years before, but with mostly solid color patterns and designs. I've been seeing a lot of these shirts lately with stripes being plastered on them, and I actually think it works. These stripes are making their way onto many different styles lately with looks in many different colors, but I think this off-the-shoulder top has got to be one of my faves. Easy to slip on and sport with a cute pair of blue or black jeans, these tops sure don't seem to disappoint. I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot of them this summer.

3. One-Piece Swimsuits

Yes, please. Put aside the bodysuits from last year's look and head into the stores to find this year's new spin on bodysuits— the one-piece swimsuit. Although Victoria Secret ended their swim line, PINK has some pretty cute suits out this year (as well as every other shop you can dream up of.) For a while, this style got dusty in the closet but it seems like this year they're coming out in full swing. You should embrace the one-piece swimsuit because it looks as though everyone else is too.

4. Off-the-Shoulder Dresses

Because last summer was full of floral, swing, shift, and mock denim dresses, we are digging into something new. Like the off-the-shoulder top, this one seems to really work. These cute and trendy dresses would be great for a day look and even a night out. They are easy to rock with just about anything.

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Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning. You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret. So here are 20 tattoos where you can't go wrong. Here are 20 small tattoos with big meanings. (But don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!).

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.



2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."



3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.



4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."



5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."



6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."



8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)



9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.



10. The Greek word “Meraki” means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.



11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.



13. “Lux in tenebris” means “light in darkness.”

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora” is translated literally as “Towards greater things.” It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.



16. A glyphs means “explore.” It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."



18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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there is nothing cool about crocs, Except, Well, everything

Have you seen how many colors they come in?!

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Flashback to 2006 for a moment. Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol is blasting on the radio, and you're talking to your BFF on your lime green Razr cell phone that is EVERYONE is dying to have. You're headed to the mall to get none other than... CROCS. Yes, those wonderfully squishy shoes that are all the rage right now.

Now, flash forward 12 years later to 2018. You're on your brand new iPhone, and you're talking to your best friends still-- headed to the store to get none other than, CROCS. Because, of course, they're still in style.

Crocs are still some of the best shoes around and have survived throughout the years to come back into the front of the fashion scene-- on the feet of people everywhere. I mean, I'm not kidding, crocs are some of the best shoes... and here's why.

1. They come in SO MANY different colors

Honestly, look at that array of colors! You have Crocs to match every outfit.

2. They can be worn in water and on land

These shoes are so versatile... and very stylish.

3. They are SO comfortable

It is like walking on a cloud. Or memory foam. Or both. Ask anyone who owns a pair of Crocs and they will tell you they are some of the most comfortable shoes ever.

4. JIBBITZ

These things are some of the cutest additions to Crocs! There are thousands of different kinds of Jibbitz and I would love to have them all.

5. They float... no joke.

You will never lose a Croc underwater.

6. You can wear them no matter the season.

Summer? Go no socks with your Crocs. Winter? Slip on some socks with your Crocs and you're good to go.

7. Anyone can enjoy Crocs!

Young? Old? Boy? Girl? No matter the age, sex, race... you can enjoy Crocs.

8. They're easy to slip on, and offer a bit of support if you need that back strap

Strap up or strap back... you're good to go.

9. They were designed to eliminate achy feet

Crocs were literally designed with YOU in mind.

10. They're just an overall wonderfully versatile shoe.

Dress them up. Dress them down. Wear them with jeans or a dress. Crocs are the shoe that can be right for any occasion.

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