VIDEO: What’s Hot and What’s Not For 2017 With Fashion and Beauty Editor Gina Liberto

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'athleisure' is the new fashion norm

ABOVE VIDEO: Space Coast Daily Fashion and Beauty Editor Gina Liberto talks with Dawn Badolato, owner of Swanky Sole in Suntree, about the latest fashions and trends in women’s shoes.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – What better way to introduce myself as the Fashion and Beauty Editor of Space Coast Daily than to ring in the new year with what’s hot and what’s not for 2017.

As we leave 2016 behind, we say goodbye to a few popular fashion trends.

Looks ushered out with the end of the year include, corsets, skinny jeans and four to five inch heels – to name a few.

I must say that I have mixed feelings about wearing corsets and skinny jeans in public, mostly due to my age, but I’m truly saddened by the stiletto era meeting its doom. This stylist will most likely continue that trend in protest.

Taking direction from the Fashion Week Runways this Fall, we see several new looks that defy traditional fashion views. Staples such as business casual and sleepwear looks will blur the lines of definition.

Other trends in 2017 will come as a relief to women who work on their feet, or to those women who find comfort more important.

Everyone anxiously awaits the color palette for the 2017 spring season as well as the color of the year and this year’s Pantone Palette color for 2017 is “greenery.”

Everyone anxiously awaits the color palette for the season, as well as the color of the year. This year’s Pantone Palette color for 2017 is “greenery.”

ABOVE VIDEO: Space Coast Daily Fashion and Beauty Editor Gina Liberto will “Style the Space Coast” in 2017.

For Spring 2017, the trends are slogan tees, hoodies and sweatshirts. Are you sensing the casual trend?  Yes “athleisure” is the new norm.

This is defined as wearing workout gear in situations other than working out.  No more yoga pant jokes ladies, it’s now perfectly acceptable to wear them without any intent of busting into posture.

Now some designers will have you believe that even this is on the way out and a prequel to “athluxury” with looks more like country club wear.

I don’t think I speak only for myself when I say you’ll have to pry my black leggings out of my hands with a vice while ducking a punch or two.

We can’t forget this year’s answer to the off-shoulder phenomenon of last summer, the one shoulder top or dress. Inspired by the 1980s, this look will be incorporated into even the most conservative silhouette. (Elle image)

To know me is to know black has always been, is now and will always be my color of choice for reasons out of my control, and no trend has swayed me.

You will also be in style wearing sneakers. But not just any sneakers, they must be glitter, leopard, satin, embellished with crystals, beads or embroidery.

You may even wear them with your business casual outfits.  Don’t be surprised if you see robes making a street debut in 2017.  “Pajama dressing” and slip dresses have led to the obvious next progression, robes as outerwear.

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We can’t forget this year’s answer to the off-shoulder phenomenon of last summer, the one shoulder top or dress.  Inspired by the 1980s, this look will be incorporated into even the most conservative silhouette.

You can’t talk about the 1980s without neon.  So, what more could you ask for? How about stripes, wide leg pants and ruffles.

Don’t be surprised if you see robes making a street debut in 2017. “Pajama dressing” and slip dresses have led to the obvious next progression, robes as outerwear. (Vogue image)

Make sure to get your mules out because they will be the shoe of the year along with a good comfortable height block heel.

Are you ready?  Don’t be overwhelmed.  Remember, just because it’s a trend doesn’t mean it’s for you.  Try an update or two and do what works for you.

We all have our own personal style and it doesn’t have to be static.  In the world of fashion, change is always good and you can count on new looks next season.

Embrace the fun of fashion and find a look you love – 2017 is a new year and that gives an opportunity to be a new you, and that can start with a new look.

For Spring 2017 the trends are slogan tees, hoodies and sweatshirts. (Fashion Week image)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Space Coast Daily Fashion and Beauty Editor Gina Liberto has spent years helping women from all walks of life look good and feel great about themselves. She believes in helping ladies discover and develop their beauty on the inside and out and feels both are the foundation for building and staying confident in one’s self and succeeding with the struggles of everyday modern life as a wife, parent and businesswoman.

Gina Liberto

A graduate of the University of Maryland and originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Gina is the oldest of two siblings. After living and working in the Washington DC area after graduating college, she relocated to Melbourne, Florida in 1995 to be closer to her parents. 

Having worked in advertising and the media in Brevard County for several years, Gina was lured to the family’s furniture business where she stayed for five years. After giving birth to two beautiful daughters and becoming a single mom, she needed to spend more time at home, and in 2003, started a direct sales business with Premier Designs High Fashion Jewelry. 

Over the years, the business has grown and expanded into styling, training and consulting on everything from helping women find the right piece of jewelry, to building a wardrobe for a new look.

Gina married Alan Zlotorzynski in 2009 and is now the proud mom of three girls – Isabella, Sarah and Lauren – and a boy, Marco. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as training and speaking on fashion and style.  

She has a unique perspective on style and its relationship to the everyday woman. These days, as her Premier business continues to grow and as the Fashion and Beauty Editor of Space Coast Daily, Gina helps women on Florida’s Space Coast develop their personal style while balancing their busy lives.


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