What we wore in 2017

Sock boots and sneakers, graphic tees and gingham – just some of the fashion trends doing the rounds but that’s not all we’ve been eyeing off and wearing in 2017.

Go to fashion search platform Lyst has tracked more than 100 million searches this year, collating the info on what we hunted for across thousands of stores.

The end result – a list of the most popular pieces for 2017.

Here we go …

No surprises here but Gucci was the biggest brand of 2017 with over 35 million people searching for it. I’ll be honest and say I wasn’t one of them because it’s well out of my price range. Maybe one day.

This one won’t come as a shock either but logo pieces were a must have and the likes of the uber chic Balenciaga and Gucci again were what we wanted emblazoned across our fronts.

Retro brands also had a comeback like Champion, Fila and Kappa.

A lot of us chose to make a political or feminist statement by way of fashion, with searches for a t-shirt with a message on it up 105%. I think Donald Trump might have had something to do with this rise.

The most wanted bags were from our friends at Gucci with their marmont purses and belt bags (what I call the bum bag and am not overly keen on) also proved popular. The bag of Summer was the basket bag and it’s something we’re seeing as we continue to enjoy the warmer months in Australia.

The big shoe trend was the slide and Gucci dominated again thanks to their GG blooms. Another in demand shoe was the Givency logo slides with searches for this coming every 7 seconds between April and July.

Sock boots were also popular.

We all love denim and it was searched every 2 seconds this year.

While skinny jeans remain the most popular – probably because they have stood the test of fashion time for a while now – searches for mom jeans went up 109% and the frayed hem was up 240% on last year. We also jumped on the embroidery bandwagon.

We embraced colour, specifically red and yellow and there were 19,000 more pink items on Lyst than last year.

Gingham was Spring’s most popular print and we outdid ourselves with velvet.

As for accessories, we were loving tassel earrings, because they make a killer statement, and gold hoops with a pair of these bought every 3 minutes. For the record, I own both.

Now a fashion list is not complete without finding out about celeb influencers. Rihanna turned out to be the biggest celeb fashion influencer followed by the super gorgeous Selena Gomez, Victoria’s Secret angel Bella Hadid and the recently engaged, soon to be royal Meghan Markle.

So what do you think? Is this accurate or way off?

Did you follow the trends or do your own fashion thing?

Whichever way you went, bring on 2018 and a whole new array of fashion trends to embrace or ignore.