Claire King


Five Hot Trends in 2017

Posted on: December 12th, 2016 by Claire - 7 Comments

I am rather buoyed by the announcement that the Pantone colour of 2017 is Greenery, and that in 2017 we are going to revitalise and reconnect. Less screen, more green, perhaps:


With that in mind, I’ve looked a bit further into the fashions and trends of the coming 12 months and am pleased to offer you some predictions for what’s going to be à la mode in 2017. I’d be happy to hear your predictions too:

OUT: Believing climate change and our natural world is primarily affected by other people.

IN: Taking personal responsibility and action in our every day choices.


OUT: Passive aggressive facebook chain letters. Twitter activism.

IN: Sending real letters to real people. Picking up the phone. Taking action.


OUT: Sharing links to clickbait, propaganda, disinformation and any other kind of fake news, even to show disapproval.

IN: Rewarding good journalism by paying for it and sharing it with others.


OUT: Consumerism. Really, we’re done with that now, right? And that includes at Christmas.

IN: Communities. Investing our time and money to create positive change in our communities.


OUT: The first person I see write, “Well, 2017, you’re not much better than 2016 are you?”…

IN: Telling people how much you appreciate them while they are still alive. Helping those in need. Making things better through small acts of kindness that will add up to a whole lot.

Happy New Year, friends. xxx

7 Responses

  1. Barry Walsh says:

    Hear, hear Claire!

    Wishing you a healthy, fulfilling New Year––and a fair old bit of fun.

  2. Kath says:

    I so dearly hope you are right with your predictions, you’re my kind of trendsetter. Not least because for the first year ever I might actually be on trend! Here’s to 2017, Claire. x

  3. Pete Domican says:

    Whether they become trends or not, I’m not sure but they’re certainly something to aspire to and definitely need.

  4. I hope you’re right. I’ll certainly do my best to help fulfil your prophecy. Happy New Year when it comes 🙂

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