Make way for soothing, neutral ice-cream pastels in your wardrobe this year, especially spring as pastel is going to be one of the key trends to look out for in the first half of 2018. Lilacs, washed out lemons, mint greens and powder blues are the colours to opt for this spring.
Heritage checks are making a strong comeback this year, thanks to runway approved checkered styles from Victoria Beckham, Burberry and Balenciaga. Shelve the basic shirts because checks are everywhere from skirts, pants and overcoats and jackets!
We saw plastic rule the runways last year, and we’re still not over it. Plastics may have taken a backseat through last fall and winter, but they’re back now and we love every bit of this edgy-futuristic trend. Think Yeezy thigh high plastic boots or Calvin Klein plastic coat over a woolen trench–there are numerous ways to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe! You can also opt for a more minimalist approach by going for jackets, jeans and shirts that come with plastic detailing around the sleeves or the hem! Check ASOS for really cool denim + plastic jackets.
Socks and heels
Who thought the good ole school staple—Mary Janes with white socks—would go on to become one of 2018’s biggest style trends? But there’s a twist. We saw socks being paired with a variety of heels by fashion biggies like Missoni, Fendi and MSGM as 2018’s key shoe trend. Bold, but definitely doable!
We’re over straight, lean silhouettes and are ready to embrace texture in the form of ruffles. The word ‘ruffles’ is derived from the German word ‘ruffelen’ which means to wrinkle or curl. Designers went all out with ruffles for their 2018 collections–from Christopher Kane to Erdem to Preen, we saw ruffles rule the runway and are so ready to experiment with this trend this year!
What started off as a basic tassel trend typically done with leather and suede has gone on to become so much more—from a rustic cowboy like vibe to a sophisticated boho vibe, fringes have definitely come a long way! Be prepared for some major statement fringing across bags, shoes, hemlines, sleeves and necklines of outfits. We also spotted some full fringe dresses, jackets and shoes.
Transparent sheers took over the runways to become one of 2018’s key fashion trends. Overlay skirts, embroidered sheer dresses and capes dominated the runways with designers like Burberry, Calvin Klein and Victoria Beckham going all out with the fabric.