02 March 2018

2018 Fashion Edit: The Trends to Wear

We all know that sometimes tailoring your wardrobe to the trends fresh off the runways can leave you looking like an extra from a futuristic Sci-fi movie and cringing hard when you look back in ten years time questioning, what the hell was I thinking (I'm looking at you fishtail brows). 

2018 welcomes a fresh wave of fashion trends upon our radars but instead of going full throttle on every new look to grace the shop shelves, pick from one or two to give yourself a chic look that will never go out of style!

Get inspired by the year of fashion looks and trends that are nothing short of bright, bold and beautiful!

Power Suit Pieces

If there's one thing investing in this year, it's a beautifully tailored power suit! A constant fixture in just about any shop this spring, there is a style and shape of suit to compliment and match every taste and personality out there. From relaxed loose fits to sharp and sleek skinny-style tailoring, the plethora of power pieces makes for a vast choice to pick from. The choice now is whether you want to make a statement in something bold and bodacious or simply add a nod of subtle traditional masculinity with a structured longline blazer and sneakers to contrast. What look will you plump for?

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Plastic Fantastic

Just as practical as it is stylish, plastic is creeping its way into our 2018 fashion wardrobes. Spring is notorious for its unpredictable showers which is why we're seeing more and more plastic pieces cropping up in the shops from plastic rain coats, booties, leggings, jewellery and even blouses. If you don't fancy going the full way with this look, start small and add subtle hints of plastic with bags and shoes styled with clear PVC accents. 

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90's Scrunchies

Prepare yourselves for a nostalgic throwback to simpler times of Brittany spears dance routines and sequin butterfly chokers with the majestic return of scrunchies! A nod to the 2017 boom of the athleisure look, this sporty and iconic accessory will be your 2018 best friend for laid-back looks of cool-chic. Turn this 90s trend into new-age sophistication by plumping for one decorated in colour, texture and print and wrapping it around a messy top knot bun.

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Micro Bags

Everyone knows by now that all great things come in small packages, right? 2017 saw the arrival of XXXXL bags and more than a fair share of ladies looking like their bags were wearing them as opposed to the other way round. 2018 is all about change so prepare to find your bags scaled right down to micro size and fastened round your middle! To stop yourself looking like you've picked up a dolls-house accessory by mistake, opt for a bag embellished in sequins, print, colour or velvet texture and let it make an impact by itself.

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Check Mate

It seems like a hint of check is going nowhere this season. A firm fixture for the past few seasons, heritage check can elevate just about any look with its sophisticated versatility. Checks are getting an upgrade for 2018 with the heavy winter-esque shades transforming into light and floaty feminine styles for bright and breezy summer-time looks. From lightly printed pleat skirts and duster jackets, expect to find a whole lot of check crossing its way onto our fashion staples this spring! 

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Hello yellow

If there's one colour of the season, it has to be yellow! From mellow mustards to brash canary brights, the sales of yellow pieces are expected to take a spike this season! Summer-time will find itself awash with this happy colour with many dresses saturated in big bird tones of yellow, ready to brighten up even the darkest of days! Keep your look classy and sophisticated by pairing your yellow pieces with dressed-down accessories to give it daytime longevity. 

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Pastel Pops

Fashion's prettiest shades of pastel perfection are about to pop onto the scene. From pinks, lilac-purple, sherbet lemon to duck-egg blue, make a punchy statement in delicate ice-cream shades. Nothing screams femininity like a touch of pastel power in your ensemble!

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Vintage Florals

Floral prints for Spring...revolutionary, right! The delicate delights of 40s and 50s housewives has been having a resurgence on the fashion runways so expect to see pretty ladylike dresses emblazoned with floral prints. Micro tea dresses and long-flowy maxi dresses are given a total revamp of femininity and elegance with vintage-inspired floral charm. 

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A naughty nod to what lies beneath will be showing at a runway near you soon. This spring/summer sees many dresses, blouses, skirts and t-shirts taking a demure turn to transparency. If baring a little more isn't your style then consider taking the trend half way with a dress that has a sheer bottom half but decorated bodice that covers your ladylike modesty! Oh la la indeed!

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Love, Sarah

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