Every year in fashion we are surprised with some old looks making a comeback, revivals of retro looks, some cutting-edge looks and some looks that well… are a little bit out there. So here is a rundown of the good stuff we have to look forward to as the significant trends in 2018.
Pastel – both in our clothing and interiors. The lighter, more gentle colours are beautiful and suit almost any look. They can be funked up a bit with biker jackets and dark lipsticks, but there is no denying their presence. Check out ASOS for some gorgeous pastels. Lilac is making a big big statement this S/S 18.
Bright block colours – If you’re not into pastels then you’re in luck. Primary colours are sweeping the nation, oversized jumpers in H&M, leggings with a bright red stripe or yellow tees in Primark – it’s fun, bright and anyone can wear them. I was a little bit sceptical at first but I’ve definitely just bought myself a yellow tee. Keep an eye out for it’s debut on insta soon!
Checks (in all forms) and monochrome are big business; they work for office wear or loungewear. Pair with a crisp white shirt for an effortless classic or with a jumper for the in-between season days. I feature the above trousers a few weeks back and the runway catwalks have been following suit! Balenciaga threw out some Rupert Bear style trousers, paired with spiked heels, showing that really nothing is off limits with a good print.
Eighties – When you think pulled in waists, supersized shoulders, and long legs… we are living back in the 1980s. Straight leg jeans with a basic white t-shirt work just as well to pull off a retro vibe. Defo on the look out for the perfect pair of straight leg/mom jeans that work with my thick legs.
TAFKA – when you think of Prince there might be a particular colour that springs to mind, aside from the Raspberry Beret, it might just be Purple. Ultra- Violet, a super vibrant shade of purple was seen all over the S/S catwalks. It’s rich, lux looking and most people can pull it off. Ready for the Purple Reign?
Bumbags have been the bag of choice for months now, and that trend doesn’t seem to be leaving any time soon. You can pick up a genuinely retro fanny pack from a thrift store, or you can splash out an pick up a new one. Either way, they’re big enough to fit a chapstick, purse and mobile phone in.
Texture is making big waves too, shiny, silky fabrics, sequins and Gucci stunned us with oversized satin sashes.
Stripes – A trend that is staying strong from early last year is horizontal stripes. Usually in a soft cotton dress or shirt, and in blue and white – the most popular of which have been an H&M basic or the Joules Breton shirt. Putting to rest the idea that horizontal stripes are unflattering, they work on every figure type tall, short, petite and are a significant trend in outsize ladies fashion.
“Style is the only thing you can’t buy. It’s not in a shopping bag, a label, or a price tag. It’s something reflected from our soul to the outside world—an emotion.”—Alber Elbaz
So what style do you think you will be sticking to this year? Are you a retro girl or a brights and lights one?