December is over and we’ve replaced chocolate for breakfast with 5 grain/chia/multi-seed/oat porridge (if it’s got no sugar it’s got to be good, right?)
Working hard to avoid the January blues, we’re looking forward to the next season and switching up our wardrobes for it. Here we look at the Spring Summer 2018 trends so you can shop with focus and determination to create killer outfits (…as soon as it’s stopped being freezing/windy/horribly rainy outside…)
Glitz + Glam
Three cheers for not having to leave all of our sparkle inside the festive season! Whether you’re partying hard or just going for a coffee with your best gal pal, dig out your sequin skirt and pearl embellished pumps because glitter and glam is big throughout 2018.
Tip: the bubble hemline is back and the bigger the pouf the better! Look for feathers, jacquard or sequins to make a real impact.
Now’s the time to make sure you’ve got plenty of flash-worthy underwear because this seasons trend for sheer dressing means you’ll be showing off your best sets. Keep your skirts long and transparent and choose tulle, net and lace for sheer luxurious elegance.
Dig out your old Nirvana t-shirt and Dr. Martens because the 90’s are back! Pair them with a plaid dress or a silky slip and create your own take on catwalk-grunge. Versace and Burberry have revived some of their cult classics so now’s the time to go hunting for that iconic Nova check in your local secondhand shop…
Tip: monogram bags were the big hit on the runway with big, bold logos on backpacks, totes and bumbags from Fendi, Gucci and Christian Dior.
Rubber + Plastic
Not exclusively for your washing up gloves or shopping bags; rubber, plastic and PVC are now high fashion and were seen on the catwalks of Balmain, Calvin Klein and Chanel. Designers used it to dress down a glamorous outfit or add a touch of sport luxe to their looks; we love the vinyl jackets at Acne.
It might be synonymous with festival fashion but you would not want to drag SS 18’s fringe through Glastonbury mud because the theme is simple: go big or go home. Long strands in luxurious fabrics means the fringe trend might be high maintenance but is likely to be seen on Instagram’s most stylish. Better grab a comb…