As 2018 is already underway, and while we shake off the chills of winter and look forward to spring and summer, it’s time to take a look at what fashion trends we can expect to take off in 2018. What better way to brighten up the winter months than with a touch of retail therapy? Take a look at our picks of the fashion trends on the rise this year and find the perfect style to suit your style.
The New Americana
Perhaps we have Lana Del Rey to thank for this, but the red, white and blue of the American flag are taking the fashion scene by storm, as seen. Be it stars and stripes prints, Sweet Home Alabama-reminiscent denim, or chunky white ankle boots, we love this cheery and playful breath of fresh air into contemporary fashion. Embrace the American spirit and shop Americana for 2018.
Sequins & Sparkle
It’s a scientific fact that it’s impossible to have too many sequins, and we’re happy to announce that sequins are here to stay in 2018. The fashion Bible itself has done a whole feature on sequins and sparkle – no doubt this is a trend we can really get on board with. Marc Jacobs has led the way for the fashion world in a whirl of sparkly sequined glory and we’re right behind him. Just because the holiday season is over, doesn’t mean you have to dress down.
Sheer, translucent fabrics are big at the moment. Rather than flaunt your bare skin, chiffons and translucents leave a little to the imagination. Transition elegantly from winter into spring / summer this year with this chiffon and lace bodysuit from FreePeople.com, or glide around as the envy of the party in this Jason Wu-inspired dress.
Pastels are in it for the long run, it seems. The ‘ice cream colors’ trend tends to appear just before the spring season starts. The sun shines warmer, wildflowers are appearing, and Easter is on its way. What better to get out of the winter funk than with a refreshing, pastel-toned wardrobe? Crisp, subtle and romantic, we’re glad that pastels are here to stay.
Fringes & Tassels
Fringes and tassels are dominating the catwalk this year. This textured accent is taking designer and high street fashion by storm. Reminiscent of 1920’s evening dresses, fringes and tassels add an exciting and mysterious quality to any outfit – they blur the lines between the clothes and the body within. Spruce up your style in 2018 with a fabulous fringed skirt, or go retro and splash out on this tasseled suede jacket.
Clearly there are lots of exciting fashion trends to look out for in the coming year – and this is only the beginning! As winter draws to a close, we’re excited to see what new trends 2018 has in store for us.
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