And it’s here…my annual spring fashion trends report for 2018!
For spring/summer 2018, the trends are ALL OVER THE BOARD! Not to complain, but because there were so many diverse and absolutely crazy trends, it was just a bit difficult to decipher what to recommend.
Although there are so many (great and not so great) trends, I whittled it down to 7 of the top, most wearable trends, a.k.a. things you’ll actually be able to wear for your professional and casual lifestyle.
As always, as the season goes on, I’ll be highlighting other major trends including more shoes, and how to wear them, so be sure to stay tuned. But for today, here are my picks for the best spring summer trends for 2018!
Spring Fashion Trends-2018
Even though Pantone awarded Ultraviolet the color of the year, on the runways and in real life, lavender is the “it” color this spring! You may be thinking of lavender as simply another pale, pastel shade; however, it’s showing up more saturated and bolder than delicate. Wear it with other pastels or pair it with navy or black for a totally work-worthy look. Here’s a lavender based outfit that made it home with me recently.
Updated Trench Coats
Everyone knows a classic trench coat is a timeless wardrobe basic; however, if you’re as sick as can be of the plain coat, this year’s trench styles may be your antidote. Trenches are embellished with ruffles, fringe, and ruching. Or you can keep it a bit more simple with a pastel or bright colored coat.
As I detailed in this post, bright colors, and I mean really bright colors are back in style. I find these saturated colors easiest to wear tempered by neutrals, but designers are showing brights from head to toe. I love bright colors and am easing into this trend, but if you’re already on it, another big trend is to go Rainbow, mixing colors and lots of color in prints.
Polka dots, Checks and Florals, oh my!
Mashing up prints and colors is definitely a huge trend of the season! Think of it as the opposite of minimalism! Since mixing patterns isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, here’s a run down of the prominent prints.
Polka dots are very strong for 2018. If rainbow colored dots remind you of your childhood, stick with navy or black and white for a retro look that stands out.
Florals are just as big as they have been in the past few season, but what’s new is that the prints are bigger and bolder with a lot of retro inspired flair.
Gingham is the easiest check to add for your spring update, but neutral, tartan and even bright plaids will fit in beautifully.
Kitten heels, typically a stiletto style heel ranging from 1-2 inches, are super easy to wear. There are still plenty of block heels in the stores, but if you’ve been missing the more feminine kitten heel, I feel like they’re here to stay for a while.
Quite honestly, I was worried that my beloved-fringed skirt was going out of style! Instead, fringe is stronger than ever…and everywhere! Whether on a skirt hem, all over a top (like delicate eyelashes,) or on a handbag, fringe adds fun to everything.
Handkerchief hems come to mind first in terms of asymmetrical hems, but as I’ve mentioned before, anything goes…
- Side swept ruffles
- Tiered hems
- Asymmetrical wrap skirts and more!
Again, these are just a few of the many, many trends for spring of 2018. Whether you add several or just a couple of these trends, you’ll feel fabulous and your closet will thank you for the update!