There’s no better occasion to revamp your style than the beginning of a new year. Whether your resolution is to get a more fashion-forward look or take more style risks, fashion trends can be a great start. So, if you need a sartorial guide to the year ahead, keep on reading for the top 10 fashion trends that will dominate 2018.
- Lilac and Lavender
“Ultra Violet” might be the official Pantone color of 2018, but we’re predicting on the soft shade of lilac and lavender to takeover instead. The shades are a nice alternative from millennial pink, and will give you a sweet and sassy style. Think of an off-shoulder top and trousers in the lavender color to give you a minimalist style with a romantic spin. Or, make everything sweet with a floral embellished lavender dress that’s perfect for parties.
- Art-Inspired Ensembles
Be a walking masterpiece with art-inspired ensembles, giving you an artistic statement effortlessly. Art and fashion dominated the Spring 2018 runways, and it gave us the inspiration to wear the most creative trend ever. If you want a bold, yet classy statement, opt for art-inspired dresses in black and white motifs—just think of graphic bird prints, scenery paintings, floral brushstrokes and such. For a playful and girly vibe, go colorful with scenery-inspired skirts, fruit print tops and even graphic print dresses.
- Plastic Overload
Chanel showed us its PVC-themed Spring ’18 runway show—making the clear plastic outerwear fashion-forward. If you’re still on doubt to try the trend, go easy first with your accessories as see-through bags and shoes will be some of spring’s major trends. But if you want a bold statement, think of plastic coats, jackets, and capes that will look chic yet unconventional with your feminine outfits.
- Checks and Plaids
Checks and plaids are everywhere from the runways to the street style, so dare to wear them now. You’ll find the pattern most frequently on blazers and trousers that can take you from office to parties, but you can also opt for dresses, skirts, and even bags to wear the trend. Plaid shows no signs of checking out, so you can even wear the pattern head-to-toe, giving you a cohesive and creative look.
- Festive Fringes
If you’re a woman with a carefree personality, the fringe trend is back—and it’s perfect for you. It’s one of the most fun trends of the season that will allow you to experiment on your looks. If you want to give it a try, look for fringed bags, earrings, sandals, skirts, dresses, and tops that will give you a festive look. To embrace a feminine yet carefree look, opt for a fringed dress in a pastel shade, giving you a sophisticated, empowered appeal.
- Retro Florals
Prints can add some dimension and personality into your outfits. If you love the ’60s-inspired styles, retro floral prints are fresh again for 2018. Whether you opt for a more graphic, large-scale take on the pattern, or a black and white print, retro florals can add a dose of feminine vibe to your style. Just opt for breezy dresses to put you on a spring mood. Or, incorporate the pattern with your structured, modern pieces to give you a wave of nostalgia stylishly.
- Sparkling Sequins
Sequins are no longer just for the New Year’s Eve and nighttime festivities, as you can totally wear them in the day. To make the trend fit for daytime, pair your sequined skirt with a T-shirt or a Breton striped top that’s perfect for a girl’s night out. Sequined accessories like bags and shoes are also great, but if you want to stand out in the evening party, opt for a sequined dress instead—and don’t forget to match your shimmering shade to your clutch for a head-turning statement.
- White Suiting
Sleek and elegant, a white suit can make your office style more professional and sleek, perfect if you’re working in a conservative office. Luckily, a white suit isn’t just perfect for work events as you can glam it up with a box clutch to make it party-ready. For a sexy yet edgy statement, rock the white suit with a bralette and a statement necklace, making everything stylish and a bit unexpected.
- Transparent Heels
Whether you like it or not, clear heels aren’t going anywhere. But a great thing, transparent heels are getting a fashion-forward update with elegant or even futuristic spin. If you want a pair of heels that will take you from parties to weekends, opt for transparent heels with gold trims that will look elegant with an evening gown or even a casual dress. If you think transparent boots are too much for you to bear, go for boots with transparent wedge heels, making it the center of attention.
- Oversized Earrings
Your jewelry can make or break your look, and oversized earrings will elevate your outfits instantly. After seasons of arty earrings dominating the runways, oversized chandeliers are back. If you have a romantic fashion personality, think of floral and bejeweled earrings that will make everything feminine and chic. On the other hand, a woman with a carefree personality will look best in feather, fringe, or tassel earrings.
With these fashion trends, you’ll make 2018 your most stylish year yet.