Many designers have already showcased some of their 2018 collections, which we can all look forward to rocking for the next couple of months. In case you missed them, here is a reminder of some trends that are bound to be must-haves in your wardrobe this year.
It’s going to be a sweet shade explosion! Ice cream colours were big on the catwalks, with lavender the stand-out shade. It looks as if it’s going to be touted as the new pink. Whether it’s a romantic lavender dress or a blazer in this shade worn to the office, the colour will be spotted everywhere. And, bear in mind that pastels can be incorporated with almost any colour.
History repeats itself with the beret returning as the hottest hat trend. Designers incorporated the stylish headpiece into their new collections at Paris Fashion Week last year, and celebrities such as Rihanna and Bella Hadid have been spotted wearing it. You can play it safe by wearing a classic black beret that will go with everything – or don a pastel beret.
While this doesn’t mean that you have to retire your vintage, light-wash Levi’s, dark denim is seeing a rebirth. From jackets to pants and skirts, dark-wash denim has reigned in every form at the shows of high-end designers such as Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, Chloé, Fendi and Versace.
With regard to X-Girl eyewear, brands such as Louis Vuitton and Prada have revived this 90s sunglass shape. It comes in the form of razor edges, Oakley-esque touches and a gutsy experimentation with colour.
Fringe was showcased by designers in all its variations. So, whether you’re the eccentric type or a more conservative dresser, there’s a look for everyone wanting to wear this playful fashion item. From Calvin Klein’s colourful pompom dress to Studio 54-inspired tassels by Paco Rabanne, the look can get slightly over the top – but you can still pull it off in shredded tees or statement earrings.
The fashion rule for 2018? Individualism. This year, fashion demands of you to express yourself and make everything that you wear your own.
Although it has crept up on us slowly, the time is ripe to embrace and celebrate your individuality. Individualism in fashion can be expressed by wearing a deconstructed garment or playing with a colour palette or prints. You simply take something stylish and change it, or mix ideas to create a new look.