From bold and bright to retro and bohemian – the upcoming seasonal fashion trends promise a fabulous mixture of looks, styles, materials and colors. This is of course great news for shoppers, who will have a range of pieces from classic to crazy to choose between, according to their individual style preferences and lifestyles.
Modern fashion trends which highlight a variety of looks which range from comfortable to space age, by way of quirky and alternative, are so much fun to work with, and versatile enough for everyone to add at least a touch of runway glamour to their outfit of choice.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the key themes worth having in your wardrobe for the upcoming seasons.
If you love the hard wearing blue stuff then you are all set for fashion heaven, as not only is denim destined to be a hot item you can style it any which way you choose. Crisp and neat, distressed or appliquéd, heck you can even break the long term fashion police rule of not doubling up by wearing denim on the top and bottom at the same time!
Footwear trends are predicted to be largely either masculine, workwear style flat-heeled boots, or a modern take on the platform shoe of the 1970s, like this beauty. If your climate allows for sandals in the next six months then this pretty pair is another good example of what all fashion forward feet could be sporting.
Crisp business style wear is set to be very chic, with an ever so slightly only relaxation of cut and design for weekend and evenings. A sharp, smart, well cut jacket would probably be enough to get by with if a more relaxed look suits you better.
The most prominent trend in outerwear looks to be the padded jacket, making something like this– available in a wide variety of colors – a real must-have. Alternatively there’s the vintage denim option, or a wearable version of the lamé look expected to hit the stores very soon.
Lovers of all things quirky should watch out for the brightly colored fake-fur jackets that are marked to be hot in 2018.
Just the slightest chill in the air provides enough of an excuse to snuggle up inside a lovely warm knit, and for 2018 if it’s oversized or has even a slightly offbeat element to the design then even better! This super soft fleecy style is a great example, and with ten colors to choose from, it’s pretty versatile.
At the catwalk shows observers almost needed sunglasses to deal with the sheer amount of bold colors being used. Think shocking pink, vibrant turquoise, yellow, red, and so on. Add in polka dots, leopard skin prints and the bohemian scarf-like prints now being transferred to entire pieces of clothing and it’s sounding like a migraine waiting to happen. Somehow they all work, though it wouldn’t be wise to mix and match too readily, and there should be plays on the more muted, yet very effective pairing of black and darker shades of blue for those who prefer a more toned down look.
All things astral or cosmos related are fair game for designers both this season and next, so pieces such as this cat in space T-shirt, or galaxy design hoodie will still be very wearable for the year ahead.
Pick and mix
If some of these trends seem a little too full-on for your style you don’t need to miss out; they can all be tweaked easily enough. Try adding a splash of bright color through accessories like a scarf, hat, bag or gloves, or go for something less visible such as these offbeat socks.
Don’t forget that jewelry is a stylish and easy way to acknowledge a trend in a subtle way, and this gorgeous bangle set which features a lot of turquoise is a great example, as is this unusual pendant with its on-theme image of outer space.
A season or two where feathers and patent leather sit alongside fleeces and tracksuits (even in modernized versions) seems almost impossible to imagine, but the trick is, as usual, in the way designers take the key concepts and adapt them into wearable items with a nod, or two, to their original form. And that is the true essence of fashion trends – a theme which is interpreted in a thousand different ways to reflect the individual who buys each item and styles their own look.