6 Fashion Trends to Keep an Eye On in 2018
It seems like the year ahead of us is going to be the year of change. Changes of styles and trends are going to be both slight and dramatic, but you will not be able to miss them. Before you know it you will start noticing a particular colour and materials everywhere you look. Luckily, you don’t have to wait to see what fashion trends will be popular: we will give you a brief list of six fashion trends that are going to rule our world.
If you like unusual pieces you’re in for a treat: wrapping yourself in plastic seems to be a new thing. It all started with Chanel’s runway where the most noticeable trend were PVC pieces. Everything from coats to hats had been made of transparent plastic and that is one of the ways to make sure everyone sees your fantastic outfit (and hairstyle). If you get your hands on a PVC bag, make sure your belongings are neat and in order, get a flashy phone case and an eye-catching key-ring so that you can always find these items in your bag without having to look for them forever.
Ultra violet is the official Pantone colour of the year 2018, but that doesn’t mean that you should kiss all your lavender coloured pieces goodbye. Pretty much all shades of violet will be considered fashionable and be welcomed, so if bold ultra violet isn’t exactly your shade, it’s okay. This means that you will be seeing all shades of violet everywhere: nail polish, hair dye, socks, bags, hats, scarves, skirts, shirts, suits, and swimsuits. Streets will look like someone painted them violet and we’re ready for it – pink was becoming rather boring.
The year behind us was filled with super-sized sleeves, but the year before us is taking things to the next level. Think 19th century France and embrace the big, billowing sleeves Louis Vuitton was always fond of. Still, balance is the key, and if you pick a piece with huge sleeves make sure the rest of your outfit is at least a bit slim: skinny jeans, pencil skirts, and form-fitting shirts will make you look slimmer.
It seems as if the fringe trend is here to stay! No matter how much time it passes, this trend always makes a comeback. There isn’t a specific rule as to where fringes should be worn, so you can wear a flapper-style dress, a cowboy jacket, or a playful miniskirt with a matching clutch bag. It doesn’t matter if you decide to channel some of those ‘70s vibes with fringe belts or you’re in for a more discreet option and pick a pair of fringe boots, this style will make you look like a model.
Shoes to die for
It appears that popular fashion designers have put a lot of time and thought into new designs and this year we’re in for a treat. So it appears that glittery boots will be seen everywhere, as well as PVC boots which will require that you take good care of your feet and get regular pedicures. What is more, buckles are also making a comeback both on flats and on ankle boots so you will be seeing a lot of metal on your footwear. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got your eyes on expensive Alexander McQueen flats or handcrafted Menorcan sandals, the most important thing is to pick a pair you feel comfortable in.
All that denim
Those of you who remember the long-gone 2000s’ denim-on-denim trends might shy away from attempting to wear it again, but you should give it a second thought. Denim-on-denim trend has re-emerged and it’s going strong, which means that you’ll be seeing more of it everywhere. If you aren’t afraid of risks, you can combine different shades of blue denim, or you can always try something a bit more conventional like mixing black with blue or black with white denim instead.
Trends come and go all the time, and it’s virtually impossible to keep up with every single one of them. The best thing to do is to see trends not as strict rules you should abide at all cost, but as general guidelines you could use to adapt your own personal style and modify it so that it stays fashionable but still represents the real you. After all, trends are temporary but your own style is something that stays with you, so you should not lose it because you have been following trends blindly.