From ice-cream pastels to plastic fashion, dark denim and cinderella shoes, I’ve rounded up 6 of my favourite Spring 2018 trends for the season ahead. Keep scrolling for my pick of some of the best on-trend pieces available now on the High Street and online. I can’t wait for the icy chill to move on so I can wear them!
Thanks for dropping by! J ♥
This season’s colour palette has a distinctly romantic feel with touches of dusty pink, soft lilac, powder blue and creamy lemon. The shades are soft but the look doesn’t need to be, as Victoria Beckham put it ‘delicate can be strong’. Choose one colour as the dominant shade for a head-to-toe look with a masculine suit, dress or coat. Add shoes in a contrasting pastel hue and you’re all set. Sherbet dip anyone?
PREEN BY THORNTON BREGAZZI // TOM FORD
CHANEL // VICTORIA BECKHAM
EMILIA WICKSTEAD // TOPSHOP UNIQUE
PREEN BY THORNTON BREGAZZI // TOPSHOP UNIQUE
As far as I’m concerned denim is a wardrobe staple no matter what the season. So I was delighted to see the hard working fabric feature in S/S ’18 collections, dark denim especially. At Calvin Klein, Rosie Assoulin, Dior and Tom Ford denim does double duty with Canadian tuxedos and denim only looks. While Chanel favour a light wash this season, Alexander McQueen add ruffles and lace to obligatory florals. My advice? Don’t be scared to try something new. Ditch your skinny jeans for wide-leg denim, an oversized denim jacket, denim boots or go all out with a double denim look.
CALVIN KLEIN // DIOR
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN // CHANEL
3. The Noughties
Inspired by childhood experiences and our 90’s hero’s (Clueless, Spice Girls…) the Noughties influence was evident across Burberry, Calvin Klein, Isabel Marant and Chanel S/S ’18 collections. Think streetwear, sports clothes, pops of saccharine neon, dad trainers, windbreakers, parka’s, anoraks and a lot of great nostalgia. This trend is all about comfort and grab-and-go pieces making it one of the easiest trends to wear.
BURBERRY // CALVIN KLEIN
ISABEL MARANT // CHANEL
BURBERRY // ISABEL MARANT
This season sequins are big news and the best part is they’re as wearable by day as night. Take a cue from Gucci and Dior by keeping things casual and dressed down. Add boots, a tee, bomber jacket or sweatshirt to balance out the look.
DIOR // TOM FORD
Plastic is set to be HUGE this Spring / Summer. It made a (transparent) appearance at Burberry, Isabel Marant, Calvin Klein and Chanel. Chanel most of all bought into waterproof clothing creating all manner of plastic fashion including hats, gloves, boots, capes, jackets and bags. While there may well be concerns around the long term implications of this trend and its impact on landfill, for now it’s not going anywhere. Hopefully when the time comes this will be recyclable fashion or at least something we want to keep around for good.
BURBERRY // CHANEL
CHANEL // ISABEL MARANT
ISABEL MARANT // CALVIN KLEIN
6. Shiny Shiny Shoes
If you prefer your accessories to sparkle rather than your clothes then frosted shoes may be more up your street. We’re talking full on glitz with enough lustre to tempt a magpie. I’m inspired by Miu Miu’s glittering sling backs in icy blue (already on my birthday wish list) and Balenciaga’s FULL-ON embellished heels.
MIU MIU // ROGER VIVIER
LOEWE // BALENCIAGA
And while they’re not shiny per se I admit I’m loving the socks and heels look a la Fendi and Burberry. So good!
BURBERRY // FENDI