Every season brings new fashion trends… some that I get excited about… some not so much. While there are probably upwards of 15 key trends for Spring 2018, I wanted to highlight the top 5 that I am excited about, and 3 that I am less than thrilled for.
Let’s Dive In!
5 Spring Trends I’m Psyched About
Bold Blocked Brights
I love bright, saturated hues for the affect they make on all of our personalities when we see them. Nothing perks up your day like a bold pink or yellow, and it can have such a positive impact on your day. This is why New Yorkers always seems so miserable… it’s all that black I tell you! (speaking from experience). Take a risk on a bold bright this spring, and if you are ready for even more fashion adventure, block brights together. My favorite combos are Pink and Red, Yellow and Purple, Emerald and Cobalt.
Tom Ford // Carolina Herrera // Marc Jacobs // Sachin & Babi
There is always some iteration of prints for spring, whether it be florals or stripes or boho or whatever. This year its basically everything layered together! There are a few rules to the styling of them however. One, they must be bold and bright (see first trend!). Second, a more abstract or bold print is often paired back to a classic; think polka dots, stripes and classic plaids. Polka dots are going to be huge this seasons so get on board early!
Mary Katrantzou // Emporio Armani // Burberry // Temperley London
I am very excited about this trend personally because I have a few ideas for projects that I want to make using denim. Note that the difference this spring with denim is that the Canadian Tuxedo gets a silhouette and treatment upgrade. Think blouson sleeves, ruffles, deconstructed bits, bleaching and new wash treatments, overdying, hand painting, and even a few prints in the mix. Denim has needed an upgrade for decades, and it’s finally here!
Elizabeth and James // Oscar de la Renta // Alexander McQueen // Y/Project
Waist Belts and Belt Bags
The belt bag has slowly been creeping back on the scene for the last few seasons, with asian trendsetters taking this risk ahead of many western countries. This season you should feel confident rocking a belt bag, as long as you pick one in a quality fabrication. Think leather or sturdy canvas or denim. Fakes are going to look sad fast, as that is why the trend died out in the first place! I do love the practicality of this trend, especially with a baby on the way; what a great way to be functional and fashionable in one look!
Balenciaga // Gucci // Faustine Steinmetz
Time to retire the chokers from last year. As I grow my hair out and wear it up more often… this is definitely another trend I am selfishly loving. Statement earrings give you the excuse you need to rock a ponytail or bun, and instantly polish off a look. Just make sure the statement is architectural and sculptural. While there is a time and place for tassels, this spring the trend is about interesting shapes, metal cutouts, and mixed gemstones for a modern luxe look.
Marc Jacobs // Topshop // Burberry
3 Spring Trends I am NOT Excited About
I just can’t with this. Haven’t we learned enough over the past 20 years about the rise and fall, and fall, and fall, of Logos? They are the first thing to be knocked off in any collection, and the tackiest way to say how much money you have. Because no one is rocking a shirt with a giant ‘WALMART’ across the chest. I love a band tee, a goofy disney tee or almost any vintage throwback logo tee, but I just can’t get behind this resurgence.
Gucci // Balmain // Fendi
Shades of Sorbet
This is a controversial one, because I do love color and that mint green below is so so beautiful. But this trend comes back every few years and eventually dies a quick death because of how hard it is to pull off. A grown-ass woman in pale blue or powder pink (especially in these oversize 80s silhouettes they are showing this season) is a recipe for a styling disaster. I’ll try almost any trend, as I have with this one in the past… and my honest advice is to just walk far far away.
Dries Van Noten // Emilia Wickstead // Céline
THIS IS NOT A TREND. I REPEAT, THIS IS NOT A TREND. I am so sick of seeing trench coats posted as a trend every year, because it’s like saying jeans or a black jacket is a trend. No, it’s a staple. Stop it.
Balenciaga // Céline // Bottega Veneta