Summer had its share of wild trends, and while the colder seasons often make it tempting to turn our wardrobe to all black and grey, there are too many exciting and chic trends to experiment with. Try to stay away from boring looks and make a statement with these on-point looks.
1. Seductive suits
Forget boring and drab pantsuits. Gone are they days of the Miranda look – suits are entering a very Samantha age, and we’re into it. Say hello to short hems, under boob cutouts, and daringly asymmetrical necklines this season.
2. Bright tights
Rather than interpreting this as a failed and dated Gossip Girl look, a pop of colour in the tights can be supremely chic. This can be done in a clashing manner like Adam Selman boldly tried, but monochrome is also a foolproof method, as designers like Amilio de la Morena proved. We suggest starting with olive green tights beneath a dark skirt.
3. Holographic sheen
Otherwise referred to as “oil spill”, this dreamy liquid look is a new take on metallic that we’re obsessed with. Designers like Balmain incorporated the look in a trench, while Antonio Berardi opted for a ball skirt. It’s the only way to wear rainbow without being tacky.
4. Technicolor animal print
Leopard print in classic colours (tan and black) has been around for centuries. But in 2018, women have gotten louder, and animal print is no exception! Interpreted in technicolor looks like neon zebra, bad 80s looks are transformed on the runway by the likes of Tom Ford, Adam Selman and Givenchy.
There’s something timeless and classy about tweed. Marc Jacobs has played around with sizes and texture, placing an oversized tweed coat with a leather skirt. Louis Vuitton also joined the tweed skirt brigade, while Miu Miu opted for a more classic, menswear inspired coat.
6. Luxury fringe
Fringe no longer belongs to basic girls attending Coachella. It has gotten a high fashion remix which has expressed in refined, beaded and shimmered looks as compelled by Christopher Cane and Gucci. Fringes can be full body length and trail over skirts like ties, which are generally layered over boots.
7. Western chic
The Western trend has arrived, and it’s the opposite of all things Kardashian. Instead, cowboy looks and prairie dresses are making a full throttled comeback. Isabel Marant’s show opened with country tune “Jolene” as models rocked prairie dresses and cowboy boots. Fendi also tried out boots as well as incorporating neckerchiefs.
Berets are so last season! Hoods and balaclavas will be making an appearance and are much comfier than fancy hats. Margiela adopted the look for luxury streetwear, while Valentino offers more feminine versions like fairytale inspired cloaks with hoods. With chilly days arriving in lots of the world, most of us will probably be trying out this trend!
9. High sheen
There’s another new and shiny trend besides that mesmerizing oil spill. Fendi and Christopher Kane both opted for high shine in squeaky trousers, skirts, and jackets. Black patent leathers are paired with less stark, softer palettes like beige. We love Fendi’s take on glossy puffer jackets and knee-high boots which both come in first on our list of what to try out.
10. Utilitarian cargo vests
This pocket-filled look isn’t the most refined, and it may not be for everyone. However, it is a very cool unisex and streetwear or military inspired look that all street style lovers will soon be obsessed with. In classic military green or black, you can rock this versatile look with an elegant maxi, or layered over a long sleeved sweater with skinny joggers.