I can’t believe I finally get to write a post about spring because it feels like winter was 84 years long (and still counting). I don’t know about you but I like to start my spring shopping early, which means I have way too many clothes with tags on them, that I can’t wear for at least another 3 months. Like the free healthcare is great and stuff, but Canada reaaaally needs to work on its weather.
The SS18 runways were nothing short of bold and bright so time to put away the black. Here are the top 5 trends going into the new season and the best ways to style them!
1. 80’s inspired
The decade of inspiration has now shifted to the 80’s, with high waisted baggy fitting jeans, and dramatic shoulders but still cropped at the waist. White booties are still going strong into spring as well. If your parents still have some clothes from this era, I would highly suggest rummaging through it, you’d be surprised how many of those pieces are in style right now.
2. Trench Coats
No longer are trench coats only a part of a lawyer’s wardrobe, but they have officially become a fashion statement. It can be worn as a dress on its own, classic office attire, or apparently even over a swimsuit. I’m here for it.
Last year we witnessed the rise of sneakers and this year the trend has only elevated. Its gone from a sleek tennis shoe (think Gucci) to the chunkier the better (think Balenciaga). It is a hard look to pull off if you’re not to street wear, so if you want a less expensive/more wearable option the Nike AirMax 95’s are a classic.
The Hilary Clinton influence is still going strong, women in suits is a POWER LOOK and you better werk it hunny. I mean dresses are cute and all, but opting for a well tailored suit will make you feel like nothing can stop you. If you find the look too business-like, you can go for the blazer dress option – which is still fashion forward but a touch more feminine.
5. The belt bag
aka the fanny pack. Playing on the sporty trend, you’ll see these bags all over social media. Personally, I wouldn’t invest in a designer bag like this because it’s just too trendy and not a investment type of bag. But you can’t deny it has a cool girl vibe to it, especially with the right outfit.
Which one of these trends do you see yourself rocking?
(Images from google, whowhatwear)