Life isn’t perfect, but your outfit can be.
This New Year, I promised myself to hit the gym every day, to eat out once a week, every week, for 52 weeks, and to dress well all 365 days.
Needless to say, so far I’m successfully on top of 2 out of three! Gym…we’ll leave that for 2019, maybe!
2018 brought with it new fashion trends and revived old ones. Here are 5 you just can’t go wrong with.
1. Trench Coats
Trench coats are all the rage this year due to their multifunctional nature. They can be worn as is, or on top of another outfit. They can go from casual to formal depending on how they’re tied. From a sailors knot to a fun bow, trenches can be dressed up or down.
2. Vintage Florals
Florals are a great way to be the ‘girl-next-door’. Long dresses, lace, and embroidery complement each other, whilst other vintage elements like bell sleeves and crop tops add a chic yet casual element to any outfit. Get ready to see vintage florals all around town, be it in the form of Bardot crop tops or culottes.
3. Loud Logos
If you’ve got it, flaunt it! This year it’s all about Gucci, Balenciaga, Versace, and the likes. Logos aren’t minimalistic anymore. Instead, they’re jewelled, printed, sequined, and visible from essentially a mile away. Be it on purses, graphic tees, or even sliders, 2018 in the year of the loud logo.
4. Power Pastels
Pantone’s colour of the year is purple. Shades of purple will dominate 2018, especially pastels like lilac and lavender. These can be incorporated in subtle ways, such as a scarf, ballet flats, or even a colour block clutch. Other pastels such as mint or baby pink can be worn as pantsuits, blazers, or for the truly risqué – as a trench coat.
You can’t go wrong with retro! Polka is most likely to be seen on tops, dresses, or accessories, and very rarely on pants. Bigger dots are more apt on dresses, whilst smaller ones are perfect for cute day tops and playful accessories. White dots on black, or contrasts like green on red, yellow on blue, and orange on purple are hot picks for 2018!
Take a leaf or two from our book and start planning your outfits keeping in mind these trends! We ensure you, you’ll be turning heads in no time!
Preview Photo: ELLE