What Trend Will Be Your Signature Style This Year?

Spring/Summer Fashion Trends 2018

Spring/Summer Fashion Trends 2018

Lots of women out there are scared of trends because it funds the scary phenomenon of ‘change’. It also insinuates that you have to buy a whole new wardrobe, which no one can afford (if you can, please invite me to your house ASAP). So let’s clarify a few things:

1. Trends allow you to experiment with your style; take a trend and then make it your own!
2. Trends regularly recycle themselves, often there’s an old hat or pair of shoes stuffed in the back of your wardrobe that can be mixed and matched to emulate this seasons trend.
3. If you’re a shopaholic like me but can’t afford the new, super cute fringed dress from Calvin Klein, then shop the links below for some more affordable options (goodluck!). 

Sheer Genius

The case of the nudie run continues… but is it really a sheer travesty? Totally transparent dressing is here to stay and if you're confident enough to pull it off, dive deep. Red-carpet looks are set to continue, but with an added array of tulle, plastic and silk (this year we are in for a treat). This SS18 season, Emilia Wickstead, Anna Sui, Jason Wu and Preen show us why the trend is 'sheer genius'. 

Quincunx Multiplied

Fun fact; there’s a name for that five-dot pattern on a die, and it’s called ‘quincunx’. With that in mind, polka dots are the perfect trend for when you feel a little fun and flirty (like playing a game; probably the chasing game, if your single and can’t find a man on tinder….). This trend isn’t always pleasing to the eye, but the playfully amusing designs that hit the runway this season set the record straight. Blamian, Valentino, Self-Portrait and Carolina Herrera made sure this was a craze we couldn’t roll. 

Flirty Florals

Florals are always a hit and miss, but you're spoilt for choice this SS18 season, with the runway advertising an array of prints; from 60’s, to soft, to micro florals. Designers from the likes of Marc Jacobs, Mui Mui, Giambattista Valli, Self-Portrait and Gucci exposed the sophistication femininity can transport. 

Cotton Candy 

“There’s a weak link in every chain” (quote from Gossip Girl of course) and this trend is not one of them. Millennial pink resurfaces every year, but SS18 introduced a larger scope of pinks to the runway. We can thank Valentino, Celine, Alexander McQueen and Chanel for keeping us ultra-effeminate this season. 


The question on everyone’s mind… is active wear out? The answer is a big fat NO! A transformation may be taking place, but sportswear still scores every time. High-end fashion designers geared up, taking the trend to new heights this season (maybe making your gym session a little more bearable). Fenty Puma by Rhianna took center stage, knocking us out the park.      


Written by Katelin Rice