8 Spring/Summer 2018 Fashion Trends and How to Wear Them
October 09, 2017
Now that the fashion month is over, we rounded up the biggest trends for spring/summer 2018.
There are many trends that are going to stay from the previous seasons (and years!), despite moving into new directions (we are looking at you athleisure.)
These are the 8 major trends we are going to see everywhere this next spring/summer season:
Tod's, Gucci, Sportmax, Public School.
We saw them in an elegant key at Tod’s, in a ‘70s reinterpretation at Gucci, pastel at Sportmax, très chic from Apiece Apart, and your boyfriend’s but better at Public School. Jumpsuits are going to be a staple item in our wardrobe this spring, and we can’t wait. There’s going to be one for every taste and body shape.
Christian Dior, Fenty X Puma, Marc Jacobs, Stella Jean.
Sportswear pieces and fabrics made appearances on the runway in full looks or alongside skirts and silk dresses for a new take on athleisure, of which some said this fashion month marked the end. The jumpsuits at Dior, Fenty X Puma and Marc Jacobs recalled scuba diving, motocross and skiing suits. Next summer, rather than going out in your workout clothes, be more creative and mix and match them with the less sporty items in your closet!
- Denim on Denim
Elizabeth and James, Oscar de la Renta, Alexander McQueen, Y/Project.
Will denim ever not be a trend? Well, let’s just say this season it’s going to be even more of a trend. Think head to toe denim looks – literally. At Elizabeth and James also the boots were made of denim. At A.P.C. and Oscar de la Renta the blue jeans and denim skirt were paint stained, while at Alexander McQueen and Y/Project the jean jackets were deconstructed to create extra shapes and sartorial possibilities.
- Bright Pink
Tom Ford, Off-White, Marco de Vincenzo, Missoni.
That bright pink broad shoulder jacket from Tom Ford worn by Mica Argañaraz over an even brighter pink jumpsuit marked the beginning of the fashion month for many of us. Little did we know that we would have seen that pink on many more runways! Together with yellow, which is not going anywhere, pink is going to be one of the main colors this spring/summer 2018.
- Fanny Packs
Marc Jacobs, House of Holland, Gucci, Sportmax.
We regret to inform you that fanny packs were everywhere this fashion month, and we are even sorrier to say that they looked pretty freaking cool. We saw the brightest and sportiest fanny packs at Marc Jacobs and House of Holland, while many designers reinterpreted the traditional fanny pack in a more contemporary and chic way, see Gucci and Sportmax where the placement screamed fanny pack but the bag itself was much chicer than your uncle’s belt bag.
- Dresses on shirts
Off-White, Balenciaga, Miu Miu, Prada.
While this trend started from slip dresses worn over simple t-shirts, this fashion month we saw all sorts of dresses worn over all types of shirts, from silk dresses worn over sporty shirts at Off-White to flowy dresses worn over leopard shirts at Balenciaga. So have some fun this spring and mix and match your t-shirts, button downs and tops with your dresses for some new and exciting outfits!
- Print on print
Marni, Dries Van Noten, Mary Katrantzou, Maison Margiela.
To remain in the theme of mixing and matching, another trend we are loving this spring/summer 2018 is the mixing of different prints and patterns in the same outfit. We saw some very good examples at Gucci, Marni, Mary Katrantzou, Dries Van Noten and Maison Margiela. This trend is pretty easy to follow: Use your creativity and judgement to put together different prints that are very different but somehow can go together.
- Sheer dresses
Missoni, Sonia Rykiel, Christopher Kane, Fendi.
Yes, you do need to be a bit bold to embrace this trend, but the good news is that there are all sorts of transparency and colors, you can go Missoni blue 80% transparent or Sonia Rykiel black almost completely see-through.
We love many of these trends because you don’t need to buy these items (or any new clothes at all for that matter) to follow them! You can just get inspired by the runway and adapt the trends you like the most to your own wardrobe.
Which of these trends are you going to adopt and which ones are you going to leave behind next spring?