From New York to Paris to London, spring fashion week was filled with a mix of perky and show-stopping trends. Spring 2018 trends are a triple dose of B’s…beautiful, bold and bright 😀 . The runways were bombarded with some of the usual spring suspects and other newly exciting modes. In summary, colours, patterns, textures, fringes, lines and details were the captivating themes this spring season.
This post features some of my favourite spring 2018 runway trends and chic ways to style them to work.
I’ve included links (highlighted) to available outfit items below the first picture.
- Cotton Candy Colors
Pastels remind me of cotton candy and they are one hundred percent gorgeous. They are neutral alternatives to bright or saturated colours. An easy way to style with pastels is to pair them with greys, floral prints, polka dots or whites. Moreover, pastels combined together are marvellous for colour blocking (like in the picture below) 🙂
Pumps – Zara
- Pink Affair
There’s no doubt that a hint of pink makes anything look a tad bit prettier. This spring calls for wearing pinks in a variety of delightful ways. Contrary to popular belief, pinks are befitting colors for corporate styling. If you’re color adventurous like me, a fuchsia (dark pink) suit with a matching fuchsia blouse/ red button-down is one way to go. And if you’re more conservative, a light pink outfit with fuchsia accessories is also super sweet for work.
Sweater – Zara (similar)
Plaids are a more playful version of stripes. Plaids are your typical casual piece but you can still pull them off as edgy professional wear. They emanate vogue school uniform appeal that I really adore. Plaids look really nice with solid colours or structured patterns like stripes and checkers.
Coat – Mango (similar)
- Mixed Prints
The concept of combining bold patterns/prints is HUGE this spring. Mixing prints are for lovers of super dramatic styles and this trend can sometimes be perceived to be over the top when worn to the office. Fortunately, mixed prints can be toned down for the corporate scene. Small polka dots or leopard prints with stripes is a sleek way of nailing this trend when putting together a professional ensemble.
Shirt – Zara Skirt – Zara (similar)
Simple stitch detailing…ruche skirts or dresses are great for adding character and texture to plain clothes. The cool thing about ruched clothes is that it is an ideal stand-alone piece, especially for formal occasions. It is a stylish option for creating minimalist outfits. In addition to wearing ruched pieces alone, they also look lovely when layered with jackets.
Dress – Zara (similar)