With the end of 2017, a few trends will start to make a slow exit (like cold-shoulder tops, millennial pink) as new ones arrive in their place.
Spring always brings the opportunity for a fresh start, sartorial and otherwise, and the following eight trends are sure to set the tone for the new year’s fresh looks.
Fantastic plastic pieces abounded on the runways, most notably at Chanel with clear rainboots and accessories but also at Marc Jacobs, Burberry and Christopher Kane. April showers are sure to bring on these water-resistant wares.
Walking on sunshine
From Gen Z yellow to the mustard hue that showed up this fall in plenty of street-style shots, yellow is sure to be a major hue in 2018 (despite Ultra Violet purple being the official Pantone color of the year).
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Checks, tartans and other plaids came roaring back to holiday and home decor this winter, and lighter versions will likely stick around come spring.
Florals are always a guarantee for spring, but 2018 will see versions in edgier cuts (like those at Proenza Schouler), with darker hues and more abstract prints.
After plenty of ’90’s-inspired lighter washes in the past few years, a darker, more raw version of denim debuted on spring’s runways, from Tom Ford and Chloé to Derek Lam and Christian Dior. Choosing a darker wash will make for an instant wardrobe update.
Spring’s unofficial outerwear is the trench coat, which made appearances in myriad colors, materials and weights, from Dries Van Noten’s breezy sheer printed versions to Alexander McQueen’s heavier traditional khaki style with embroidery. Pair the topper with a pointy-toed and embellished Mary Jane for a sophisticated, nonchalant look.
Mule-ing it over
The mule takeover will continue in 2018 with a multitude of variations, from office-appropriate closed-toe styles (with both stiletto and block heels) to more casual open-toed options that slip on and off with ease.
Saturated crayonlike colors will likely continue in the new year. Cherry reds, bubblegum pinks and juicy oranges will lead the way, but the trend is more about the impact of the colors than the actual hue.