In today's post and video I've rounded up the 5 most wearable spring/summer 2018 trends.
Each of these trends can be easily incorporated into your existing wardrobe, and can be worn beyond just this spring and summer. Before we hop into, these are by no means the only trends this season but I selected these five because I think they can fit into most wardrobes seamlessly and offer versatility for more than one season. Plus, because everything that's old is new again, you can easily find many of these trends in vintage shops or second hand stores and sites like eBay and Etsy.
First up is the color of the seasons - lavender. Since Pantone's color of the year for 2018 is Ultra Violet, we're seeing various shades of this purple hue popping up everywhere. For spring/summer specifically it's taking the form of a delicate lavender and designers like Victoria Beckham and Michael Kors utilized this color in fun new ways in their SS 2018 collections.
One of the things that I love about this trend is that you can easily incorporate it into your existing wardrobe with either clothing or accessories. On the clothing front I think it looks fantastic (and is incredibly versatile) in simple separates like tailored pants, structured shorts or classic skirts. Plus, this color looks amazing when paired with neutrals for a subtle effect, with other shades of purple for a modern take on monochrome, or with other pastels if you're feeling bold. If you're unsure how you feel about this color but want to try it out, I think you can't go wrong with accessories like a great silk scarf (so easy to find in vintage shops!) or a pair of earrings. Plus, if you're unsure about having the color so close to your face you can tie it around your handbag for a nod to the trend that doesn't require you to commit to a full look.
Transparency and sheer fabrics are nothing new for the warmer months, but this season we're seeing it done in a more subtle, wearable way with strategically placed patches here and there.
Everyone from Givenchy to Saint Laurent had their own take on this trend during the SS shows and I think it looks particularly lovely when anchored by a more structured piece like tailored pants or shorts.
If you're unsure about how to work with this trend, I think sheer sleeves are the perfect way to try it out. This feature keeps you covered everywhere else but adds a romantic touch that hints at the trend in a perfectly classic way.
We all know that florals for spring are a given, but this season they took a more dramatic, modern turn with elaborate draping, layering, cut-outs, bold colors and exaggerated sleeves. I personally really love this trend because it's very easy to wear, can be paired with a multitude of closet staples that you already own, and can be worn for years to come without ever feeling dated - if chosen correctly.
Plus, you can easily find floral skirts, dresses and tops just about anywhere including vintage and second hand shops.For spring I love this look paired with loose waves, casual sandals or slides and delicate jewelry for an effortless, carefree look that can take you from brunch to dinner without breaking a sweat.
You know how much I love structured pieces like blazers so as you can guess, I really love the short suit trend that's back this season in a silhouette that feels perfectly modern and 90's at the same time with a longer short length and looser jacket.
This combination is incredibly wearable and perfectly reflects the 90's resurgence happening in fashion, music and film right now.
We saw this look everywhere from Chanel to Versace and often in delicate pastels to reflect the season. If pastels aren't your thing though you can easily opt for a neutral suit or even wear a blazer and pair of shorts that you already own (just make sure that they match). Also, another great thing about this trend is that you can easily find the real deal in thrift stores and on Etsy for an authentic look that's also more sustainable than buying a brand new suit.
Last but not least is the high waist. As I'm sure you've noticed, waist lines have been steadily rising for the past few seasons and this spring/summer is all about the super high waist - often cinched with a paper bag style tie.
I love this trend and think that it's incredibly flattering and is also something that you can keep in your closet for years to come.
Much like the short suit, these high waisted pieces can easily be found second hand and are perfect for adding visual interest and sophistication to light and airy pieces.
And there you have it! Those are 5 of the ss 2018 trends that I think are the most wearable. I'd love to know what your favorite trends are this season and which you can't wait to pass.
Also, if you'd like you can watch my corresponding video to the right and like always thanks so much for stopping by!