Spring 2018's Most Wearable Fashion Trends
Gone are the days of obscure styles and impractical buys; this is the year of wearable fashion. Say sayonara to stuffy nine-to-five looks, fussy formalwear, or offensive hues. Instead, usher in a slew of easy and flattering trends for Spring 2018 designed to bring out the best in you.
Move over primary shades, because we're in a pastel state of mind. The sophisticated tones show up in soft knits, simple sheath dresses, and subtle detailing to give even the edgiest moto jackets and ponyhair toppers a flirty twist.
(Left) Tibi Cropped Sweater ($350), Mr. Larkin Babette Pant in Olive ($313), Charlotte Stone Effie Heels ($284), (Right) Susana Monaco Emma Dress ($192), Kurt Lyle Shea Jacket ($995), Ring (Model's own)
THE NEW GOING-OUT TOP
Reinvent your date-night ensemble with a selection of statement blouses, shirts, and bodysuits that pair well with worn-in denim and head-turning footwear. Keep it classy without compromising your cuteness via looks that play with volume, color, and texture rather than revealing cutouts and body-con silhouettes.
(Left) Sea ¾ Sleeve Lace Up Blouse ($345), La Vie by Rebecca Taylor Wide Leg Jean ($250), Bauble Bar Corsica Tassel Earrings ($38), (Right) Viva Aviva Sheer Drop Shoulder Top ($295), La Vie by Rebecca Taylor Wide Leg Jean ($250), Bauble Bar Corsica Tassel Earrings ($38), Dear Frances Bucket Boots ($750)
(Left) A.W.A.K.E Giant Polka Dot Twisted Top ($645), La Vie by Rebecca Taylor Wide Leg Jean ($250), Dear Frances Bucket Boots ($750), (Right) Halston Heritage Olivia Bodysuit ($175), Cinq a Sept Serge Trousers ($365), Ancient Greek Sandals Thalia Sandal ($280)
Who said you can only be mad for plaid during freezing temps? The perennial print becomes unexpectedly playful when you mix and match with stripes, dots, or other tartans.
THE PERFECT TRENCH
This season is all about variations on the go-to wardrobe staple. If classic cuts are more your style, reach for street-style approved hues like pastels or acid brights. But if being a bit bold is in the cards for you this season, opt for deconstructed toppers that feature cutouts, sheer panels, and skirted hems.
The Canadian tuxedo has officially been upgraded just in time for the changing temps. Think head-to-toe dark denim with clean lines and trendy proportions. Pop on a workwear-ready blazer when the temps take an unexpected dip.
Before your write off florals for spring as a total cliché, hear us out. 2018's version of the cheerful pattern is inspired by tropical locales and graphic takes on vintage prints. Throw it all the way back to the '60s and '70s with bold botanicals in a pared-down color palette.
THE SEASONAL SUIT
Meet the new iteration of the power suit that quietly commands the corner office with the greatest of ease. From pajama-esque styles that coordinate with confidence to in-your-face shades of red, this season is all about suiting that appeals to contemporary comforts.
(Left) Cinq a Sept Inez Blazer ($695), Iris & Ink Astrid Striped Gauze Top ($120), Iris & Ink Cropped Striped Crepe Wide Leg Pants ($150), Stuart Weitzman Nudiststong Sandal ($398), (Right) Cinq a Sept Inez Pant ($495)
(Left) Iris & Ink Astrid Striped Gauze Top ($120), Iris & Ink Graham Cropped Crepe Tapered Pants ($110), Stuart Weitzman Nudiststong Sandal ($398), (Right) Iris & Ink Double Breasted Crepe Blazer ($220), Iris & Ink Graham Cropped Crepe Tapered Pants ($110)
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Written and Styled By: Zoey Washington
Photographer: Brittany Griffin
Set Design: Cassidy Miller
Hair and Makeup: Eliza Veal
Models: Jennifer Ceci, Ruth Aideyan, Devi Jagadesan, Katie Markelz, and Weslei Thomas
Associate Editor: Lindsey Graham-Jones