Trends are recycled so often that it’s impossible to go wrong with any outfit anymore, especially since past styles have made a comeback to the runway, and even everyday fashion. Just like any art form, fashion has gotten pretty diverse over the years with the resurgence of past era’s fads, clashing prints or colours, and streetwear in retro aesthetics. It’s all been done before in 2017, so here are some trends that are here to stay for the new year.
Sheer is the new sexy
Showing skin through translucent fabrics is no longer reserved for the night time, with more casual cuttings of sheer apparel making its way into our daily wardrobe through midi mesh dresses that can be layered with a t-shirt, or sheer fitted tops over a slinky bralet. Exude playfulness with a fuller silhouette, like puffy mesh skirts and babydoll tops that are all the rage with brands like Molly Goddard in her spring 2018 RTW collection.
Ultra Violet for the win as Pantone’s colour of the year
According to Pantone’s press release of the shade, ultra violet is “an enchanting purple shade that offers designers versatility of expression,” which has already made its way to some 2018 spring collections. Parisian contemporary brand Zadiq & Voltaire is one of the brands on board, incorporating the bright hue into their punk-glam brand aesthetic. Look out for statement pieces like violet blazers and jackets in the dashing shade, they’re gonna make a difference in your wardrobe.
Plastic jackets are the next fashionable waterproof item
These became a hit in 2017, and it will presumably make its way into this year as well – most notably in the form of funky outerwear. Doesn’t matter if it’s coloured or clear, plastic apparel is far from tacky, putting up special appearances in weather appropriate settings like music festivals. From Calvin Klein overcoats to Yeezy thigh high plastic boots to Topshop, there’s nothing plastic can’t touch.
The fringe gets a fancier and glittery upgrade
Paco Robanne’s latest collection has a wide range of items for the disco princesses out there, but what stood out the most is the tinsel fringe that serves as the perfect accent to the modernised disco flash theme. A more futuristic approach on the formerly popular boho-chic fringe donned by celebrities like Vanessa Hudgens, the flashier fringe is made for the ones who aren’t afraid of shimmer.
Satin slip dresses are the classics that never die
Last year’s edition of popular satin slip dresses – popularised by Kate Moss in the ‘90s – were all the rage thanks to its simplicity and elegance. This time around, brands like the revitalised Coach and Ralph Lauren gave the classic dress a twist by incorporating prints alongside embroidery to an already exquisite material. If you’ve had your share of fun with satin dresses, draw inspiration from Coach’s equally delightful satin bomber jackets.