The Top 3 Spring/Summer 2018 Trends You Should Be Shopping For
March 20, 2018 | BY Cheryl Chan
Confused and overwhelmed by all the different trend reports out there? Well, fret not. We've done your fashion research for you by bringing together the hottest trends of the season, with NET-A-PORTER's buying team. And the best part? They're all shoppable too!
From lady-like looks to retro throwbacks, it's time to hit refresh on your new season wardrobe. And from now until April 15, 2018, NET-A-PORTER is offering an exclusive free shipping promo code just for Singapore Tatler readers. Just type in SS18TATLERSG when you check out to enjoy the code. The wardrobe plotting starts now!
1) Fresh Feminity
According to Lisa Aiken, Retail Fashion Director at NET-A-PORTER, "This season we see a return to all things pretty and feminine," as designers send their best ladylike looks on the runway. From vintage florals to pastel tones, it's time to celebrate the female presence with these romantic looks.
Yes, we know. Florals, for spring, how groundbreaking. But we beg to differ with this vintage-inspired midi dress. Play with the versatility of this dress with chunky boots for a grunge-inspired look for daytime and then swap the shoes out for a strappy heel and a bright red lip for a perfect night time date look.
Pastel handbags are set to be one of the biggest fashion trends of 2018 so make sure you're ahead of the curve with this gorgeous mint bag from Wandler, a NET-A-PORTER exclusive.
Don't just look at a corset belt as simply a stylish accessory. Not only does it work as a great layering piece, it instantly refreshes any existing outfit and gives you a great hourglass silhouette.
Who says pastels always have to be pretty? Lilac jeans are a great way to test out the trend, especially if you've got an edgier sense of style. Pair with a leather motorcycle jacket and white ankle boots and no one will accuse you of being too saccharine.
We're all familiar with the little black dress, but what about its daytime equivalent, the little white dress? With its cut-out sleeves and shoulder ruffles, this summer staple has gone through a style remix, making it a current wardrobe must-have fashion item.
"'80s and ‘90s references have featured heavily in seasons past and have worked their way into our wardrobes, think: checked blazers, high waisted jeans, boyfriend shape tees and retro sneakers. Now, puff sleeves, tweed jackets and chain jewellery all combine to create the most literal representation of this era we have seen to date," Aiken shares.
Take a nostalgic walk down the fashion memory lane as anything 'old' become cool again. Trust us when we say you'll want to wear these items everyday, and not just on #ThrowbackThursday!
Undoubtedly one of the coolest collaborations out on the market right now, this Off-White x Jimmy Choo boot was inspired by Princess Diana and invokes all sorts of royal feelings from us!
These aren't the polka dots you used to wear as a child. This timeless print is back in a big way and we especially love it on an on-trend retro high-neck blouse.
When Kanye West sent a memo to Kim Kardashian stating that she could only tiny glasses from now on, we knew he was on to something. These Matrix-esque shades have been spotted on the runway and have been a great hit with all the major celebrities. Try pairing your shades with an equally trendy leather beret for a look that screams retro cool.
Pump up your evening wear game and break all the rules with this bold sequinned minidress from Marques' Almeida.
The easiest way to spice up an outfit? Throw on a pair of statement earrings. These oversized studs from Off-White would go perfectly with a simple white tee and vintage high-waisted mom jeans.
If a dainty box clutch or minaudière isn't really your thing, not only is this cool mini clutch from The Volon make a great replacement, it can fit your phone, wallet and lipstick as well!
3) Colour Me Happy
"Saturated shades and crayola brights have become far less intimidating. Even in terms of styling, the clash has been taken one step further with bright on bright," Aiken says.
While clashing your colours used to be a huge no-no, this season it's time to experiment and embrace unusual colour combinations. Say goodbye to dreary neutrals and hello to Crayola colours.
Bright yellow doesn’t have to be intimidating when it’s done right. Cut from fluid silk crepe de chine, this Stine Goya maxi dress with the prettiest intricate beading is perfect for Sunday brunch.
If a full-on neon outfit isn't really your thing, take baby steps by starting out with your accessories first. It acts as a great pop of colour and is sure to add a vibrant touch to any outfit.
Up your style quotient this season by juxtaposing your acid brights with "off" fabrications like slick patent leather—it's an easy way to make a sleek and powerful statement.
Not one for the faint-hearted, fluorescent colours are now back with a vengeance, with these acid bright tones invading the runways. For a modern update, make sure to tone down your look by sticking to only one neon piece and keeping the rest of your look neutral.
Say goodbye to Millenial Pink as we embrace fuschia for 2018. Bright and unapologetic, this is one colour that screams for attention. We dare you to pair this with a striking scarlet skirt or a crimson dress and take on this season's coolest colour pairing of red and pink.
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