Hello, spring chicks! My favorite season is just around the corner. (sidebar: I love all the seasons, but right now spring is feeling like my favorite) With a new season comes new seasonal trends, and new staples to shop for. Besides transitioning the color story of our wardrobes, we are looking for new pieces to love and cherish – and hopefully, pieces that are still on trend for years to come. While I am still shopping for my Spring 2018 fashion must-haves, here is my list of (5) upcoming trends that should stand the test of time.
M U L E S
The first trend I want to talk about is probably every girls’ favorite: shoes. We have been seeing these moderately heeled pointed toe mules trending in fashion since at least late fall. I myself wasn’t quick to jump on the bandwagon. Something you may not expect from me – I usually don’t grab onto trends right away. I have to see them worn around and styled differently before I can truly say yay or nay. Then I saw these striped kitten heel mules on Asos and I was sold. These types of shoes look great with pretty much anything you’d be wearing, from dresses to joggers. Look for something you can easily see added into your lifestyle but a pair of leather mules is always a safe bet.
T R E N C H
Every year, trench coats are in all the way from Fall thru Spring. This year it’s no different, but many of the trench coat styles we will see this year will have a fun twist. Trending trenches should have fun colors, unique collars or unexpected hemlines and embellishments. My twist on a trench (featured in the photo) is the wrist ties which add another level of drama to the piece. It is also from Asos, and I believe they had this bone shade and one other.
W A R M T O N E S
When it comes to makeup, I think many of us gravitate to warm tones such as copper, bronze, and peach. This year, we are happily transitioning all warm tones, from tangerine to rust to red, into our springtime fashion as well. These fiery shades have not stopped gliding down the runway and it won’t be long before they’re taking over our wardrobes. If warm tones aren’t your jam, shades like camel and caramel are close enough to neutral and are better fitting for staple pieces like shoes, glasses or a handbag.
S H E E R
Who would have thought that getting dressed would involve just as much bare skin as being naked? I love sheer elements in fashion, so I was happy to see this romantic, gauzy statement being paraded in nearly every collection. Since sheer dresses are specifically being referenced, here are the ways I would style them: over jeans and a white tee | with a similarly toned slip underneath and a bustier over top | for the bold, with only a bodysuit underneath. While we are still in the colder months, you can start adding this trend in by wearing sheer socks (with your mules!), a sheer blouse layered with a cami or sweater, or sheer panels in our favorite leggings and athletic-wear.
P R I N T S
Hooray for prints this season! Specifically stripes and checks; though I had come to know this print as gingham, I have been seeing it referred to as checks or checkered. While I like checks as a trend, for me it rings too holiday, however, I think this is a great print if you like to mix prints together. I do have a post on mixing prints, but some general guidelines are to keep proportion in mind, and that the majority of the print should be neutral.
Other styling trends to look out for:
- Jumpsuits with boxy silhouettes
- Dresses and jumpsuits layered over tees and tanks
- Double denim
- Belt bags (also lovingly known as fanny packs)
- Wear-with-everything sneakers
Buzzwords to search for:
- Checks or Gingham
- Matching Sets
- Fancy Sleeves
Sidenote: I have recently really gotten into shopping on Asos (thanks to Rochelle of BeautiCurve). I love that they have such an easy to navigate website, that they have a massive inventory of on-trend items and that they offer student discounts and 2-day shipping. I have experienced some issues, though.
First, if you don’t log in before adding items to your cart, there is a chance that your entire cart of items will be wiped when you do log in to check out. Secondly, items are only saved in your cart for 60-minutes (usually less) and on your wishlist for 60 days! I don’t see the issue with allowing us to save things on our wishlists endlessly. Another issue, you can’t combine the 2-day shipping promo code with other offers, and the regular ground shipping tracking system absolutely sucks. My last issue – and this is a big one – that while their sizing is usually pretty accurate, the photos and descriptions can occasionally be misleading.
I bought a beautiful powder blue dress for work, only to receive it and realize that half of the back was out! Do any of you shop on Asos regularly? What do you think, and do you have any tips or tricks you can share? Also please let me know what trends you are most looking forward to this spring.
XO – T