It goes without saying that a new year brings hope for chicer, leaner, and more fiscally responsible months ahead. Nothing gets me more excited for the seasons ahead than the rollout of resort and spring collections. So once again, I’m taking a stab at dishing out what I think will be some of 2018’s top trends.
- Power Couple. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might be the most celebrated couple for the year, but fashion is celebrating the marriage of two power colors for 2018—pink and red. While fall ’17 gave us a preview of how fun donning this dynamic duo can be, 2018 will showcase the myriad of ways pink can be both powerful and playful.
Tibi (left) and Brandon Maxwell (righ) Spring 2018
2. New Bucket Bag on the Block. Thanks to Mansur Gavriel, bucket bags have been all the rage since the late 2000’s. The new kid in town is slightly more structure, polished, and is down for any occasion. This season’s bucket bag takes on a shape closely resembling an ice bucket (champagne, anyone?), with a top handle that will take any look from day to night.
Photos via @vivaluxuryblog (left), the-atlantic-pacific.com (right)
3. Sporty Spice. While the days of Juicy Couture sweatpants are far behind us, this year starlets and street style mavens will take athleisure up a notch while donning joggers and track pants of the pink and velvet variety.
St. Roche track pants (left); Blake Lively in Monse (right)
4. Classically Fierce. As mentioned here, 2018 paves the way for the power of print. Animal print that is. Leopard and cheetah print are sure to continue their reign as king and queen of the jungle, becoming a wardrobe staple in the shape of a faux-fur coat, silk blouse, or calf hair pumps.
5. New Arrivals. Predictably, Gucci was the it-brand of 2017. While Instagram feeds of fashionistas will undoubtedly continue to be filled with the label’s signature “GG” belts and Dionysus bags, 2018 is shaping up to be the year of the newcomer. Specifically, the spotlight has turned to designers across the pond(s) in Stockholm, Sydney, and London.
From left to right: Staud, Rebecca Vallance, and Paper London spring collections.