With the weather warming up I finally get to break out one of my favorite things about spring; my pastel wardrobe! Finding ways to incorporate lighter colors such as florals, pastels, and bright happy colors is what spring is all about. A spring palette can be so fresh and fun, it’s one of my favorite looks to work with. Play with light colors for a look that feels good. This season, my go-to palette is inspired by the past: orangey reds, rusts and golds. Mix them into your wardrobe for a throwback hue that feels new. You shouldn’t feel limited by the typical light colors such as baby blue, light pink, or a soft green known for creating a great spring outfit. Those colors are amazing but there is a world of color to work with, walk outside and get inspired!
This season you can expect spring trends to focus on anoraks, haute denim, saturated colors, transparencies, mixed prints and pastels. These are the biggest spring 2018 trends from the designer runways.
Anoraks - There was definitely a huge Nineties urban vibe happening. It was expressed in different ways, but the common item was the Windbreaker/parka/acnorak jacket. In whatever iteration, it will be everywhere next season.
Haute Denim - The all-American staple got the formal treatment at the spring shows as designers paired them with evening attire and in some cases, “bewejeled” them enough to take you into a gala.
Saturated Colors - No neutral ground here, the statement was clear when it comes to the preferred spring palette: bright, saturated hues either monochromatically or colorblocked à la Tom Ford. Designers who nailed the look include Tom Ford, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, and Sachin & Babi.
Transparencies - Sheer, skin revealing fabrics were shown in diaphanous dresses leaving little to the imagination yet done in sophisticated cuts.
Mixed Prints - Known for being the city with an eccentric palette, London didn’t disappoint when it came to bold pattern play. From the overcharged florals set against polka dots at Mary Katrantzou to subtler, more casual variations like the patterned knits at Burberry, there was a range of day to evening fare for any occasion.
Pastels - Where New York opted for vibrant, saturated hues, London took a softer approach to color for spring with pastels and dusty tones. The romantic shades popped up at nearly every show, notably J.W. Anderson, Peter Pilotto and Emilia Wickstead.
I hope that these spring 2018 fashion tips helps you find all you need when putting together your next outfit. Accessories, from bags to anoraks, will keep you fashion forward.
Jaci Scully - The Wardrobe Stylist
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