Six Spring 2018 Fashion Trends

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


I said this in my fall trend post and I'm going to say it again right here: I am fascinated by trends. It seems like every season there is a running list of trends for each season and every outlet just chooses their favorite to talk about and spotlight. There are plenty of trends that I'm leaving out, like trenches, galactic sneakers (we've all seen those Louis Vuitton ones people are being sent, right? I have...thoughts on them), feather-trimmed garments, and the list goes on.

Not to quote myself, but I'm going to summarize what I said back in the fall just in case you didn't catch it. Because really, what or who decides something is a trend? Does everyone in fashion come together for one big conference and tack off things on a list for everyone to include in their collections that season? Why are there so many? Does four collections including a giant ice cream cone on somebody's head mean that wearing giant ice cream cones on your head could be considered a trend? I need answers

I've narrowed down the trends to six for the sake of this post. Are there more? Certainly, I already named three earlier! I just decided to showcase the six seemingly easiest trends to wear. Because, let's be real, not everyone is going to be wanting to wear (or have the money) for those heinous galactic space age-esque monstrosities of sneakers.

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Tortoise (Minus the Hare)


Bring on the tortoise shell accessories! These are the perfect addition to any simple look. Pop a pair on with a white tee and jeans and call it a day. Or, if you want to get crazy, layer it with other bright jewelry for patterned mix.
Apricot and Lilac and Mint, Oh My!


Pastels are still a thing, y'all. There was a lot of focus on lilac/lavender shades, but don't leave apricot, mint, or lemon yellow out in the cold! There's plenty of room in our wardrobes and lives for pastels if we want to make room for them. A very easy and fairly typical choice for spring, but this trend makes it much easier to grab from clothes from past seasons.

Bottle (It Up) Green


I just learned why this shade of green is called bottle green. It's darker than a kelly green but not quite as dark as a hunter green. It's a nice happy medium between to two, the perfect transition from winter to spring if I do say so myself. 

The Three S's: Sheer, Satin, Silk


What is spring without silk? Or, if you'd prefer the rain not ruin your nice clothes, maybe opt for something satin instead. Or, just use an umbrella and hope for the best. If you're feeling a little more daring and don't live somewhere that is still the arctic tundra during spring, sheer tops are all the rage, especially the more ~risque~ tops with a bralette underneath.

Florals, For Spring? Groundbreaking


Do I even need to say anything abut florals that Miranda Priestly didn't already say? My advice is to think more prints and floaty styles like Zimmermann without the Zimmermann pricing, ya know? I'm not about dropping hundreds upon hundreds (even thousands, yikes) of dollars on a sheer-ish floral dress. Hard pass!

Cadet Kelly...I Mean Blue!


This was also referred to as sky blue on a bunch of trend lists but I see sky blue as much more of a light blue. Honestly, just any sort of light blue that has a little bit of a grey tone to it is in. Happy shopping! 

6 comments

  1. Although many of these trends are nothing new I love them! Especially the fresh colors like mint.
    ♡Kristina
    TheKontemporary

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    1. Right? I was super surprised to see florals and pastels on so many lists but hey, makes it easier for all of us who want to follow a few trends, right? I'm super curious to see how brands make these trends as unique as possible as the season goes on!

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    1. So fun! I love when just colors are trends so you can pick any piece you're comfortable with wearing instead of an actual specific clothing piece as a trend. So much more creative freedom if you still want to follow the trends, just not to a T. :)

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  3. Ooo these trends are so cute! I love the bottle green and pastel colors! Could never go wrong with some cute pastels in the Spring! :)

    xo, Chloe // https://funinthecloset.com/my-skincare-routine-for-dry-and-acne-prone-skin-that-rocks/

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    1. The bottle green is so gorgeous, I have to get my hand on a piece or two or three!

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