2018 is well under way so we thought it was high time we took a look at what the coming months will mean for fashion lovers in terms of trends. That way you'll be able to organize your outfits in plenty of time and get up to date with everything 2018 has to offer in terms of styles, colors and textures.
This is what will be setting the standard on the street - and in your closet -so read on and start planning those looks from now!
Looking future-forward and as shown by houses like Chanel, Blumarine, Rachel Zoe, Jenny Packham and Comme des Garçons on the catwalks of NYC, London and Milan, a head to toe metallic look is a big YES for 2018. If you like this style you can combine metals with blocks of cool colors and you'll have something not only Maximalist, but super chic no matter what your style
Transparent fabrics often hit the runways, but this time they've a little more texture. We're also referring to plastics and other materials such as PU that can be worked with the same purpose. Led by Jeremy Scott and Miu Miu, the style of overcoats and transparent plastic coats - which also give us a super retro vibe - are that little detail that ensures even the simplest of outfits will not go unnoticed.
Feathers, Faux Fur and Fringes
These applications are, and have always been, a way to differentiate between basic pieces and those pieces that give the FIRE touch to your clothes. Dating from the fifteenth century in Russia, the fur coat has always been the main element of protection in times of torrential cold, however, now we prefer ours to be FAUX fur and styles vary from with or without sleeves, with or without hood, or short or long. A fake fur coat is ready to add a chic maxi addition to any look. Likewise, the fringes and feathers that since the 1920s have defined what is truly chic!
From left to right: Emilio Pucci, Emilio Pucci, Sonia Rykiel, Zeynep Kartel
Spots, polka dots, whatever you want to call them this style is often fairly retro - whatever form it comes in. Polka dots, apart from being a classic print in the world of fashion, are also a must if you are a lover of a "mix and match" ethos or you like to wear multiple prints in a single outfit. Do not let this style must-have fly under your radar!
From left to right: Loewe, Balenciaga, Emporio Armani, Zimmermann
Boho style was already fashionable - and even a little bit overdone - in 2017 but to give it a super Maximalist upgrade, the seventies have inspired designers to break out disco styles, flares and polyester again. This time, however, garments are updated with crochet applique, embroidery and prints in traditional materials such as wool, suede, cotton and knitted fabrics - leaving zero space for Minimalism. This style is Maximalist by itself!
From left to right: Etro, Naeem Khan, Stella Jean, Alexander McQueen
Go girl and show them the independent entrepreneur, fighter, creative and stylish person that you truly are. The new outfits for the office are something that will make you want to work 24/7. There are almost too many options to choose from; everything from stockings and skirts to ties and bow ties, the girls have everything to take over our workspaces with these power suits.
From left to right: Daks, Tibi, Calvin Klein Collection, Stella McCartney
Comfortable and casual styles with your sports clothing is here to stay. Take a pair of sweatpants and combine them with a pair of boots or heels; something more relaxed and casual paired with an unexpected accessory will bring life and style to your daily closet. You can also wear sports tops and sweaters with brooches, ruffles and more.
From left to right: Chloé, Public School, Jeremy Scott
Quilting and Big Shoulders
Well this is vintage! Dating back to the 1930s, shoulder pads are another icon of power women and surely your mom or grandma still has that ultra retro sweater that this look can not miss. Pieces of padded texture and super high and structured shoulder pads were also very present on the catwalks for year. Use this style to add a more serious touch to your look.
From left to right: Céline, Isabel Marant, Jil Sander, Balenciaga
This is what we call easy Maximalism! The colors of the season come in blocks of color last seen in 2012 when fluoroscent coats and blazers were super fashionable. However this time, colors come in version 2.0. and are mixed and in maxi form, whether in dresses or scarves. Cool, bright and radiant colors will be the new season's palette.
From left to right: Monse, Nina Ricci, Oscar de la renta, Tibi
With more than 3,000 years of existence to its name, velvet - in any of its forms - has been an element of looking on-trend since medieval times. This season is all about making your simple outfit into something more sophisticated. From subtle colors such as millennial pink or baby turquoise - which were very trendy last year - you can choose from maxi dresses to crop tops. To look sophisticated is going to be a piece of cake!
From left to right: Altuzarra, Self-Portrait, Lacoste, Dior
many brands are turning away from real leather however clothing made from artificial leather, PU, patent leather or leatherette are bang up to date. From coats to dresses to lingerie, bad girl inspirations in all shapes and forms gives a sexy edge to your closet. It can be just an accessory such as an overcoat or boots; or maybe a complete look. Let this look do the talking for you!
From left to right: Saint Laurent, Proenza Schouler, Fendi
2018 will see maximalism on every corner. Tell us your favorite style or the one that inspires you the most and don't forget to share your outfits on our social networks!
Get planning, Maximalistas!