Spring is here, which means summer is right around the corner. So, how does that affect our wardrobes? Getting dressed during the time of year when it is not that hot anymore – but not chilly either can be quite tricky. However, a few key pieces can smoothen the transition – and maintain your comfort level on cold mornings as well as warm afternoons.
According to last year’s preemptive runways, we will be looking at a season filled with delicate pastel shades, whimsical frills, lots of plastic, among others. Let’s take a look at the top 8 spring/summer women’s fashion trends that you are sure to fall in love with.
Hardly unfashionable, but generally overshadowed by their Crayola counterparts, sherbet shades are making a major comeback this summer. And instead of accessorizing or accenting a look with just one piece, the runways have verified the power of head-to-toe pastels. Whether pink, lemon, or lilac, you can expect to see a range of fashion’s prettiest shades this season.
2. T-Shirt Dresses
A T-shirt dress is an ideal wear for the in-between weather because it acts as a perfect layering piece. It is light enough to wear under sweaters and jackets, and also looks fantastic on its own. There’s no better way to kick-start your spring day than by throwing on a casual t-shirt dress and pairing it with your favorite accessories. This clothing item has become a versatile go-to wardrobe must that easily earns style points, regardless of the occasion.
3. Maxi Skirts
Tights are so last month, but it is still a little cold for a mini skirt. However, a skirt with a longer hemline, such as a ruffled maxi, will prevent your legs from getting exposed to chilly winds (and also acts as a good cover-up if you just have not gotten the time to get a tan yet). You can easily pair a maxi skirt with a plain T-shirt and suede or faux leather jacket.
4. Power Shorts
Ah, shorts! So basic, so bland. Simply hiding in the back of the drawer just to be pulled out for a lazy Sunday night. Or so you thought. The spring/summer fashion trends for 2018 have already experienced a rise in the Statement Shorts. St. Laurent’s high-waisted leather shorts and Louise Vuitton’s silky boxer-style shorts, along with an array of other tailored power shorts are something to look forward to this season.
5. Embroidered Tops
An embroidered top with a little cold shoulder action going on can instantly update everything in your closet, from jeans to skirts. Plus, it makes an excellent layering item under jackets and sweaters.
When we think of checks, winter comes to mind. This year, however, checks are everywhere. Whether they are neutral, pastel or punchy, if your wardrobe has anything in the geometric print, then rock it today while it is trendy. You can find simple ginghams at Loewe, while blue plaid shirts at Alexander McQueen, and bag checks outfits at Mary Katrantzou, along with an array of other designs at Fendi, including checked tights.
During the London shows, satin was the most prominent fabric for two whole seasons. First and foremost, its sheen immediately accentuates any silhouette; and second, its innate lightness and fluidity make it an incredibly comfortable option to wear throughout the night. Designers from Roksanda and Chris Kane opted for liquid evening dresses and gowns.
Whenever it is one of those lazy mornings, a jumpsuit is your best friend. That’s because it is a one-stop shopping – you just need to put it on and voila! You are all set to go. Plus, they are polished enough for work and at the same time casual enough for regular events. With so many options featuring minimalist styles, bold prints, menswear-inspired tailoring, and much more, there is a jumpsuit for practically every occasion, from work and travel, to even black-tie events.
So there you have it – 8 trendy and stand-out fashion options that will likely have a big impact on your wardrobe choices this season.