5 Fashion Trends You Need to Know About Right Now
This year’s fashion trends are all about boldness and attractiveness. Feminine patterns and colors are everywhere, and while this trend isn’t necessarily new — florals have been around for a while now — you need to be aware of some nuances to keep your wardrobe fresh and updated. Mixing and matching different trendy styles for eye-popping drama is popular now.
Take the following tips with you on your next shopping trip so that you can turn some heads.
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Pastels are all over the runway now, and soft and romantic lavender is chief among these hues. You can wear this color on everything from dresses to blouses and jumpsuits. Don’t be afraid to go with a full lavender ensemble (that is, top to bottom lavender), but if this look is too intimidating, you can pair the color with a well-worn denim or incorporate it through bold accessories.
Vintage has exploded on the runway, and dresses are at the peak of this trend. Apron-style and baby-doll dresses are the silhouettes you want, and retro prints such as micro-florals and tartan designs are throwback favorites now. Throw on a blazer to dress up the look for work or an evening out.
To dress it down and add a more casual vibe, try wearing your plaid baby-doll dress with a pair of boots. With a rustic pair of cowboy boots from the Justin Boots collection offered by Russell’s Western Wear, you will be on trend with this year’s mix-and-match aesthetic.
Tiny purses were first seen on celebrities last year, but they are in full force now among non-celebrities. To hit the mark without looking comical, the purse should be able to fit your phone and credit card, and nothing else. Look for a micro-purse in a chic fabric such as velvet or faux snakeskin, and wear it on a long cross-body chain. The purse belt — or fanny pack, with bold, eye-catching patterns and fabrics — is included among micro-purses now.
Blazers are nothing new in the fashion scene. However, they’re especially hot now thanks to the trend of adopting traditionally masculine pieces and transforming them into power-laden ensembles for women.
The trick to hitting the mark for 2018 is combining them with other current trends. A floral or sequin-studded blazer takes this work staple to the next level, and it can easily be dressed down with a pair of sneakers or boots.
Next to florals, polka dots are the hottest pattern this season. Any combination of colors will set you apart, but the classic and timeless black-and-white polka dot look is especially trendy. Don’t be afraid to go bold with a blazer and skirt combo or an eye-catching Dolce & Gabbana polka-dot dress. This style screams summer and sophistication, and it works just as well for the week and weekend.
However you decide to incorporate these trends — by adopting the full lavender pantsuit or flaunting a cute polka-dot purse — you can do so confidently. Dramatic or subtle, show the world how you make them yours.