How To Wear Spring 2018 Fashion Trends In Real Life
Spring is nearly here (though the 25 degree temps outside would like to tell me otherwise) and with it comes Spring fashion. My favorite thing about spring fashion is the retiring of my down coat, boots, and fleece-lined tights in favor of feminine dresses and pretty flats. It's almost like our bodies come out of hibernation and are once again exposed to the sun and fresh air. I am not an overly trendy person, but I always like to add a few pieces to my wardrobe to keep it fresh and current. Fashion trends can often read as over the top and unrealistic. A tulle dress with a see-through bodice has little relevance to my life. I mean, can you imagine waltzing into your office boobs to the winds only covered by a flimsy piece of tulle? Yeah, me neither. I found a few pieces online that interpret this season's trends into wearable and affordable (!) clothing pieces that will add pops to your wardrobe.
Spring 2018 is all about the bright and bold colors. Think hot pink, vibrant greens, yellows, reds and oranges. Wearing a bright color like this can be intimidating, but in a classic cut piece like this orange dress from Asos One Shoulder Fold Scuba Dress it is eye-catching while still being wearable.
That fringe trench from Loewe is lovely if a tad impractical. I wouldn't want to wear it in the actual rain. And here in Chicago during the Spring season we get a lot of rain. This Moda Luxe Fringe Hobo Bag is affordable and in a dark color like black looks more expensive than it is. And at only $29.99 you won't be too worried about it being in the rain!
Ruffles can be a tough look to pull off. I always find with detailing like ruffles or tulle or pleats that the best thing to do is to lean in to them, rather than try to minimize them. Ruffles are made for fun bold looks. This Asos Bardot Tulle Mini Dress is a perfect example of that. It also comes in a solid bold colors like red and blue so you could kill two trends with one killer dress!
I love pastels - specifically lavender. But they can be hard to pull off without looking like a walking macaron. Which I personally don't mind but I know some may not be interested in that. Colors like lavender, soft pink, and baby blues the easiest pastels to pull. And pairing this Chicwish Charming Flavor Crochet Shirt with a black or tan skirt will keep it from being too twee.
If pulling off one bold color is hard then why not go whole hog and wear all the colors? Like I said above - lean into it. For this trend I think skirts are the best option. You can pair them with a solid black or white top and solid colored shoes and accessories to ground the look. I'm a bit obsessed with this New York & Company Rainbow Striped Pleated Skirt. This would work well into summer as well with a pair of sandals and some sunnies.
I hope you found this inspiring. Take a look at what trends catch your eye and find a way to make them your own in a real and wearable way. Which trend do you have your eye on for Spring? Let me know in the comments!