In this day and age, with the popularity of social media where millions of fashionistas are constantly connected with each other, when it comes to style, girls are increasingly looking very similar all around the world. I 2016, I traveled to Toronto, New York, London, Berlin, and Paris and to my surprise at the fashionable neighborhoods of these very style-forward cities, girls were sporting very similar trends, almost identical. And, don't even get me started on the hipsters who look copycats of each other, universally. As a result, I don’t like to religiously follow trends.
Why? Well firstly, I can’t stand out if I dress like everyone esle, and as a petite fashion influencer where making an impact with your look is a must, dressing like everyone else prevents you from grabbing attention. Secondly, I have to invest in new wardrobe every season, and after the trend dies, I have to store the clothes for a few years, until that style would have a comeback. With my very limited closet and storage space, that's a very big hassle! And lastly, the reason for my style rebellion is that I believe true style is about sporting pieces that you love to wear and you feel comfortable in, in a way that if you’re walking down the street, there are heads turning and people giving you compliments.
That being said, as a fashion influencer, one of my daily routines is browsing through all of the latest collections and spotting the upcoming trends in fashion and style. The best way is to go through the collections on Vogue and look for recurring patterns, colors, shades, or silhouettes. At first, this might seem like a daunting task, but after a while, you’ll be surprised how fast you can find these trends. From my observations of the 2018 runway collections, there are specific themes that are popping up again and again. In this post, I am sharing the top 5 trends that will be dominating our wardrobes in the coming year!
As printing technology is getting more advanced, it is not surprising that designers are increasingly experimenting with fresh and innovative hues and patterns. In the year where augmented reality will become our actual reality, the techy shades of metallics will be witnessed as a staple color! Metallic shoes, jackets, dresses, skirts, accessories, you name it! You’ll see more and more of this futuristic shade in 2018. Here are some top picks for you to stay on top of this trend:
We’ve seen this trend in the past couple of years as well. This year, you will see a rainbow of funky colors and eccentric patterns of faux furs, specially when it comes to coats. Last year, the fur slippers and accessories were a huge thing. To be honest, I absolutely hate those fur slippers, so I hope we will see less of that lazy girl accessories in 2018. But the colorful fur jackets are absolutely a top trend.
This year, the trending colors are red, black, white and metallics. Black and white do not need any introduction, and it’s easy to mix and match them or wear them head to toe in the same hue. But with red, well that’s a different story. I see a lot of stylish girls who shy away from wearing head-to-toe red, and this is a huge shock for me. As you already know, red is my favorite shade, and I am so thrilled that this year, there will be even more of it. This year, fashion is all about individuality and making an impact, and what stands out the most than wearing head to red? I can’t think of anything else!
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During the day, I work as the Marketing Manager for a tech marketing company based in Yaletown, Vancouver. One of my favorite things about working is the dressing up part! I know it’s superficial but that’s absolutely what wakes me up in the morning and puts a smile on my face when I'm walking to the office. Thankfully, this year, office wear is trending. From formal checked prints to colourful suits, you will see more of these office inspired pieces as part of women’s everyday looks.
This year, fashion is all about making a statement. With the popularity of the cool app, Kira Kira, you can expect your Instagram feed to be filled with sequinned items sparkling like stars with the help of the app. Sequin pants, bags, suits, trench coats, you name it, this year more is less! Here are some great finds:
Which of these trends do you like and which you don't think you can make it work? Comment here and share the trends that you think will be popular in 2018!