The sun is out, birds are singing, and everything is green again! In other words, spring is here. The change of season is always the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to some cute new clothes. Some fresh new looks can help you shake off the winter blues and get ready for fun in the warm weather. Spring is the season of weddings, graduations, garden parties, and outdoor brunches, which means you’ll have lots of opportunities for putting together fabulous looks. Formal events in the spring are often more laid back, so you can have a bit more freedom in choosing what to wear. A beautiful sundress will go a long way in the spring and can take you into the summer. The change of season also means new trends, so we’re here with a recap of spring 2018 trends for inspiration. This is the perfect time to shake up your style and try out some 2018 fashion trends in your wardrobe.
The lace up trend has been around for a few seasons now, but while this look started out super sexy with corseted styles, it’s transitioned into more soft and romantic looks. The scalloped neckline and oversized lace up details on this linen crop top give that historical novel heroine vibe that’s super hot this season. We’re seeing this look all over the runways and Instagram with light neutral colored wovens, ruffles, and off the shoulder details. This trend is all about looking down to earth and feminine without overt sexiness. Linen hasn’t enjoyed much time on the runway in recent history, but it’s showing up among spring 2018 trends. Linen is a natural fiber, which means its both sustainable and comfortable to wear. It’s highly breathable so it’s a great choice for hotter days in spring when you’ll be spending time outside. Plus, it’s got a unique texture that can add some variety to your wardrobe. Paired with a flowing maxi skirt, chunky sandals, and a wide brimmed hat, this crop top would be such a cute outfit for an outdoor concert or event.
Another major player among 2018 fashion trends is embroidery. Instead of a floral print this spring, try an embroidered floral motif instead. This trend owes a lot to traditional Mexican embroidery and other folk arts, but reinvents it in a way that’s decidedly fashion and not your grandmother’s handicraft. Embroidered embellishment is the perfect way to take a garment that has simple elegance, like this off the shoulder dress, and add a dash of character. This dress would be perfect for bringing along on a spring break trip to the beach.
If the spring 2018 trends are all about looking soft, romantic, and down to earth, this ethereal romper with floral accents is the ultimate piece. A romper like this is perfect for everything from patio brunch dates to casual weddings or other semi-formal events. Rompers are an effortless option for looking flirty and feminine with versatility and ease. The floral embellishment on this romper is another take on the folk art inspired trend that’s been made totally contemporary. Pair this romper with a long sheer cardigan and ankle boots for a boho vibe perfect for a weekend getaway.
Forget pastels and demure florals this spring! Instead, we’re opting for bright and bold prints that really make a statement. This season, go for prints that have an Impressionist vibe, think something that looks like it could have come from a painting by a modern artist like Gauguin or Matisse. Lean toward tropical vibes and vibrant hues. This linen mini dress has a super simple silhouette that lets the print do all the talking. Again we’re seeing our fabric of the season, linen, making an appearance. We love this dress because its simplicity gives it so much versatility. Throw on a denim jacket or oversized button up and some slip on sneakers, and this is an ulta chill look for hanging with friends during the day. Or, add some flashy accessories and heels for instant cocktail hour readiness.
This woven floral and lace maxi combines the romantic trend with a touch of the folk art trend. It’s ethereal and flowing with an open back that shows off just the right amount. Again, this a look that can work for casual, boho vibes when paired with an oversized denim shirt or long cardigan, and sneakers or flat sandals. This would also be a great dress for a relaxed and laid back spring wedding, especially one on the beach or at a botanical garden.
Overall the most important 2018 fashion trend is wearing what you want and what makes you feel good! It’s always best to stay true to yourself and own your personal style. We love spring because it’s the time for rebirth and new growth. If you’re feeling the need for a style overhaul or just some casual rebranding, this is the perfect time to do it. If you always wear a tee shirt and jeans, try a new sun dress or romper. If you always wear neutrals, try some vibrant hues and prints. For casual daywear, we’ll be rocking soft, romantic crop tops with lace up accents and ruffles. For that bridal shower or graduation party, we’ll be wearing flowing dresses and rompers with folk art inspired embroidery. For nights out, we’ll have our eye on bright and bold prints with a modern art vibe. Overall, we’ll be keeping it simple with comfortable fabrics like linen and flowing silhouettes. Whatever your look, don’t be afraid to try something new. Happy Spring!