Trend Report: Spring 2018

Spring—the time of year when winter has finally turned the corner and we can look forward to giving our wardrobe a much-needed makeover. So what’s in store this season? The runways were lined with trends that were a throwback to the ’90s when logo T-shirts and flannels ruled. But also seen was a refreshing touch of glamour. Here are some of the top wearable trends we can expect this season.

The Classic Trench

There’s a reason that the trench coat remains a classic. It is versatile and timeless. It remains a favorite this season. Updates to this classic include feminine frills, while some designers opted for a sleeveless version. Although sleeveless might not be ideal for getting through spring showers, it offers a sleek alternative. Consider adding this update to your spring outerwear lineup.

Lady in Lavender

Spring fashion wouldn’t be complete without a palette of pastels reigning the runway. This season, lavender is the clear favorite. Try color-blocking by wearing different shades together, in a top and blazer combination, for instance.

Fringe for Days

Fringe has been popular for a few seasons and maintains its place among spring fashion. This can be a tricky trend, especially in the workplace. In love but not sure how best to wear it? Accessorize with a fringe-trimmed bag or booties— just as statement making and less distracting.

Pretty Pumps

The glitter trend is huge this season and continues south of the ankles. Designers showed us pumps emblazoned in sequins and glitter. Not just an after-hours look, glitzy heels can be worn long before the sun goes down. If sporting a full sequin top as part of your look is too much, then consider stepping out in a pair of sparkling pumps so pretty they would make Cinderella jealous.

ANDREA LERUM