We thought it would be nice to give you a hand, thus today we are translating the most desired catwalk looks into easy to wear daily outfits. We start with botanical prints and we finish with modern cuts, so you can get a grasp of what the „spring refresh” of your wardrobe means.
Trend #1: Spectacular shirts
The usual cotton poplin shirt is readapted. Spring 2018 means asymmetric shirts, long wristbands, hems of different lengths, bulky cuts, belts, puffed sleeves, buttons and seams in contrasting colors, even shirts with 2 or 3 different prints. You will still find in shops the classic office shirts, along with casual, oversized or even men-like casual shirts, but the big news are these spectacular models. They are cool, not corporate. Wear them during the week with large or cigarette trousers, and during the weekends choose a relaxed style, matching them with a purse or a cross-body bag.
Mango white shirt: 159.90 lei; Mango striped shirt: 159.90 lei; Marks and Spencer oversized shirt: 175.00 lei; H&M shirt dress: 179.90 lei
Trend #2: Stripes and plaid
Last year, the collections were dominated by vertical stripes. Dresses, shirts, trousers, skirts, everything was covered in shades of blue, red, pink, yellow or black stripes – do you remember? You certainly do, as you have surely bought at least one piece like this. To keep things interesting and modern, this spring match one vertical stripes piece with another plaid one. Get inspired from catwalk fashion, where stripes were worn with maxi plaid skirts. But you can also match it with some plaid trousers with striped top. Find your favorite combination and wear it the entire season. Or – the easiest way – look for a coat with two combinations of stripes or two combinations of plaid.
H&M different stripes shirt: 89.90 lei; Zara 3 types of plaid skirt: 199.90 lei; H&M 3 types of stripes dress: 199.00 lei; Zara patchwork tunic: 149.90 lei; Mango green, black and white striped dress: 249.90 lei
Trend #3: The Urban Jungle
Floral print, spring? It is a classic thing, already an old cliché. In 2018, you will be one step ahead everyone wearing outfits integrating exotic, tropical or wild prints. For a maximum visual impact, wear an outfit with such prints. If you are more of a shy person, dare to choose a simple skirt with exotic print, matching a white shirt or a sailor stripes t-shirt. Otherwise, you can wear some floral print trousers matching a hoodie and ankle boots, and when weather gets warmer, wear a tropical print shirt dress and high heel mules.
Zara tropical floral green dress: 99.00 lei; Zara shirt dress with lots of exotic flowers: 129.90 lei; Mango robe camouflage print dress: 99.90 lei; Mango exotic print blouse: 199.90 lei
Trend #4: Suits and easy cut blazers
Fashion’s love relationship with business pieces continues in Spring 2018. In other words, feel free to invest in a trousers suit or a chic blazer, because you will wear them without exception! To get yourself away from classic silhouettes, look for long lines blazers, with one or two buttons and thin revers, high waist large trousers (long or culottes), or cigarette trousers, straight skirts with asymmetric hems, or fluid dresses. Oversized pieces are the ones really trending. Separately, you will wear each of these with other outfits. For example, during the weekend you can match the fluid blazer with a white T-shirt, ripped hem color fading jeans and moccasins.
Massimo Dutti 2 piece suit (blazer and culottes trousers): 799.00 lei / 399.00 lei; Zara 2 piece plaid suit (blazer+cropped trousers): 199.00/ 149.90 lei; Zara 2 piece yellow suit (long blazer with a belt + flared jeans): 349.90 / 199.90 lei
Trend #5: Maxi dresses and skirts
The most desired silhouettes and lengths of the season are the luxurious, long and fluid ones. The dresses have high collar and puffed sleeves, the skirts have asymmetric hems and diagonal seams, the fabrics: veils, thin velvet, viscose – they move when walking and sometimes shine…The good part is that these skirts and maxi dresses do not touch the ground but the ankles. You will be able to wear them with medium-high heels, but also with sneakers, espadrilles or thick sole shoes. The fabulous effect is guaranteed!
Mango maxi green dress: 249.00 lei; Massimo Dutti silk dress: 1199.00 lei; Zara dotted dress: 199.90 lei; H&M asymmetric skirt: 129.90 lei