It seemed an unattainable dream, but we can finally say that summer is approaching and, with it, fashion renews its colors, shapes, textures and combinations in the form of summer trends. What will be the key pieces during the next months?
One color: pastel shades
Pantone pointed to the Ultra Violet as the 2018 color, although, for the summer collections, firms have softened it turning it into a lavender shade, which, along with the pink and pastel blue, will be the protagonists of our summer outfits. In a total monochromatic look, mixed with white to reduce attention or with vibrant colors like yellow to enhance them. They will be present even in accessories, a different way to incorporate this trend. Be that as it may, they are the absolute protagonists of summer in terms of color.
A garment: the suit jacket
It already was a leading trend during the autumn-winter season. The working-girl look is on the rise and firms have filled the catwalks of suits also in their spring-summer collections, but with small changes. The colors: pastel for the prints; we forget the Prince of Wales and, although we will see some checks, they will not be the main stars. As for fabrics, these will be fresher and more fluid, ideal for the upcoming hot months. The biggest advantage? Its versatility. Perfect both for a day of work in the office, to go out to have dinner and even to attend a more special occasion without having to resort to the typical dress.
Earrings are the main stars
The accessory par excellence this summer are the maxi earrings. They were in the 2017 Spring-Summer collections but it is true that they didn’t fit outside catwalks. However, this year they have arrive at fashion shows and stores in different colors, shapes and materials. Special mention for those made of plexiglas, a type of plastic material that allows to play in terms of shapes and colors and that has been seen in the shows of Acne Studio or Emporio Armani, among others. How to combine them? The first rule to do it right is without fear. Their daily use will become indispensable.
Bags and shoes: the stars of summer
White shoes have come back in a strong way. At the beginning of this spring they went viral in the form of booties, but the truth is that we have seen these pieces of all styles and shapes in catwalks. Flat sandals, stilettos and even cowboy boots, which have played a major role in the Chloé fashion show. White handbags are perfect for a summer day look.
One of the most adapted trends by low-cost firms is the use of natural fabrics. Raffia, bamboo, braided straw, wicker or macramé are used for jewelery and shoes but, specially, in bags. Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors or Fendi included some models in their spring-summer shows. After the boom that has originated around this trend, firms like Prada have also joined with new designs. Without a doubt, one of this season’s must.
In contrast to natural fabrics, we find its total opposition in transparent plasticized materials, which, again, will be seen mainly in bags and shoes which would be its more adaptable version to street style, although we have also seen them in rainwear or pants. The models of Chanel, Staud and Céline have become viral, but there are plenty of examples that show that firms are betting strongly on this trend. Perfect, without any doubt, to keep the inside of our bags at bay.
Dresses are the star garment of summer. Fresh, comfortable and with the ability to have a total look with just one piece. Every summer there is a design that stands out among the others. Last year it was the turn of the crossed dresses, very flattering for all types of figure. In 2018, we will see more minimalist dresses, with a straight cut and spaghetti straps. In catwalks, we have seen these dresses both mini and maxi and in a multitude of colors and patterns, including Vichy checks and Liberty flowers.
A game of prints
Checks, stripes, polka dots, graphic prints… All of them have had enough presence to choose only one. In a more geometric design line, we can highlight polka dots, stripes, especially vertical, and checks, which were already a trend during the autumn-winter season, but now come with a more casual pattern.
In a tribute to graphic design we find, on the one hand, repeated patterns, large and very colorful. On the other hand, works of art, comic characters and popular culture in general that become protagonists of the garments.
The urban style and, above all, its mixture with more elegant pieces, is increasingly fashionable. So much so that designers have appeared in fashion shows using tracksuits and sneakers, something that a few years ago seemed unthinkable but now, given that sneakers are a great part of the success in sales of large firms such as Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, Channel or Céline it seems more than reasonable.
All imaginable garments have been in the spring-summer fashion shows with bright fabrics. Pants, skirts, blouses, jackets, jumpsuits, dresses… that give that jewel touch and reflect the light in such a way that they become the perfect pieces to wear in any special summery event.
Catwalks are filled with new and original proposals for the next season. Accessories as main stars, pastel colors, bright fabrics… what trend will you opt for?
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