Your 2018 Fashion Horoscope Has Arrived, and It's Interesting…

Whether or not you pay attention to what your weekly horoscope predicts — which tends to be something along the lines of, “harness your inner love compass to attract the office stud” — you might be surprised to learn that the kind of astrology you’ll find in women’s magazines has a royal association.

According to the Smithsonian, the first horoscope column to appear in a newspaper was in August 1930 after the astrologer R.H. Naylor was asked by The Sunday Express to pen some predictions for Princess Margaret. He was later offered a weekly slot called “What the Stars Foretell” after his divination that “a British aircraft will be in danger” between October 8 and 15 1930 proved to be soberingly accurate when a plane crashed outside Paris on October 5.

It might be almost 90 years later, but horoscopes still haven’t lost their popular appeal. And if the stars can give cosmic guidance about what dates in the calendar month will be best for our job prospects/ love life/ bank balance then who are we to ignore them?

Now you’ve probably spent the festive period wearing enough crushed velvet to upholster a sofa. So what can the zodiac tell you about your new year wardrobe? Ruby Warrington is our chosen interpreter. She’s the former features editor of The Sunday Times Style and author of Material Girl, Mystical World: The Now-Age Guide for Chic Seekers and Modern Mystics, as well the founder of the cosmic lifestyle platform, The Numinous, and an online spiritual mentoring program called the Moon Club. I asked her to match up spring/summer’s 12 hottest trends to star signs. Keep scrolling to see how your birth date will inspire your new-season shopping list.