It might seem like we’re heading into the darkest part of winter, but for fashion enthusiasts (you, me), it’s an exciting time where a new batch of designer collections filter into store. Cutting through the noise of winter coats, sequin dresses and impending Black Friday sales, a host of brands are bringing you an edit of forward-facing trends that are ripe now but are also guaranteed to hold their shape well on into next year. The resort collections are your fast-track into 2018—your head start on the top looks to come.
Originally introduced to the retail market to fulfill the demands of a winter jet-set community, resort collections are now far more varied in their offerings. You’ll find as many cold-weather knits as you will tropics-ready bikinis. That also means these bonus lines can be confusing to shop from, hence our desire to step in, edit things down and present to you the most important new trends. We’ve also included some high-street options so you can get on board without crossing everyone off your Christmas gifting list.
Keep reading to see the Resort 18 trends we’re into now.
Gold Hoops With Everything
Style Notes: If Phoebe Philo styles every single one of her Céline Resort 18 looks with chunky gold hoops (and sometimes multiple pairs), then we know it’s time to ditch all other jewellery and get focused.
The investment pair.
Small but effective.
These will work well come summertime with a boho outfit.
We're All About "A Mile Off" Prints
Style Notes: As in, you can spot them a mile off. Which means they need to be LOUD, proud and ideally clashed together with multiple other patterns. From sequined rainbows to psychedelic florals (like the perfectly retro ones seen at Gucci above), it almost doesn’t matter what the motif is, so long as it’s bright.
Balenciaga dresses look cool over jeans.
My personal trouser heaven.
These will look awesome over jeans.
Sport Socks Are Meant to Be Showed Off
Style Notes: Valentino’s delicate sport socks were worn with strappy sandals (above), while other brands such as No.21 paired white, striped tube socks with kitten-heel courts. Prada’s socks were of the knee-heigh black variety, and they were paired with velcro-strapped heels. The memo: This little bit of hosiery goes a long way, especially when worn with pretty shoes.
To be worn pulled up or scrunched down.
Okay, these are a little bit naughty.
Big Jackets Are the Best Jackets
Style Notes: If there’s one thing that’s already infiltrated the high street, it’s definitely the oversized blazer. Wear yours belted or loose, layered or solo, and remember that they tend to look best with trousers or jeans. Sonia Rykiel’s striped version (above) is as the top of our list.
This comes with the grosgrain ribbon.
An unexpected colour in an unexpected shape—this is the fashion ed’s choice.
Yellow Is the New Pink
Style Notes: Ganni isn’t the only brand jumping aboard the lemon bandwagon, with design houses all over the spectrum (from Michael Kors in NYC to Shrimps in London) choosing to add sunshine to our lives. You’ll find yellow in every category going, from clothing to accessories. Oh, and it just so happens to be trending on Pinterest.
We’re always in for coloured faux fur.
Your yellows don’t have to be bold.
Feathers Are Still Flying
Style Notes: Prada’s feather action started for autumn/winter 2017 and clearly is set to continue into 2018—well, why quit when you’re ahead? The brand’s shoes and ostrich plume-trimmed pj sets have been wholeheartedly adopted by the fashion set.
Do as the Prada girls do, and wear with socks.
The ultimate in luxury LBDs.