Spring 2018's fashion trends have been beckoning us since September, when the Fashion Week runways were flooded with pastel hues, floral prints and impressive '80s-inspired takes on statement dressing. Now, it’s finally time to start to picking and choosing the spring outfits that’ll take pride of place in your wardrobe this season. What to wear in spring is always a welcome dilemma, and with the weather soon to start warming up (we hope!), the options are many.
While trouser suits and tailored separates are a key look—and easy to pull off—bold floral dresses are back, best worn with socks and trainers, bright yellow is the shade du jour, and trench coats serve as classic all-weather staples. So if you’re ready to ditch the puffer jacket, keep scrolling for the street style guide to what to wear this spring, plus the shopping list you’ll need to achieve each look.
With dark denim and bovver boots you too can make the most summery gingham shirt look ready for March. Okay, so you might want to layer a roll-neck underneath and throw on your favourite coat, but it certainly nods to the new.
Suits are big news for S/S 18, but if you're not ready to commit to the full look, cheat the matchy-matchy look instead by finishing a trouser look with a classic trench.
News flash: Pale pinks, violets and mauves are in. Go head-to-toe like Tiffany Hsu if you're feeling brave and have managed to pick up a warm pastel-coloured coat, or team separates with denim and neutrals.
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A decent spring knit will finally allow you to ditch that black overcoat once and for all. Go for bright colours, prints and embellishments, then team with laid-back denim for the weekend or pencil skirts at the office. If you can't face bear ankles quite yet, add some pop-socks to make a (cosy) styling statement.
Monochrome red never fails to wow, any time of the year. Add statement accessories like a leopard print bag and matching sunglasses if you really want to commit to being the most fashion version of this forever trend.
Transitional weather is tricky, which is why we're fully embracing the continuation of 2017's sock obsession. When it's not quite warm enough for spring sandals alone, go forth and just add snazzy socks.
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From strong shoulders to belt-cinched waists, '80s-inspired shapes are big news—as confirmed by Lisa Aiken in Milan. Tailored jumpsuits like this make for easy one-step dressing, though matching suit separates work just as well. Also, as they're often roomy shapes, you can layer them up and belt them in to avoid drowning in fabric.
Now if only the sun would come out…