Summer 2018 Fashion Trends: The Only Looks You Need to Know

Summer 2018 Fashion Trends: The Only Looks You Need to Know

Posted by wantmychic on Jul 8th 2018

Summer 2018 Fashion Trends: The Only Looks You Need to Know

The spring/summer 2018 fashion trends are nothing if not bright, bold and really quite beautiful. In fact, it was a show season full of actual fashion moments, and that's not hyperbole. I'm talking about the type that had even the coolest fashion critics reaching for their Google Pixel 2 cameraphones. And the one catwalk that really set the tone, impressed everyone and just so happened to tick off almost every S/S 18 trend under the sun was, of course, Versace.

This was the kind of collection that deserves to be attached to the wordiconic, and that makes sense once you know that the whole glamorous affair was a tribute to Gianni Versace at the 20-year mark of his untimely death. His bold vision and original supermodels came back to the fore once more, thanks to his sister Donatella Versace's creative direction.

Jaws dropped to the floor. Shopping lists were supercharged. Stylists and A-listers will have to fight it out for samples to wear before the collection lands next year. And we all remembered a time when supermodels really were quite super—justlookat Naomi, Eva, Carla, Cindy and Claudia resplendent in gold chainmail below.

This Milanese moment was three weeks into a monthlong catwalk circuit, and it neatly tied up a few notions we'd been jotting down: Colour is key (whether bold or pastel), the'80swon't quit, and if you're going to do power dressing in our current times, you don't have to be all shoulders and stilettos—but the option is most definitely there.

Shifting gears from the street's athleisure boom, there's a prettier, softer mood in the air, and anyone who likes to dress up will be thrilled. Minimalists and tomboys have plenty to choose from too: Next year is trouser-suit and flat-shoe heaven. Keep reading to discover summer 2018's top fashion trends, from colours to prints, key pieces to new details.

1980s by Day

This Milanese moment was three weeks into a monthlong catwalk circuit, and it neatly tied up a few notions we'd been jotting down: Colour is key (whether bold or pastel), the'80swon't quit, and if you're going to do power dressing in our current times, you don't have to be all shoulders and stilettos—but the option is most definitely there.

Shifting gears from the street's athleisure boom, there's a prettier, softer mood in the air, and anyone who likes to dress up will be thrilled. Minimalists and tomboys have plenty to choose from too: Next year is trouser-suit and flat-shoe heaven. Keep reading to discover summer 2018's top fashion trends, from colours to prints, key pieces to new details.

1980s by Day

Designers have eschewed all other eras to focus very clearly on the1980s. The silhouettes are all in place (think nipped waists, strong shoulders and long legs), and the muses are ones you'll instantly be able to imagine:Diana, Princess of Wales, continues to influence high-fashion places, withOff-White's Virgil Ablohciting the late style icon as his inspiration for his spring collection.

If you buy one thing… make it straight-leg jeans

1980s by Night

There are two quite distinct '80s camps this time around, and it may well be that the more casual looks of the decade appeal to you more than the delightfully over-the-top eveningwear options from the likes ofSaint Laurent. Just a plain pair of high-waisted jeanswedged into white ankles boots and worn with a loose-fit top tucked in will suffice for spring.

If you buy one thing… make it spiky going-out shoes

And then there are certain spring items that not only act as the glue that holds all other, more transient trends together but are also investment pieces set to last a lifetime. Here are the more classic items that cropped up the most…

Trench Coats