Following my Spring Summer 2018 Fashion Trends Report it’s time to have a look at my shopping list. I mean what does it help to know all the latest fashion trends if you still don’t know all the IT pieces of the season. So here are all the clothes, shoes, bags, jewelry and other accessories you must get for spring summer 2018. Enjoy your spring shopping spree.
IT PIECES OF THE SEASON
A quick look at my Spring Summer 18 Fashion Report (in case you missed it, be sure to check it here) tells you fashionistas will be wearing bold suits, floral day dresses, jumpsuits, jeans with jeans, plaid blazers, big bold bags, fanny packs, slingbacks, something yellow and lots of jewellery this season. But we will also wear all of these.
Ps. Be sure to swipe through the items in the galleries. And shop it pieces of the season by clicking on them. Either in the EDIT or in the gallery. A link will take you to the store, where you can shop all of them. But better hurry, as these clothes, bags, and especially shoes will go out of the stock before you could feel the summer breeze on your face.
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WHAT TO BUY FOR SPRING SUMMER 2018
Be sure to pin and print my shopping list. You can find it at the bottom of this post. Oh and don’t forget to take it with you to the store.
We fall in love with suits last year already. Especially with the grey, black and white suit. Remember how I wore all those suits last summer? Anyway, this year fashion gals became bolder, fiercer, and not afraid of anything. And there is no better way to show this, than with a chic, bold suit. Either a skirt suit or pantsuit. As long as it’s bold. Go for the red, blue or yellow suit. Ps. You will be seeing me in that chic Escada suit on the go.
HAUTE COUTURE DENIM
I already wrote denim trend is big in 2018. Surely you didn’t think the recent Topshop’s denim collection is just a coincidence, did you? Anyway, this season denim is far from being ordinary. It somehow became haute couture. Thanks to Karel Lagerfeld and the Spring Summer 2018 Chanel Collection.
So what do we mean with the haute couture denim? Mostly bejewelled and chic denim pieces. But if you simply can’t pull off all the jewels and pearls on your jeans, you can go for dark denim instead. Ps. See how I wear it on the go over here.
SOMETHING TRANSPARENT AND PLASTIC
I don’t need to say anything else but you need something transparent and plastic. High shine. Check how to wear vinyl trend here.
Starting with the star of the outwear of spring summer 2018, the trench coat. Pardon the new trench coat.
NEW TRENCH COAT (FEATHERS, RUFFLES, NEW CUTS)
This year we are swapping our old, plain trench, for a cool, chic new trench coat. The new trench coat comes adorned with feathers and ruffles. And in completely new cuts. Shop my favourites in the widget below. Ps. Check here to see how I wore my blue ruffled trench coat last year. And that chic white ruffled trench coat over here.
If you are more of a chic sports gal, then you must get anorak. Well even if you are not sporty at all. Anoraks, especially those with floral print are the one to wear this season. And no, not only when it rains. I can’t wait to wear mine floral anorak with the bold suit.
As part of the Chinoseries, a kimono and kimono alike pieces (read anything that comes with the belt and can be wrapped) will be one of it outwear pieces too.
CROPPED DENIM JACKET
I told you this season is a season of haute couture denim. So yes, if not a plaid or bold blazer, we are wearing denim jacket this season. Especially a cropped one. Even better when your cropped denim jacket comes with pearls.
Oh you know I love my black and white embroidered bomber (last seen here). I must admit, that bomber I have was my best buy in years. Luckily it’s still in fashion. Although I must admit, I have my eye on these. Especially that one with 60s florals from Gucci.
You know what they say, fashion repeats or something like that. Well as it goes for the tops, fashion stays the same in 2018. Yes, we are not done with the logomania yet. In fact, that statement trend on the t-shirt is still live. Words of empowerment, or how we call it? Anyway, it’s still here.
Either with a logo or statement, as long as your t-shirt speaks it’s in fashion for spring summer 2018. So what team are you in then?
THE NEW SHIRT
Forget about the oversized borrowed from your man shirts, this year the shirt is tailored for women. Not surprising at all. I told you we are over the oversized silhouettes. Still, shirts are deconstructed this season.
Again, denim. Although not only because of the haute couture denim trend. There is the western or better known as the cow-girl trend that is powerful this season too. So no, you shouldn’t forget to get a denim shirt.
The basic you simply have to have. And not only because it’s an everlasting basic, but because it’s in fashion too. However, best when it has some words printed in front.
TOPS WITH BOLD SHOULDERS
The off the shoulder tops are so last year. This year the shoulders are back. And they are bigger than ever. Except in the 80s. In short, you need any top that looks like you stole it from your mother. Yet chicer. The 80s are back. And these are my favourite tops with bold shoulders.
As you guessed, following the pyjama trend, slip tops are also here. Best when in silk. Oh, I love to wear those. I wore it on and on last year two. And I keep adding new slip tops to my collection. Next on my shopping list are these in the widget below.
In short, high waisted pants are still in fashion. So are the track pants. Although note to be taken. The track pants tend to be more luxe than last season. As it goes for the wide-leg pants, those are still in fashion too.
SILK TRACK PANTS
Forget the cotton and rayon sweatpants. This spring we are wearing silk track pants. Sporty luxe. Well, the silk track pants run fast only off the shelves. Seriously. Better shop them now. I’m quite sure all the best (read luxe on the budget) silk track will be sold out by the end of the winter.
Do we hear the 80s? We do! Stirrup pants are back. And they are much better than the one our mothers wore back then when they were the chic ones.
Short jeans, short suit. Shorts are in. Well, how not. This is the spring summer shopping guide we are talking about.
Something about denim, again. The 80s were all about the jeans. So were all the decades after. Seems like this love is the one that will last. The only question is, what jeans to buy and wear in spring-summer 2018. The answer is these three: the straight jeans, boyfriend jeans. And guess who is back? The skinny jeans! High waisted of course.
As much as we love the pantsuit and great pair of jeans, 2018 is actually the skirt year. A year of the pencil and mini skirt. And our favourite, the tulle skirt. Seems like princess escapes her castle again (check here) and the ballerina dances on the street (see how here).
Head on here to see how to wear the pencil skirt in your 20s.
You know what? I slightly exaggerated with the skirts. It’s a day dress that will be a star of summer 2018. Especially the yellow dress. In short, if you can only buy one thing, then buy a yellow dress. But make sure you save your money for the floral dress too. Ps. Check my Spring Summer 2018 Print Report here to see what should the floral print look like in 2018. Those big blooming flowers are so last year.
Head on here to see how to style yellow dress at the end of winter.
OVERSIZED HOODIE DRESS
A minor fashion trend that might not stick long. But it’s perfect for cold spring days.
DENIM DAY DRESS
I told you denim trend is big in 2018. I bet you don’t have a denim day dress yet, do you? Well, I have it now. Can you guess which one I got?
Or the ugly dress as I like to call it. Utility trend is in for 2018. But wait, you already know all this. You did read my Spring Summer 18 Fashion Report, right?
Silky slip dress that is. Ps. Wear it with the trench coat. Or fluffy short coat if you are cold. See how here. You will see how I styled it in pink fashion iconography somewhere at the beginning of that blog post.
It has to be deconstructed this time. Or at least asymmetric in a way.
Yes, kaftan dress is in fashion for spring 2018 too. A surprise? Not at all.
80s WORKOUT GEAR
Athleisure is still in. As long as it reminds us of the 80s. Not the best choice, if you ask me. But this doesn’t mean I won’t give it a try. Those pieces from the widget below are definitely worth of splurge and wear.
Who would believe that this trend has been here for more than 2 years now? And we still can’t have it enough. I guess this is because we love our loungewear so much. Although pajama dressing doesn’t really mean you could wake up and walk to your work wearing the same pyjama you slept in. Well unless you really do sleep in a chic silky pyjama set or slip. Well, hey I actually do.
Here comes the jumpsuit. Straight from the 80s. I simply love the jumpsuit. Mostly for two reasons. First, they are like a dress, so easy to wear. And secondly, they look fierce and powerful. Moreover, because this is the easiest way to go monochrome. You should really get one in lavender this year. You know in that IT colour of the season.
It’s time for a swim and the new swimsuit. Sorry to tell you, but that sporty swimsuit you got last year is not in fashion anymore. In short, no more athleisure swimsuits in 2018. Summer 2018 will be all about embellished and ladylike swimsuit. Everything will be in the details and shoulders this time. Things to look for in your new swimsuit: belt, skillful draping, cut-outs, one shoulder, metallic shine, print, ornaments and macrame lace.
METALLIC SHINE GOLD SILVER COPPER BRONZE
BOLD SHOULDERS (SKILFUL DRAPING, CUT-OUTS, ONE SHOULDER)
The 80s were all about high stiletto pumps, so spring summer 2018 will make no difference. However, the mules and white shoes are still in fashion. So are the sneakers. Although slightly uglier and more futuristic than in the last season. Also, the wedge sneakers are officially back! Long live my Marant wedges. Yes, the choice of fashionable and ugly shoes is wide for spring summer 2018. My favourites? The stilettos of course. Still, I will finally give a chance to slingbacks this season too. Oh and those rainbow sandals. As it goes to the luxe poll slides, well I have second thoughts on those. Yet the ones I found for you are just too good for the closet and for the swimming pool too. I don’t think I will be wearing the western boots what so ever. But I can’t wait for my plastic fantastic pair of pumps I just ordered. Surely not so plastic and transparent as the Chanel boots but these will be good for spring 18.
Ps. More about the spring summer 2018 shoe trends, is coming up in a special blog post. Meanwhile, shop what’s in stores now.
Now that you got the all the clothes that are in fashion for spring summer 2018, it’s time to grab your bag and go. But what bag to grab then? The most fashionable bags for spring summer 18 are these 4. Yes, the fanny pack, or better known as the belt bag, and the raffia basket bags are still in fashion. But the star of the season is the bold bag. Especially the extra large one.
THE FANNY PACK
I knew my Nannancy bag was promising when I bought it last year. By the way, have you seen how I wore it to my picnic in the snow already? Anyway, if you are looking for a larger raffia bag, then there are many bags there for you too. Although, I still think you should give a try to a small basket raffia first. Ps. Check here to find out what a lady boss should wear in her small bag.
XL LARGE TOTE
ACCESSORIES AND JEWELLERY
Well we can’t actually go without adding some accessories, can we? Especially if you want to be a legit fashion victim this season. In short more is more. So better choose the right accessories this season. So what accessories are in fashion for spring summer 2018?
Seems like everyone is wearing watches again. This year, the ones with a belt that can be wrapped around your waist. Good news for all of us with extra thin wrists.
If you are a legit fashion gal, you probably already got the silver hoops a while ago. While you can still wear those, you should get these big earrings too. Especially the tasseled ones.
It’s been a while since bold statement rings were in fashion. Even so, they are back now. Shop my favourites.
Not only for the summer vacations by the sea. Although, I still prefer it for summer days.
You know what I will say. The 80s. And the 80s sportswear. Oh does headbands from the 80s. They are back. Monkey see no devil. You know what I mean.
Luckily the 80s headbands are not the only option. The silky headscarves are in fashion too. Luckily I say.
Silk or feathered. As long as you have it.
I already wrote quite a lot about the beets of Spring Summer 18 and how to wear them right in my Fashion Report (here). But it’s worth of mentioning your brown Gucci belt is still in fashion. Although do wear it fashionable this season. You know, dangling.
Also, the bustier alike belts are a big thing now.
Yes, socks! But not alone. And most of all not hidden. In 2018 we wear our socks with sandals. Yes, you read right. Don’t worry I will show you how soon.
POLKA DOT TIGHTS
Lastly, the polka dot tights. You know how to wear the polka dot tights already. I showed you a few weeks ago on my Instagram. Either in black or in colours, as long as there are some dots. I don’t even need to say that fishnet tights are so last year, do I? I mean who could even think of those when there are these chic polka dot tights around.
Believe it or not, I almost forgot about the sunglasses. This year we are wearing the sharp cat-eye sunglasses, the round cat-eye and the big squares. The most fashionable are the ones with coloured lenses. Which one are your favourites?
MORE FASHION AND MORE SPRING SUMMER 2018 FASHION TRENDS
So that was it, my spring summer 2018 shopping guide. With all the things you need to shop and wear this season. Be sure to check my Spring Summer 2018 fashion report to find out what colours, prints, and silhouettes are in fashion now. Plus more about the 80s fashion trends here. Oh, if you came to my blog late then be sure to check here for autumn winter 18/19 fashion trends. And find the #5 big fashion trends of the season. To see if you have figured it out right already. By the way, what are you shopping first? Clothes, shoes or bag?