Top 10 Summer 2018 Fashion Trends, What You Should Wear This Summer
It’s that time of year again! Time to un-layer the winter gear and discover what to wear for this upcoming summer. Here are your summer 2018 fashion trends and how to wear them.
Bare shoulders, tan legs, and the oh-so-coveted weekender bag. Yes, summer is here and it’s time to shed those layers and bulky coats to make way for your stylish summer wardrobe.
From runway looks to celebrity street style, it’s all about keeping up with the latest and greatest trends in the world of fashion. “Off the shoulder” clothing is up 347% from 2015. So which other wardrobe pieces are in vogue and which don’t quite make the cut?
Top fashion designers, lifestyle magazines, and social influencers will all tell it to you straight: these emerging PKW- 2018 fashion trends are here to stay. The good news is that any fashionista can easily implement these trends into their own wardrobe and unique sense of style.
Whether you’re hitting the boutiques or online fashion surfing, these top 10 trends will set your summer off in style.
1. Invest in a Little White Dress
Still a staple of summer fashion, a simple white dress is chic and breezy. It beats the heat and can be dressed up or down for a day at the beach or night out on the town.
The little white dress is like working with a blank canvas (so be sure to buy one that’s well-made from quality fabric). Play up on accessories and footwear, or further enhance style through statement earrings and necklaces.
It’s also easy to pack and pair with a variety of looks, making it a go-to for any summer vacation plans.
2. Rock a Romper
Fun and flirty, rompers are a low-maintenance wardrobe item that’s included in nearly every summer 2018 trends list.
Adaptability is the main reason rompers are so trendy. They look great day or night and can be dressed up with heels, or stay casual with sandals. Rompers also pair well with boots, scarves, or tights for chillier nights.
Enhance the look with a chunky belt, lightweight jacket or kimono. In bold colors and playful prints, rompers are a flattering way to show off your style (and tanned legs).
3. Go with the Flow
Tight-fitting clothing can make even the most memorable summer seem miserable. Go for flowy options rather than form-fitting to stay comfortable as temperatures creep up.
Update your wardrobe with a few pairs of palazzo pants in neutral colors or fun prints. Wrap dresses are another way to let your skin breathe while staying fashionable in the sun.
Maxi dresses or skirts are versatile and slimming. They let the breeze in and also act as a bathing suit cover-up for a pool party or day at the beach.
Speaking of swimsuit season…you want to pick the right swimsuit for your body type, that also follows PKW- 2018 fashion trends. Click here for tops, bottoms, and one-piece suits that put the “style” in your active lifestyle.
4. Dress up in Denim
Always a fashion favorite, denim blues continue to rock summer street style.
Expect to see a lot of comfy and casual jeans paired with cute camisoles or flowy tees. A slightly distressed, and baggy yet tapered fit dominates the jean scene this year.
Go beyond jeans, and choose denim dresses, rompers, or skirts for a playfully casual look. The denim jacket is even making another comeback and looks great fitted or oversized.
Distressed jean shorts with a plain white tee look effortless, which is why so many celebrities get photographed wearing this get-up. Even a basic look gets enhanced with a bit of denim flair.
5. Go Bold with a Blazer
Enter the power blazer, in bold and bright colors. This wear-to-work favorite combines professionalism and style, making it a must-have for the modern day woman.
Try these vibrant picks on for size:
- Sky blue tweed blazer by Zara
- Lemon yellow double-breasted suit jacket by TopShop
- Cherry red vintage wool blazer by Urban Outfitters
- Bright orange single button blazer by Theory
- Hot pink linen-blend jacket by H&M
- Emerald green cotton blend velvet blazer by Gucci
Pair your blazer with a pencil skirt in fun patterns or prints for the ultimate work wardrobe. Here’s more on what to wear to work during summertime.
6. Feel Fabulous in Florals
What’s in bloom this summer? Floral prints, popping up everywhere from flirty camisoles to elegant tea dresses. Well-suited for wedding guest style or work attire, florals are soft and feminine.
With Met Gala (the fashion event of the year) still on our minds, florals took focus. Just take one look at Amal Clooney’s stunning gown to rest assured that florals remain to be among the top fashion trends for 2018.
So show off your shoulders in a strapless floral dress or top and complete the look with a pair of shimmery golden sandals.
7. Be a Bag Lady
A trendy yet functional bag is a must-have for storing those summer essentials, such as sunglasses, sunscreen, and that can’t-put-down beach read.
Gucci, Dolce, and Chanel agree that wearing more than one purse is in. Pair a large tote (filled with beach goodies) and smaller handbag (for your phone, wallet, and ID) for the ultimate accessory trend.
The basket bag continues to lead style trends, showing up in natural materials, such as bamboo, rattan, and straw.
8. Glow in the Shades of Summer
Pretty in pink. Cheery in canary yellow. Lovely in lilac. Romantic in robin’s egg blue. You get the idea.
From Hermes to Victoria Beckham, pastels are painting the runway this summer. Top designers are getting playful with pastels, incorporating them on summer favorites such as dresses, tank tops, and flowy skirts.
While we may not be able to predict the weather, we can see that even trench coats are receiving a colorful makeover this season. From chic to classic looks, this coat is selling in all different shades of summer.
9. Make a Statement with Minimalism
This summer, less is more in the world of fashion.
Breathable fabrics like linen and cotton are old standbys. While sheer fabrics, creamy colors and minimalistic textiles are newer leading looks. Think translucent tulle or silk fabrics, paired with straw-woven bucket hats or totes.
Designers such as Carolina Herrera and Gucci are going a bit boho with fringes and frills. You can also expect to see shoulder, waist, and wrist ruffles show up among summer fashion trends.
10. Sweat in Stylish Sportswear
Sweating it out this summer doesn’t mean you need to ignore the rules of fashion. Brands such as Lulu Lemon, Athleta, and Sweaty Betty, provide stylish and comfortable workout gear.
Alo Yoga’s airbrush leggings come in all sorts of bold colors and eye-catching prints. They even offer moisture reducing technology, making them a top pick for summer workout gear. Even Gigi Hadid seems to think so.
The best part about stylish workout clothes is that you can wear them outside of the gym or fitness class. Stay comfy and look good while grocery shopping, running weekend errands, or lounging at home.
The Best PKW- 2018 Fashion Trends and Where to Buy Them
Now that you’re well-versed on the top PKW- 2018 fashion trends, it’s time to do some summer shopping and introduce a few of the above items to your closet.
Shopping malls and boutiques cluster around every major city, but what about the online fashion realm? With no lines and easy shipping and return policies, it’s no wonder more women are turning to Google for their shopping needs. Here is a list of the 12 best online fashion boutiques to update your closet with unique and stylish finds.
Get ready for a full new summer wardrobe, without the hassle of leaving home.