Hello! How are you today? It really seems that Spring is finally here. It’s time for the change of season in our closet.
Which are the fashion color trends for Spring-Summer 2018? Let’s find out together. So, we are in front of our closet and it seems that nothing is OK for the new season. Wrong! Apparently nothing new has come out of the catwalks from Milan, Paris, London and New York. It really looks like ideas, good ideas, are over. If once fashion dared, now it seems to be dormant. In fact, we are in a time of crisis and the only trend that appears to be in vogue is to recycle the wardrobe of the 80s and 90s. At least that’s what we saw lately from the most famous fashion designers.
The new rule is “to desecrate” with dissonance: “Put the wrong piece on the right body”! It’s the triumph of “do as you like”, go wild and put together different shapes, different patterns, different fashion color trends but, with taste. Fashion, as we have known it in the golden years, still seems to be hibernating. We will make a reason for it, grudgingly. If we have to customize to our liking, better doing it the right way… if there is a right way!
THE FLAGSHIP COLORS OF 2018
Did you know that every year Pantone decrees a trendy color? This year it is Ultra Violet, among other colors obviously. I wanna show you the palette currently in vogue.
The pastel colors will still be among us… YEAH: Pink Lavender and Blooming Dahlia, but with nuances that will make them turn towards the fluo… DOUBLE YEAH: Meadowlark and Lime Punch.
We will also have more vibrant colors for the Summer such as Cherry Tomato, between red and orange, Little Boy Blue, Arcadia and Spring Crocus.
The cornerstones to match will be the brown colors of the earth as Chili Oil and Emperador accompanied by the soft color Almost Mauve.
So far as you are a disaster in matching colors, do not worry because there is a way to make up for this lack. There is a magic tool that can tell you how to combine colors in the right way, it’s called the Itten color wheel.
Take a color and combine it with the diametrically opposite one. Do not never match it with the one on the side. You can also play with different gradations in the same segment. Keep in mind that white, black, gray and beige combine with everything. That said it will come more easily for you to chose the winning color combination.
SEEN ON THE CATWALK
The most quoted piece of clothing on fashion catwalks is definitely the trench, so we can only hope that the next seasons are full of rain (actually NO! Spring and Summer are the stage for sun and heat, they have to be a MUST forever).
We come to the cloth prints: from Prada’s comics to Balenciaga’s bills not to mention Dolce & Gabbana’s playing cards and Donatella Versace’s multicolor pop prints… sadly everything already seen! We’ll get used to that? NO, at least I never will.
Lettering and logos become as tattoos on the fabric, take a look at Gucci…
Honestly I think it’s too much. It’s like we are the fashion stylists’ product that is marked with their brand just for advertising.
I don’t wanna be a passive object, I wanna take action on my very own style, that’s why I’m not a fashion victim and I never will.
Animalier, fringes, satin, vinyl, transparencies and glitter will still be accompanying us through these coming seasons.
Turbans and wide hair bands for the head. Vintage scarf elegantly tied to the neck, very bon-ton. Waist bag, backpacks and shoulder bags.
WHA T TO WEAR THIS SPRING-SUMMER 2018?
How to go through this at best? To be never wrong let’s ask for help from Coco Chanel:
“Badly dressed and they will remember the dress. Impeccably dressed and they will remember the woman!”
Never forget that “fashion passes, style remains”, just to mention Coco Chanel again!
Some tricks to get out of the anxiety of the “what I put on?” question. Here’s my suggestion: create your own style. Be who you are, because how do we look is how we are. Our clothes tell the world something about us. It’s like our business card. Remember to always feel comfortable about what you’re wearing, because there’s nothing worst then looking at a person who’s not at ease in his/her own clothes. You can tell it for sure!
So far as you find yourself constantly covering that little bundle of flab that comes out of your shirt, use longer shirts! So far as you can’t walk on vertiginous heels, just don’t wear ‘em. Ultra Violet is the last word? Don’t wear it, if you feel like a raisin or a plum with that color on.
Whenever fashion dictates the law, you can choose to be an outlaw! You are your own fashion designer, because no one else but you know exactly what enhances your body and, mostly, what makes you feel comfortable. This is the only rule.
I hope this post helped. So far as you have any questions please let me know, I’ll be more than glad to answer you. Don’t forget to let us know your personal opinion about Spring-Summer 2018 fashion trends. I leave you with some of my Spring-Summer looks, click on the pictures to see all the individual items. See you soon!