The Runway Review – Style Trends to Look Out For in 2018

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Now that we are in the full swing of the new year, it’s time to sashay into some serious new style trends. Here’s your ultimate runway revision, to set you up for a sensationally sartorial year ahead. These are the style trends to look out for in 2018. 

Boots That Fit the Bill

Not only do they keep your feet warm, womens boots make for statement style in the same way you would put an exclamation mark at the end of a sentence. They are icing on the cake, the cherry on top… really, they are analogous with anything that makes things that little bit ‘extra’.

Pointed toe ankle boots are the big tips for 2018, worn out and about recently by famous fashionistas Gigi Hadid, Rihanna and Kendall Jenner. Also popular are black patent boots and military boots.

Wear with: Cropped jeans, a woolen dress, or even overalls for funky street style. 

Denim Done Different

Everyday women of the word rejoice! Yes, it’s time to put away your much-worn skinny jeans. They year 2018 is a new dawn for denim with a strong shift toward what are described as mum jeans. Fashions have been turning slowly toward a more comfortable, retro vibe with high waisted and relaxed jeans now making the cut and rising rapidly in recent popularity (google searches for ‘mum jeans’ more than doubled in 2017).

Straight leg jeans and kick flare jeans are also emerging trends. Another big one is the cropped denim jacket. Expect to see a lot of these on the street this year.

Wear with: Almost anything. A tucked in blouse for an hourglass silhouette, or a cropped leather jacket to toughen up the look. Give double denim a shot. Mum jeans are the most versatile trend.

The Warm and Fuzzies

 A big win for winter warmth and comfort, the teddy coat is the buzzword in current fashion trends. Not sure what we mean? Well, exactly as the name suggests, these coats are made of a fabric that looks and feels just like a teddy bear. Awwwwww.

A teddy coat is a great alternative to the puffer jacket, which is, well… sometimes too puffy to look any good. Kim Kardashian led the teddy coat brigade as far back as 2013. In 2018, it’s been given a seventies update by the likes of Chloe, Miu Miu and Dries Van Noten.

Wear with: Pair with floaty dresses, wide leg trousers and those ubiquitous ankle boots.

Legs Eleven

Wide leg pants are set to get even bigger, and we’re not just talking about girth… but ever burgeoning popularity. There are the wide-leg cropped trousers. Then, there are the high-waist- paper-bag-pants. Whichever way you choose to wear them, they are a trouser trend that is set to stay.

Wear with: Tailored wide leg pants are perfect for professionals to create a polished, streamlined silhouette. Try pairing with a cropped tee for relaxed, yet still glam style.

Scrunching It

The humble scrunchie (that enjoyed its heyday in the 80’s) has been much heralded as returning to a head near you shortly. A rebrand is even happening, with Danish label Comfort Objects referring to them as a ‘hair cloud’. And, while Vogue reports that the scrunchie is still set to make it’s ultimate revival, the jury is still out on whether the scrunchie is actually happening as a bonafide thing. Still, we have seen it done by Balenciaga and Mansur Gavriel. And, worn by many a celeb with post-ironic flair.

Wear with: Pop a scrunchie over a ballerina bun, or wrap around the end of a disheveled braid. 

Your style, updated

In 2018 it’s time to stay true to your unique, individual style whilst adopting some twists to add a modern edge. Which of the aforementioned fashion fixes will you be trying this season? 

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