Happy New Year everyone! I trust that you had a wonderful Christmas with your friends and family and hope that you will have a blessed 2018. My husband has started to work again while me and my 2 kids are still enjoying the rest of the school holiday.

A new year is a perfect excuse to treat yourself to some new clothes and accessories in order to update your look. I always tend to feel bored with my closet after the December holidays … it is almost as though my clothes feel ‘old’. Feeling as though you don’t have anything to wear is not ideal for kicking off a new year.

With only 6 weeks of summer left, I encourage you to start incorporating next seasons trends as well as timeless pieces into your wardrobe. The womenswear Fall/Winter 2017-18 and Spring/Summer 2018 shows in March and October 2017 gave us an insight into the direction fashion will be taking in 2018. With the newest trends in mind, I’ve rounded up some of the best pieces to start the new year in style.

PURPLE

The 80s hue was announced asPantone’s Colour of the Year and is set to infiltrate everything from our homeware to our wardrobes this year. You can look for style inspiration from Princess Diana, Kate Middleton and Kylie Jenner who has favoured this vibrant colour.

Luckily there are subtler options for us who are rather dubious of how to pull it off. The Catwalks showcased many alternatives, which are sure to suit any style.

Gucci showcased sleek satin blazers, while Victoria Beckham created chic purple designs, ranging from pastel lavender suits to indigo two pieces.

I couldn’t find any purple items in store yet … Get inspired by these images and be on the lookout for purple fashion items in store soon!

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VICTORIA BECKHAM – Photo credit: victoriabeckham.com

FRINGES

It’s not the most daytime look, but if you’re looking ahead to a big event in 2018 then think “fringing”. From Alexander Wang to Dior, the re-emergence of fringe was fresh and fun. Full-on fringe looks were spotted from dresses to coats and even accessories were embellished with this finish.

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Photo credit: Harper Bazaar

MULTIPLE BAGS

I often find myself carrying a tote bag as well as a handbag, in order to carry my personal belongings as well as the extra stuff I am usually carrying along with my kids…

If you’re one of those people who carries both, you’re ahead of the game. Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci adopted a “more is more” approach to accessories by styling their models with two or more bags at once.

Don’t feel silly in 2018 carrying all your bags – lol

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SEQUINS

Sequins and sparkles are set to be huge in 2018. The trend was spotted on the runways of Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Dior, Chanel and Tom Ford on everything from dresses to jackets. Try this trend by pairing one sequenced item with something more casual such as jeans or a sweatshirt.

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SHEER

Sheer fashion will continue to dominate with barely-there fabrics featured by Dior and other designers. Expect the look to be featured on everything from coats to skirts in 2018. Keep an eye out for plastic variations of the look.

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DIOR – Photo Credit: Dior.com

PLASTIC

This might be the most practical look of 2018 – waterproof and easy to clean! This is a futuristic fashion trend that’s taking over from vinyl, which was all the rage last season. Trench coats, knee-high boots and handbags all made an appearance in shiny see-through plastic. Chanel and Calvin Klein were big champions of this look, along with Balmain and Marc Jacobs.

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THE TRENCH

This wardrobe staple gets a refresh in 2018, complete with new cuts, accessories, and embellishments. Designers, each interpreted the trench coat design differently – there are lots of looks to choose from.

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From Sequins to clear plastic, purple to multiple bags, there were a wide variety of styles on display at London, Paris, Milan and New York Fashion Week to incorporate into your 2018 wardrobe. I hope you are inspired. Thank you for reading xoxo

 

 

 

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