This is a collaborative post by Elle Jo.
The trends for 2018 are already out there, and needless to say, the catwalks are looking hot this year. However, as it’s the case with most fashion trends, hot is synonymous with expensive, which is never good news when it comes to your seasonal wardrobe. Instead, it could be interesting to research alternatives for you to make the most of the spring trends for 2018 without breaking the bank. Can you be both money-smart and fashionable this year? Here’s how to make it happen.
Ideal Clothing for staycation during the warmer months
Have you noticed how most people maintain their winter style for a few months at the beginning of a new year? So, if you’re wondering how long you’ve got to get your spring wardrobe ready, the answer is simple: You’ve got until the first school spring break, after which it will become acceptable to drop the woolly layer of clothes. If you want to make sure that you’re not missing the opportunity, you could plan a spring staycation in town, to practice your new style under the warm sun. You could play tourist in your own town, which is just the perfect environment to display your new spring collection. From comfortable street style to vintage dresses, there’s a lot to look forward to this year. What’s your spring style?
Relaxed street style attire
The 90s urban fashion is coming back to haunt the streets and your dreams. If you grew up watching TV shows such as 21 Jump Street, you know exactly what we mean. Denim is back in trend, and it’s here to stay. So, pack your best denim shorts, and pair them with a pair of comfortable sneakers. If the temperatures are too cool for a pair of shorts, why not add funky tights and a flannel shirt?
The key to keeping it urban is to make sure that your clothes are practical outdoors. You want to be able to move quickly and easily without needing to worry about getting the heel of your pump stuck in a street grid or need to keep your skirt from revealing too much in the wind. If you’re a denim fan, you can even pick denim overalls for those cool days when you need to stay warm.
Bold and colorful prints
The creative inspiration of fabric designers knows no end. Bold colors from a few years ago have gradually merged into exciting prints, from flamingos to geometric patterns. If you’re still surfing the color-block wave, it’s time to up your game. Unfortunately, the problem with this visual trend is the price. You’ll find it difficult to get a quality article at a decent price. However, if you’re into DIY, you can easily sew a simple skirt in one afternoon. And tada, you’ve got brand new clothes that nobody else has! If you’re looking for exciting fabric, there are plenty of lovely options on Etsy. As a rule of thumb, if you’re new to sewing, you might want to aim for a cotton lawn fabric, which is easy to handle and high-quality too. You can get amazing professional-looking results for a third of the price of a shop purchase.
Natural and light clothing
Not everybody feels confident wearing bold patterns. Maybe, you’re the kind of person who needs to keep it natural. You’re in luck: The natural trend is still hot this season. Look for earth tones and other natural colors, from white to dark brown, with bright color accents in blue, pinks and green. Wearing a natural style is a sign of confidence, that shows that you are happy in your skin and don’t want to fuss with your style, which makes you appear more approachable to the people around you. It doesn’t take much more than a comfortable linen skirt, or a soft leather jacket to make this style work.
Go vintage floral
If you missed it last year, this year again, vintage floral dresses and skirts are a big hit on the catwalk. How does that translate in real life? Unless you’ve kept the clothes of your grandmother in the attic, it’s likely that you’ll need to buy some fake vintage to get the style. Thankfully, you can find plenty of quality clothes that have a 50s touch to them without getting too tacky! However, you need to be careful when you style it out. If you embrace the full pinup fashion, it’s likely that you’ll find yourself struggling to maintain the appearance. So keep it lowkey with a floral dress and modern shoes and hairstyle, instead.
In conclusion, all that’s left to do now is to decide which one will be your spring style.