The spring/summer 2018 runways were full of exciting new trends that we can't wait to try. While the exact pieces that walked the catwalks may not be available for a few more months, that shouldn't stop you from staying ahead of the fashion curve. We break down next season's biggest trends and how to wear them now.
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While fringe may be a perennial favorite that comes back in fashion every few seasons, the options that walked the spring runways are unlike anything you've ever seen before. Gone are dainty tasseled trims of the past. They've instead been replaced by a long and swishy version that moves with your body and ensures all eyes stay on you. Take a styling cue from Monse, who made the fun and flirty detail look cool and modern by layering a sporty bomber over a shredded fringe dress.
Birds of a Feather
The spring 2018 shows certainly ruffled some feathers after several designers sent plumage-adorned fashions down their runways. The easiest way to start wearing the fluffy embellishment now is through accessories. A feathered scarf like the one seen at the Cinq à Sept presentation, is the perfect addition to your fall look. It will help keep you warm and toasty while adding a fanciful touch at the same time.
Last spring's runways may have been full of sexy cut-outs, but, come next season, it's all about sheer fashions. While the fabrics may be see-through, it doesn't mean you have to completely reveal all (at least right away). Test out the trend by wearing a skin-baring top layered under a tailored blazer. Come spring, you may just be daring enough to don a fully sheer dress like the above option by Ulla Johnson. If so, just remember to make sure your undergarments are always on point!
Mix and Match Prints
Clashing prints were seen all over the spring/summer 2018 runways and it's easier than ever to try the trend now. Simply mix and match printed pieces you already own for a fresh look. Re-create Mary Katrantzou's high-fashion take on the trend and sport two classics like polka dots and florals. Or pair contrasting patterns in the same colorway for a streamlined look.
Paint Splatter Details
The season's most surprising trend has to be paint splotches. The Jackson Pollock–inspired splatters were seen on multiple catwalks including the stark white dresses shown at Oscar de la Renta. If you don't want to drop money on embellishments that look like they are there by accident, go the DIY route. Get your arts and crafts on, with a few colorful flicks of the paintbrush on pieces already hanging in your closet.