Spring 2018 Trend Report and Style Shopping Guide

Have you started your Spring Wardrobe shopping yet?

You've probably noticed the racks are full of fresh colors and airy fabrics. In fact, they've been for the past month. No doubt there's a lot to choose from but don't worry-- I'm here to help you narrow it down!

I've put together this in depth Illustrated SS18 trend report to simplify things for the trend-savy Spring shopper. These key trends are designer-insider knowledge and pulled right from my own Spring development trend board. All of these colors were referenced directly from the industry standard Pantone library's SS18 Color Report  

Let's get started!

The Track Stripe:

Feeling nostalgic? The track stripe is making a reappearance. While you'll find it adorned on many the pant leg, this versatile stripe has upped its application to necklines, trimming and virtually anywhere it can fit! It's unlimited color and texture options give it the ability to span from 'work out wear' to 'work wear'. Pair it with a carefully selected top to either dress it up or dress it down!

Woven shirts are still strong for spring. Ruffles continue to be a key detail. Cropped bells are a fresh alternative to the skinny jean.

Spring Trend Track Stripe

The Pantone Colors used above are: Coconut Milk, Cherry Tomato, Little Boy Blue and Sailor Blue


The Every Day Athleisure

Athleisure isn't going anywhere any time soon. (Who would argue with comfort being in stlye?!) Oversized sweatshirts are elevated with ruffles and fun arm details. Applique pearls dust sleeves and necklines. Activewear leggings continue to play a key role in streetwear. 

Mini backpacks make a comeback and replace the reigning purse.


Woven Shirtings

Woven shirtings really hit hard last summer and are continuing into this spring. The classic shirting stripe takes on new weights and textures as sleeves become more voluminous. Try mixing knits and woven for new layered combinations. *Clean layering is key. Uneven hemlines hit tops and bottoms alike.  

The straight leg replaces the skinny. Raw edges continue to show.

Spring Trend Wovens

The Pantone colors used above are: Harbor Mist, Blooming Dahlia and Warm Sand


Ribbing and Wraps

Ribbing evolves from cuff and hemline details and takes the shape of all over ribbed fabrics. Minimal silhouettes pair with strong textures and statement jewelry.

Wrap and Mock-Wrap tops, bottoms and dresses create the illusion of layering without the bulk. *Mock wraps are a great alternative for those who find the excess fabric of a true wrap to be an unflattering fit.

Spring Trends maxi skirt

The Pantone colors used above are: Meadowlark, Chili Oil and Emperador




Spring Trend Report Girls

Do any of these Spring Trends speak to you? Any colors that you can't wait to try? Tell me in the comments!