Beauty & Fashion

Fashion trends designed for you

Fashion trends designed for you

The biggest trend of 2018 is you! Kelly Fung fashion expert at Superbalist says it’s all about individuality. “2018 sees a continued embrace of identity and individuality; it’s about really expressing who you are through what you wear. So in other words it doesn’t really matter what you wear, as long as you’re sporting the real you and throwing in a trend or two you are good to go.

 For Women

 

  1. Florals

 

One of the die-hard trends that will never really go away. What is important here is that shapes and prints change as do the garments they find themselves on. For the beginning of the year, floral slip dresses as well as two-piece sets are a hit. Fast forward to the cooler months and you’ll be seeing a darker, moodier floral in the form of embroidery, digi prints and even in a painterly effect.

 

  1. The Blazer

 

Another item that won’t ever really get old, if you haven’t invested in a well-fitted blazer yet, now is the time because the spotlight is on this power item. Channelling the 80s, we’re loving the checked blazer, be it in gingham or heritage check. Think strong, power shoulders and slightly oversized shapes. If you have to, borrow from your grandfather’s closet. Trousers are an obvious pairing but for a true fashion take, try it with a mini-skirt a la the 1988 Working Girl film.

 

  1. The Trucker Jacket

For a more casual trend, the trucker is having a moment too. What makes this piece of outter wear so special is its oversized nature, almost as if you stole if from your boyfriend. Wear it with anything really, but also don’t be afraid to throw it over a sparkly dress for some high contrast. It will be sure to turn heads.

 

  1. The Mini Skirt

Also making a comeback is the mini skirt. Tuck in a logo tee or a pretty blouse and voila – effortless cool. Of course, denim is the go to option here, but as winter hits, switch to vinyl, velvet, suede or even corduroy.

 

  1. Pleats

 

There are some of us that aren’t too keen to show leg, in which case we are thankful the pleated skirt is going nowhere. The ease of movement of the pleated skirt is what makes this garment a keeper. Flattering in all forms, the mid-length skirt goes perfectly with this season’s kitten heel.

 

 For Men 

 

  1. The Mandarin Collared Shirt

A fresh take on the typical work shirt, the mandarin collar is a must have for the sophisticated guy who is looking to do something different and experiment with his daily uniform, without compromising on the polish of course.

 

 

  1. The Trucker Jacket

As with the girls, the trucker is as big for the guys. We love it paired with anything, even pushing the idea of denim on denim. Take it one step further by switching out the casual tee for a dress shirt.

 

 

  1. Investment Denim 

For 2018, men will be looking to invest in denim, if they aren’t already. This means spending a little more for jeans that will only get better with age. Imagine a pair of trousers that, as they get older, mold your body better or its fabric gets more character. Quality is key.

 

  1. Stripes

Stripes for boys, in the form of tees or soft shirts. Layering a shirt underneath is one way to reinvent the look.

 

  1. The Long Line Tee

When it comes to tees, the updated long line tee is still cool. Last season it was paired with a pair of skinny trousers, this year, match it up with a pair of loose, but tailored  cropped trousers and high top sneakers

 

Get the Look

 

 

 For Women:

1. Poetry Marisca Botanical Maxi Dress

Opt for effortless style and fashion. This strappy dress boasts a V-shaped neckline, two pockets at the waist, a band along the back and a gorgeous botanical floral print. The medley of shades and delicate print inspires summer feeling. Poetry, R999.

 

 

 

2. Double-breasted check suit blazer

Check print is in, in a big way this season. This stylish blazer with Prince of Wales check print, double button design and quilted panels on the shoulders would go nicely with a pair of denims or mini skirt. Mango, R1399.

 

 

3. Bria Women’s Denim Jacket

Cover up in true urban style. This long sleeved jacket boasts a button-down front, two flap detailed pockets at the chest and a rip and repair finish along this light wash design. Old Khaki, R899.

 

 

4. Frayed Asymmetric Denim Skirt

Cool vibes are essential in this rigid denim skirt. Ripped and frayed, it’s splashed with a dark wash and gets an asymmetric hemline for added edge. Woolworths, R499.

 

 

5. Pleated Satin Midi Skirt

Glitz and glamour with an urban twist. Refine your aesthetic with this silky satin midi skirt. Soft and floaty, it’s covered in pressed pleats and has a zipped waistline to tie up your look. Woolworths, R450

 

 

For Men:

 

1. Arrow Print Mandarin Shirt

Update your wardrobe this summer with this arrow print mandarin shirt. This shirt features a mandarin collar, rolled up sleeves, and slim fit for a modern, on-trend look. It’s made from pure cotton for comfort. Woolworths, R350.

 

 

  1. Country Road Vintage Denim Jacket

A denim jacket will add an element of ease to any look. This one is made in a washed back vintage denim for a relaxed, lived-in feel. Woolworths, R1199.

 

 

3. Jasper Men’s Regular Fit Denims

 

Update your classic denim wardrobe with a fun, light wash pair such as these Jasper Men’s Denims. They boast a regular fit, straight leg cut, belt loops, a zip-down fly and classic five-pocket design. Old Khaki, R399.

 

 

 

  1. Viscose Shirt Slim Fit

 

Add to your wardrobe a shirt in an airy viscose weave with a grandad collar, French front, long sleeves with buttoned cuffs, and rounded hem. Slim fit with narrow shoulders and a tapered waist for a fitted silhouette.  H&M, R429.

 

 

 

  1. Longline Nep T-Shirt

Cut in a slightly longer line than other tees, this one is made in soft pima cotton and features a nep detail. The longer length makes its perfect for layering under jackets. Woolworths, R429.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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