Hi, my Beauty’s hope all is well. I’m enjoying my new job so far, well as much as you can enjoy cleaning. I find cleaning therapeutic well when it comes to cleaning up others mess not so much my own. I’m slowly getting into a routine but as per usual I still like to leave everything to last minute and 2 hours before I have to leave for work I run around the house like a headless chicken. But so far so good I’m still writing blog posts, keeping on top of housework and even got the baby into her own bedroom. After hours spent looking through photos of the SS18 catwalk trends here’s a pick of my top 5 trends that I loved and the top picks from the high street to help you get the look for less and into your own wardrobe.

Western Trend

Probably my favourite trend of all the SS18 trends has to be the Western trend. I’m a bit of a boho girl at heart so this trend is definitely something I wear. If something has fringing chances are I’ll be buying it. Fringing was everywhere on the catwalks this season even on trench coats. Calvin Klein models wore Classic western shirts in satin. Versace models wore leather cowboy hats and bolero ties. Dolce and Gabbana models wore tan midi dresses with fringing. Think less cowgirl and more rodeo drive, avoid wearing the western trend head to toe otherwise you might look like an extra from a John Wayne film.

The easy way to incorporate this trend into your everyday look is to wear western accessories like belts, bags, hats and cowboy boots. Below are links to outfits where I’ve styled western items so if you need further inspiration click away.

OOTD – We Are The Weirdo’s Mister OOTD – Dreaming Of Coachella.  OOTD – A Western Romance 

1. Asos Western Star Print Playsuit 2. Rodeo Frill Western Skater Dress 3. Nasty Gal Denim jacket 4. Nasty Gal Embroidered Skirt   5.  Nasty Gal Western Boot 

Pastels

Pastels were another big trend on the SS18 catwalks and every shade of pastel walked the catwalk from lemon, lilac, baby pink, powder blue, and mint. Lilac is set to replace last years Spring/Summer It colour that was Pink. The catwalks saw models wear each pastel colours head to toe either in suits or dresses in a variety of materials.

To incorporate this trend if the thought of wearing light colours scares you (I know it does me a toddler and light clothes don’t mix), invest in accessories like handbags, sunglasses, shoes, socks etc. If your feeling a bit braver the easiest way to wear this trend is to invest in a pastel blazer. If you’re needing a little further inspiration click below to see how I’ve styled pastels.

OOTD – Summer In Autumn 🍂  OOTN- fifty Shades Of Pink  OOTD – Life Is A Flower 🌺 

  1. RI Light Blue Block Heel sandals  2. RI light pink Patent court Shoes 3. Nasty Gal Lemon dress 4. Nasty Gal pink & red two-tone sandals  5. Boohoo Pastel Culotte Co-ord set

Bold Colours

Bold bright colours were seen all over the catwalks from shades of fuschia, orange, yellow, green and electric blue. Once again to really stand out it was all about wearing one colour head to toe or colour blocking.

I love colour so plan on investing in a tailored blazer and short set in a bright colour. If you need inspiration on how to style bold colours click below.

OOTD – & It was All Yellow OOTD – Always Time For Polka Dots

  1. Boohoo Cobalt Blue Tailored Blazer Dress  2. Green Diamante Snake Sandals 6. RI Yellow Faux Pearl Shorts 

Trench Coats

This season the classic trench coat gets a twist, deconstructed trench coats, trench coats with embellishments and appliques, different colours and finishes all walked down the catwalk.

I personally love a trenchcoat its a wardrobe classic as its perfect for British summertime as its rainy and can still have a certain chill in the air. if you’re like me and own a classic trench coat, maybe invest in some brooches and badges and upcycle for a modern look, or invest in a bright coloured one to tick off two trends at once. to see how ive previously style the good old wardrobe classic click below.

OOTD – That 70’s Show.How To Dress Like A Parisian 

1. RI Green Trench Coat 2. Asos oversized Vinyl Burgundy Trench Coat  3. New look Structured Mac Trench Coat

Prints

Prints were everywhere on the catwalks, from polka dots, florals, checks and artsy prints. Polka dots went monochrome and in cool modern shapes. Florals were bold and seen on sheer dresses. Checks were updated for spring in bolder patterns and in blues and reds. Artsy prints were bigger and bolder this season think haiwai shirts and you’re on the right track.

I love prints especially polka dots and florals and I’m a sucker for gingham so definitely expect to see me wearing these prints.

OOTD – Always Time For Polka Dots OOTD – Check Mate !!

  1. RI Polka Dot Frill wrap Midi Skirt 2. RI Feather print Duster Jacket  3. Nasty Gal Polka dot Blazer 4.Nasty Gal White Bardot Polka dot Top  5. Nasty Gal Tartan yellow Skirt 6. Boohoo Check Blazer Coat

Thanks for Reading

Nicolle 💋

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