If you’ve held on to your cropped tops over the Ber months hoping to bust them out again in March, you’ve got another thing coming. Spring/summer 2018 is looking very put-together, retaining the whimsy of fall/winter interpreted in oversized cover-ups and jackets, flowy skirts and loose bottoms.
UPGRADE YOUR PINKS
Always a spring staple, pink gets a fresh update. Punchy shades and muted ones replace the usual fuchsias, Barbie pinks and magentas. The key to wearing the color? Just daywear shine — note, not sequins and glitters, but an adult kind of shimmer that you can wear to both the beach and the office.
BRING YOUR OWN SHINE
Speaking of shine, if you’re going to wear it, you have to make sure it’s loose and tailored. This is not Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion. Try colored slacks, a bejewelled pencil skirt, or a glittery shift. Wanna go the extra mile? Add some leather. Remember, the more it confuses people, the more “fashion” it is.
Gingham is back and for summer, head-to-toe is the way to go. Avoid looking frumpy by keeping it cinched at the waist and tailored.
GO BIG OR GO HOME
Hey guys! DId you know you can wear something loose and still look sharp? Just mind the shoulders. Men this season will be donning oversized blazers, parkas and windbreakers.
BE A FASHIONABLE ALIEN
Rules are meant to be broken, especially when it comes to fashion. For a few seasons now, it’s been all about wearing everything you own all at once and getting away with it. This summer is no different. Mix and match but keep in the same color family to keep it pleasing to the eyes.
RELAXED FIT IS IN
Your thirst trap dreams are thwarted this season, as it is all about big blazers, layers of lightweight clothing, and —yep— cullotes. Muted tones pull the look together. Must have accessory: a stylish slouch.
SAFARI SO GOOD
Gold, camel, mustard, cream, gray — safari tones level up this summer with the addition of matte gold. It has to look like you’ve been wearing it all week, a little crinkled and haphazardly put on, to avoid looking overdressed.
This might sound like the exact opposite of bohemian, but this season, the boho look is polished and proper and neat. That means crisp collars, leather trim, cashmere sweaters and tapered silhouettes.
The diva is in the details. Carry a bag with an interesting print, wear shoes with unexpected heels and you’re good to go.