Style Trends 2018: The Eighties

2018 is the year of Power Dressing 2.0. Big shoulders, bold colours and plenty of gorgeous tailoring. Put down your flares and suede, 2018 is all about the 80's.

 Luckily, this time round we seem to have ditched the leg warmers but there are plenty of questionable garments floating around.  

Anyone who rides their bike to work will be thrilled to know that cycling shorts were all over S/S catwalks. From Saint Laurent's lace version to Dolce & Gabbana's plain black lycra, who would have thought that MAMIL's would become this years biggest Muse.

Dolce&Gabbana SS18
Chris Froome
Saint Laurent SS18

 But if, like many of us, you invested in some wide-leg trousers this winter then don't despair. The Oversized trouser is here to stay.  

Whether it's Wall Street inspired pinstripes from Alexandra Long and SYZ, XXL at Victoria Beckham or our personal fave- this pair we found on Ebay for £15, which may well be from the 80's the first time round, looking like you've borrowed your dad's trousers is an easy way to look like a bonafide fashionista.

Alexandra Long
Victoria Beckham
SYZ
Ebay (£15)

But if you find the full-length look impractical for London's rainy climate why not turn to Yohji Yamamoto, Gillian June or  Sandro who all offer slightly more versatile ankle-skimming options. It seems more sustainable to invest in items you can wear all year round.  And trend forecaster, Fashion United, predicts that corduroy is going to be lingering right through the summer in 2018.

Sandro
Yohji Yamamoto
Gillian June

If colour is your bag then you will be thrilled to see that this summer is all about bold choices. Gone are the flimsy pastels and florals of Springs gone by. 

If 2017 was when we found our voice, then 2018 is all about being heard AND seen.

 Ukrainian brand, Sayya, brings back the electric blue and mandarin of the Dallas days, Stella McCartney opted for purple and Dolce & Gabanna, Comme des Garcons and Isabel Marant just went hell for leather!

And finally- no ode to the 80's  would be complete without massive shoulders. 

 

Stella McCartney

 

Alessandra Rich 
SYZ

  

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