Current Trends Taking The Fashion World By Storm
Fashion is extremely subjective. What you think looks good is the very worst of outfits to someone else, and there’s so many ‘rules’ out there that govern what’s meant to go with what. No blacks and browns together, only match up colors that complement each other, ribbed fabrics are at the forefront of this season… the list goes on and on. Fashion trends extend from the board room to fashion on vacation, and it can get exhausting to keep up with current trends in fashion.
And yet, we live in an age of opportunity, and people care less and less about what society thinks of them. That means no matter how you want to look in the current day and age, it’s your time to craft out your own style in this corner of the fashion world using some of the biggest trends around the globe in the here and now. And truth be told here, the trends always change in a heartbeat, and sometimes they’re a little overrated. But they can still be used for good. No matter what you think of them, you can always get inspired from looking around you.
Whether you’re willing to fit into a tweed suit to make an impression at your new place of work, or wearing a dress with a slit in the leg for the ultimate date night, it’s time to feel comfortable in clothes you know are appreciated by the people around you. With that in mind, what are the current trends in fashion that are taking the world by storm? Without further ado, here they are!
Retro is something we’ve been doing since we understood that the aesthetics of the past still look good in the modern day. Bringing back a few hints of the past here and there are always received well no matter what year you live in, as long as you look good whilst you’re doing it. And there’s so many conflicting styles out there it’s easy to get confused which era each piece is trying to replicate! However, there’s often a lot of trends you can see within these styles…
So there’s been a huge resurgence in the amount of styles out there these days that look like they’re been ripped straight from the 80s. The 70s are swirling around in the background, and the 90s are just as confusing as ever (a lot of us still think they were only 10 years ago after all!). However, the geometric shapes of these fashions with their outlandish colors and see through fabrics adds an element of nostalgia to every wearer out there. Pop some high heels on underneath your dotted dress with the wrap around sash and you’ve got a good night out on the town ahead of you.
Using Sustainable Fabrics
Back in 2010, less than half of the fabric produced in the fashion world were naturally made. That meant more than half were synthetic fabrics, which left little diversity in the fashion world, and everyone was walking around sweating out of their shirts and creaking in their trousers. So finally, in this day and age, people are becoming more and more conscious of what they’re wearing and how it affects the world around them.
And it’s about time this trend become more important to the biggest designers out there! Of course sometimes it’s a little hard to work with raw materials in all kinds of fashion pieces, so materials such as modal fabric have been invented to breach the gap here. They’re strong and moldable, and use natural fibers from trees that reproduce on their own time and resources, so it’s a lot more sustainable than synthetic fibers alone. Keeping up with the fashion world takes a lot of work, and this is one great way to keep up with supply and demand and the environment at the same time.
Bringing Back the Trench Coat
Coats are very much needed in the climate we’re currently experiencing, and this means fashion has grabbed our lapels and thrust us out into the cold whilst wearing long, seemingly breast plated coats that mean we’re snug in wearable rugs. However, there’s a lot of style you can project when you’ve got a good coat on, and it also creates an aura of confidence around you when you’re wearing it right…
Something that has a belt to it is an incredible fashion accessory, and looks good in all kinds of mild weather types. At the same time, it can be paired with anything underneath, whether you’re in leggings or jeans. If you’ve got something you’re self conscious on that day, make sure you’re wearing your trench coat on top.
Suits aren’t just an outfit for well groomed men! This year is a good time for women to pick up the mantle of a trouser suit and look more stylish than they ever have before in a piece that’s boardroom ready. It’s an especially good move if you’re a business woman who’s ready to impress, looking for investors and customers alike at a business convention. Or maybe you’re just looking to make some good friends!
Either way, there’s a lot you can do when you look powerful and proud. And when you’re wearing a trouser suit, you’re going to be an imposing figure in any room you walk into. Similarly, it’s an extremely easy outfit to wear, and it can be swapped out with a pencil skirt or a simple blouse whenever you need to take off a blazer and be a little more lightweight.
The Takeaway Here?
The current trends on the fashion market aren’t as bad as the designs we’ve seen in the past, which seems like a good mark for the rest of 2018 so far. Therefore, you’ve got plenty of opportunity to find a good style for yourself that won’t cost you an arm or a leg, and you’re not going to be immediately turned away by any of the big fashion idols we have out there!