If it’s style inspiration you seek, look no further than the streets this fashion week season. From power blazers and ski sweaters to velvet pants and bold stripes, garments were eye-catching and statement-making in Milan, Paris, London and New York. Displaying a penchant for excess, the street style stars took their looks to the brink of over-the-top without ever going over and, as a result, numerous new trends have emerged. So, if you’re ready to inject more excitement into your wardrobe, check out these top ten street style trends from the Spring/Summer 2018 Fashion Weeks.
1. Checkered Power Blazers with Shoulder Pads
While the return of the ’90s fashion may still be going strong, there was a noticeable ’80s item in the mix this season. Yes, the power blazer is back. Complete with bold shoulder pads, this fashion staple from 30 years ago is on-trend once more. To rock it for yourself, be sure to choose a style with a vintage check design and an oversized silhouette. You can even borrow a blazer from the boys if need be. Then, partner it with skinny jeans or a skirt and heels.
2. Side Stripe Trousers
Racing stripes aren’t just for cars. According to the street style set, they’re also for pants. Perfect for powerwalking from one fashion show to the next, side-striped trousers were spotted on the streets this month. Be sure to try a pair for yourself this season for a look that’s both stylish and flattering. The statement trousers, which boast a leg-lengthening effect, look best in dark shades with a bold side stripe or two. All you need to do is pick your ideal style, whether it be cigarette pants, straight-leg trousers or even jeans.
3. Ski Sweaters
Don’t worry if you’re not heading to the Alps anytime soon; you can still rock your favourite ski sweater anyway. Thanks to bold designers and brave dressers, these jumpers have gone from ugly to awesome seemingly overnight. While there are many options to choose from, the best of this odd bunch feature striking knitted patterns and logos around the neck and shoulders. Wear them on the slopes, during the holidays or even just to brunch for a fun outfit twist.
4. Upsized Dots
Street style was undoubtedly louder, brighter and bolder for the Spring/Summer ’18 show season. Even the simple polka dot was enlarged to unmissable proportions. Whether it was on a top, dress or pants, these upsized dots instantly became the focus of every outfit. Most often spotted in a traditional monochromatic design, these Dalmatian-style dots added plenty of fun to looks while maintaining a sleek aesthetic.
5. Velvet Pants
Excess and velvet go hand in hand, so it’s no surprise that the luxurious fabric was a regular feature during this Fashion Month. Spotted on wide-leg and flared pants, the material provided outfits with a decadent and glamorous touch. Of course, it wasn’t just the texture of these velvet pants that made them a standout style. Striking colours also helped these trousers become a top new trend to try. To rock the look yourself, partner a pair of velvet pants with a simple sweater or t-shirt for an outstanding daytime ensemble.