As fashion month comes to a close there has been one really big reoccurring theme across every designer in every city. That theme was the power of females. Dior’s entire show for their ready-wear collection was an homage to the sort of feminine uprising that today’s global events have sparked. With masculine touches with structured suit sets with feminine notes of tulle skirts and bold colors this collection also gave a nod to the 70’s women marches. Wide leg pants and floral patchwork fabrics feel like you are transported back in time to the women’s movement. I was so inspired by this collection as well as many other like Belmain who of course always creates works of art dedicated to making the wearer look like a warrior goddess. This year, particularly the Fall and Winter months are going to be the year of Power Dressing. Here are a few trends from the runway that I think will be so wearable and inspiring in 2018.
Many designers have been decided this season will be all about the office chic. Bold suits were a staple in almost every show. From Prints to bright colors there was any variety of suit you could imagine. I think a good suit is such an empowering look and I can’t wait to start incorporating it into my wardrobe. I think the skirt and blazer combo is going to be huge in the spring. Think Clueless with the matching sets miniskirts and matching blazers this will also be the season for pastel pantsuit sets. Trousers will be cropped and wide leg or pegged and slim. If you’re feeling brave bold colors like winter’s cherry red or hot pink will be definitely something you should try.
Of course, the classic Parisian style will never go out of style they have such a way of making any outfit look chic and effortless. Hats continued to rule the runway, military-style caps, my favorite baker boy hat, and the Parisian beret still has a strong hold on everyone in attendance. The casual jeans and a t-shirt ensemble will never be dull with some kind of hat. I also see subtle designer pieces (or look-alikes if you’re on a budget like me) the effortless and simple statement belts to designer logo t-shirts are the perfect weekend uniform to make going to the grocery store like walking the runway.
Something I also find really empowering is a slicked-back hairstyle. Of course in runway style, designers will do this to keep your eyes focused on the clothing, not the model. But there’s something so strong and confident about a model strutting down the runway with her hair slicked back in a low bun wearing a stunning structured suit. I have been loving the pin straight poney with the middle part and slicked back sides look so much, again add this to your weekend uniform or any look for that matter to give it that “I mean business” model vibe.
All my petite ladies rejoice, I’m seeing pumps being a serious staple shoe this season. If you haven’t been practicing your runway walk ladies start strutting. Thick heel, thin heal, slingback and laces up pumps, these shoes will be the only thing you’ll want to wear with any outfit. I have been obsessed with my Dior Slingbacks since New York Fashion Week. They are truly timeless and a show-stopping piece I can literally wear with any look to add a bit of drama.
Dior, Balmain, and even Michael Kors are loving all things plaid for this year. I think this is such a fun way to make office wear kind of fun but also have fun with your off-duty looks. Pairing a plaid boyfriend blazer with a pair of shorts and loafers will be a really fun spring look. Again the suit sets in a plaid print just screams Cher Horowitz and I’m loving it. I also think a full plaid suit jacket and cigarette trouser will be so beautiful in the fall. This trend screams Girl Boss in the best way.
What do you feel most confident in?