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9 Predictions for Your Year Ahead

Your 2018 looks like this
Sarah Tarca
18 Jan
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Chuck us a crystal ball and call us mystic Martha, because we know what’s in store for you – and your wardrobe – this year.

News
|18 Jan|4 minutes

9 Predictions for Your Year Ahead

Your 2018 looks like this
Sarah Tarca
18 Jan
Share:

Chuck us a crystal ball and call us mystic Martha, because we know what’s in store for you – and your wardrobe – this year.

1. You will own a check blazer

It will most likely be grey and it will probably bear a fancy name like "Prince of Wales check" or "houndstooth" or maybe just regular old "plaid", but you shall own it, love it, and replace your leather jacket with it.

Shop Georgia Alice Blazer

2. Purple will enter your life in a big way

Once reserved for mystics and royals, purple is set to re-enter your palette in 2018. That’s thanks to Pantone nominating “Ultra Violet 18-3838” as its colour of the year. The blue-based purple is supposed to inspire originality, artistic expression and visionary thinking so whether it’s a wallet, vase or ball gown it’s bound to be splashed somewhere in your world this year.

Shop Atmos&Here Violetta Ruffle Dress

3. The President of the United States will continue to confound you

There’s not a lot in politics that you can rely on, but in 2018 you can be certain of this: Donald Trump will say at least one thing that will genuinely shock, outrage, or just plain confuse you. Also, you will continue to laugh at this because it never gets old.

4. Your accessories will want to shimmy

Whether it’s on a bag, shoe or even a shirt, your wardrobe will sprout some serious fringing this year. The less-showy sister to the sequin, fringing brings fun to the party without being too “look at me”.

Shop Farrah + Sloane Margot Bag

5. Your jumpsuit will get a tough-girl makeover

You already love a romper (except when you have to pee) because they’re just so damn easy to wear. Well, this year your beloved onesie will toughen up a bit and you’ll ditch the cotton for utilitarian denim, channeling a look that’s somewhere between “Top Gun” and “local mechanic”.

Shop One Teaspoon Braxton Jumpsuit

6. Beauty will get a clean up

In 2017 you may have been willing to put snail mucus and donkey’s milk on your face, but in 2018, you’ll be looking for a cleaner alternative as the wellness trend infiltrates bathrooms everywhere. You’ll start by looking at beauty with prebiotics and probiotics (trust us, worth a Google) as well as opting for products free from SLS and parabens for a cleaner, less harmful beauty life.  

7. Your wardrobe will become suddenly transparent

Designers have been trying to make plastic happen for years, with PVC popping its head up every few seasons. But, this year it might just stick – much to the dismay of mother’s everywhere. And, because the votes aren’t in as to whether waterproof will actually ever be a thing, you’ll want to keep it classy by choosing your plastic pieces wisely – that means shoes and bags and not underwear.

Shop Love Moschino Transparent Clutch

8. We'll all live like it's 1999

From cartoons like Rugrats and Ren and Stimpy to Baywatch-inspired bathers, you’ll still be looking back to the ‘90s for your hit of fashion nostalgia. Though, the world isn’t strong enough to survive another round of butterfly hair clips, so lets all just leave them where they belong (in the cupboard next to the Spice Girl platforms).

9. You'll stay woke, but you'll also clap back

Because, even though there’s a lot of scary/weird/ downright depressing stuff going on in the world right now, the least you can do is make your voice heard and clapback against the haters. And of course, use freshly made-up web words while you do it. Thanks, Internet!

Sarah Tarca
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