Fashion, Satire

A CLAIRvoyant's 2018 trend predictions

2017 was the year for appropriating Chav culture.  Fortunately the passing of another 12 Gregorian months often means we can strive to implement new trends.  Below are some suggestions for garments that I believe will blow up in 2018.  Perhaps track some down and give your knock off von dutch crop top and tns a much needed rest.   

long denim skirts

Thanks to Chloe this early 2000s fashion staple is being brought back and much like my food portions it will be big.  Before her devastating departure from the role, Chloe's creative director Clare Waight Keller delivered one of the most phenomenal fashion shows of our time, SS16.  In my opinion the SS16 Paris show single-handedly brought back the long denim skirt and wide leg, baggy jeans. 

above L-R: Miu Miu denim maxi skirt, See by Chloe pleated denim maxi and Vetements x Carhartt denim maxi

where to look for inspiration

Chloe SS16 Paris Fashion week, Lizzie McGuire 

wear it with 

Pair a long denim skirt with a high neck tee.  The juxtaposition of the prudish skirt length and casual nature of the shirt will result in an effortlessly stylish, polished look. 

As much as I loved the millennial pink takeover, there's a new bish on the block.  It's time to welcome lavender with open arms. 

I received the tip off for this forthcoming trend from my effortlessly stylish, endlessly angelic friend Amelia.  

The beautiful thing about colour trends is you can purchase one piece in a style you consistently wear and implement it into your wardrobe with ease. 

above L-R: Gucci blazer, Marni button up and Holzweiler scarf

Where to look for inspiration

Young Thug's 'Jeffery' album cover

wear it with


The final and most adoptable trend is inspired by both Alexa Chung's fashion line and the much cherished Skins character Cook.  I've decided of my own volition to go ahead and announce that polos are going to be big in 2018.  

One thing that really attracts me to polos is the ability to dress it up or down and play on some traditional working class uniforms.  Particularly I love the reminiscence of public school uniforms in Australia.  

For me one of the most wonderful things about this trend is the fact it's an ode to my lower middle class origins. 

above L-R: Alexander Wang metallic polo, Tibi wool blend polo and ALEXACHUNG red ruffle sleeve polo


Where to look for inspiration 

Cook from Skins, Lil Yachty 

wear it with

mom jeans for a casual look or leather culottes for full fashionista get up