Sorry, guys, but black did not make the list as one of the must-have colours in next year’s wardrobe. Instead, the choices lean toward bright shades like yellow and soft hues like lavender. Before you start panicking, however, neutrals are still popular (for those who fear a little colour in their closets).
We combed through both runway and street style shots to come up with three colours we predict will be everywhere in 2018. As for how to wear them? The street style stars ahead will inspire you. Whether it’s rocking an accessory in that of-the-moment hue or a full-on monochrome look, there are more ways than one to pull off the top colour trends ahead.
From the runways of Calvin Klein and Tom Ford to Marc Jacobs, orange was one of those unexpected hues that made a comeback for the Spring ’18 season. The shade was bright, like traffic cones, and appeared on items such as jackets, bags, and dresses. Though some of us can literally count on one hand the number of oranges pieces we own (I have zero), the revival of the tone might just convince all of us to expand our wardrobe colour palette.
Call it mustard, marigold, or lemon — all these tones fall into the yellow category. According to an executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute this colour is “a beacon of light,” so it’s obvious why labels like Self-Portrait included it in 2018 collections. The cheery vibes are sure to catch everyone’s attention.
We can’t call out the next big colour trends without mentioning lavender. A handful of designers such as Tibi and Michael Kors incorporated the colour into looks, giving us a fresh eye for how to wear it. In fact, the combination of mint and lavender was popular with the street style crowd. Come 2018, you’ll be seeing this colour everywhere.