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March 17, 2018 8 min read

spring trends 2018With the change of each season, new and old trends seem to make headlines. It allows the fashion industry to evolve and adapt to what’s going on around us, gathering inspiration from current events and an ever-changing society. However, it allows us to be able to experience various different textures, colors, and timelines as we explore new clothing items with each season.

Since spring is fast approaching and no one wants to get left behind, it’s important to open up to new ideas in order to stay on top of it all. Spring 2018 fashion trends are all about exploring ruffles, the American dream, and good ol’ fashion embroidery. It’s about finding a new side to you that may have been there all along whilst embracing change. It’s a new season to welcome the new without forgetting where you came from. That being said, knowing what to wear for spring requires a little bit of insight, plenty of knowledge, and a whole lot of courage in order to step outside of your comfort zone every once in a while.

At Lotus Online Boutique, we embrace change with the upcoming spring fashion trends about to hit the shelves. So, without having to search too far and wide to find the perfect spring outfit, keep in mind the following spring trends in order to spruce up your closet and stay in check with the times. At Lotus Online Boutique, we leave no woman behind.

Trend #1: Embroidered everything.

It may seem 1980’s and in line with shoulder pads, but having an embroidered fashion piece in your closet makes you quite in line with the times this spring. Not only is it unique and quite pretty, but embroidery adds valuable detail to your skirts and dresses. It makes a statement that you care about what you wear, rather than choosing any plain ol’ something to wear. Remember a little detail goes a long way. Try our Tale To Tell Floral Embroider Shift Dress on for size.

Trend #2: American proud.

Feeling somewhat patriotic? The good news is that you’ll be able to incorporate it into your fashion choices come spring 2018. It’s all about adding the American flag and everything it represents into your closet; whether you choose to wear a skirt, a pretty dress, or even simple accessories. Be American proud and wear your nationality on your booty!

Trend #3: From wrap to tie.

We love anything that wraps and ties in the front or on the side, which is why we’re extra excited about this spring trend 2018 making news headlines in the next couple of months. The tie front top trend may have slowly crept in, but it’s about to become one of the hottest trends this spring. So don’t be afraid to take your sexy back with a tie front top or a simple maxi dress to create the perfect look. Try our Cross My Heart Pink Sweater on for size.

Trend #4: Anoraks anyone?

Raincoats or Anoraks available in all shapes or sizes will definitely become a must-have for your closet. Not only are they practical, but they can also look very stylish if worn correctly. Yes, they may be made out of plastic and look quite ‘school-girl’ at times, but they’ll definitely carry you through a rainy spring day without making you lose your fashionable touch. Give it a try. What do you have to lose? Besides, when it comes to fashion, being practical is a simple bonus.

Trend #5: Bring on the ruffles.

Puffs anywhere but under your house should be at the top of your list this upcoming spring, not to mention the added ruffles and intricate sleeve detail that should make up at least a small percentage of any woman’s closet. Fortunately, ruffles have the potential of covering up any undesired areas without making it seem as if you’re trying too hard. They’re soft, feminine, and definitely a hot spring fashion trend for 2018 that should be added to your shopping list. Try our Soul Sister Ruffle Sleeve Mauve Dress on for size.

Trend #6: Fancy jeans.

Forget about being boring this upcoming spring. Jeans have made the headlines over the last couple of years for being interesting, to say the least. Sometimes for all the wrong reasons. However, this spring 2018, it’s all about being fancy. Whether you choose to add glitz and glam to your denim or you choose a piece with pretty vintage detail, adding a little extra sparkle to your look will ensure that you’re seen by everyone. Plain Jane is out. It’s time to fancy up those legs with interesting jeans.

Trend #7: Show a little skin.

Yes, there is a fine line between showing way more than you bargained for and being in fashion when it comes to your style choices. This spring, adding sheer clothing choices will not only allow you to embrace the trend, but will encourage you to step out of your comfort zone slightly, depending on how conservative your fashion choices are to begin with. At the end of the day, feeling comfortable is just as important as being fashionable. Discomfort may affect your look in a negative way.

Read: The Best Hair Looks From Spring 2018 Runways.

Trend #8: Bold is beautiful.

Fitting in and blending into the crowd is a thing of the past. This year, it’s all about being bold and beautiful. Bright, fluorescent colors are making way for those who are dying to break out of their shell. If you’re unsure, start off small with a bright and bold accessory. Once you feel more confident, why not go all out and stand out from the crowd? Be sure to match similar color palettes and don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles. The stage is yours!

Trend #9: Add some shine to your satin.

Satin may not be everyone’s fabric choice. It can be quite unforgiving if worn incorrectly, showing off more than you initially wanted to or flaunting an element of your body that you may not be too confident to show. However, it’s a spring 2018 fashion trend. Great for in the office or a night out on the town, satin can be incorporated into a sexy blouse or sleek trousers, depending on which one you’re more comfortable with. It’s about being daring and different. Just go with it.

Trend #10: Mix and match prints.

Back in the day, it was an absolute tragedy if you mixed different prints together. You would appear to look tacky or even seem a bit lazy if you didn’t take the time to carefully match your prints. However, the good news is you don’t have to worry about looking odd anymore. In fact, it’s a fashion trend! Mix and match different shapes and prints in order to create a uniquely interesting look this spring. Bring a little bit of African with European prints together and make it your own. You can do it.

Trend #11: Add Mandarin collars to your closet.

If you’re stuck on what to wear for spring in 2018, why not go with simple and elegant? The Japanese culture is one to admire. Everything is done with purpose and precision, even their fashion choices. This spring 2018, Mandarin collars are big. They hide what needs to be hidden in a professional setting whilst making you look well put together. They’re sleek and sophisticated, not to mention ‘clean’ looking. Embrace the culture.

Trend #12: Pastels for the people.

It’s important to remember that not everyone can wear pastels. For some individuals, adding pastels to certain skin tones result in a complete washed out complexion. However, for others, pastels bring out the best in them. The great news is, if you’re lucky enough to be able to wear pastels, this is your year. Transform your whole look into a pastel paradise, from top to bottom. If you’re going to follow this particular spring fashion trend, you might as well go all out, right?

Trend #13: Become a Ballerina.

We love tulle! As a little girl, all you want to do is wear tulle, typically. As a grown woman, wearing tulle makes you look quite silly, though. At least it used to. Now, fortunately, you’re able to wear as much tulle as your little heart desires. Whether you choose to wear it as a skirt or it makes up a piece of your top, tulle is a hot trend this spring that should be fully embraced. Who knows when we’ll be ‘allowed’ to dress like Ballerinas again.

Read: Why You Should Shop At An Online Clothing Boutique: 8 Obvious Signs.

Trend #14: Zip it up.

Zippers and additional pockets in your outfit are exactly what spring ordered this year. The more, the merrier. Not only is this quite practical, but it makes for an interesting look. However, don’t be too surprised if some zippers are only there for show and some pockets may not even be pockets. It’s all about creating an illusion that you have options. However, all you should really care about is how it looks on. If this particular spring trend is not for you, don’t worry. You have an abundance of options to choose from, depending on your particular style and mood for the day.

Trend #15: Shake it up with a fringe.

Having a skirt that moves even if you’re stationary is exactly what you should be after this year. The fringe trend ensures that you have a Latin vibe going whilst making it seem as if you’re constantly moving your booty. It’s an interesting look that should be embraced at least once in your life. Choose a vest with a fringe or a skirt with some movement at the bottom. The choices can be limitless if you’re willing to experiment and step out of your comfort zone a little bit.

Spring Fashion Trend Tip:

Don’t be afraid to change up your look every once in a while. It may be scary and feel quite odd to wear clothes other than the ones you’ve been wearing for the last couple of years, but it allows you to evolve and grow in a way that opens up brand new possibilities in your closet. You may discover that you look absolutely amazing in a particular style or you could realize that you’re never supposed to wear ruffles again. Whatever you find out about yourself, it’s all about giving new possibilities a try. If not, you may always remain a Plain Jane who longs for change or that person who shouldn’t be allowed to wear a certain item out in public.

Regardless of where you’re from, whether from New York City, Milan, the deep south, or all the way in Africa, keeping up with the latest trends allow you to experience different cultures and moments in time without having to stop what you’re doing on a daily basis. Whether you decide to incorporate all of the above-mentioned spring fashion trends for 2018 or you choose a select few that represent your personality, you certainly won’t get left behind or feel ‘last season’.

Besides, why not spruce up your closet every season and experience new ways of being uniquely you.

Need help selecting a new look for spring 2018? At Lotus Online Boutique, we’re here to help you navigate through everyday outfits or fashion choices for special events. Contact us to speak with a consultant or follow us on Instagram.


zenka hattinghZenka Hattingh. Marketing Manager & Content Developer, Growth Hacker.                          I help startups and established companies build brand reputation through SEO-friendly content and growth hacking techniques.

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