A new year brings style resolutions, closet clean-ups, more fashion weeks and trend after trend to either strictly follow or be inspired by. And 2018 is looking really good – from prints and colour to inspired design and details that are literally out of this world. Stay in the style loop with our prediction of trends that will dominate this year.

1. IN LIVING COLOUR: RED vs PINK

From crimson and scarlet red, to blushing and vivid pink, these are the colours best worn from head-to-toe or even mixed.

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ImaxTree / From left to right: Fendi, Valentino, Balenciaga

2. FOREST FANTASY

Florals are so not done, although this time they are accompanied by butterflies, foliage, insects and folk-inspired colouring and silhouettes.

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Imaxtree / From left to right: Gucci, Erdem, Chloe, Coach

3. CINDERELLA SHOES

Embellishment is the name of the game – look out for shoes that instantly make you feel like a fairytale princess.

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ImaxTree / From left to right: Isabel Marant, Miu Miu, Gucci

4. PUT YOUR HAT ON

Headwear has very evidently been ‘a thing’ of late, from berets, to headbands and ‘poor boy hats’. Stock up for the perfect finishing touch to any look.

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ImaxTree / Prada

5. CHECK IT OUT

Grid and check prints are going all out on sheer pieces, grey suits, pieces to mix and match and coats – this is a safe and necessary investment.

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ImaxTree / From left to right: Marni, Calvin Klein, Christopher Kane

 

6. ROOMY BAGS

The bigger the better, I mean, how will we continue to live out of a very mini version of a practical bag that holds a phone and nothing else?

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ImaxTree / From left to right: Celine, stella mcCartne, Issey Miyake

 

7. SPACE INVASION

From zodiacs at Dior, extra reflective fabrications at Christopher Kane, astronauts at Dolce&Gabbana, and rockets to the moon at Chanel, it’s pretty clear that we’re looking to the future in a big way.

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ImaxTree / From left: Chanel, Balenciaga, Dior, Dolce&Gabbana, Christopher Kane

8. MAKE THE CIRCLE BIGGER

Circles are still on the rise, from hoops (of course), to belt buckles and bag details. Even polka dots count.

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ImaXTree / From left to right: Eudon Choi, Fendi

9. PEARLY WHITES

From frame details on sunglasses to buttons on blazers, pearls on just about anything will continue to be the answer to an understated way of ’embellishing’ your favourite pieces.

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ImaxTree / From left to right: Blugirl, Gucci, Chanel, Ellery

 

Which trend are you looking forward to?