August 31, 2018
Spring trend edit
I have taken a magnifying glass to this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia shows to bring you the most wearable trends straight from the runway and into your wardrobe this spring/summer season.
Spring has officially sprung, so it’s time to pack away the winter woolies and embrace shorts weather (scary, I know). And while sometimes it feels like fashion is getting more and more obscure as the years go on, 2018 has gifted us with some very wearable trends that are work, school pick-up and coffee date friendly.
The looks from this year’s MBFWA are hitting shelves as we speak and the exciting thing about these trends is that they can be mixed and matched with existing pieces in your wardrobe without any hassle. Taking cues from several different eras through effortless cuts, colours and fabrics, these trends will have longevity for seasons to come.
Here are the four most wearable trends as seen at MBFWA 2018.
It’s not hard to see that fashion is having a very feminine moment in 2018. Botanical florals, flowing maxi dresses, and pastel colours are standout styles. But if you like a more androgynous style, pair a flowing dress or skirt with a structured blazer or even a pair of simple white sneakers.
Hero: Mcgraw at MBFWA by Tim Da-Rin for Flaunter 1. ASOS DESIGN Bridesmaid floral embroidered dobby mesh flutter sleeve maxi dress RRP $170, available at asos.com.au
2. TK Maxx dusty pink heel RRP $29.95, available at TK Maxx, Maroochydore 3. Faithfull the Label Mirador Midi Dress RRP $189, available at Alterior Motif in Cotton Tree and Noosa
earth, wind, fire
Gum leaf green, beach sand beige and primrose pink are the biggest colours this season. If you need more inspiration, just take a look outside at Mother Nature’s very own colour palette. While these colours are ideal in a casual look, don’t be afraid to rock a rusty-red silk dress at your next evening occasion.
Hero: Hansel and Gretel at MBFWA by Tim Da-Rin for Flaunter 1. Woven Palm Batari sandal RRP $279, available at Thomas Surfboards in Noosa and Alterior Motif in Noosa. 2. Sportscraft TIE FRONT TOP RRP $139.99, available at Myer in Maroochydore 3. Duskii Munroe one piece RRP $195, available at Chloe and Grace in Noosa 4. Country Road FLOCKED SPOT BLOUSE RRP $179, available at Country Road in Maroochydore
Tailoring was a major stand out at MBFWA. The weather might be warming up, but this is a perfect look for the office or for a more formal occasion with a killer pair of stilettos.
Hero: Bianca Spender at MBFWA by Tim Da-Rin for Flaunter
1. Brie Leon Bucket Tote RRP $210, available at brieleon.com 2. Saba Liza Longline jacket RRP $349, available at Westfield Chermside 3. Sportscraft tailored pants RRP $179.99, available at Myer in Maroochydore 4. Country Road Athena mule RRP $189, available at Country Road in Maroochydore
Perhaps the most playful trend to hit the runway this year was gingham. Feminine pastels juxtaposed with sexy cuts means this traditionally cute look has all grown up. If an entirely pink gingham dress is a little OTT, gingham works well in accessories.
Hero: Lee Matthews at MBFWA by Tim Da-Rin for Flaunter 1. Boom Shankar Ginger Dress RRP $139, available at Soul Diva in Buderim 2. Brigid McLaughlin infinity dress RRP $389, available at Urban Tonik in Noosa Heads 3. Avenue the label cap RRP $90, available at avenuethelabel.com
if you’re game
Four spring trends for the risk taking fashionistas among us:
Tiny Sunglasses – Sportsgirl Levi sunglasses RRP $39.95, available at Sportsgirl in Maroochydore
Bright primary colour blocking – Polli Satellite Hoops RRP $65, available at polli.com.au
‘90s inspired activewear – CLDL international JUMPER at MBFWA by Tim Da-Rin for Flaunter
Puffy Sleeves – Bec and Bridge Sun Valley Tie top RRP $240, available at becandbridge.com