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Fashion Jobs – 5 of 2018’s Biggest Trends to Watch Out For

Friday, January 19th, 2018

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As we near the end of January and welcome 2018 in with full swing, it’s time to start looking ahead to all the amazing fashion trends we can expect in the year ahead. It can be challenging deciding which trends work for your personal style, so when in doubt, go with an accessory or a single standout piece per outfit. Some of the trends ahead are definitely a riskier option to translate into your wardrobe, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun to fantasize about the incredible looks coming our way this year! So go ahead and get creative, and choose from five of our favourite trends for 2018.


Ultra Violet
Pantone’s official colour of the year was recently announced as Ultra Violet, a deep purple shade that recalls many memorable Prince outfits. According to the colour institute’s website, Ultra Violet “symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets”. Look for shades of purple ranging from rich eggplants to pastel lavenders, and you’ll be sure to turn heads this year.


Plastic & Lucite
Seen on the runways at Calvin Klein, Chanel, and Miu Miu, transparent apparel and accessories should be hitting the high streets in no time. Not to be confused with the 90’s plastic (think coloured jelly shoes and PVC jumpsuits) 2018’s updated versions can be seen on everything from checked trench coats, to thigh-high boots, to chunky jewelry.


Customizable Fashion
With growing demand for unique pieces and brands beginning to celebrate individuality, customized fashion is one way to capitalize on this shift in consumer trends. One of my favourite labels of the moment that is killing the custom game is L.A. based Pop & Suki, an accessory brand whose Instagrammable bags & small leather goods can be custom printed with any name you’d like. Higher end brands are also highlighting their monogrammed goods, and retailers like Nordstrom and Indigo even offer custom monogramming and embroidery services on-site.


Western Wear
If in the coming months you start seeing dresses that look like they belong on Little House on the Prairie, don’t be alarmed – it’s all intentional. These ruffled and printed cotton dresses are taking inspiration from HBO’s hit drama Westworld, bringing prairie-chic dresses to fashion’s forefront. In a shift away from minimalist body-hugging dresses, flowing, feminine dresses in floral patterns are one of the looks I’m most excited for this year.


Feathers & Furs
A trend that began picking up steam in 2017 is one that will continue into 2018. Expect to see plenty of fur (and faux) jackets, shoes, and purses as the year goes on. If furs aren’t your thing, look for feathers to add an unexpected pop to any outfit. Feathered shoes and dresses don’t seem to be disappearing anytime soon, so make your fashion investments now.


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Image courtesy of Refinery 29
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Image courtesy of Pop & Suki
Image courtesy of Vogue
Image courtesy of Saks Potts


By Kate Mendonca, Toronto @kate.mendonca

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Fashion Jobs – How to Wear the 2018 Pantone Colour of the Year

Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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Another year, another Pantone colour to experiment with! We are loving this year’s colour, Ultra Violet. It’s a super bold, vibrant and daring shade of violet, which can make it a little intimidating to incorporate this rich hue into your own wardrobe.  This is why we’ve searched high and low for these to-die-for pieces that will definitely have all eyes on you.


Balenciaga Thigh High Boots
Who needs pants when you can rock these with an over-sized top or crewneck sweater? These babies are all over our social media feeds and we are NOT mad about it!


Shop the Look: Balenciaga Thigh High Boots, $2200, available at Balenciaga


Missguided Faux Fur Coat
You’ll not only stay warm with this cool coat, you’ll fabulous while doing it. It’ll elevate your daytime t-shirt and denim outfit, and add a serious touch of glam to your  Saturday night date night attire!


Shop the Look: Faux Fur Coat, $111, available at Missguided

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Gucci Shoulder Bag
I mean…. this bag basically speaks for itself! Add this bag to pretty much any outfit and you’re good to go.


Shop the Look: Gucci Shoulder Bag, $1490, available at Gucci

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Aula Wide Leg Pants
Going to an interview? Need to jazz up your work wardrobe? Or maybe you’re just looking for something fun to wear on your next night on the town. Whatever you’re on the market for, these beautiful wide leg pants will do the trick.


Shop the Look: Aula Wide Leg Pants, $189, available at Farfetch


Mara Hoffman Maxi Dress
We’d have to say that this colour is perfect for summer. Throw it over that itsy-bitsy-tiny bikini and you’re set to drink margaritas all day at the beach. Or looking for a more casual look? Style it over a white tee, throw on a black leather jacket and a pair of ankle boots and you’re ready for a casual day on the town.


Shop the Look: Mara Hoffman Maxi Dress,$341, available at REVOLVE


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Image courtesy of Refinery29


Product Info:
Balenciaga Thigh High Boots, $2200, available at Balenciaga
Faux Fur Coat, $111, available at Missguided
Gucci Shoulder Bag, $1490, available at Gucci
Aula Wide Leg Pants, $189, available at Farfetch
Mara Hoffman Maxi Dress,$341, available at REVOLVE


By: Regina Molina, Toronto, @regmarie