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7 Trends That Are Coming For You This Season

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Good afternoon! Can I get you a refreshment? A cushion? Some popcorn? No? Okay, well please take a seat and make yourself at home—it’s time to kick off today’s very special episode of The Trends That Are Coming For You This Season. While that sounds frightfully ominous, like a horror film in which the trends crawl out of a television screen like Samara from The Ring, it’s a much different, much more palatable genre entirely. Say, a romantic comedy where your future self plays the love interest to the following 7 swoon-worthy trends as if they were mother flippin’ Mr. Darcy himself.

While we’re still a fan of the classics (please never leave us jeans, t-shirts, cons and every movie starring Audrey Hepburn, ever), and would never advise completely ripping a trend if it weren’t true to the ~real you~, sometimes it’s fun to throw caution to the wind (and your credit card details at the keyboard), and indulge in a lil’ bit of a trend-based shoppppinnngggg! In fact, in this case it’d be impolite not to, given that the Goddesses of Getting Dressed have been busy cooking up the most scrumptious lüks of late.

Be on the right side of history by investing in the following trends, before everyone else does…

Words: @madw0n

Image: @carmengracehamilton

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Berets For Days

Just because half of the COH team is at Paris Fashion Week right now, does NOT mean we are biased towards berets. Okay, maybe a little… Sue us!

The beret trend has spilled over from 2017, but that doesn’t mean it should be disqualified from this race, given its promise to provide our heads with shelter for many months to come. Pair with a long white smock or a checked blazer and you’ll be sure to cat fish people into thinking you hail from the country that spawned it (France, duh).

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Berets For Days

Just because half of the COH team is at Paris Fashion Week right now, does NOT mean we are biased towards berets. Okay, maybe a little… Sue us!

The beret trend has spilled over from 2017, but that doesn’t mean it should be disqualified from this race, given its promise to provide our heads with shelter for many months to come. Pair with a long white smock or a checked blazer and you’ll be sure to cat fish people into thinking you hail from the country that spawned it (France, duh).

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Obnoxiously Hot Pink

I’m sorry millennial pink, but we are officially over. O-V-A-H! It’s not you, it’s us. Swear. We’re just looking to stir the pot everywhere we go by way of our sartorial choices, and, quite frankly, your subdued nature is standing in our way of that goal. Don’t be mad that we replaced you with a hotter pink, just be glad that it happened in the first place…

Well, that was uncomfortable. Let’s move onto pinker pastures, shall we? Cosy up to the fuchsia trend with our picks, be that this Max & Moi lace trim camisole, these Sam Edelman pointed-toe kitten heels, or a subtle little lick of this YSL Lip Stain in Explicit Pink!

Image: @chloechill 

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Obnoxiously Hot Pink

I’m sorry millennial pink, but we are officially over. O-V-A-H! It’s not you, it’s us. Swear. We’re just looking to stir the pot everywhere we go by way of our sartorial choices, and, quite frankly, your subdued nature is standing in our way of that goal. Don’t be mad that we replaced you with a hotter pink, just be glad that it happened in the first place…

Well, that was uncomfortable. Let’s move onto pinker pastures, shall we? Cosy up to the fuchsia trend with our picks, be that this Max & Moi lace trim camisole, these Sam Edelman pointed-toe kitten heels, or a subtle little lick of this YSL Lip Stain in Explicit Pink!

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Shell Accessories

Everyone knows that when you hold a giant shell up to your ear, you are guaranteed to hear the soft crash of a wave on the ocean’s edge, or the sideways pitter patter of a crab as it clambers over a rock. But were you also aware that when you wear miniature shells as accessories, you will feel exactly like the Little Mermaid did when she regained both her voice and the love of her Prince?

Experience the enigmatic magic of the sea for yourself via these teensy Sarah & Sebastian earrings, these Isabel Marant gold-tone and bead ear jewels, these heavenly Albus Lumen ones, or maybe even this Aurélie Biderman necklace. If Bali-circa-2004 is more your speed, Etsy is also a great spot to head when you want to ride the shell accessory wave all the way to 2018’s shore ;).

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Shell Accessories

Everyone knows that when you hold a giant shell up to your ear, you are guaranteed to hear the soft crash of a wave on the ocean’s edge, or the sideways pitter patter of a crab as it clambers over a rock. But were you also aware that when you wear miniature shells as accessories, you will feel exactly like the Little Mermaid did when she regained both her voice and the love of her Prince?

Experience the enigmatic magic of the sea for yourself via these teensy Sarah & Sebastian earrings, these Isabel Marant gold-tone and bead ear jewels, these heavenly Albus Lumen ones, or maybe even this Aurélie Biderman necklace. If Bali-circa-2004 is more your speed, Etsy is also a great spot to head when you want to ride the shell accessory wave all the way to 2018’s shore ;).

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Puff-Sleeved Errrythang

If your sleeves don’t vaguely resemble a puffer fish this year, then you are doing it all wrong! Likewise, if they don’t make you feel like you are somewhere between a character in a Charles Dickens novel and your mum in the ’80s, then it’s probably time you re-evaluated your entire approach to dressing.

This Rejina Pyo dress should do the trick, as will this Tibi blouse, and this cute AF Pixie Market polka dot blouse, too. Word on the street is Zara and H&M are also packing some serious puff sleeved-flavoured heat this season if your bank account is current yelling at you to STAHP.

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Puff-Sleeved Errrythang

If your sleeves don’t vaguely resemble a puffer fish this year, then you are doing it all wrong! Likewise, if they don’t make you feel like you are somewhere between a character in a Charles Dickens novel and your mum in the ’80s, then it’s probably time you re-evaluated your entire approach to dressing.

This Rejina Pyo dress should do the trick, as will this Tibi blouse, and this cute AF Pixie Market polka dot blouse, too. Word on the street is Zara and H&M are also packing some serious puff sleeved-flavoured heat this season if your bank account is current yelling at you to STAHP.

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90s Hair Accessories

There’s no better feeling than completely updating your steez for under $6—something that can easily be achieved by popping down to the hair accessories aisle of your local chemist.

Our queen, Solange, can probably be fully credited for the 90s hair accessory redux with her spectacular A Seat At The Table album cover (see also THIS!!!). They have since been keeping unruly flyways off faces the world over, having replaced their predecessor, the scrunchie as our fave accessory.

Our money is on ribbons—as seen on the back of Millie Bobby Brown’s head—being next…

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90s Hair Accessories

There’s no better feeling than completely updating your steez for under $6—something that can easily be achieved by popping down to the hair accessories aisle of your local chemist.

Our queen, Solange, can probably be fully credited for the 90s hair accessory redux with her spectacular A Seat At The Table album cover (see also THIS!!!). They have since been keeping unruly flyways off faces the world over, having replaced their predecessor, the scrunchie as our fave accessory.

Our money is on ribbons—as seen on the back of Millie Bobby Brown’s head—being next…

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Knee-High Boots

“We’re up to our knees in boots”, is the only reference to shoes we care to make this season.

The price is right on these knee-high babies, but if you’re looking to ~splash some cash~ then please let us live vicariously through you as you purchase these. And then maybe if you’re feeling extra generous, you can gift us this pair. Nope? Okay, well look, it was worth a try.

PS: don’t forget about cowboy boots, people!!!!

Image: yslebasi 

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Knee-High Boots

“We’re up to our knees in boots”, is the only reference to shoes we care to make this season.

The price is right on these knee-high babies, but if you’re looking to ~splash some cash~ then please let us live vicariously through you as you purchase these. And then maybe if you’re feeling extra generous, you can gift us this pair. Nope? Okay, well look, it was worth a try.

PS: don’t forget about cowboy boots, people!!!!

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Calf-Grazing Hemlines

Your nanna will be very proud of you for this one.

For maximum effect, pair your midi skirt or dress with the aforementioned knee-high boot trend, or with a pair of kitten heels for a very sophisticated evening lewk.

The calf-skiming garments currently lurking around our shopping baskets are as follows: this Reformation dress, perfect for your next picnic, this Pixie Market one, suitable for when you’re after a day-long hug, or this Ganni number, the go-to if you’re looking at leaning into the wrap-dress trend currently running laps around the globe.

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Calf-Grazing Hemlines

Your nanna will be very proud of you for this one.

For maximum effect, pair your midi skirt or dress with the aforementioned knee-high boot trend, or with a pair of kitten heels for a very sophisticated evening lewk.

The calf-skiming garments currently lurking around our shopping baskets are as follows: this Reformation dress, perfect for your next picnic, this Pixie Market one, suitable for when you’re after a day-long hug, or this Ganni number, the go-to if you’re looking at leaning into the wrap-dress trend currently running laps around the globe.

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