how to wear 2018's fashion trends

I love the trends coming out of fashion week recently. A lot of what I'm seeing is happy, feminine, and colorful which is a welcome contrast to winter weather and the trends of seasons past that I didn't necessarily relate to. While I totally encourage everyone to dress boldly, here are a couple of ways to incorporate the year's trends into your everyday looks.

Micro-Bags

Because there are so many variations on these little bags, there is so much you can do with your look. If you usually go for a chill, neutral vibe, you could add some fun to your outfit with a bold bag. Or, in the case of the outfit above, use neutral colors and a variety of textures to build an outfit with depth, then add a classic black micro-bag that will work with everything you own.

White Boots

White boots are somehow both bold and minimalist, so there's a formula I like to use when styling them. To keep things classic and toned down, pair the white boots with a pair of medium-wash, high-waisted jeans and a simple, chunky gray sweater. To add a bit of texture and interest to balance out the sleek boot, try a pair tortoiseshell sunglasses in a bold frame.

Berets

You can add a beret to any look for a bit of interest, but if you're building the look around the beret, I like the idea of going for a feminine, storybook Parisian vibe. Try a textured cream sweater paired with a feminine skirt in black, navy, or dark hunter green. For texture and a bit of edge, pair with an over-the-knee boot in gray velvet or suede.

Ice-Cream Pastels

The ice-cream pastel trend is so pretty for spring but can be tricky to translate to an everyday look. If you're feeling bold, I love the idea of a monochromatic pastel look with a different colored coat. But for a more casual vibe, pair a white t-shirt with a pastel coat then add a pastel shoe in a different color. Pick one of the pastels and carry a bag in a non-pastel shade of that color. For instance, I took inspiration from the pastel green shoe and chose a dark green bag. Then, layer on some metallic accessories for more depth.

Statement Earrings

This is another trend that can be taken in so many different directions, but I decided to go for a sort-of minimalist, easy vibe with this look. I love a simple t-shirt with a monochromatic look on the bottom, preferably in a pastel but you could also do something like navy or dark green. To add depth, pick a sculptural, metallic statement earring.