Get on top of warm weather fashion with these essential trends for summer 2018…
Summer is a great time for experimenting with different trends and colours, with the weather making it much easier now that you don’t need to throw a jumper over everything! Your summer clothing collection should be colourful and bold, with a great combination of dresses, co-ords and playsuits. Consider stepping out of your comfort zone and choosing vibrant shades or eye-catching patterns that are different to your usual style; you might surprise yourself!
If you’re on the lookout for wholesale clothing to complete your summer collection, look no further than some of the latest trends that are currently emerging. These are a great starting point for building your collection while ensuring it is fresh and up to date for your buyers. So, here are just some of the trends for summer 2018 to get your hands on…
The fashion industry has had somewhat of a love-hate relationship with animal print over the years. What once dominated the catwalks became a style that had more of a negative appearance, but it seems it has come back around. Leopard print has made its way through every aspect of fashion, from garments to accessories, and it’s a style that works all year round. A great alternative to the usual summer styles, leopard print can work on anything from a blouse to a swimsuit. With that in mind, it makes for a great addition to your summer collection. Look out for retro styles as well as contemporary approaches to the style, and experiment with different colours. Stick to the traditional leopard print colours or look for bolder designs in red or royal blue.
It’s not summer without a floral pattern, making it an absolute must-have for the season. Versatile, bright and seasonal, you simply can’t go wrong with a floral pattern whether it’s on a dress, skirt or bodysuit. Colours like white, pink, red yellow and green are the better choices, with a much more summery feel to them. However, you may want to opt for something unique such as bold flowers on a darker backdrop for a reverse take on the usual trend. Floral patterns can come in both small and larger sizes; you have a choice between tight patterns or large, spread out flowers for a different effect. You can also have the choice of a tropical approach, with more exotic flowers or palm leaves on display.
For those summer days when the sun is out and the temperatures climb, you want clothing choices to match. Bardot necklines have become popular over the last few years and continue to be high in our trends for summer 2018, offering a sophisticated way to show a bit of skin and make the most of the weather. Also known as off the shoulder, a Bardot neckline is ideal for the warmer weather. They provide an immediate summery appearance, with the choice of either long or short sleeves.
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Summer styles usually allow you a little more freedom and fun. One of the best designs to come out of SS18 is the ruffle hem. Making even the simplest of outfits more exciting, ruffle hems are a feminine and flirty way to update your look. Ruffle hems can be used along the bottom hemline, the sleeves or even down the side of the body for extra effect. They work particularly well on trousers, dresses and shorts for the ultimate summer look.
What is your must have look for summer? Let us know your thoughts for the essentials trends for Summer 2018 in the comments below!