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Pastels

Pastels can often be a hit and miss with many of us, and it can at times be difficult to find the right pastel piece to inject a feminine touch into our wardrobes. Red carpet events have been a breeding ground however for spotting this trend recently, with Mad Men actress Kiernan Shipka taking to this year's Critics' Choice Awards in a pink and green pastel ensemble which boasted sequins and tulle galore, creating just the right amount of elegance and edge. Look to Axel Arigato for a slightly more tomboy-ish take with pastel sneakers, while Max Mara is a must for staple pieces such as winter coats and timeless handbags.

Layers

The crisp and cold winter months can often mean having to sacrificing style, but not for much longer. One of 2018's biggest trends-to-be is layering, so pull out all your t-shirts, jumpers, jackets and scarves and get ready to wrap up warm. Proenza Schouler demonstrate this perfectly by layering a black leather bralet over a striking red top and skirt co-ord, while Gucci's take on this trend included boldly patterned trousers and tops underneath colour blocked jackets, creating contrasting textures and styles. Not only will you be able to avoid those winter chills this year, but you can also stay on-trend. 

Clashing patterns

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Gone are the days of matching and co-ordinating your outfits - this year the motto is 'the more the merrier', especially when it comes to patterns. A whole host of designers have been showcasing this in some of their most recent collections, with Demna Gvasalia (of Balenciaga) pairing animal prints with elegant florals, and Marc Jacobs giving us juxtaposing metallic sequins with clashing kaftans and headgear. If you're on a budget, however, head down to Zara or Topshop to find similar pieces without having to part way with hundreds or compromise a chic, fashion-forward ensemble.

Sports Luxe

From Alexander Wang to Rihanna's Fenty x Puma collections, the sports luxe trend is no stranger to the catwalks. For several years now we've been throwing around the word 'athleisure' while some of the world's biggest designers have been proving that sportswear need not be confined to the gym. Neoprene sweatshirts, silky tracksuit bottoms and bold puffa jackets are just a few of the several ways in which you can incorporate this popular trend into your everyday wardrobe, while pairing some sleek heeled sandals with a satin bomber jacket can take your look from day to night.

Texture

Manipulating and playing with different textures is perhaps one of the most underrated trends out there, but 2018 promises to bring it to the forefront of the fashion industry's mind. Shapes and silhouettes can be simple, but the focus here is on draping, folding and combining different materials and fabrics to create and build almost sculptural pieces which are visually very striking. Take notes from Mulberry and combine a corduroy skirt with a chunky knit jumper and silk scarf, or get inspired by Christopher Kane whose black patent trench coats were finished with delicate lace details and paired with tasseled shoes

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