Bonjour mon chèri.  What have the spring trends 2018 in store for us ? My inner Parisian girl is still yearning for Paris, baguettes & Champagne. I am so inspired by the French minimalistic yet chic fashion and 2 of the spring 2018 trends in this editorial happen to be revamped French fashion classics. The plus of these trends are they are easy to copy on a budget.

READ ABOUT MY PARIS FASHION WEEK EXPERIENCE 

THE THREE SPRING 2018 FASHION TRENDS

 

SPRING 2018 FASHION TREND 1 – Vertical stripes

The traditional French horizontal stripe wardrobe essential gets new life with a fresh approach this spring. The vertical stripes trend was seen on the Spring/ Summer 2018 runways, in particular by designers like Sonia Rykiel, Givenchy & Missoni. The vertical stripes is also very flattering. This trend also works well in colours especially pastels, which is another big trend for spring.

   

 

Spring Fashion Trend 2 – Straw Bags

When I think of straw bags, Jane Birkin and her ever-present iconic straw basket bag comes to mind.  What could be more of a summer bag than a straw bag? This French girl signature bag was already popular last year and they came in all shapes and sizes. It is nice to see that it is trending again. Such a charming trend don’t you think?

 

Spring Fashion Trend 3 – The Cat eye frame Sunglasses

The iconic cat eye frame is back. It is clear that I am a shoe junkie, but a little secret  . . . I also have a thing for sunglasses. So adding a new shape to my collection is very welcome. The Cat eye sunglasses come in different shapes, like the rounded cat eye or the extreme cat eye, like I am wearing in this editorial.

   

 

The surprise spring Fashion trend – the silk flower brooch

I simply love this trend! You know why ? It’s oh so Carrie Bradshaw! Being a “Carrie – onner” which is the term I have coined for girls like me that still adore Sex & The City and all the outfits, shoes and inspiration Carrie & Patricia Fields brought us. I love the silk flower brooch accessory. It is a daring statement that compliments so many outfits. You can get your flower for €300 at Gucci. And of course you know me . . . if I had that €300 lying around it would be totally worth it for me. But Zara has them available in a few colours at the moment. I have this one in black and bought another in a dusty pink. They are also available in red.

 

My outfit

Why did I decide to mix the vertical stripes with the horizontal? This outfit was completely  Carrie Bradshaw inspired. I wanted to see if I could pull off  Carrie’s Parisian iconic outfit and make it my own. What do you think? I tried it with pants & an asymmetrical maxi skirt. Which one do you like best?

    spring 2018 fashion trends. Parisian inspired outfit with a trending Straw bag from Mango & striped shirt from Ralph Lauren

Photos by Juerg Hostettler

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