We crave to crack the latest fashion trends; from the ones bygone to the ones that are forthcoming. We are constantly on our feet to know what is in and what is out so you are entirely cognizant of both international and Australian fashions and are ahead of the game from those around you. In the past few weeks, Fashion month set the tone for what the season of Spring will look like around the globe. From street style fashion to the shimmer on the runway, Spring has been all about bringing sexy back from the 70’s and 80’s.
In a matter of a few weeks, you will be stepping into the bright seasons of Spring & Summer. And to get yourself ready for what lies ahead, we have put together a list of the big fashion trends that are coming soon, so you can create your shopping list accordingly and do not fuss at the eleventh hour.
So what are these Australian and international fashion trends online? Here we go:1) Check the checks!(Source: Pop Sugar)
Not a season has gone by this year where checks have not been the center of fashion trends. Moving forward into the next season, be prepared to see checkered shirts and tops in full swing! Don’t limit your expectations (and your wardrobe) to only shirts in checks but two-piece dresses in casuals and formals will be prominently seen. If you’ve got some old checks lying around, this is the time to take them out from under the pile. If not, you need to get your hands on one soon.
For newbies to the checks game, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed introducing a strong pattern to the wardrobe. The easiest way would be to choose one checkered piece to be the statement piece and pair back with wardrobe basics in either neutral colours or strong hues to compliment the pattern. Some great basics would include buttoned-up shirts, your favourite pair of denim and some white sneakers to keep the outfit looking fresh and on-point without over-complicating.2) Mismatched Patterns & CutsWe have noticed that the world of fashion has been all about experimenting lately. None of the designers have been seen following one particular pattern or design. Instead, a lot of deconstructed tailoring has been seen walking down the runway. This trend is only here to grow bigger. We know that an asymmetrically cut sleeve, uneven collar and a candid pair of loose trousers will be all you see in the coming season!3) Pastels & Florals(Source: Vogue)Leaning towards feminine preferences in its entirety, pastel colors and floral prints will reign supreme throughout the forthcoming season. From dresses to tops, pants and maxis, we will see designers romancing with the lighter hues of pinks, blues, greens and the likes along with a touch of flower power!
For the minimalist lovers like ourselves, try starting out slowly with floaty, feminine pieces in pastel hues and neutral tones to ease into this summer 2018 fashion trend.4) Fringe Fashion
(Source: Vogue)The upcoming season is blowing life into one of the hottest trends from the past: Fringes! From being as old as the 1920’s where loosely hung threads of fabric hit mainstream fashion in bell bottom pants; fringe fashion is now coming back with a bang! From dresses to pants, handbags and jackets; be prepared to fringe away!5) Candid Jumpsuits(Source: Fashionisers)
The fashion world seems to be in a love affair with jumpsuits! Jumpsuits slowly infiltrated runways and racks but have now taken the world by storm! This is mainly because this one-piece dress is completely hassle-free and looks purely elegant. Following the feel of the year, jumpsuits in pastels will be very popular.
Try our Abandon The Shoes layered linen playsuit available online now.
When we talk about fashion inspirations that never go out of style, minimalism is definitely one of them and continually trends across the online fashion blogsphere and social media starlets. Why? Because everybody loves from time to time to go back to the most simple shapes, clean lines and functionality.
So, are you wondering how the minimalist fashion style works? I guess the basic rule is this: you pick one powerful fashion item and let it pop against something simple and basic. Cue the OSKAR team's top fashion minimalist must-haves to stay relevant, stylish and effortless this Australian Summertime.
The fact is that these types of clothes are not seeking any kind of attention, which is why they are beautiful. If you want your minimalist fashion style to be a successful one, then you should stay near the following colours and tones: black, blue, white, camel and khaki. And if these minimalist pieces are made of luxurious textiles, then the result is an elegant effect.
There is no need to exaggerate with accessories when you have a truly great wardrobe piece on hand. Our Frayed Letter shirt delivers interesting sleeve shape with the puff sleeve detailing and contrast black ribbon. Just keep the accessories as simple as possible and let the shirt do all the talking!
My second choice from our new Summer arrivals regarding the minimalist fashion style is this Free Will white babydoll shirt. I love white because it’s so pure and makes you look innocent, but also because it’s very elegant, sophisticated and looks great on multiple body shapes, both pencil, pear and curvy. You just have to have a certain attitude to wear it.
I find this simple, white blouse to be very stylish. As you can see, it looks great with jeans – it gives a casual feel. You can go in the more casual-smart direction by combining it with a pair of more elegant trousers, maybe black ones or even nude. It will totally change your look and make a true minimalist statement. I wouldn’t add any necklaces. Maybe a pair of pearl earrings or some rings. For the sports minimalist fashion style, combine it with a pair of sneakers.
And if you were thinking how a white minimalist dress looks like, well there you go: our Surrender Yourself slip dress. You can’t get more minimalist than that - a simple, linen-blended dress with contrasting spaghetti straps and cheeky high split. Pure perfection!
Going on to the next colour, you’ll see that this one is the most comfortable one and also the most classic one: black. We’ve been wearing black since centuries and it’s considered the supreme one, the one you can wear everywhere, on every occasion, from a gym session to the Oscars (if you’re that lucky). Black makes you look sophisticated and mature. It also goes well with every fashion style trend.
A cool and relaxed minimalist outfit: our Paradise Lost jumper with balloon sleeves, denim and sneakers. Who said sportswear and minimalism don’t go well together? It comes down to details and the unexpected ruching at the shoulders add a new dimension to a classic streetstyle staple.
Here’s another minimalist fashion all-black outfit, which I can honestly say I love. The flowiness of the Speak Of Something chiffon skirt adds a feminine touch yet there is a touch of androgynous element with the Where Rivers Meet oversized linen-blended tee.
For a true Australian fashion statement remember: Less Is More!
Gone are the days of Australian fashion when we pick and clash prints in every shade of the rainbow. Even with the constant online stream of continually changing fashion outfit inspirations and trends in a myriad of different tones, we still always manage to fall back on the colour black, season after season. This is because we know when we want a chic and sophisticated outfit, black is always the fail-proof, never-disappoint, saving grace - it’s a classic and can make you look and feel effortlessly cool.The key to avoiding looking boring while still keeping it minimalistic in head-to-toe all black? Mixing it up! Whether it be by playing with textures, shapes, or silhouettes; black can easily be dressed up, down and worn all around town after injecting just a little bit of creativity.Here are 5 easy steps you can emulate for the ultimate black minimalist outfit:1. A black textured shirt is super versatile and easily adds interest to your favourite pair of black jeans or trousers. Add a great pair of sunglasses and your Sunday morning is sorted.2. Look for interesting pieces that you can build a chic outfit around with existing pieces from your wardrobe. Pair a daring pair of trousers with a basic tee or your favourite black blouse and let it do all the work for you!3. Contrast textures - mix leathers, wools, silks and linens to enhance your outfit. The beauty about all black everything is that it never feels to overwhelming!5. To top it all off - outwear everywhere! Everybody needs an incredible black coat they can put over any outfit, any day of the week. The key to minimalism is ease after all!An all black outfit doesn't have to be boring so long as you remember to focus on layering different shapes, textures and interesting modern details to keep your outfit on-point. At OSKAR, you can always find classic, versatile pieces that will keep you looking modern and fashion-forward.