Fashion Trends 2018 – Style Tips from Deidaa

Coming back to blogging after a brief hiatus. Was snowed under with wholesale orders and Valentine’s Day sales at the beginning of the year.

Some of you have written to me asking for a post on fashion trends 2018. Here it is then, the top fashion trends 2018.

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Fashion Trends 2017 Natural Handmade Multicultural

Fashion Trends 2017 Natural Handmade Multicultural

The end of year holidays and New Year’s eve festivities have made way for a new dawn. We are in the new year and looking forward to new beginnings.

What is your fashion mantra in 2017? Follow 5 simple tips and you will be in sync with fashion trends 2017.

Go green:

Think organic.  Look at your veggie patch or the neighbourhood beach for inspiration. Colour your world with kale, sage, cobalt, azure, primrose and tangelo in 2017.

Embrace handmade:

If organic is making headlines, can handmade be far behind? Opt for artisan made – crochet kaftan dresses for women, macramé bra tops, beaded plus size kaftans and maxi dresses.

Earn your stripes:

Bold stripes rule the runways in 2017. This is good news for fashionistas. Stripes are naturally flattering. They add height and subtract weight. If you are already tall, you may minimise the linear effect with a combination of narrow and wide black and white striped kaftan.

Reinvent the ‘80s:

Flaunt the baubles. Drown in ruffles and flounces, sparkle in spandex leggings and neon sweaters.  Carry beaded clutch bags unabashedly adorned with sequins and super sized rhinestones.

Go pint size:

Talking of bags, the other bag that is making waves is the ‘mini’. This ‘mini’ bag barely has room for a lipstick or two. It is the minimal accessory with the maximum effect.

So what is out? Go easy on skinny jeans. Replace white sneakers with flamboyant athleisure shoes. Kitten heels make a comeback. The cold shoulder look makes way for cut away sleeves or the one shoulder silhouette. Corsetry takes a backseat. Relaxed elegance makes its presence felt.

Stay tuned for exciting posts on fashion trends, events, party wear, race wear and beach wear tips. Are we missing something? Can we do better? Don’t forget to send in your suggestions and comments.


Trends Spring Summer 2016

As we get ready to bid adieu to Winter 2016, we look forward to trends Spring Summer 2016 with a sense of anticipation and excitement. To many of us, summer means warmth, freedom and joy. We replace the dismal greys and blacks in our wardrobes with vivid floral prints and perky polka dots. What trends do we follow this spring summer?

Trends Spring Summer 2016 Tropical Wave

We are riding on a tropical wave this summer. Expect a profusion of palm fronds and pineapples, frangipanis and gardenias, flamingoes, macaws and hornbills. You see them on kaftans, dresses, scarves, bags and home ware . A complete tropical look may be too overwhelming for most of us. If you do not wish to look like you have stepped out of a resort holiday brochure,  combine any one item from the tropical range with understated neutrals.

Trends Spring Summer 2016 Embroider Everything

The sudden craze for Mexican peasant blouses and Ukrainian vyshyvankas stems from the folk theme. Tiered skirts and embroidered tops have been re – energised by fashion houses of Valentino and Gucci. Customers are giving ‘mass produced’ a miss in favour of the intimate feel of artisan made items from little known shops.

Trends Spring Summer 2016 of frills and flounces

Sleeves have sprouted frills and flounces this season. They are big, edged with ruffles, complementing the tiers of boho inspired skirts and dresses.

Trends Spring Summer 2016 Creepy crawlies

Insects have finally got the attention that was long overdue. Butterflies, dragonflies and beetles feature prominently alongside oversized floral prints.

Trends Spring Summer 2016 dots checks and stripes

Graphics and geometric prints are not going away. Polka dots, stripes and plaids abound in plenty and are clever tools to work around body shapes.

Trends Spring Summer 2016 sportify

A big event like the Olympics, leaves its imprint on everything when it happens. We can see athleisure emerging as a strong trend, inspired by the Olympics, lifestyle choices and comfort. Designers are opting for the middle path between leisure and athletics. This trend also acknowledges the shift towards multi faceted and versatile garments that service the needs of modern women.

Trends come and go. You do not have to follow trends blindly, but re – purpose fashion trends spring summer 2016 to suit your specific body shape, environment, lifestyle and preference. Need a helping hand? Do not hesitate to contact Deidaa. Deidaa offers styling advice that comes absolutely free with no strings attached.


Fashion Trends Spring Summer 2016

fashion trends Spring Summer 2016

As days become longer and nights warmer, as the barren cherry tree in my front yard begins to sprout new shoots, I can hear the footsteps of spring.

We all know reptiles molt or shed their external layer, but do we realise humans molt too? As we approach spring, we humans go through a molting process, shedding layers of winter clothes. Come spring – summer, we feel the need to explore new possibilities for our wardrobes, aka fashion trends Spring Summer 2016. What is making waves on the fashion runways this summer? What are the fashion pundits predicting? Will it be nature, will it be athleisure, will it be handcrafting or will it be a combination of all of these influences? How do you interpret these trends and adapt them to suit your persona, lifestyle and choice? Learn more in Deidaa’s next post on fashion trends Spring Summer 2016 and how to nail them.