Trend…a general direction in which something is developing or changing. (Oxford Dictionary, 2018)
That is the official definition of trend. It’s important to note and understand. We tend to think of fashion trends and popularized aesthetics that come and go. And to some degree that’s true. However, what most people call trends are actually fads.
Fad…an intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something, especially one that is short-lived and without basis in the object’s qualities; a craze. (Oxford Dictionary, 2018)
What we tend to steer away from as we mature are fads. Trends are more stable and sustainable. If you look at it this way, it will be easier for you to work new items into your wardrobe. Trendy items. From there you have a much clearer view of what fads you do or do not want to try out.
Let’s take this approach and explore 3 easy 2018 spring trends for women over 30.
3 Easy 2018 Spring Trends Women Over 30 – Matching Coordinates
Coordinates are making a name for themselves. Coordinates are versatile. They are also easy to ‘figure out’ for the fashion challenged. Matching is elementary and anyone can do it. And because coordinates are a trend and not a fad, spending money on quality items like this is not going to leave you feeling like you’ve wasted money. You can wear coordinates in each season of the year.
2018 Spring Trend – Matching Coordinate Tips
Keep colors in mind. Spring is about pastels.
Fabrics matter. Lighter fabrics that flow and keep you cool are good picks.
Get a fit that you’re comfortable with. You want it to look effortless. If you’re uncomfortable, it will show.
Why matching coordinates?
- No brainer when it comes to creating an outfit
- You can mix and match the pieces to create more looks
- Every price point on the market offers matching coordinates
3 Easy 2018 Spring Trends Women Over 30 – Pretty Slides
Slides are the next best thing to flip-flops. If you must put on a pair of shoes that are presentable, slides will give you what you need. There are slides for whatever your style preference is. From shabby and chic to polished, it’s all there. As with the other 2018 spring trends in this article, slides are a practical addition to any wardrobe because they work with a broad range of looks.
Pretty Slides Tips
Check the fit before you buy. Try them on and walk around the store if you can.
Look for sturdy stitches and snuggly secured embellishments.
Go for neutral colors if you spend more on a better made slide so you’ll get more wear out of them.
Why pretty slides?
- Easily accessible on-line and in store.
- Transitions from Spring to Summer.
- Last for years because they’re seasonal. You get long-term wear.
3 Easy 2018 Spring Trends Women Over 30 – Dainty Jewelry
Big statement jewelry has its place. There are even some very pretty pieces out there for Spring. But…remember we’re talking about trends here, not fads.
Jewelry is a personal part of a woman’s wardrobe. What you like and are drawn to will be specific to you and your taste & style. With that in mind, choose pieces you love before choosing pieces based only on what’s in at the moment. Small pieces work well in the warmer months for a couple reasons. One, they look and feel light and airy. Two, often the designs of dainty jewelry are complimentary to Spring clothing. Pastel dresses that flow with the wind are even better with a small gold, twisted hoop earring and a great pair of pretty slides.
With the number of retailers now offering jewelry, you can feel free to experiment with cheaper pieces that may be outside what you normally go for. It’s virtually guilt free if a trial only ends of costing you $5.99.
2018 Dainty Jewelry Tips
Look for simple lines with open space when choosing.
Stick with small to medium sized pieces.
Pick up gold and silver pieces to give yourself more versatility.
Why dainty jewelry?
- Easy, low cost way to play around with style boundaries.
- Won’t add weight to your outdoor styles during warm weather.
- Simplicity of styles makes pairing with looks very easy.
Let me know if you are going to add any of these trends into your wardrobe and why or why not. Check out my video on 2018 Spring Trends below.
For more in depth information on trends and fads, check out this video. It’s insightful and very well done.
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