SS18 Trends to Werk at Work

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    SS18 Trends to Werk at Work


With spring only a matter of days away (for readers south of the equator, at least!), it’s time to start shedding the layers and prepping your warm weather wardrobe. Ahead, we look at some of this season’s biggest trends, and how you can incorporate them into your nine-to-five rotation right now…

Lady in Red

If you only purchase one new piece this season, make it red. The show-stopping shade has dominated the runways and has quickly become a firm favourite with celebrities and the street-style set alike. Opt for a beautifully tailored jacket or head-turning leather handbag in this statement shade, and you’ll catch HR’s eye for all the right reasons.

Nouveau Romantics

Floaty and feminine, this trend is all about embracing your inner romantic. Relaxed shapes and soft, frothy tiers of georgette, cotton and lace are rendered in feather-light pastels for an aesthetic that’s at once charming and commanding. Choose an airy blouse with a Victorian-inspired neckline for your next meeting or interview.

Elevated Bohemia

More adventurous than her Nouveau Romantic counterpart, this season’s elevated bohemian aesthetic taps into the gypset lifestyle with a luxurious twist. Think whimsical patterns, an earthy palette and artisanal detailing that sets these pieces a cut above your typical summer festival fare. A soft wrap skirt or smattering of embellishment can take even the simplest of everyday looks to the next level.


Florals for spring might not be groundbreaking, but this season’s iteration definitely packs a punch. Oversized, tropical-themed floral and citrus prints were splashed across dresses, separates and accessories, proving that island getaways needn’t wait til December holidays. By working a bold printed shirt or zesty pair of shoes into your workwear rotation, routine Mondays don’t stand a chance.


With party season just around the corner, the slinky metallics and striking embellishments on offer couldn’t have come at a better time. High-shine velvet, gilded mesh and satin dominate this trend, with sequins and single-shoulder necklines in tow to seriously top off the ‘80s-inspired mood. To work this trend sans smoke machine and disco lights, layer a silver camisole under a tailored jacket or swap out your usual bottoms or a pair of velvet culottes.

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