FASHION TRENDS Spring/Summer 2018 + How to Wear Them ǀ Justine Leconte

FASHION TRENDS Spring/Summer 2018 + How to Wear Them ǀ Justine Leconte


Hi everyone! It’s Justine. it’s time for a
new trend video:”the” fashion trends video for spring/summer 2018. as usual I looked
at what the runways had to offer, I summarized that into trend boards and I
will show you these boards now. to make the trends a bit more wearable in real
life, this time I focused on giving you different options from more daring to safer
and I will precisely explain and point you at where you can turn the trends
into something more wearable. the boards will be available on my website, as every
time for you to download, if you wish. it’s free 🙂 let’s start with the first
trend: PENCIL SKIRT REVISITED. a pencil skirt is a very classic item in a lady’s
wardrobe but it’s fun to see it in focus again this season, styled in multiple
different ways. I saw so many of them that I thought: “okay, this one has to be a
board”. the Fendi one is basic in cut but made more interesting by the pattern
especially since the top is striped too. in the end overall it’s a very interesting
look. the entire Fendi collection was either pencil or A-line: it’s a
commercial decision because with those two shapes, you can already match quite a
few different body types. but I think it’s good when brands pay attention to
what real women actually look like, so well done. the Erdem version adds in
texture and colors: it’s a bold skirt that would typically fit with a more
muted top and that’s exactly what they did:
the skirt is the statement. the blouse is more discreet. at Hermès, it’s a layer of
lace and you need to wear something underneath. but that’s a different option.
the Balenciaga woman seems very masculine and dominant to me, since the
new creative director arrived. here the skirt is already quite heavy but it’s
paired with a frankly man-inspired shirt on top of that. the overall look is very
bold. Calvin Klein: also under a new creative direction. it got very
sophisticated. I love this look where the top and the skirt match in color and in
material. the skirt is feminine but the top doesn’t show any cleavage and has
sleeves so the overall silhouette is more powerful. smart combination. I just
think that this model needs to eat more… you just saw 5 pencil skirts that all
start at the waist level and and below the knee. yet the different
textures, materials & colors create 5 completely different results! it’s a very
versatile piece that you can use as a statement element in your outfit or as a
supporting element. very versatile, that’s why it’s a classic piece. PRETTY PASTELS.
here we’re talking about a fantastic ice cream looking color palette. it actually
reminds me of a Louis Vuitton campaign and collection, a few years ago, that
showed ladies eating gelato in a macaron looking store. very very cute and I think
that trend (that feeling) is coming again. Hermès, Chanel and Preen presented full looks:
one color throughout. notice that the Hermès model looks absolutely stunning in that
color. I think her undertone is warm and this
macaroon yellow suits her incredibly well. that is a tip if you’re warm-toned. a full
look in one color is not always easy to pull out, though, so I added two further
examples. at Victoria Beckham, they combined two tones of purple which looks
elegant. and the shoes have a color intensity that’s similar to the clothes
so it’s not too loud… but in fact you do have 3 different colors in one
outfit and zero neutral. Céline combined a light pink plus a more intense yellow
plus yellow shoes but more muted and an ultraviolet top. what pops out in all
this? the top and the skirt. and why? because they are complementary colors!
now an easier way of doing pastels in real life is to pair them with neutrals,
with pieces that are more muted colors and that you already have in your
wardrobe. if you have one garment that is pastel and the others around it in
your look are more muted tones, then this piece is going to be your statement and
the rest is going to be supporting it. so it won’t be as over-the-top as you saw
on those trend boards, in full full pastel looks. by the way, ultra violet did
become the color of the year 2018 by Pantone. so Céline was again a visionary
brand. and I’ve done a video on that color of the year so if you’re
interested, I will link it here in the corner, as well as in the description
right below this video. SHORT STORY. usually in summer we get to see lots of
skirts and dresses: shorts are for “little girls” and boys or for sports
purposes. well, this year is different and I am really, really happy about it!
Tibi showed a casual chic look. when I see white looks like that, I think cruise &
resort. Off-White, on the other hand, made an office-appropriate version (not worn
with that top of course) but the shorts are black, tailored, super formal, very,
very chic. the one by Nina Ricci is fun because it’s totally oversized. I think
that’s new and it must be very comfortable for virtually any body type.
Isabel Marant created my favorite on this board: I like this kind of waist
belting thing. you can fold the shorts over at the bottom and you see this cute
salmon color. overall the piece looks extremely classy
and fresh. Vuitton presented a sporty version paired with a luxurious
jacket. I’m not sure about this one, that’s where the runway and the streets
part ways… unless your style is very bold and then let me know how you would style
it. shorts are like skirts but in much much more practical. so I’m sure
commercial brands are going to pick up on that one. CONTROLLED TRANSPARENCY.
sheer garments are always an issue in real life, let’s be honest. but it depends
where you place the transparency and where else you keep things opaque as
they should be. let’s have a look at the board. Missoni, floor-length and fully
transparent… maybe not… unless you’re wearing
something opaque underneath. D&G gathered the fabric to add more of it and to add opacity to the places that are
not meant to be on display. that’s a fabric manipulation technique
and I think it worked out really well here. Preen added stripes in the texture
and design details. the result almost looks like a normal dress. you don’t
necessarily see at first sight that is actually transparent. then gown maker
Pamella Roland used tulle but layered it until it became opaque. I think this
dress is ethereal and absolutely beautiful.
at Miu Miu, they wear a full outfit under the transparent fabric: problem solved.
now the more wearable version: it doesn’t have to be transparency all over. you can
limit the transparency effect to some places in your
outfit, in little bits. for instance you take a regular top and you layer organza
over it. it’s going to create a different color there. interesting effects. Or a
very light-weight jersey tank top over a more covering other top. this way you
play with layering and with different cuts. it’s also fun and it looks creative,
I think. every time people do that, I like it. you can also add tulle to the hem of a
perfectly opaque skirt as a finishing detail. it’s not always immediately you
going completely transparent on the streets. you can play with bits and
pieces of that. SLIP DRESS DRESS UP. wearing a slip dress is basically like
having almost nothing on, only the straps really touch your skin. it’s extremely
comfortable, especially if you’re living in a hot and humid weather. if that’s
your case, lucky you. you can get plenty of options to shop for this summer. but
the slip dress this year is getting “pimped up” so that you can actually wear
it from day to night. Dries van Noten presented a simple version, very boxy,
very loose. and then he added a more dressed up version with embellishments.
and here again you see that transparency we’ve just discussed, in the form of
layering over perfectly opaque and wearable fabric. the Ralph Lauren one
looks like a basic black slip dress from the front. but then with wings on the
sides. and the wings are bold and colorful. still very comfortable and
breathable, though. Alexander Wang created a twisted version in satin-looking
fabric, for the cool girl who goes straight from her bed to the party. and
then we have this fully sequined, beautiful evening dress but there again,
the model is so thin that the fit is actually poor. it’s a pity,
in my opinion. slip dresses are extremely comfortable and can be dressed up with
feels very easily. if you are doing a capsule wardrobe, it’s a very smart
garment to own. overall, I feel that this year, this summer, is much more dressed up
than the previous one. and I think it’s a nice direction! these are the 5 trends
that I have identified for this year, looking at tons of runway pictures (believe me!).
now I want to hear what trend is your favorite? is there one that you would
never do? because my job as a designer makes me look at everything from the
construction and the technique perspective, while you judge all that as a
wearer, which is a very different perspective. for you it’s “yeah, I’d wear that” or “hell no!”. so I’m very interested in your opinions 🙂 thumbs up if you
enjoyed this video, if you found some inspiration in here, thank you so much!
and I will link below in the description my 2 previous trend videos (so this
winter and summer last year) because in there I had mentioned feathers and
fringes and those two trends are still pretty much here this whole summer. so
the boards remain relevant for this year. on this channel you’ll get new fashion
videos every Wednesday and Sunday so don’t forget to subscribe and I will see
you very soon again. Take care. Bye!

100 thoughts on “FASHION TRENDS Spring/Summer 2018 + How to Wear Them ǀ Justine Leconte

  1. Hi everyone! I hope you enjoyed this season's trends 🙂 Let me know which one you liked/disliked most. See you on Wednesday for the next video 😘!

  2. Love the long shorts and so happy they are back in fashion 👏 and l like the slip dress too but can I wear a little sleeveless T shirt under ?

  3. i'm loving the transparency and pastels 💜 the second slip dress is my overall favorite piece in this video!

  4. I would have liked to see your examples with the streetwear comments. I am surprides the Shear wear is by a dutch designer. it rarely goes above 20 C in the summer , 1 week heat wave max. or 5 days of beach weather max. so the sheer look can be done in southern europe but not northern europe. I dont understand HM for putting out one collection all over the world. I like that look on my 17 year old with a nice bralet but for ovver 50 it has no clothing value because I would need to wear a sweater too. I do remember wearing that in the 90´s.
    I like the slip dress look and layered that over a colorful bra piece esp. in silk.

  5. I've always been a fan of the old high-waist/ belted 'culotte-styled' shorts where the hem falls either just above or on the knee. I've been taking to 80s vintage to create that look, but it's exciting to see that this style may become more available and diverse in 2018!! ^_^

  6. It's funny when things that I've been wearing for years are back to trendy! It makes me avoid them for some time until people forget about it- Pencil skirts below the knees are my favorite, I have patterns from the 50's, the best. High waisted shorts are great. And transparency is so elegant, I do it even in day time (not too revealing, though) I don't dare to do pastels beyond underwear, but if I ever try them is not gonna be now that everybody is doing it!

  7. I love the transparent fabric trend, really looking forward to seeing wearable partly transparent tops and dresses in stores. I also really enjoy pastel colours, they tend to all look really good with my skintone.

  8. There's really no need to body shame the model for being skinny…. you would say that person need to eat less if they were fat would you?

  9. I absolutely love all of the clashing patterns!! I am excited to find patterns that might make my butt look bigger. They call that power-clashing right? In Santa Cruz California this all that I need to do in order to feel cool. My schoolbag has 4 different patterns and I usually pair with a long patterned skirt or pants and a patterned or plain long sleeve top.

  10. I’d love to see a slip dress with wider shoulder straps. Or have one that’s more forgiving for inverted triangle body shapes. I’d love to have that comfort without having to add layers during warmer weather.

  11. I love these videos, and your tutorials and teaching. I get very excited whenever one of your videos is uploaded. However, I did find it confronting and uncomfortable when you twice commented on two models needing to 'eat more' or being too thin.

  12. It's good to hear that it is trendy to wear pencil skirt. I like it all the time and have all different colors/materials~ yehhh

  13. Pencil skirts absolutely. Looking forward to that. Shorts …. just no. I don't like them, my legs look awful in them regardless of where they end or how blousy or close they're cut and if I'm going to put on something like that I'll just wear trousers or jeans. Pastel doesn't work for me, but other women might like it. I do like shear …. but with a tank top or very fancy bra and only really for an overtly sexy look.

  14. shorts are rarely flattering on me. i have a pair of tailored dress shorts from a few years ago that fit nicely but usually avoid and wear crop skinny jeans or dress/skirt.

  15. It looks like South Korean trends from last year came to Europa… Hm… Like pastel colors and slip dress (in Korea it is better to wear under dress some T-shirt) Of course it is only my opinion. But, is it possible that it is like that…?

  16. I would never wear a slip dress as I must wear a bra and I despise strapless bras. Why not just add a little more fabric and make more of a tank dress?

  17. Could you do a video on how to dress down fancier clothes? I really like fancier clothes (not celebration wear), and I own mostly dresses because they're so easy (one garment and you're dressed!). I have things like pencil skirts, nicer dresses and blouses etc that I really like, but I don't have fancy occasions to wear them to. I don't want to get rid of them and enjoy wearing them, but I don't want to look overdressed. Can you show us some tips on how to dress-down "nice" clothes?

  18. I've just recommended your channel to my two daughters, one currently in Germany studying and one who loves all things French! 2 questions…Are slip dresses a nono if you HAVE to wear a bra? And is it ever OK to wear a pencil skirt with flat shoes? Pencil skirts look great on me but it's not practical for me to wear heels during the day.

  19. Thank you! No shorts for me, too self conscious of my spider and vericose veins after having my kiddos. I love the slip dresses and anything that flows. Intersted in shoe ideas. My go to is ankle high booties for everything, I have troublesome feet and that height hides the veins in my ankles. 🙂

  20. Bonjour Justine 🤗
    What would you advice for a mum running after a toddler lol
    As a former preschool teacher/ creche minder I have always worn jean, runners and tee shirt so I could play with my students and not bother when paint or other stuff ( rather not naming it lol ) finish on my clothes. So I have basically no clue about fashion ( but learning a lot through your videos) But I want to be more stylish, feminine but still confortable (also I am a pear shape: big butt but no boobs 😭😭😭) well ok I have boobs but they are very small 😭
    How can I be feminine with this type of body ?
    Merci beaucoup. J aime vraiment tes vidéos et pourtant la mode et moi… 🤦🏻‍♀️🙈💕💕💕

  21. I love slip dresses it would be nice to see them reinvented with cool, new fabrics that combine the beauty of silk with tech wicking clothes. I am 62 but very fit and love fashion but can wear these body showing clothes because I live in tropics between Jamaica and Florida.

    Also I love the transparent trend as I have collected several pretty transparent dresses vintage/thrift unique over-time and I love to wear them & happy it is now the season to wear. Always a fan of pencil skirts and now the longer length is fitting to my body because I’m tall and thin but also my legs of course aren’t as pretty as a 19 year old legs and I’m sensitive to that. Covering up the knees with a longer length is flattering for me .

    Your videos are so well done Justine and your insights about fashion fabrics, technology, different countries are great. I really appreciate your videos thank you. I like your historical references as well and how you combine knowledge of shoes, handbags – makeup and hair to help us have more fun and feel good but have responsibility about fashion choices (ie your video about fast fashion). That’s why I’m at big fan of consignment and thrift stores where I get quality things for very little expense (and clothes are recycled and reused). I’ve been lucky to live in affluent areas such as California and Florida where women donate their clothes and we find wonderful things in the thrift stores. I too liked your comment that some of the models were too thin, not as a criticism but just as a reality check. I mean I know fashion is a tool of the matrix but for me it’s a fun part of my existence!

  22. Since I can make about anything I wish, I sometimes get caught up in how they did something and not what I wish to wear. I love the longer skirts and knee length shorts and found them very wearable. Since I am 80, transparent cloths are of little interest even the controlled version. If we were talking lace instead of a plain weave, I might like it more. The slip dress is cool but I would wear a cover up to keep my upper arms covered. I may make one for the fun of it and make the top something besides real adjustable straps. I loved your take on the trends. Thanks.

  23. Well? None of those are anything I could or would want to wear, as I am short and over 50. However, I love the violet pastel outfit and could work out my own version of a capsule wardrobe with modifications.

  24. Thanks for the fun video. I could not wear the pale pastes because they don't make my medium complexion look healthy, so I hope more saturated versions of the summery colours remain available- maybe pastels but brighter pastels.

  25. Love the slip dress trend! Comfortable and really versatile as formal or casual wear. The only one I just cannot do is the pencil skirt. I'm short and a bit pear shaped, so they either accentuate my butt way too much, or make me look even shorter and pudgier than I really am.

  26. Hi! Can you give advice for women with really small breasts? Its like impossible to find something flatering or in your size and if you dont use a bra it looks like a mosquito bit you in the chest 🙁

  27. The slip dress is a nice idea, but would you need a strapless bra for that? The bra issue makes it impractical to me! It looks so comfortable though. 🙂

  28. Slip dresses and transparent dresses are my favorite for Spring and Summer , I live in South Florida where the Summer is endless. Love watching all your videos. New subscriber here. 🙋🏻‍♀️

  29. For me, the most interesting was oversize shorts. Is so hard to find shorts in flattering length.

  30. I like all the trends you have pointed out but I'm particularly fond of pencil skirts. Thank you❤️

  31. Hello! I have to wear more tailored structured clothes for a fuller future, unless you have a better suggestion for the summer 2018? I love these wispy summer dresses but they reveal so much skin, anything for women over 60 who want to be fashionable yet age appropriate? Thanks Justine.

  32. Shorts always look casual to me, however well tailored they may be and whatever they're paired with. The more they look like a skirt, the less casual, but they still seem inappropriate for a professional or a more formal look.

  33. Oy! That Balenciaga outfit looked very odd to me.
    My shoulders are so broad and my hips & backside are so narrow & flat that an outfit like that would look terrible on me.

  34. I always enjoy your videos. As cute as some of these trends are, basically none of these trends are actually wearable for me. My daily work wear is very conservative as I work in an office downtown. I wear tailered suits, pretty blouses and very walkable kitten heels. On weekends, I enjoy wearing printed midi a-line skirts, coordinating tops and cute sandals. My jewery is simple, classic and real. I also like adding a nice pair of sunglasses and light weight, natural fiber scarves to my spring / summer outfits. I'm looking forward to your next video.

  35. The only hell no is pastels. I hate them, just a personal thing. Everything else I'm pretty open to incorporating in my current wardrobe.

  36. Slip dresses look so comfortable! The only problem I have with it is my big bra will be sticking out. But who really needs to hide the fact that they are wearing a bra? XD
    I'm also going to get some nice shorts for this summer. I have bad luck with pants, so I usually go to stretchy, but I think I will try to find some nice fitted stiff fabric shorts to wear. Why are pants so hard to find the right fit?

  37. The pencil skirt and shorts with the noticeable waist bands were the first to catch my eye and the first that make me think they'll be wearable and flattering!

  38. I love pencil skirts, I've always felt like I belonged in the WWII era, however! I do not like pastels, ever (I'm an autumn, warm dark), so that's mainly why I think. I also don't care for controlled transparency, but I'm a bit of a conservative dresser. I think that anything sheer like that begs for men to think about seeing more….I may give shorts a whirl again. I gave them up for awhile because I felt like they were overly casual. At 47, I am not sure I can pull of a short slip dress but I may look for a longer one.
    BTW I live in the US.

  39. Hello Justine! I love your channel. Just wondering if you would ever consider making a video on rompers/jumpsuits? I see them everywhere in America and I love the idea of their comfort and ease especially as a mom of 3 little ones but I’m curious about your opinion on them. Thanks!

  40. I can't wear tight clothes, only comfortable ones. Please do one on comfortable fashion 🙂 I hate stilettos and all that stuff that I can "feel" too much or I have to think about.

  41. I like the slip dresses, I would wear one in a block pastel colour, maybe pastel pink for me, I have olive skin and grey hair. Also like the shorts, which I would style sporty casual. Really lovely video, thank you for all your hard work putting them together, I really enjoy them

  42. Thank you Justine! My favorite is the similar color pairing of skirts with tops or dresses. It gives a glowing look.

  43. I came here to listen about the trends not skinny shaming! Also how "real women" look like? Smaller or thinner women aren't less of a woman Justine!

  44. A slip dress isn’t really wearable for my body type of a pear. I have hips that are always one to two sizes larger than my bust. The slip works well as outerwear for more evenly proportioned bodies.

  45. My opinion: I just bought a slip dress and I totally fell in love with it. I am quite petite … that is why I always used to be very critical (to not look shorter than I actually am because of the floor length of the dress) but when I tried it on it was love at first sight. 😊 The best thing is: The dress has two layers covering the torso, that adds a bit volume to my bosom and meanwhile gives me the chance to wear it without a bra without feeling naked.

  46. My favorite trend in this video is the pencil skirt. I find pencil skirts to be very flattering on most people.

  47. I wouldn't do the transparency trend.. But I like that shorts and pencil skirts are backa again! 😀

  48. I know typically shorts are not the style in Paris. Will they be in fashion in 2018 summer in Paris? Thanks!

  49. Can you make a video instructing us how to wear all back. I need to for work, but I'm struggling with looking drab.

  50. I always ask myself how do they decide what the new trend is going to be? Do they just make askype call and decide the new trends? xD

  51. I love the monochrome look. Most women (myself included) can EASILY replicate an affordable look. All one has to do is pick a color that is flattering. Then you can experiment with various shade and end up looking very chic. Love your channel BTW.

  52. I'd wear every thing but the slip dress. I understand that slip dresses are very expensive because they can often waist a lot of fabric, but to my eyes they just look lazy and well cheap. I know that they're not cheap to actually purchase, but that's just how my eyes see them, its not my taste. I just feel they have no wow factor.

  53. I absolutely love love love The Pastels this season! The shorts are great as well like you mentioned and make a great statement piece for the pastels. I agree that a few of the models are way too thin and it's a pity. Can't wait for the fall trends! Love your video!

  54. I love pencil skirts. Not really motivated to wear transparent. I am older and busty. I would rather people talk to my face and not my breasts so I cover myself. Enjoyment of that part of my anatomy is limited to a very selective audience!

  55. Very informative video. I love the pastel colors. Wish we would see more pastel clothing out there. Thank you for talking about how thin some of the models are. Wish they would have more women with different shapes and sizes as runway models.

  56. I love the shorts. Also thank you for posting out super skinny models. I am not fat nor super skinny. But I find styling a bit complicated because it seems clothes are fashioned more for these extremes. You thoughts?

  57. Thank you Justine for teaching me some wonderful fashion concepts. I appreciated the color theory and the episodes showing how to see high quality in shoes and handbags. I also liked your jewelry photoshoot day as I am a professional photographer as well. You are so talented Justine!

  58. In India…would never be able to do most of those trends but still, Pencil skirts and te strappy dress i would opt for. With a shrug or throw over straps. Layers of transparent also…adopted…and funnily im still not onboard with ultra violet tho….hmmmm love the lighter tones tho!

  59. Noi noi noi. Not in Brampton (Toronto, Ontario Canada). Too much of everything. Too colourful, too sheer, too theatrical and looks like trying too much.

  60. How dare you criticize the Calvin Klein model. You have no way of knowing her eating habits. You don't see people in the comments criticizing how often you work out. Because it's about the clothes and how they're presented. I really could have done without such a rude comment about another woman. That kind of negativity only appeals to people who already assess themselves to be not good enough. A mentally healthy individual doesn't need to compare themselves to others and certainly doesn't do so instinctively; and it is a signature of a culture of mental illness that we base rules and industry around the assumption that EVERYONE does.

  61. NO on the slip dress. Because of my body type, slip dresses for woman with large breasts and hips/butt make slip dresses look like bodycon dresses. I avoid those at all cost. Thanks for another great video!

  62. The Dries Val Noten bloused slip dress is the most wearable of the group, and would be great with a 24-inch double row of pearls necklace.

  63. I have always loved transparent fabrics. I remember when I was younger, and girls would wear a white top with a bit of transparent fabric, or lace near the collar; it was my favorite look. I see this coming back a little, and I love it.

  64. – Alexander Wang: Because one sees gold so rarely in clothes these days that it captures attention, and because I like great legs in stockings. The black "undershorts" look just visible underneath the dress is also a great contrast. Lots of athletes bottoms use this effect, especially tennis players.

    – Pamela Roland takes home the Emmy. A bit impractical – that dress is going to drag on the ground. Could it have achieved the same beauty without being so long?

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