Cool New Trends to Try in 2018

By Rena Phuah

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The year has just begun but we are already predicting a few trends that are here to stay in 2018.

It's all about being oversized when it comes to blazers, denim jackets and cotton shirts but when it comes to sunglasses, small are in. Logos are back thanks to Vetements, Gucci and Balenciaga- a cool sweatshirt, track pants and I.T sneakers will definitely grant you street cred.

Slingback heels, mules and slides worn with frayed denim is still trending and for the feminine side in you, pretty ruffles are here to stay in the form of blouses, dresses, skirts and even swimwear.

Scroll on to shop our picks of the trends you can be sure to see more of in 2018:

boohoo Molly Cropped Slim Fit Batwing Denim Jacket
boohoo Molly Cropped Slim Fit Batwing Denim Jacket 

A denim jacket is an eternal casualwear favourite. In a variety of washes, find iconic styles include borg collars, embroidered details, camouflage designs and oversized fits. Perfect for dressing down a dress or wearing with an everyday outfit.

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Gucci GG-logo 2cm leather belt
Gucci GG-logo 2cm leather belt 

Gucci's coveted black leather belt will bring a statement bite to dresses as well as jeans. It's made in Italy to a slender shape that's finished with black lacquered edges and a coordinating leather belt loop then set with the signature antiqued gold-tone metal GG plaque. Try it around the waist of a diaphanous blouse and silk trousers.

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boohoo Petite Lola Woven Slouchy Track Pant
boohoo Petite Lola Woven Slouchy Track Pant 

boohoo PETITE.Serving up the same statement styles in scaled down sizes, boohoo Petite is your port of call for perfectly proportioned pieces designed to fit women of 5’3”/1.60m and under.

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Keepsake SHINE MIDI DRESS ivory
Keepsake SHINE MIDI DRESS ivory 

Round rouleau tie and invisible zipper - Partial lining - Embroidered structured sheer fabric - Fit and flare - FEATURES; - Scalloped trim - Round rouleau tie with gold aglets - Frill detail - Cut out back with frills - Woven Model is 5'8 & wearing Size S

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Balenciaga Knife slingback mules
Balenciaga Knife slingback mules 

Balenciaga's Knife mules are a recent signature that have quickly been propelled to cult status. This Italian-made fuchsia-pink satin version is detailed with a tonal skinny satin bow at the extreme point toe and set on a small covered heel. Slip this slingback style on with oversized separates for an of-the-moment edge.

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C/MEO COLLECTIVE DREAM STATE LONG SLEEVE TOP black
C/MEO COLLECTIVE DREAM STATE LONG SLEEVE TOP black 

Center back invisible zip -Partially lined -lightweight fabric -Relaxed fit -V-neck -Ruffle detail on front and sleeve cuffs Model is 5'9 & wearing Size S

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KENDALL + KYLIE Slater
KENDALL + KYLIE Slater 

KENDALL + KYLIE Slater in Red. KENDALL + KYLIE Slater in Red. Metal frames. 100% UV protection. Includes hard case. 135-135 in mm. KENR-WA7. KK4019 SLATER. The Kendall + Kylie collection offers clean and crisp pieces that are both fashion-forward and modern. The line fuses Kendall's refined feminine style and Kylies dynamic edgy streetwear in a mostly monochromatic color palette with pale pink and blue accents. The latest Kendall + Kylie collection is a true reflection of the Jenner sister's lifestyle and fashion tastes.

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THE FIFTH JULIETTE SHORT scarlet geo
THE FIFTH JULIETTE SHORT scarlet geo 

High waisted short -Wide belt loops & rouleau belt -Cut away pockets with ruffle detail -Contrast trim detail -Invisible zipper at back -Lightweight silky fabric Model is 5'8 & wearing Size S

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boohoo Hannah Ruffle Sleeve Shirt
boohoo Hannah Ruffle Sleeve Shirt 

Steal the style top spot in a statement separate from the tops collectionCamis or crops, bandeaus or bralets, we've got all the trend-setting tops so you can stay statement in separates this season. Hit refresh on your jersey basics with pastel hues and pick a quirky kimono to give your ensemble that Eastern-inspired edge. Off the shoulder styles are oh-so-sweet, with slogans making your tee a talking point.

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Balenciaga Kids' cotton-blend hoodie
Balenciaga Kids' cotton-blend hoodie 

Balenciaga's latest collection pulled inspiration from an unusual source this season – Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.;84% cotton, 16% polyester

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C/MEO COLLECTIVE DREAM CLOUD SHIRT ivory
C/MEO COLLECTIVE DREAM CLOUD SHIRT ivory 

Center front button stand -Unlined -Lightweight fabric -Relaxed fit -Elongated, flared cuffs Model is 5'9 & wearing Size S

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Mercedes Castillo Mealen Embellished Leather Mules - Ivory
Mercedes Castillo Mealen Embellished Leather Mules - Ivory 

Designed with a clean square toe and sculptural heel, Mercedes Castillo's 'Mealen' mules are everything you could possibly want in a shoe right now. This pair has been crafted from soft ivory leather and accented with the label's signature oversized gold discs. They'll look so good with denim and billowy dresses on vacation, as well as sharp tailoring when you're back in the office.

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Balenciaga Textured-leather Tote
Balenciaga Textured-leather Tote 

There's nothing more versatile than a black tote, and Balenciaga's version can be carried everywhere from work to weekends away. Crafted in Italy from supple textured-leather, it has a spacious interior (left unlined for lightness) that includes a detachable zipped pouch and handy mirror for touch-ups on the go.

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THE FIFTH JULIETTE WRAP DRESS navy
THE FIFTH JULIETTE WRAP DRESS navy 

Relaxed fit -V-neckline -Bound straps -Front wrap with ties and internal button closure -Ruffle with contrast trim on neckline & hem -Lightweight silky fabric Model is 5'8 & wearing Size S

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Stella McCartney Ruched Oversized Cotton-poplin Shirt
Stella McCartney Ruched Oversized Cotton-poplin Shirt 

Stella McCartney's shirt creates the illusion of patchwork without actually using more than a single fabric - it's expertly cut from a crisp cotton-poplin that's woven in checked and striped panels. This slightly oversized piece is detailed with ruching along both sleeves. Its curved hem tucks neatly into high-rise pants or jeans.

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Balenciaga Knife Leather Slingback Kitten Heel Pumps
Balenciaga Knife Leather Slingback Kitten Heel Pumps 

From the low kitten heel to the dainty bow front, these black leather Balenciaga pumps are the ultimate in sophisticated femininity. The slingback silhouette keeps them easy to style in a hurry - with tailoring or a cocktail dress.

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Le Specs The Fugitive cat-eye sunglasses
Le Specs The Fugitive cat-eye sunglasses 

Purple orange and black iridescent mirrored lenses bring a futuristic riff to Le Specs's The Fugitive sunglasses. They're shaped with an angular cat-eye frame with metallic-red arms and a black metal outer frame and finished with red acetate temple tips. Match the bright hue to that of a striped top to heighten the impact.

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Frame Le Nouveau Cropped Mid-rise Straight-leg Jeans
Frame Le Nouveau Cropped Mid-rise Straight-leg Jeans 

FRAME's straight-leg 'Le Nouveau' jeans are the pair you'll reach for when you need to quickly pull an outfit together – the light-blue wash is endlessly versatile. They're made from premium denim that's blended with a hint of stretch and have raw cuffs for a vintage look. Complement the cropped cut with mules or slippers.

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boohoo Deja Ruffle Detail Floral Woven Tea Dress
boohoo Deja Ruffle Detail Floral Woven Tea Dress 

Dresses are the most-wanted wardrobe item for day-to-night dressing. From cool-tone whites to block brights, we've got the everyday skater dresses and party-ready bodycon styles that are perfect for transitioning from day to play. Minis, midis and maxis are our motto, with classic jersey always genius and printed cami dresses the season's killer cut - add skyscraper heels for a serioulsy statement look. Dress up or down in style with boohoo.

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Lisa Marie Fernandez Arden Ruffled One-shoulder Stretch-crepe Swimsuit
Lisa Marie Fernandez Arden Ruffled One-shoulder Stretch-crepe Swimsuit 

Lisa Marie Fernandez updates her signature 'Arden' swimsuit with a detachable sash belt to wrap around and slim your waist. Cut from smoothing stretch-crepe, this tomato-red style has a ruffled one-shoulder neckline and zigzag seams that are strategically placed to create an hourglass silhouette. Wear it on vacation with an oversized hat. Wear it with: Sensi Studio Hat, Catbird Ring. -- Tomato-red stretch-crepe - Zip fastening along side - 85% nylon, 15% elastane - Hand wash - Lotion, sunscreen, oil and chlorine can cause discoloration of this item; this is not a manufacturing defect. Please follow care instructions to keep your swimwear in the best condition

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Gucci Ace bee-embroidered leather trainers
Gucci Ace bee-embroidered leather trainers 

These white leather New Ace trainers encapsulate Gucci's idiosyncratic aesthetic. They feature red and green Web stripes along the sides - a decade-spanning signature - as well as new gold embroidered-bee emblems and contrasting metallic snakeskin heel counters. Show them off best with cropped trousers and ankle-skimming dresses.

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Prada Point-toe slingback kitten-heel velvet pumps
Prada Point-toe slingback kitten-heel velvet pumps 

Prada's midnight-blue velvet pumps are brimming with timeless elegance. The slingback silhouette features all the classic details including a dainty kitten heel and slender point toe and is lined with nude-pink leather for a feminine finish. Style them as part of a polished evening look - think a sweater and cropped trousers with a luxurious coat on top.

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Gucci Technical jersey stirrup legging
Gucci Technical jersey stirrup legging 

These technical jersey stirrup leggings are reminiscent of retro styles with bold stripes down the sides. Black technical jersey with blue red and white Web stripes down the sides Stirrup Zip detail on leg opening Button and zip closure 55% polyester and 45% cotton Made in Italy The model is 180cm and is wearing a size small

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Gucci Stretch viscose dress with Web
Gucci Stretch viscose dress with Web 

A V-neck dress with oversize sleeves and framed by blue and red Web. White heavy stretch viscose Blue and red Web trim V-neck Oversize sleeves Unlined 75% viscose 17% nylon and 8% elastane Made in Italy The model is 179cm and is wearing size small

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Balenciaga Checked Wool And Mohair-blend Blazer
Balenciaga Checked Wool And Mohair-blend Blazer 

EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. The sculpted hips of Balenciaga's blazer reference the finely fitted couture pieces created by label founder Cristóbal Balenciaga Eizaguirre. Cut from a soft wool and mohair-blend, this checked piece has structured shoulders that accentuate the neatly paneled hourglass silhouette. It's lined in lustrous satin so that it slips smoothly over shirts and tees.

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Prada Cahier leather shoulder bag
Prada Cahier leather shoulder bag 

Opt for an instant icon with Prada's Cahier leather shoulder bag.;100% calf leather, embellished

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Esteban Cortazar Fluted-panel ribbed-knit sweater
Esteban Cortazar Fluted-panel ribbed-knit sweater 

Esteban Cortázar's Latin heritage resonates in the ruffled flair of this monochrome sweater. It's Italian-made from a mid-weight black ribbed knit with white fine-knit trim highlighting the exaggerated butterfly hem and fluted cuffs. Try it with a draped skirt and heels for elegant evening soirees.

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Monse Ruffled Prince Of Wales Checked Woven Skirt - Gray
Monse Ruffled Prince Of Wales Checked Woven Skirt - Gray 

Monse's Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim love to re-imagine classic tailoring with deconstructed twists, so it's no surprise that they've incorporated the technique into their Resort '18 collection. Woven with a Prince of Wales check, this skirt is fitted through the hips before falling to a ruffled asymmetric hem and has an adjustable zip that opens up at the thigh. Call out the red hue with this sweater, as styled by the label.

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RE/DONE Grunge Distressed High-rise Straight-leg Jeans
RE/DONE Grunge Distressed High-rise Straight-leg Jeans 

Something Navy's Arielle Noa Charnas often receives direct messages about her favorite brands - when it came to denim, she responded to over 1.1 million Instagram followers with RE/DONE. Part of the cult brand's latest collection, these rigid blue 'Grunge' jeans are washed, faded and ripped for a vintage look. They sit high on the waist and have a straight leg.

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Converse Chuck Taylor Women's All Star Dainty Leather Mid
Converse Chuck Taylor Women's All Star Dainty Leather Mid 

PLEASE NOTE - Converse Dainty styles are in US women's sizing, which is the same as standard AU women's sizing. For example if you are an AU size 9, please order a Converse Dainty size 9. Newly slimmed down, the Converse Chuck Taylor Women's All Star Dainty Leather Mid sneakers have a smooth, genuine leather upper with the label's signature branding on the inner side. - Slimmed down silhouette- Genuine leather upper- Star-centred Chuck Taylor ankle patch on the inside- Seven-eye lace-up design- Rubber toecap- Vulcanised rubber sole- Contrast stripes on the outsole

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Off-White OffWhite - Oversized Distressed Printed Denim Jacket
Off-White OffWhite - Oversized Distressed Printed Denim Jacket 

Off-White's jacket is from the Spring '18 menswear line entitled 'TEMPERATURE' - we loved the oversized, boyish fit so much that we had to have it for ourselves. It's printed with hazard-stripe insignia across the back, and the sleeves are labeled with details of the collection. The sturdy light-blue denim is distressed for a worn-in finish.

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Elie Saab Ruffle silk-blend skirt
Elie Saab Ruffle silk-blend skirt 

This bright-red skirt by Elie Saab demonstrates the designer's flawless eye when it comes to creating arresting eveningwear. It's crafted in Italy from silk which drapes beautifully over the frame for a streamlined silhouette. Ruffled panels add a hint of flamenco-inspired drama - capitalise on this by pairing it with the coordinating silk-blend ruffle top and jet-black accessories.

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Saint Laurent Tribute leather slides
Saint Laurent Tribute leather slides 

Defined by crossover interwoven front straps Saint Laurent's signature Tribute design is an iconic classic and this flat sandal iteration is perfect for sunny days. They're crafted in Italy from white leather to a square open toe and stacked on a small chocolate-brown heel. Note the matching leather insole and sole. Slip them on with a ruffle-trimmed white blouse and wide-leg shorts for a day in the city.

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Gucci GG Marmont mini quilted-leather cross-body bag
Gucci GG Marmont mini quilted-leather cross-body bag 

Mini bags continue to reign this season and Gucci's black leather GG Marmont version has cult appeal. It's crafted in Italy with a quilted exterior in the recognisable chevron pattern and an antiqued gold-tone GG front plaque and matching chain strap. Style it across the body over a structured blazer.

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Tommy Jeans Women's 90s Dungarees
Tommy Jeans Women's 90s Dungarees 

Under the eye of fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger, Hilfiger Denim embodies the brand's classic take on Americana. At the core of the capsule collection is quality denim - an ode to the jeans and jackets that sent the brand to new heights. Simple in design and iconic like no other, the brand's logo makes its mark on high quality t-shirts, sweaters and overalls. With logo-mania making its mark on the fashion industry like never before, it’s easy to see why the capsule collection reminisces over the distinct branding that took their time-honoured basics up a notch.Our model is wearing size 27W/32L overalls. She usually takes a standard AU 8/Small, is 5’10” (178cm) tall, has a 80cm bust, 89cm hips and a 61cm waist.- Length: 147cm (size 27W/32L)- Regular fit- Premium cotton denim; non-stretch - Mid blue wash - Adjustable branded buckle straps- Functional pockets - Utility pockets and attachment loop to leg- Two button fastening at hips

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Vetements Shirts - Item 38719338
Vetements Shirts - Item 38719338 

VETEMENTS Shirts. plain weave, no appliqués, basic solid color, front closure, button closing, long sleeves, buttoned cuffs, classic neckline, single chest pocket. 100% Cotton

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Vetements + Tommy Hilfiger Layered Embroidered Cotton-jersey Hooded Top
Vetements + Tommy Hilfiger Layered Embroidered Cotton-jersey Hooded Top 

Demna Gvasalia shot Vetements' Spring '18 lookbook himself, asking people on the streets of Zürich to pose outside every day places like cafés, bridges and car parks. Teaming up with American label Tommy Hilfiger, this top is cut from cotton-jersey in a hooded silhouette that looks like it's layered over a sweater. Let the sleeves hang loose over your hands.

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adidas Low-tops & sneakers - Item 11414736
adidas Low-tops & sneakers - Item 11414736 

ADIDAS ORIGINALS Low-tops & sneakers. logo, solid color, laces, round toeline, flat, fabric inner, rubber sole, adidas stansmith, lifestyle, contains non-textile parts of animal origin. Soft Leather

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boohoo Julia Boutique Faux Fur Lined Aviator
boohoo Julia Boutique Faux Fur Lined Aviator 

Rock some seriously cool vibes on the day-to-day with a biker jacket. Whether you prefer cropped, longline, or a classic oversized shape for vintage vibes, the biker jacket is the perfect wardrobe tool to edge up your outfit, dress down a dress, and show off your shape.

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Balenciaga Logo-print cotton-jersey T-shirt
Balenciaga Logo-print cotton-jersey T-shirt 

Balenciaga embraces the alternative logo trend and delivers this BB T-shirt. Made in Italy from black cotton-jersey this piece comes printed with a graphically incorrect 'tongue-in-cheek' version of the house monogram. It's cut to a slim fit and ideally worn with the label's directional separates.

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Off-White OffWhite - Off Corporate Logo-print Rubber Slides
Off-White OffWhite - Off Corporate Logo-print Rubber Slides 

Off-White's 'Off Corporate' slides are irreverently printed with 'LEFT' and 'RIGHT' on each of the insoles – as fans well know, the label is famous for its use of irony. This sporty pair is made from black rubber and set on molded footbeds for support and a comfortable stride. Try them with faded denim or midi skirts.

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Tommy Jeans Women's 90s Mom Jeans
Tommy Jeans Women's 90s Mom Jeans 

Under the eye of fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger, Hilfiger Denim embodies the brand's classic take on Americana. At the core of the capsule collection is quality denim - an ode to the jeans and jackets that sent the brand to new heights. Simple in design and iconic like no other, the brand's logo makes its mark on high quality t-shirts, sweaters and overalls. With logo-mania making its mark on the fashion industry like never before, it’s easy to see why the capsule collection reminisces over the distinct branding that took their time-honoured basics up a notch.Our model is wearing a size 26W/30L jeans. She usually takes a standard AU 8/Small, is 5’10” (178cm) tall, has a 80cm bust, 89cm hips and a 61cm waist.- Length: Inside Leg: 75cm; Front Rise: 25cm & Leg Opening: 34cm (size 26W/30L)- High-rise slim silhouette - Premium cotton denim; non-stretch - Black acid wash- Button and zip fly; belt loops - Five pocket design - Brand flag to back

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Le Specs The Last Lolita cat-eye sunglasses
Le Specs The Last Lolita cat-eye sunglasses 

Le Specs's black acetate The Last Lolita sunglasses offer a contemporary twist on the styles worn by Sue Lyon in Stanley Kubrick's 1962 production of Lolita. They're shaped to a sharp cat-eye silhouette with slender arms and high pointed corners then set with charcoal-grey tinted lenses. Try contrasting them against a slouchy sweater or silk blouse.

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boohoo Hailey Woven Mixed Stripe Ruffle Midi Skirt
boohoo Hailey Woven Mixed Stripe Ruffle Midi Skirt 

Midi skirts are this season’s hottest must-have staple separate. This versatile hem line hero will chic-up any look and give off ultimate laid back, stylish vibes. Choose a print midi skirt teamed with a tucked in tee and sock boots for a fashion forward ensemble.

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Valentino Colour-block low-top leather trainers
Valentino Colour-block low-top leather trainers 

Team Valentino's white leather low-top trainers with crisp tailored trousers to master modern workweek styling. Crafted in Italy they're striped with a flash of metallic silver across the front and trimmed with a signature white rubber Rockstud heel panel. Stick to a monochrome palette with a classic black tee or add a pop of colour with a vibrant printed blouse.

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