Fashion: Eight trends that are set to be big this spring

These are the colours, shades and silhouettes you need to know about, says Katie Wright

Hush Multi Colourblock Jumper, £110; Frayed Star Jean, £79, available from Hush

1. Pastel palette

Ice-cream hues were *everywhere* at the the SS18 fashion shows. Play down the sweetness of these sugary shades by wearing them in loose, mannish silhouettes.

Hush Multi Colourblock Jumper, £110; Frayed Star Jean, £79, available from Hush

2. Back to the 80s

Last season was all about 80s eveningwear but now uber-cool brands like Y/Project and Off-White are making the case for vintage casuals, meaning your must-buy of the season is a pair of faded mom jeans, the baggier the better.

Miss Selfridge Camel Cropped Sweatshirt, £20; Mom Black Ditsy Embroidered Jeans, currently reduced to £33.60 from £42. available from Topshop

:: Miss Selfridge Camel Cropped Sweatshirt, £20, and Mom Black Ditsy Embroidered Jeans, currently reduced to £33.60 from £42

3. Pencil skirts

The mini has been having a moment, but now the pencil takes over as the skirt of the season.

Simply Be Check Pencil Skirt, £35, available from Simply Be

4. Uber brights

Even designers who usually favour a more modest colour palette went brilliantly bright for spring.

PrettyLittleThing Red Scuba Curve Waist Band Detail Flared Trousers, £15

5. High shine

The current mania for healing crystals spilled over onto the SS18 catwalks, with shiny stones, transparent fabrics and smatterings of silver showing up.

Guess Franky Silver Reversible Metallic Jacket, £130, available from VeryExclusive

6. Fringing and feathers

From fluffy feathers to long, swinging fringing, many of the season's stand-out looks came with edging that moved with the models - all the better to Boomerang, we reckon.

George Fringed Trim Skirt, £14, available from Asda

7. Check

At Burberry, Christopher Bailey delved into the archives and sent out a host of traditional checks on coats and capes, while punky plaids ruled at Alexander McQueen.

PrettyLittleThing Red Crop Check Tie Front Shirt, £20, available from PrettyLittleThing

8. Shorts

Perhaps the most surprising sight on the SS18 catwalks? Cycling shorts.

Lipsy Tailored Button High Waisted Shorts, £37, available from Next


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