As the final piece of our 3-part wardrobe overhaul series (see Part 1 and Part 2), The Style Sheet shows you how to inject current trends into your wardrobe without looking like a fashion slave.
After clearing out your closet and building a tightly edited capsule collection of your wardrobe's hardest-working members, the final stage of your wardrobe overhaul injecting trend pieces is where the fun really begins. To discover which trends are predicted to be major players this year and learn how to best integrate them with your existing capsule wardrobe weve called in three Hong Kong-based fashion industry insiders for their expert opinion.
"Streetwear, activewear and athleisure have had a growing influence on fashion in recent years, and will continue to do so in 2018. Whether its the influence of brands like Balenciaga or Nike, women want to feel comfortable, empowered and mobile in whatever they wear, without sacrificing style. Thats why items like sneakers and tracksuits are being reworked into the fashion vernacular, with new colours, designs and collaborations. If youre looking to incorporate streetwear into your wardrobe, assess whether the silhouette and colour of the item aligns with what youd normally wear. For example, if you love a good pair of wide-legged pants, find a pair of dark oversized tracksuits. Ask yourself if the piece has versatility, and can be mixed with your existing wardrobe staples. If it does, youre more likely to incorporate trend pieces in a successful and authentic way. Finally, remember to only work with trends if they fit your personality trying to rock every fashion trend is like trying to be liked by everyone, it becomes inauthentic and tiring." - Daniel Kong, Hong Kong and London-based fashion journalist and stylist
Tracksuits are being reworked into the fashion vernacular, with new colours, designs and collaborations