WORDS – Nina Hazhala | Chicago, USA

MOST OF SPRING 2018’s COLLECTIONS SENT A STRONG AND CLEAN MESSAGE: the more traditionally unmatchable pieces you put together in your outfit the better. So it’s time to experiment with mixing colors, shades, patterns, textures, and styles.

I have listed the most popular trends following runway offerings and styled four looks to make them more visual and easy to create in everyday life.

Pattern Clash

DO NOT HESITATE TO PAIR your patterned pieces. Designers went crazy mixing — to make it work and stay on the more stylish side in your outfits this spring, choose pieces that have at least one common shade as the basis for coordination. In this look, we chose a teal-blue base that the bomber and dress have in common.


Trendy details

Mixed patterns


Art-Deco / Cubic patterns

Milk-white colors


Polka-dots patterns

“Grandma” ballet flats

Mixed Media

FOR THIS LOOK WE CHOSE classic, wide-legged pants in wool, and paired them with a sweatshirt in classic, sexy lace toned down into a streetwear look with athletic cut and details. The Peter-Pan collar on the polka-dot shirt adds a darling feel, and forms a good base for the sheer lace.

Trendy details

Milk-white colors

Wide-legged and cropped pants

Polka-dots patterns


Mix of athletic and classy

Tartan: Plaid and Checked

TODAY, TARTAN, PLAID, AND CHECK seem interchangeable. However, the patterns are different, and each has its own distinct history. For spring fashion it’s important to know the difference — if only to see all of them interchanging and intermixing in one outfit to make a bold fashion statement. This season marks a grand return for these classic patterns.


Trendy details

Bright orange and yellow colors

Classy heels in athletic style

Wide-legged pants

Blue-and-beige combinations

1970s looks

Pink-and-Red Duo

Simple and somehow unconventional mixes of these colors were everywhere on the runways this season. The colors make for an absolutely harmonious blend on spring days, as they repeat the color palette of our favorite spring blooms.


Trendy details

Scandi / Rubber minimalist raincoat

Mid-length dress

Mix of sporty and romantic

White athletic shoes


CONCEPT & STYLE – Nina Hazhala

PHOTOS – Alina Tsvor

INTERIORS | VENUE – The Robey Chicago

Model – Julia Latkins

Editor – David Podgurski