Business Fashion Predictions for 2018

By Claire Hastings

Forget about popular media outlets feeding you the stories of successful business people and entrepreneurs who haven’t got the time to diversify their wardrobe! Business and fashion go hand in hand and together, they make work and play way more fun. So why shy away from your own unique business style? 

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The business environments are the perfect setting to portray your winning personality, grab the attention of your clients, peers, and superiors, and make a memorable statement. In a way, your outfit of the day can mean the difference between a new contract and a “we’ll think about it”. But it can’t be something everyone and their grandma is wearing.

Here are the top five business fashion predictions for 2018.

Haute Denim

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Lo and behold the moment we’ve all been waiting for: a world where wearing jeans to work is not only acceptable, but infinitely stylish as well. Enter, Haute Denim, the kind of denim you can wear to a business meeting and pair up with your evening attire for a classy night out.

It’s all about comfort and personal style, with these modern denim pieces treated and embellished in such a way that they work with almost every accessory, in any situation. From floral patterns and dark hues to pure white pieces that go wonderfully with a contrasting blazer, the possibilities for an amazing outfit are endless.

Playful pantsuits

Playful pantsuits

Hey, Mrs Clinton has got it all figured out. There is nothing that speaks competence and success in a strict business environment like a killer pantsuit. From pure black to a variety of subtle hues such as pastels and greys, there are numerous styles to choose from. But You want to be different.

Your outfit needs to make an impact, so no matter if you are headed to a meeting or a corporate function, you want your pantsuit to portray your unique flair and personality. So opt for striking colours, unusual cuts, and interesting patterns you can complement with a tote bag and a pair of high heels.

Statement accessories

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Speaking of tote bags, they will be extremely popular in 2018, but not in your usual hipster way. Tote bags are making a breakthrough in the business fashion industry with elegant pieces that are stylish and functional at the same time. It’s all about making a statement with your accessories.

That statement needs to be bold, yet office-friendly, and one of the top accessories that will be making a comeback in 2018 is stylish eyewear. Not only do you need a pair of reading glasses, but you also want to wear elegant sunglasses as well, especially as you are approaching the office. This will bring a sense of mystery and irresistible appeal to your entire persona.

Modern trench coats

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Trench coats have long lost their aesthetic appeal, however 2018 brings something completely new to the table. The new, reinvented trench aims to become the staple of your wardrobe – a unique piece without which you wouldn’t leave the house.

Upgraded with new cuts, curves, embellishments and embroideries, the modern trench coat design is redefining the business fashion niche. From matching playsuits and accessories, to striking accents in contrasting hues, there is plenty to choose from.

Versatile pastels

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Photo by Pete Bellis on Unsplash


Finally, the office environment is going to enjoy some year-round springtime because pastel hues are going to be big in the 2018 business setting. Pastels are becoming exceptionally popular in office environments because of the positive vibes that accompany the soft, bright colours, allowing positivity and creativity to flow through the workplace.

The great thing is, you can incorporate pastel hues in a variety of outfits, even if they only serve as accent features. From skirts and pantsuits, to scarfs, bags, and even shoes – you can’t go wrong with a strong pastel statement.

The New Year is finally here and with it come all the exciting new trends the fashion industry has been cooking for months. Be sure to follow these latest business fashion trends and you will have no problem bringing a new, winning vibe to your office.

Author Bio

Claire Hastings is a wanderer and a writer. She writes as long as she can remember, and she is very passionate about fashion, running, other cultures, and her cat.

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