Fashion Trend Forecast Spring 2018

My secret super power is to predict fashion trends. I have not mastered this ability fully, just enough to actually trust it. It started with me getting intense desires to find certain garments. I would get a clear image of one in my head and start to look for it, but nothing matched my description. Sometimes I bought something that fulfilled most criteria even if I would much rather get the exact one I had sketched up in my head. I did not make a big deal out of this at first. I mean, what are the odds of finding an exact replica of a picture in your head? Not very big, or so I thought… Around six to twelve months after I had gotten an image in my head, that exact garment showed up in basically every store in town, on every shop online, on every fashion influencer’s Instagram, literally everywhere. Eventually I realised that the pictures were not part of a figurative wish list, they were predictions.

When I gave designing my own clothing a shot (only on paper, but still) I became more certain of that this sixth sense of mine was real. The theme of my designs for a particular season were the main themes of the designs in store for that season. It felt surreal for quite long and every time something like this happened I was stunned. Now I find it quite natural. I mean, I have a passion for fashion, knowing trends are a part of it. But as I said, I have not mastered this ability fully. Most “predictions” are quite short term and therefore not that extraordinary. Yet, that is all I really need to make a trend forecast for the coming season! So, here they are: the main fashion trends for spring 2018, brought to you by My Johansson.


Vivid colours

For many years cotton candy pastels have ruled the spring fashion, but time has come for them to take a step back and let the vivid colours reign. This year is the year to go bold or go home. Red, orange, magenta, cobalt, yellow… All the strong and independent colours from a field of flowers in bloom. Feel free to pick a few and create a bouquet, but be cautious whilst doing so. The colours have to bring out the best from one another and not fight for attention. Right now the hottest colour combination is blue and yellow which will take us from winter to spring. Towards May I believe we will see a lot of pink and red together, something we got a peek at last year already, and hopefully the exotic pair that is magenta and orange… Oh how I love that!

Pants / Shirt / Blazer

FLOWER POWER

What would spring be without flowers? Not only does the colour scheme of the coming season remind us of them, but they will also be directly portrayed on lots of pieces. Even if the flower pattern is barely news by now I strongly believe that some patterns will be given a new spin. The dynamic, realistic illustrations will partially be replaced by more static, abstract ones. Given the clean cuts of the season, this change is not too unexpected.

Dress / Blouse / Shirt Dress

Girl Boss

Everything about the trends of this spring is encouraging us to embrace and empower our feminine sides. The silhuettes are sleek to reflect elegance, grace and seriousness, the colours vibrant to reflect boldness, playfulness and independence. All of it together is just screaming “girl boss”, something I relate quite strongly to. Not because I am a literal boss, but because I consider myself to be a strong, independent woman that will do what she wants and stand by her ideals no matter what dislikers of them tell me. A woman secure enough to have discussions and change her opinion if she is given fair reason to. To express this in clothing this spring is something I am looking forward to.

Pants / Blazer / Skirt

Denim

The denim jacket has been a given staple in the spring wardrobe for longer back than I have lived, even if it has been absent at times. This year, all denim is hotter than ever. Even if it is a bit cold for the denim jacket at the moment there is nothing stopping you from rocking a pair of jeans. Together with the blue and yellow combo a denim detail could be the key behind creating the most fashionable, in-style look of the early spring. In addition, denim is a great contrast engenderer when combined with the otherwise clean-cut and “professional” characterised garments that define the spring fashion.

Jacket / Dress & Jacket / Jeans

I don’t know about you, but I am really excited for some shopping right now… What do you think of the trends I have mentioned? Are they up your alley? Are there other trends you are more excited about? Let me know, or not. Your choice. In any case: stay original, gorgeous! xoxo

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A Store With Dazzling Jewellery

A couple of years ago I followed the blog of a woman named Kelly Biddle. If I do not misremember, it was her friend who had a small jewellery store from which Kelly used to show some pieces. At that time I was crazy about statement pieces. They had not had their breakthrough yet (at least not in Sweden) and it was hard to find a proper selection of big, bold jewellery that would just scream attitude. But then I found this store, and I did no longer need to seek.

The store is called Cocoo and is today offering the biggest selection of jewellery and accessories (they also sell makeup brushes, clothes and swimwear) in Scandinavia. I still think they have the absolute best selection of statement pieces (still obsessed) in Sweden, even now when other big companies has started to offer them too. Other than that, they have worldwide shipping and probably the nicest support ever.

I ordered the most gorgeous party pieces the other week and I have been obsessed with them since. Sadly, I have not gotten a chance to wear any of them yet but trust me when I say that these are going to be worn a lot this season. I mean, with all of the festivities and glam that characterizes this month… How could I not wear them?

The team at Cocoo were also kind enough to send me a discount code to share with you. By using the code XMAS20 (expires on December thirteenth) you will get a whole twenty percent off your entire order! So if you want to treat yourself (perhaps you have not found your perfect party pieces yet?) or your loved ones this christmas, I would definitely recommend you to pay Cocoo a visit!

Stay original, gorgeous!

Set with emerald necklace and earrings here, strass choker is currently out of stock. 

This post is in collaboration with Cocoo. 

The Materials to Lift Any Party Look This Season

I am not usually one to follow trends, but with trends like these it is hard not to. Voloptious velvet, sparkling sequins, striking shine, timeless tassels, plush pleat and fabulous fur are all materials that can not go wrong on the eventful nights of the last months of 2017. Have you not found the perfect pieces for your party look yet? Then you are in luck. In this post I will share (and link) some of my favourite wears in the materials that own the nights this season.

Velvet

Joining us from last year is Miss Velvet herself. Whether it is crushed or smooth, the material will speak for itself so that you can devote your voice to singing instead. To enhance the luxuriousity of it you should go for dark, gemstone-inspired colours such as emerald, saphire and ruby. And let’s not forget that black rarely goes wrong.

Body / Blazer dress / Saphire dress / Ruby dress

Sequins

Outshine the stars by wearing sequins from head to toe or just have them peek out from underneath a blazer. In both ways you will look as lush as ever. Combine with garments in mesh for a more balanced look or add some additional shine to take it one step further. The choice is yours.

Pants / Jumpsuit / Dress / Bra

Metallic

If you think sequins are a bit much but still want to shine bright like a diamond, these metallic pieces are here to save the day. The shades are inspired by natural elements and will rock things up (geology joke) in the most elegant way. Mix the colours for a bold look.

Earrings / Skirt / Shoes

Tassels/Fringe

Representing the 1920’s are the fringes and tassels. This trend has especially been seen on earrings during the fall but is slowly making its way onto other garments as well. Wearing a fringed top, bottom or onepiece will, other than your look, certainly make your dance moves a whole lot more interesting.

Skirt / Earrings / Jumpsuit / Tanktop

Pleated

If you want to keep things simple but still wish to add a little twist I would recommend you to look for pleated (also called plissé) pieces. They have that festive aura around them, especially if they are made of velvet or satin, but are rarely of an extravagant model or pattern.

Pants / Top / Skirt

Fur (all faux)

We are all familiar with the fur jacket by now, since it has been seen in every corner for the past two years, but in times like these they are almost a necessity to complete your party look. If you want to go for something a bit different though, you could try a fuzzy top or furry bag such as the ones below.

Bag / Black & white jacket / Top / Emerald jacket

That was it for today, I hope you found something of interest. Stay original, gorgeous! xoxo

PS. Do you need help with the party makeup? Check this post out! DS.

The Perfect Ankle Boots for Fall

Fall is, without doubt, my favourite season. Especially the early fall when the leaves turn red, the sun is warming and the air is fresh, all filled with new possibilities. And let’s not forget what’s amazing throughout the whole season: the fashion. Without really thinking about it, it has become a ritual of mine to add quite a lot of pieces to my wardrobe when summer turns into autumn. I guess it started when I was a kid and had to buy new clothes every fall because I had grown out of my old ones… Back then it was really my mother’s doing, but nowadays I’m happy to do it by myself! (Even though my mother is often out shopping with me…).

This year I started a little early with the shopping when I found the most perfect ankle boots. That kind of shoe is basically what I live in from September to March and is therefore one of the most vital pieces in my closet. Unfortunately my old pair had to be thrown out due to overuse. But when one door closes another opens, right? In addition I was kind of over them anyway, but I hadn’t found a new pair until I found these.

According to me, this is the most perfect ankle boot to ever be designed. The heel is the perfect height in proportion to the rest of the shoe, it’s in a soft material that blends in easily to every outfit whilst still contributing with a bit of attitude and the small details just makes them absolutely stunning. The only thing that might upset many is the fact that they’re not faux. Trust me, I’m a huge animal lover too, and that’s why I want to explain why I’m not feeling worse about buying these shoes than I do. 

They’re made out of a cows skin. I eat cows now and then and a couple of cows has most certainly died just to end up on my plate. Though overconsumption of meat is a real problem in today’s world I find it natural for human beings to feed on other animals. We are preditors, even if many of us chooses not to be. But what I would hate is for other parts than the meat of, in this case, the cows would go to waste. Clothing made out of animals we do not eat is not ethically right in my eyes, but this is. We all view things differently and this is my view. Feel free to question it, I’m sure there are perspectives I’ve not yet taken into account which will make me question it too. 

Anyway. If you want to get you a pair of these beautiful creations I will link them here. They’re from the brand Kiomi and cost 749 SEK (around 70£, 78€, 92$). 

Stay original, gorgeous! xoxo

The Jackets To Wear This Spring

The spring is upon us and so is the time to put the wool coats back in the closet for a few months. Meanwhile we can bring the lighter ones out again, or perhaps buy a new one or two? Below I’ve listed some of the biggest trends this season. We see street style and sporty vibes in a perfect balance with flowers and the classic spring pastels. What more can you wish for? I hope you like this post and don’t forget to stay original, gorgeous!

1. The flower-printed bomber jacket. 

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2. The leopard-printed jacket.

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3. The jean jacket.

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4. The biker jacket.

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5. Anything pastel

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Shopping Spree February pt. 1

After a meltdown in front of my closet (there were both tears and screams) I realised I was in need of some new clothes. So, I dragged my mother with me to Gothenburg for a shopping spree and  let’s just say it got a bit expensive… But it was totally worth it! 

With that said I thought I would show you what I got. I haven’t taken pictures of any of the clothes yet, therefore I will only show the accessories in this post. Ready? Let’s get into it! 


Bag, Mango, 299 SEK (I’m in love with this colour combination, so gorgeous!)

Earrings, Mango, 99 SEK

Sunglasses, GinaTricot, 79:90 SEK

Rings, H&M, 79:90 SEK

Shoes, H&M, 399 SEK (THESE ARE MY LIFE. Silver is really trendy right now)

Note: One Swedish krona (SEK) is about 0,11 dollars/0,10 euro/0,09 pounds.

3 Red Outfits I Want To Wear This Christmas

Dress from H&M

Oh, how much I love christmas. My path to school is finally decorated, the stores have switched to their holiday displays and saffron buns as well as ginger bread are sold in every café. Do I need to clarify that my holiday spirit is on top? I’m actually going christmas gift shopping with a friend today too! Aaaah, exciting! (If clarification was needed, my holiday spirit is on top).

At this time of the year I just want to blend in and become one with the decorations and displays. What better way to do that than to dress red? Sadly I don’t own a lot of christmas-red garments though… But I couldn’t resist to at least spend a few hours at Polyvore composing dreamy outfits for this wonderful time of the year. I mean, just look at the Dorothy Perkins coat in outfit number two and the boots in number three. DREAMY.

Red Outfits (1)

 

Red Outfits (2)

 

Red Outfits (3)