In order to understand the greatness and hotness of vinyl trend in 2018, first of all let me take you back to the 90s MTV days, when Lisa I’Anson, Simone Angel, Davina, Cat Deeley, and Eden (my all time fave!!!!), alongside the 90s supermodels set the tone in fashion and style for us teens and pre-teens all over the world. Oh. My. God. They were like the best dressed and the most fun with a style that was so easy to copy if you had the age and the balls. I did on certain occasions. (cropped tops, dark nails, lips, chokers, big shoes, low waist). But what I secretly always wanted to wear and never got around to was vinyl! Maaaan… a pair of vinyl trousers, paired with a cropped sweater and a faux fur shaggy coat. Dayumn. Eden wore this outfit once, and 10 years later it’s still one of my fave. Liv Tyler also wore it in Aerosmith video. It was the go-to-cool-hot look if you were a teenager or 20 something. So I guess being slightly younger at that time was my excuse to sit it out.
Fast forward a billion years to today, and here comes Cat-woman. I would legit wear vinyl head to toe were it socially un-awkward. For others. I sat it out once, I will not do it again. I am after all a lover of leather, patent, vinyl, whatever… as long as it’s glossy and looks like liquid sign me up and paint me all over.
What is the vinyl trend 2018?
Vinyl is a style of leather, patent leather to be more specific, the kind that’s very glossy and shiny, and looks liquid if the items are fitted on the body. So many designers showed 2018 SS collections packed with vinyl and PVC that I literally cannot wait for summer, so… with leather being a huge trend still, and red and black vinyl pants invading the Instagram feed… I figured it’s time to embrace the vinyl trend 2018 massive comeback and start having fun with this fabric.
Bloggers everywhere seem to love love love vinyl pants and mini skirts. Fashion Weeks this years have been graced with some of the best street styles ever, vinyl coats being majorly present.
How to wear vinyl trend 2018 like a grown-up?
First of all define grown-up, and second of all, do we really care? Or am I so vinyl set and thirsty that I’m willing to throw my pride out the window?
A little bit of both. the great thing about vinyl is that it looks glossy and incredibly sleek and shiny aka elegant in a very dramatic way, so if worn properly it’s a great pick for any age and most occasions.
If however it’s too skimpy, and paired wrongly with racy pieces and excessive hair and makeup – it tends to look cheap and costume-like.
In order to pull off the vinyl trend 2018 try to pair it with more contrasting pieces and fabrics:
- cotton shirts
- faux furs
- chunky sweaters
- sports clothes
- checkered prints
The outcome is pure sophistication rather than risqué vibes.
You get the latter though by wearing very daring pieces such as Kim Kardashian’s Atsuko Kudo nude dress. A brilliant designer with some of the hottest and most tasteful pieces out there. Second-skin like, too hot for school. Thigh high red vinyl stiletto boots, red vinyl coat or mini dress as tight as those abs, paired with fishnets – all are very risqué yet not necessarily bad, if done properly.
Red and black vinyl pants are huge this season: they look great paired with a more chunky soft sweater, an oversized hoodie, or a button-down big shirt for office wear topped with a blazer. Simple ankle boots with a small chunky heel look great, sneakers, chelsea boots, motorcycle boots. Stilettos look great for more sexy styles.
Mini vinyl skirts look great paired with tucked in t-shirts, turtlenecks, coats, and ankle boots.
Vinyl coats are such a statement and they are the polished version of any coat, they’re like the superhero costume we could all use every now and then.
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So unless you do wear vinyl as part of some costume, or unless you’re auditioning for some risqué role play, I say vinyl trend 2018 is pure sophistication with a grain a risqué, a risqué I’ll take and flaunt if I have to, but I’ll be damned if I sit it out. #challangemyself
You know what: either fashion is more fun lately (as it used to be), or I am on some cloud #9 of sartorial debauchery.