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October 16, 2018 Michaela Longstaff

Spring summer 2018 Style Trends

Here at Mikko, we’re firm advocates for timeless style.  A classic silhouette and colour palette will trump a short-lived trend every time. With that being said, we do love a nod to the latest style trends in the sense that they often herald a new season.  Our curated selection of European artisan brands all manage to find the perfect balance – with styles that feel fresh, modern and inspired, yet will last for many seasons to come.

Spring/Summer ‘18 colour palette takes inspiration from resort styling.  In addition to the bold palette of bright and breezy summer hues, beautiful blue Mediterranean influences, soft pastel rose dust tones and dazzling metallics provide a balanced and versatile colour story this season.

Remember, no matter the style, comfort is key – especially when wanting to make the most of the longer, warmer days ahead. When the perfect fit is paramount, be sure to pop into your nearest Mikko store and speak with our friendly staff about our many orthotic-friendly styles.

Spring/Summer ‘18 Key Style Trends 

Feminine frill – Feminine frills have been given a modern makeover, with suede waterfall frills, layers of ruffles, daisies and ruching.  For those cautious of frills, and overly pretty dresses, it is easy to adopt this trend through accessories with sandals, slides or handbags. This season there is a perfect ruffle for everyone.

 

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Tropicana – Bright, bold and breezy, the Tropicana trend is a true celebration of summer. Drawing inspiration from our Pacific neighbours, why not adopt the island spirit with large blooms, palm fronds and urban jungle greenery. Designed to bring joy to your day, let this trend help you kick back, with cocktail in hand and either a playful loafer or resort-style wedge on foot, paired with a button shirt and linen capris.

Rose dust – Delicate yet intriguing, rose dust is the new neutral.  A softer form of last season’s bright and bold pink, rose dust is powdery and subdued, with deep, luxurious shades of blush through to elegant rose gold. A great hue for spring, its warm grey undertones bring balance to the palette which feels pretty; but not too peachy. Pair rose dust accessories with structured pieces, pastel pin stripes or soft floaty day dresses.

Mondrian musing –Eye-catching and fun, this colour trend takes cues from the canvas with a bright primary palette inspired by the famous Dutch artist. It’s a refreshing pop of playful colour blurring the boundaries between art and fashion. Incorporate it gently, with a statement piece such as a bold coat or jacket with matching accessories; or for a head-to-toe look, colour-block with structured separates.

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True Adornment – Dust off your favourite strand of pearls and show off your best baubles – elegant, old Hollywood glamour is back in full force.  No longer found solely on a necklace strand, adopt new world sophistication and incorporate pearls and bead studs in to your outfit in creative ways.  The pearl is no longer old fashioned – styled in the right way, it is pretty and playful atop elegant slides or glam sneakers.  Pair with a crisp white shirt and tapered pants for effortless adornment.

Adriatic escape – Azur blue hues have us dreaming of a fabulous Mediterranean getaway. Including blue tones of navy, cerulean and indigo denim, this coastal colour palette nods to summer with timeless elegance. From luxe sandals through to formal classics, this season’s blue provides styles that will perfectly pair with resort styled fashion of whites, brights and pastel tones.

Are you ready for warmer days?  Dive into summer bliss with Mikko’s extensive range of European footwear styles that exude comfort, style and elegance.

For more inspiration, see our new Spring/Summer catalogue for an easy-to-view curation of our latest styles.

About Mikko:

In 2013 we launched Mikko Shoes to offer an extensive range of European hand selected and handcrafted quality shoes for women that want comfort and style in their footwear. More than just a stockist of stylish shoes that will go the distance, our team at Mikko are professionally trained in fitting and styling, ready to help you find your perfect pair.

 

Happy shopping!

The Mikko team

 

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