It’s Sequins SeasonTHE ’80S are back in more ways than one this 2018, with sequins set to be a major hit for both evening and day wear. Brands like Versace, Gucci, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs and Dior have sworn by the plastic embellishment in their upcoming collections, and have used it on everything from garments to accessories of every shape and size.Richa Chadda. Photo: Yogen Shah AMRITA ARORA has already picked up on the trend, with quite a few options of the lust-worthy sequins look–this full-length red gown with a thigh high slit has been styled perfectly with a simple red lip, silver Louboutins and a big diamond ring. Another dressy version can be seen in RICHA CHADDA’s jacket.Amrita Arora. Photo: Yogen Shah However, this is not to say that the style is only restricted to eyes-on-me kind of evenings. Incorporate the trend in your day looks with lighter coloured sequins in more opaque versions and bigger sizes. Balance this with solid-hued jackets, shoes and bags, and keep jewellery to a bare minimum.Also Read: Janhvi Kapoor to Mouni Roy, watch out for the fashion-moments these celebs have to offer in 2018Such Solid StatementsGO BIG or go home this 2018, especially when it comes to wearing a single colour from top to bottom. Saturated hues are the gutsiest trend to sport this year, as seen in collections by Carolina Herrera, Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs.Fashion’s front runner SONAM KAPOOR showed us the way last year itself, when she #slayed in this emerald green gown by Fouad Sarkis. The dramatic silhouette is accentuated by the rich hue, and she teamed it well with medium sized jewellery. The trick here is to keep the look classic–take a cue from her faux bob, soft smokey eyes and bold red lipstick.advertisementPadma Lakshmi. Photo: Yogen Shah Additionally, PADMA LAKSHMI illustrated how the trend can be upgraded for sexier outcomes, with this risque bandage gown by J Mendel. She sleeked her hair back with a slightly messy flair, but here again, the jewellery was limited so that it didn’t compete with the dress. Plain, strappy heels, smokey eyes and a nude lipstick complete this look to perfection.In The Pink Of Style”BANISH the black, burn the blue and bury the beige… From now on, think pink,” is what editor of ‘Quality’ magazine, Maggie Prescott said in the movie Funny Face. And honestly, we couldn’t agree more.The brighter, the better is the mantra for 2018, just like Tom Ford and Valentino Resort have showcased on the runway.PRIYANKA CHOPRA nailed it in the head-to-toe pink suit by Sergio Hudson, which juxtaposes the feminine colour with a boss lady appeal. But not just for the ladies, pink will also be gender-neutral this year as was seen at the Milan Fashion Week spring/summer 2018.AAMIR KHAN proves that the colour is the truest expression of confidence, as he paired his pink Tshirt with grey joggers and rugged boots.Sonam Kapoor. Photo: Yogen Shah Make sure you incorporate the shade in your wardrobe this year – either in your clothing, accessories, or even in your makeup with a peppy hue on your pout.Also Read: Kareena Kapoor in this hot, black gown is giving us fashion goals for 2018Pretty Pale PromisesGIVE THE year a fresh start with light, pastel shades that are all the rage on the runway with major international labels like Victoria Beckham, Celine, Michael Kors and Bottega Veneta.The best part is, the muted shades aren’t restricted to summer wear this year. In fact, KANGANA RANAUT gave us major winter style goals with her pastel airport look this week–a belted sheath dress by Dior, paired with a coat from Prada and bag by Miu Miu. Take note of how she has kept the colour palette within the same family range, and added black for balance in small measures.Similarly, NEHA DHUPIA has worn her baby pink suit by Vero Moda with a black lace camisole and watch, but continued the pink palette in the choice of shoes.Aamir Khan. Photo: Yogen Shah As far as make-up is concerned, stick to foundation, a light blush, basic eyeliner and light lipstick in nude and soft shades. However, if you’re in the mood to shake things up, try a bright red with orange or pink undertones for a contrasting statement.Why not go baggy chicCOMFORT clothing that looks like it belongs to someone twice your size is what’s going to be big this 2018, as we have already seen in the collections of Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney and Balenciaga.advertisementNeha Dhupia. Photo: Yogen Shah The look was nailed at the airport twice recently–JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ was a happy vision in her baggy orange culottes, worn with a knot front shirt and a casual sling bag. What works here is the fact that the style looks casual and carefree, which is what you need to aim for when putting it together. This means you can play with colour, size and style, but most importantly, keep your hair and make-up simple–try to resemble something you’d wear at home on a good day.Alia Bhatt. Photo: Yogen Shah Meanwhile, ALIA BHATT’s oversized stripe jacket is another good example of how to style this trend. She smartly paired it with a plain white t-shirt, fitted jeans and sneakers, in keeping with the overall theme of oversized chic. Here again, the makeup is next to nothing and her hair looks simple and cute. Remember to keep accessories to a bare minimum as well.Another major trend to look out for this 2018 is the ‘fringe’ – tasselled details on shirts, skirts, jackets, bags and boots. Yup, it’s mainstream once again.