January has been one long month, but with the first payday of 2018 approaching, we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to share some of the best buys on the high street to get ahead on the trends for SS18.

Plastic / Vinyl

You have Chanel to thank for this trend. The SS18 show was awash with shiny plastic pieces. Perfect for the Magpies but also for when the inevitable spring showers hit us.


Pantone declared that the shade UltraViolet is the colour of the year, and we are obsessed. More wearable is its spring-summer pastel sister, Lilac. Anything in this bright pastel hue is alright by us. Mix it with red for a bold statement, or go head to toe, ala Victoria Beckham.

Dad Trainers

Remember those awful trainers your Dad used to wear, well 2018 has given those shoes the chic green light. Think chunky soles, mismatched colours, and velcro. Pair these fashion monsters with a super feminine look to strike a balance.

Bold Accessories

Someone turned the dial to MAX for SS18, bold is the memo. The two perennial accessories you need this payday; earrings and sunglasses. For SS18 think super long, shoulder-dusting earrings, and super skinny sunnies in pop art hues.

Whatever you choose to spend on this payday, make sure you fill your basket with some spring trends to brighten up the last dregs of winter.