Trends of 2018

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Avery Perkinson, News/Opinion Writer

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Color of the year: Lavender. Set aside the millennial pinks, and let lavender have the moment. The Spring 2018 runway seemed to have lavender take over the stage. This color has been popping up everywhere, in sequin dresses to oversized sweaters. Meanwhile celebrities like Demi Lovato have been bringing out the avender makeup. It is being used as highlighter, eyeshadow and lipstick.

Drink of the year: Sparkling everything! Carbonation has turned into the key of 2018. Be prepared to say “cheers” to all things sparkling into the end of the year. More and more brands are getting into the sparkling drinks. For example, sparkling sodas, sparkling mineral waters, and even sparkling pickle juices. Now that’s kind of weird.  

Look of the year: The 80’s.  All throughout 2017 you could slightly see the comeback of the 80 inspired looks. As half the year is already over, the most popular decades trends are returning. Updated power suits, tailored silhouettes, all kinds of rich shade, and more.

Mythical animal of the year: Mermaids. This year so far has been pretty fin-tastic, and summer hasn’t even arrived yet. Last year had it’s unicorn takeover and now it’s the mermaids turn to have a jump in the waters. There are new tv show thrillers out on air, like Siren. Mermaid workouts are being created to “bring out your inner Ariel. Beauty gurus are coming out with sparkling “mermaid” palettes and pretty pastels that are turning into everything from lips to lashes.  

Finally, travel destination of the year: The Philippines. Grab your beach bags and fill your suitcases, because the Philippines are waiting for your arrival. According to PopSugar, the island of Boracay has been snagging everyone’s attention. This four and a half mile long island is known for its stunning postal cards, its amazing beaches, and other tucked away spots that are just waiting for you to discover them.

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