1. Power Pastels
Shades of lilac, periwinkle and lavender should all be on your color radar for 2018. These hues were all over the Spring 2018 runways and work best on clean lines and crisp shades so the mood feels slightly unusual, but not overly ‘90’s. It’s perhaps the most versatile new trend. Invest in a focal piece like a blouse or dress and add to your daily rotation.
2. Mad for Plaid
Say goodbye to the gray checked blazers that took over the street style scene and Instagram feeds and say hello to the full-on plaid, the print was everywhere on the runways. From colorful coats to menswear inspired blazers to plaid accessories, there are endless ways to weave the trend into your wardrobe this year.
3. White Accessories
White accessories have the power to instantly update every look this season. While a white shoe or boot may not seem like the most practical choice, it will work very hard in your wardrobe. There are no rules here on how it should be worn; this is a styling trick that works with everything.
4. The New Trench
The classic trench coat gets a fresh upgrade after being reworked in an endless amount of iterations on the runways. From new cuts to feathers and ruffles, there’s a fun new trench for everyone to try this season.
5. Fanny Pack is Back
Yep. You read that right. A trend that will definitely make headlines and that has already divided fashionistas into for and against. The street style crowd love to wear the waist bag with visible logo or dangling from a belt.
2018 will be the year that straight-cut and relaxed legs go mainstream. Skinnies need to fully disappear from your wardrobes.
Track pants will become an essential. We’ve seen them on the luxury end, but there’s been a shift and they’re now socially acceptable on a mass scale. But, if the most dressed down you get is taking off your tie, there’s still an unexpected fabric for you. Get some cords. Rock them with a sweatshirt or knit and you’re done.
Out in 2018:
Off the Shoulder – Unless it’s a fresh take on it, like one shoulder or a peekaboo, send those off the shoulder boho looks to the back of your closet, or at the very least, pull them back up on the shoulder.
Chokers – Give your chokers a break. Invest in other fashion accessories like statement earrings.
Skinny Jeans for men – We all get the occasional need to pull them out from time to time. But leave it at that. Time to time. A looser more relaxed fit will be the way to go in 2018.
Bomber Jackets – While it hasn’t’ disappeared completely, it has been replied by a sharper blazer style as the fashion cover up of the season.
Faux Boho Style – If it looks like it came straight out of Woodstock, then leave it for your next costume party. If you’re a diehard free spirit, upgrade with the new arts and crafts trends, handcrafted yet clean and restrained prints. Let it read sophisticated and decidedly grown up.