New York Fashion Week is officially over, which means a new wave of trends are here to feed our affinity for shopping.
So what should you expect to see on store racks in the months ahead? From wacky prints to the ever-so-growing ’80s influence, here are 10 fall and winter trends of 2018 we can’t wait to sport.
Animal prints are making a huge comeback for the second half of the year (and we’re not complaining). Designers like Michael Kors, Proenza Schouler, and Tom Ford mixed tiger, zebra, and leopard prints into a wide range of pieces from coats and pants to handbags and shoes. If you’re not feeling a full-on leopard coat, opt for a slouchy number like this cardigan for a more dressed-down ‘fit.
Stock up on those tights, ladies! But not just ordinary tights. This year, it’s all about making a statement with your hosiery (as seen in Ulla Johnson and Adam Selman’s collections). Go for bold, eye-catching colors and patterns to layer under all of your bottoms.
Just when we thought pink’s reign was over (remember millennial pink?), designers like Alexander Wang and Tory Burch reintroduced the playful color in a brighter, more saturated hue.
If you thought the faux fur trend wasn’t going to last, you thought wrong. You’re about to see even more furry pieces in the coming months — and in even louder prints, colors, and styles. Designers like Proenza Schouler and Coach incorporated the trend to add texture and dimension to more simple looks.
Tory Burch created the most romantic atmosphere for her fall show, which reflected in her frilly, ruffled designs. When it comes to dresses, the more sheer and feminine the better!
You’re about to see a whole lot of patterns on all of those racks. Fan-favorite designers like Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, and Phillip Lim managed to mix and match vintage florals with tie-dyes and animal prints to take patterns to a whole new level. The easiest way to style the trend is with a plain turtleneck tucked into a printed skirt.
It’s easy to rock an all-black outfit, but how many times do you think to wear an all-red one? Yep, designers like Tibi and Oscar de la Renta featured all-red looks that had heads turning left and right. If you’re not ready to take that plunge, stick with an all-white ensemble — it’s just as trendy, and less of a commitment to the trend.
Designers like Calvin Klein and Zimmermann reworked the ’80s trend to fit a more western theme. From cowboy prints and fringe to snakeskin booties, there’s no better time than 2018 to channel all the western vibes.
Thank Derek Lam and Marc Jacobs (just to name a few) for keeping the plaid trend alive. Although a statement pattern, tartan is actually a lot easier to style than you think. Plus, if statement pants aren’t exactly your cup of tea, you can stick to a tried and true plaid flannel to hold you over.
Menswear has been on the runways season after season, so it’s safe to say a blazer is a wardrobe staple at this point. Rock two trends at once with a plaid blazer that can easily be transitioned from work to happy hour.
xx, The FabFitFun Team