Have you heard? The seasons have changed, the weather is getting colder, and fashion week has come to an end. Now we are left scrambling trying to know what is on-trend for Fall and Winter 2018.
Well, no need to scramble any more, because everything you need to know is right here in this very blog post. I have laid out the 14 biggest Fall and Winter trends of 2018.
1. Saville Row
Saville Row includes Fabrics like Herringbone, glen plaid, houndstooth, and tweed.
The trend is being seen on oversized jackets, structured dresses, and more. If you want to make the trend wearable, try going for a nice structured blazer with one or more of the fabrics. To make a more fun outfit, try mixing a couple of different fabrics within your whole outfit.
This trend has been seen on the runways of Prada, Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein, Stella McCartney, Fendi, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, and more.
2. Oversized Outerwear
Not only is the trend to wear oversized outerwear but also to layer it! A really easy way to do this is by wearing both a sleek leather jacket with a duster coat on top! The oversized trend doesn't stop at outerwear, you will be seeing this fashion statement on almost every type of garment, especially shirts and dresses.
A common style within this trend is eye-catching colours for your outerwear and a modest cut for many garments.
This trend has been seen on the runways of Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs, Maison Margiela, Prada, Versace, and more.
We are seeing fringe guys! But, now with much more modest and elegant wear. I saw a lot more beaded and shimmering version of the typically cowboy-esque look. If you want to style this piece, try adding some beads or shimmer to your outfit.
4. The mix of Patchwork, Quilting, and Crochet
We are seeing an abundance of mixed patterns, colours, materials, and ways that fabric flow. An easy way to do this with a sustainable wardrobe is by mixing fabrics to create one fluent outfit.
You can also create a look inspired by this fashion trend by mixing the thickness of material in your outfit. It's often seen mixed within one garment.
This trend has been seen on the runways of Calvin Klein, Chloe, Chanel, Christain Dior, and more.
We are seeing a lot of prairie dresses, cowboy boots, fringe, denim, floral, and neckties. This trend seems to come and go quite often so you might even have a couple of pieces in your wardrobe.
Although the runways exaggerate looks, this style can be made super wearable by including denim with cowboy boots or rocking a cute prairie dress with an oversized denim jacket and some sporty white shoes or boots.
Typically seen in the spring, this popular pattern is peeking through the other seasons. A popular way to dress the trend is by mixing different types of floral prints from delicate florets to bold bouquets.
To wear this trend in a sustainable way, head to your grandmother's wardrobe or a favourite thrift shop and don't shy away from mixing different types of floral in your outfit. For example, try wearing a bold floral skirt with a subtle floral top.
This trend has been seen on the runways of Gucci, Dolce & Gabanna, Christian Dior, Valentino, Saint Laurent, Micheal Kors, and more.
7. The 80s are Back!
Seen almost everywhere, the 80s are making a big comeback! We are seeing bold shoulders, black patent leather, regular leather, and bold colours.
If you want to try out this timeless trend, no need to buy new items from high street stores like Zara or Forever21, you will find more than enough stylish options in your local thrift stores. And, if you don't feel like going through the hassle, check out our cool collections!
This trend has been seen on the runways of Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Miu Miu, Versace, Hermes, and more.
8. Transparency and Holographic
We are speaking sleek, silver, and definitely not basic. A great way to style this trend is by using a clear bag or trying out the translucent rain jacket.
If you want to make this style sustainable, try finding pieces at local thrift stores. Look out for pieces like jackets and accessories, those are the easiest to find in these styles. Or, you can also look for shirts that have a holographic look to them!
This trend has been seen on the runways of Prada, Calvin Klein, Balmain, Sies Marjan, Tom Ford, and more.
9. White is The New Black
We are talking about white on white looks with a clean, lean, and chic aesthetic. You are going to see a lot of long and slim silhouettes.
If you want to try this trend out, look for cream and white pieces in your wardrobe. You can also look for off-white long coats and purses to give off that sleek but white look.
This trend has been seen on the runways of Valentino, The Row, Victoria Beckham, Chloe, Alexander Wang, Tory Burch, and more.
We are seeing a lot of patchworks, thick fabrics, and mixing within one outfit. If you want to style this trend, try using pieces you already own or buying ethical and sustainable shearling.
We have seen this trend on the runways of Givenchy, Stella McCartney, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, and more.
11. Animal Print
I hope you didn't donate your animal print from the 2000s because they are back and better than ever! We are talking Zebra, Leopard, and Snake Skin. I recommend you let the pattern be the star of your outfit by dressing a plain outfit with an animal print pop! You can do so with a jacket, shoes, a belt, purse, etc!
This trend has been seen on the runways of Calvin Klein, Victoria Beckham, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Tom Ford, and more.
12. Gloss And Shine
As mentioned before, patent leather is BIG! However, this trend also includes whether vinyl, latex, plastic, leather, and anything that catches your eye in the light!
To replicate this trend, I am sure you will find tons of cool pieces in thrift stores and in sustainable stores! As this trend is pretty poppy, I recommend you try finding statement pieces like black patent leather pants or a vinyl jacket!
This trend has been seen on the runways of Fendi, Chanel, and more.
Plaid will always be here to stay! You see it in flannels, dresses, suits, pleated skirts, and bags! This season we are also seeing a variety of styles from big squares to traditional plaid. In my opinion, this is one of the easiest styles to wear.
14. Statement Head Pieces
Everywhere during fashion week, we say knit balaclavas however some may say these are less wearable on the street. Either way, bold headpieces are making an entrance!
If you want to make this trend more wearable opt for a cool baker boy hat, chunky headband, and cool headscarf.
You would have seen this trend on the runways of Gucci, Preen, and more.
If you are looking at this list of fall and winter trends of 2018 and feeling overwhelmed, don't be. The best way to make runway trends fit your style, budget, and wardrobe is to take bits and make them your own. If you love fringe, now is your time to rock it! If you have always wanted to invest in a pair of patent leather pants; DO IT!
It doesn't matter if it's #trending or not if it's you then do it!