Fashion Trends for Fall 2018
Now that fall is in full swing, polish off your wardrobe with some patterns, colors and coat styles that have been in trend for the past several seasons, but wear them in unexpected ways. This preview will help you curate an on-trend, eye-catching wardrobe that’s still comfortable, versatile and perfect for class.
Believe it or not, animal prints are in again. Aside from the usual cheetah print, designers have included white snow leopard designs and bold tiger stripes in their collections as well. This trend is not for the faint of heart, however. To avoid looking like a total animal, consider keeping the rest of your outfit pared down by combining with neutral tones like black and white and fabrics like denim and silk.
Oh yeah, ruching has returned. This year, gathered fabric detailing is showing up everywhere from skirts to sleeves and can add fun texture and volume when done correctly. Keep an eye out for pieces that are tighter-fitting and monochrome rather than patterned to help define and elongate your frame–so you don't get lost in all that fabric!
While this beloved check print is not exactly groundbreaking, there are plenty of fresh ways to showcase the look, whether head to toe in varying materials or asymmetrically across a dress. As a challenge this season, try mixing different colored plaid pieces together, a la Clueless.
Red has definitely been this year's color and its versatility is what makes it such a fun shade to play with. Red is worn best as a statement piece–think along the lines of big jewels, a flashy pair of shoes or a perfectly tailored coat. A monochromatic red look is especially fiery and filled with potential.
The 80s have been trickling into a lot of runway collections lately, and while we're not necessarily complaining, we think the combination of big sleeves and high waisted pant pairs especially well with the laidback ease of Western-inspired style. Look for 80s silhouettes and styles that come in neutral shades, incorporate a bit of fringe or utilize durable fabrics (such as wool, corduroy or denim) for a look steeped in nostalgia that isn't too over-the-top.
Color blocking has been a huge trend all year round and shows no signs of stopping. Layer cozy knits and coats over thin sweaters, tees and pants in an array of colors to easily elevate any look. Playing with a handful of colors in the same range is often the most successful way to approach this trend.
All images above and feature image via Vogue.com