The Only Fall 2018 Fashion Trends You Need in Your Closet
The season is changing, and with it, a new crop of trends to go with it. Street style snaps and autumn runway previews have been setting the tone for the biggest fashion trends of fall 2018 for the past few months, and we’ve got the goods on the fall clothes you need to invest in now.
Fall 2018 fashion trend: utilitarianFrom camouflage prints to weather-resistant fabrics, it’s all about outdoorsy-chic fashion for fall 2018. The utilitarian style isn't new, but it's back in a big way this season.
Get the look: Joe Fresh Camo Print Anorak, $59.
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Fall 2018 fashion trend: the wild westYou can keep that Stetson under wraps, but dust off those cowboy boots and keep an eye out for exaggerated cowboy collar details, as a major western trend blows in for fall 2018.
Get the look: Mango Leather Ankle Cowboy Boots, $200.
Fall 2018 fashion trend: neonOn track with all the other bold styles to come this season, fall 2018 is bringing neon back – and it’s brighter than ever. Kim Kardashian has been donning neon traffic-stopping hues all summer, and it’s time for the rest of us to follow suit. But not to worry, you won’t need to fasten yourself into a skintight mini to make this one happen, as neon knits and winter-friendly styles are on the way.
Get the look: Zara Oversized Sweater in Neon, $60.
Fall 2018 fashion trend: scarf styleFrom vintage finds to new graphics, scarves in all sizes and styles are set to be one of the biggest fall fashion trends of 2018. Tie one in your hair, loop one around your bag’s handle or fasten one around your neck to rock this trend in an updated way.
Get the look: Free People Polka Dot Scarf Pony, $21.
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Fall 2018 fashion trend: oversized-everythingTaking its cues from the play on sizing and proportions from the runways of the 1980s, oversized fashion has been on the rise all summer (hello, big sleeves!), and is looking to be a mainstay of the fall 2018 fashion season. From almost-comically sized knits to larger-than-life accessories, more is more with this trend. Just try not to drown in all that fabric!
Get the look: Genuine People Crop Oversized Knit Sweater, US $136.
Fall 2018 fashion trend: 80’s styleThe 80’s trend has been in full swing for some time now, but let’s be real: fall fashion is where 80’s styling really shines, with oversized blazers, extreme shoulders, flashy metallics and all the check print you can handle – this trend is having a major (and lasting!) moment. Don’t fight it. Everything old is new again, right?
Get the look: Revolve Zhivago Ready Metallic Mini Dress, $339 (on sale now!)
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Fall 2018 fashion trend: sequins as a basicWhere you once might’ve considered sequins as something to be used sparingly, fall 2018 has bold sequins stepping onto the scene in a big way. Aside from the usual sequin dresses and skirts, expect to see basic tees and hoodies in full-on sequin styles. There’s nothing basic about this much sparkle, but if you can make it work, we love the effect of a little daytime-glam.
Get the look: Free People Valencia Sequin Jacket, US $1,309 (on sale now!).
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Fall 2018 fashion trend: shaggy fabricsRemember the much-loved teddy-bear coats of last winter? Well, they’re back for fall 2018 and they’ve brought with them countless new styles of clothing in the same shaggy-textured material. It’s all about texture and the season promises to keep us looking cute – and feeling cozy – all fall and winter long.
Get the look: Aritzia Wilfred Free The Teddy Jacket, $198.
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Fall 2018 fashion trend: logo-loveHave you ever dreamt about dressing up as a walking billboard? No? Well, someone obviously thought it was a good idea, because all-over logos are finding their way into fall 2018’s biggest fashion trends – and this one is hard to miss. Bold statements, brand logos and even team symbols will be mainstream for otherwise basic styles, ramping up the volume on everything from sweaters to handbags.
Get the look: Zara Striped Sweater with Logo, $39.
Fall 2018 fashion trend: jungle feverLeopards, tigers and zebras – oh my! It’s a jungle out there, as fall 2018 serves up some serious print medleys. With outfits blending several animal prints at once taking center stage on the fall runways, this one’s sure to be one of the season's most popular trend. So forget everything you think you know about clashing prints and push past that little voice that finds leopard print bodysuits to be “tacky” because we’re here to tell you, this one’s a done deal come fall.
Get the look: Nakd Zebra Denim Jacket, $122.
Fall 2018 fashion trend: the skirt suitIt’s back to business (trends, that is) this season, as the matching skirt-suit becomes the new it-girl uniform. Paired with casual tees and booties, skirt suits in various textures, prints and cuts are already cropping up in stores. Is anyone else getting Melanie Griffith Working Girl vibes with this one?
Get the look: Storets Kathleen Boyfriend Jacket (skirt sold separately), US $152.
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Fall 2018 fashion trend: corduroyThis is not the corduroy you remember from your childhood, folks. Fall 2018 is bringing in luxurious fits and sumptuous seasonal hues with corduroy fashion that gives us retro vibes with contemporary fits and somehow – just works. Do it in a suit-set or pick up an oversized corduroy button-down to pair with slim jeans and booties – you can’t go wrong with this one.
Get the look: HM Corduroy Blazer, $70.
Fall 2018 fashion trend: capesYou may not have seen many cape styles as of late, but we promise: they’re coming. With the seasonal success of trench-coat styles year after year, 2018 has updated the trench-fabric and some elements of the classic style to bring forth updated capes that are more wearable and chic than ever. Don’t believe us? Just ask Cara Delevingne, who donned this unforgettable rainbow cape during Christopher Bailey’s last show for Burberry.
Get the look: Burberry Embroidered Skyline Wool Alpaca Blend Poncho Cape, $2,950.
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Fall 2018 fashion trend: the new romanticsRuffles, sheer details and oh-so-much lace: it’s all here for fall 2018, and it’s prettier than ever. Delicate details, voluminous sleeves and a nod to Victorian styling has these uber-feminine pieces slated to blend perfectly with some of the contrasting masculine styles of the season. Mixing the romantic trends with some of the more structured fits and exaggerated proportions of fall’s fashion lineup will keep a little balance to your wardrobe, and have you looking straight off the runway. Layer these floaty and delicate pieces under blazers and knits to add a hint of the romantic trend to your look.
Get the look: Tobi Stella Yellow Organza Floral Puff Sleeve Top, $59 (currently on sale from $120!).
Fall 2018 fashion trend: boots on boots on bootsBootie to knee-high to higher than thigh-high, boots are still a staple of the season. While there are countless new shoe styles coming for fall 2018, the only one you need to make every trend on this list work is the knee-high leather boot. With a block heel, pointed (or rounded) toe and just enough slouch in the larger fit, this is the boot of the season. Bonus points if you opt for something in a camel or burgundy colour.
Get the look: Banana Republic Suede Tall Slouchy Boot, $280.
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