The best thing about approaching a new year is the surge of newfound motivation that the month of January brings. The term “starting afresh” doesn’t just apply to your career goals and aspirations, but to your wardrobe choices, too. According to, these are the ten top trends we’ll be wearing in 2018.


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Art and fashion intersected on the Spring 2018 runways, making for a colorful and rich way to shake up any wardrobe. From the bold Warhol-inspired pieces at Versace to cartoon works of art emblazoned onto Prada’s collection, art is wearable in 2018.


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Berets were the “it” topper for fall runways in 2017, and it looks like it’s on the upswing for next year, too. And why not? They’re cute, super lightweight, easy to wear and take any look from bland to bold.


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There’s one print that’s dominating fashion town, and that’s checks. You’ll find the design most frequently on blazers and trousers, but the detail has graduated from suit sets to asymmetrical tops and breezy skirts.

Extra texture

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Time to get frivolous: designers fussed over all the trimmings for spring. From marabou ripples on hems at Marques’Almeida, feathers sprouting from shoes and collars at Margiela, fringing on everything at Jacquemus, Sonia Rykiel and Salvatore Ferragamo and exploding polka dots at Giorgio Armani.

Plastic Fantastic

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From Calvin Klein to Valentino and Chanel, clear plastic outerwear (and footwear) is having a major revival. Whether you’re facing a rainstorm à la the models at Chanel’s Spring 2018 show or you simply want to try standout PVC accessories, spring will undoubtedly be filled with clear shiny pieces.

Short stuff

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Forget the mini skirt – next summer you’ll be wearing shorts, all day, every day. From the tailored, long-line varieties worn with suit blazers at Off-White, to the skinny Sixties leather numbers that popped up at Paco Rabanne, to the surprise return of the cycling short (everywhere! Specifically, at Chloé, Saint Laurent, Nina Ricci) this is a trend that will run and run.

Trench dressing

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The classic trench coat gets a fresh upgrade after being reworked in an endless amount of iterations on the runways. From feathers and ruffles to utilitarian deconstruction, there’s a fun new trench for everyone to try this season.


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When Pantone announced its 2018 Color of the Year as UltraViolet, September’s Fashion Week showcase made complete sense. Pantone’s tone is a deep, rich, purple, but a variation of tones were championed by Victoria Beckham and Tibi in New York, both of which used the color across suiting and cool separates.

Sheer thing

L-R: Erdem, Dolce & Gabbana, Jil Sander. Photo Credit:

Yes, you are going to go out in your knickers in 2018. With Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, and Y/Project tempting us to bare nearly all, eveningwear dress codes are going to have to loosen up.

Next-gen Slip

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Slip dresses still have mileage, judging from the spring catwalks, but this time they’re less come-to-bed; more if-looks-could-kill. Trimmed with crystals and sequins, they’re now a disco staple with Eighties allure.

Melissa Reid

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