As 2017 comes to a close, it’s time to examine the major trends that rocked the fashion world enough to make it into 2018. From fall fabrics in the spring to conversational prints, the biggest trends will be seen walking the streets next year. Let’s take a look at 2017’s biggest trends and most fabulous fashion, and how they’ll be utilized in 2018.
The most common print on the runway this year? Conversational florals! Alice + Olivia displays a vibrant rose pattern with a beautiful matching skirt and jacket set, perfect for spending the afternoon in a secluded garden, relaxing in the shade and breathing in the raw scent of the earth. Gucci’s suit with exotic flowers is the perfect ensemble for a holiday near the sea, sitting in hammock as the smell of the ocean wafts over to you on the wind. J. Crew’s funky floral design is filled with vibrant colors and whimsical flowers, ideal for brunch in a quaint cafe.
Those vibrant floral patterns evolved into even brighter and bolder designs. Alice + Olivia utilize the Playful Pantone collection for their lively pattern, and Gucci throws aggressive flowers over a muted green, really allowing the colors to pop.
This New York Fashion Week goer displays conversational floral with a simple dress, allowing the pattern to speak for itself.
Get the conversation going with these floral fabrics:
Loose, Chunky Knits
Ah, the loose sweater, the chunky knit, the relaxed pullover. Who doesn’t love a comforting style turned aesthetically pleasing trend? Alice + Olivia matches a sweater and cardigan, perfect for reading the night away in a boisterous cafe. J. Crew’s relaxed sweater falls off the shoulder just right, ideal for an at-home movie night with friends. Kendall + Kylie’s sweater is so loose it falls off both shoulders, making it perfect as either a top or a dress.
These loose, chunky knits have turned into bigger, bouncier, and chunkier knits. Balenciaga’s bubbly turtleneck reaches new heights, while Marc Jacobs’ loose cardigan can be worn as a casual piece, or thrown over something fancier.
This NYFW goer paired her chunky knit with a pair of shorts, perfect for viewing the hottest shows!
Keep cozy with these fabrics:
Pantsuits and suits were more than just business this year. Alice + Olivia shows a trendy and professional suit, while Antonio Berardi and Balmain both designed stunning leisure suits.
These suits have stepped away from the professional space, now becoming vibrant with conversational patterns and fabulous silhouettes. Alice + Olivia’s rose suit with contrast lining is perfect for partying in style, and Norma Kamali’s gold ensemble is the standard for stunning suits.
This NYFW goer knows it’s important to look sharp everywhere, especially on the streets of New York.
Say hello to suiting:
Pastel fur blends two seasons, the fur of fall and winter with the pastels of spring. Agnona’s pink fur jacket is perfect for fighting the winter blues, while Diane von Furstenberg’s blue coat is ideal for keeping warm and looking good. Miu Miu’s yellow coat brings in the sunshine, ideal for a brisk morning walk.
These pastels have turned into accents in 2018. Diane von Furstenberg utilizes pastel fur as an accent sleeve, while Fenti’s pink fur is cut into a funky pattern.
This Paris Fashion Week goer stayed warm and looked cool in a stunning pastel purple fur coat.
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Puffy coats are the perfect way to keep warm, and look cool. Dolce & Gabbana’s festive coat is adorned with vibrant patches, ideal for standing out in a winter wonderland. Norma Kamali’s quilted coat utilizes cheetah for a classic look, while Yeezy’s white coat blends in with the beautiful snow.
Puffy coats continue into 2018, with vibrant colors and funky patterns. Balenciaga’s purple coat looks incredibly cozy, and Oscar de la Renta’s leafy version is perfect for bringing summer vibes into the chilly winter.
This PFW goer utilizes a low-key quilted coat, perfect for avoiding the bulk that typically accompanies a puffy coat.
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Sheer overlays are perfect for showing some skin while keeping concealed. Awaveawake keeps their sheer modest, with simply the silhouette of the model being seen beneath the green fabric. Christian Siriano bears all with a totally sheer and shining shirt that reveals a black bra, while Marc Jacob’s purple dress displays a beautiful lingerie set beneath it.
Sheer overlay is here to stay! Alexandre Vauthier created a stunningly sheer lace jumpsuit, while Gucci creates an ensemble accented with gold.
This NYFW goer goes all in with a sheer tunic layered over a simple bra.
Sheer up with these fabrics:
Designers were saying something this year. Christian Dior reminds us we should all be feminists with a simple slogan tee, while Jeremy Scott reminds us that love stinks with a stunning negligee. Karen Walker’s subtle “mutiny” collar shows that a little chaos can be creative.
Slogans become prints in 2018. Alice + Olivia has follows in Christian Dior’s shadow with a “feminist” skirt, and Gucci pushes their brand with a “Guccify yourself” tee.
One PFW goer reminds the world that New York is the fashion capitol with an NY sweater.
Say something with these fabrics:
What are you hoping to see in 2018? Let me know in the comments!