Style Trends to Expect in the New Year

Written by Kasey M. Fuqua

Though 2018 is newly arrived, this year’s hottest fashion trends were decided months ago on the runways in New York, Paris and Milan.

Here are the style trends you can expect this year.

‘90s Style

Gen Xers and older millennials rejoice! Your oversized parkas, grungy flannels and head-to-toe denim are all making a comeback as styles from the 1990s find their way back onto runways. Designers from Gucci to Calvin Klein showed looks with 90s influences, giving modern new twists and shapes to your favorite looks as a teen. Fingers crossed that ultra-wide leg jeans stay in the attic and off the runways.

Color, Color and More Color

While spring will continue to feature soft, feminine pastels, 2018 is ramping up the color. The runways were full of bright, saturated rainbow colors of all types from turquoise to orange. Lavenders and lilacs played a huge role on the runways, so be prepared for subdued purples come spring. Pick a soft pink blouse or a loud rainbow striped dress, but whatever you do, avoid those neutrals when warm weather comes around.

Everyday Glam and Sparkle

The runways glittered with silver and sequins, metallics and lamé. These looks weren’t limited to glamorous evening styles; they appeared in daywear, too, from power suits to sweaters, jean jackets to day dresses. For the girl who likes to shine, 2018 may just be your year.

Printed Perfection

Great, classic prints like polka dots or leopard prints never truly go out of style, but this year is all about mixing it up with prints. Many designers showed collections featuring unique, art-inspired prints on blouses, jackets, leggings and more. These loud, eye-catching designs are adding some whimsy to the fashion world.

Seeing See-Through

Transparent layers will continue to trend when warmer months come around. Delicate, sheer layers can be the height of feminine style. These styles will be especially prominent in long, summery maxi dresses or in beautiful spring pastels.

But not all see-through looks are soft; plastic-covered coats, dresses and boots all had their time on the runway.  These high-fashion looks are perfect for the rainy season.

Working It When Working Out

Workout wear has gotten increasingly popular over the last few years. Designers took these looks to a new level on the runways, helping you get haute and sweaty in 2018. From perfectly tailored bike shorts to oversized parkas, ultra glam tracksuits to leotards, expect a major upgrade to your workout gear.

Another Day in the Trenches

New takes on the trench coat appeared in a variety of collections. Denim trenches, frilly trenches, sleeveless trenches, belted dresses and more are going to be popular looks when spring showers come around.