- 31 Aug 2018
Need-to-Know Fall 2018 Fashion Trends
As summer comes to an end, it’s time to update your wardrobe and prepare for autumn.
That’s right: We’re talking fall fashion 2018. There are a number of trends to keep an eye out for, and Habitout is here to let you in on what’s in style.
From breakthrough pieces to more traditional looks, the new season is well underway. Fall 2018 is rife with statement patterns, warm colors, and soft textures. There has been a resurgence of 80s styles as well—think animal prints and oversized outerwear—and we couldn’t be more thrilled to celebrate these trends as the leaves turn.
With that said, here are some fall 2018 fashion trends to consider:
You heard that right: Leopard print is back in style. Designers including Tom Ford, Carolina Herrera, and Victoria Beckham featured leopard print on the Autumn/Winter 2018 runways—and with good reason. Animal prints are incredibly versatile, and leopard print is no exception.
So whether you’re heading to the office or spending the night out, we urge you to integrate this fashion trend into your closet this autumn.
If you live in a warmer climate, we cannot recommend leopard print dresses and maxi skirts enough. And if the weather is cooler in your area, jackets and sweaters are ideal. Pair these leopard print items with your favorite jeans and solid-color shoes for a seamless look. There’s a reason leopard print is practically viewed as a neutral!
When you shop for new styles this fall, pick out a flannel or a pair of cowboy boots, as these fall fashion trends go with pretty much anything. Designers from Dries Van Noten to Isabel Marant showcased western themes in their fall lines, and we encourage you to follow suit.
In essence, it’s time to embrace the Wild West, from plaid button-downs to white fringe jackets.
But those aren’t the only ways to go west, so to speak. You can also pay homage to western styles with Native American-inspired patterns, cowboy boots, and metal belts. Flannels in sunny yellows and deep reds are yet another way to go. The options are seemingly endless. And one thing’s for certain: This fall, it’s time to turn to the prairie and adopt the high-comfort, high-fashion western looks overtaking the runways.
Brown hues & pastel blues
Trendsetters who like to wear brown are in luck, as fall 2018 fashion is on their side. Styles in quite literally every shade of brown have received seals of approval from designers such as Chloé and Fendi, and we totally get it. Brown, after all, is super-versatile. The color can be dressed up or down with statement jewelry or vibrant footwear.
And while it may seem as though brown is the new black, you aren’t limited by it. You see, despite traditionally being a summer staple, powdery blues are in fashion as well.
Pastel blues can be worn in every way imaginable this fall. If too much brown has got you down, just scoop up a dusty blue knit, skirt, or jacket. Dries Van Noten and other designers have welcomed fall by showcasing sky blue pieces and deeming the color seasonally appropriate. Some say it’s the new millennial pink.
Crossbody bags & gold necklaces
We can’t talk about fall 2018 fashion without mentioning autumn accessories. Crossbody bags in warm tones are everything you need in a purse: the perfect size, with a long and elegant strap that spans the length of your torso. Grab yours in suede if you can, and seize the day as the purse hovers by your hip.
And let’s not forget about jewelry. Fall 2018 is the season of the gold necklace; a classic piece can amp up an all-black outfit or blend in seamlessly with vivid colors. The choice is yours, as gold goes with anything and everything. It’s a perfect match for autumn.
At Habitout, we believe gold necklaces are the timeless fashion trend you’ve been looking for this fall. Wear yours over a cardigan or turtleneck for a layered autumn look, or combine it with jeans and a jacket to amp up your outfit.
Nothing screams, “I’m ready for fall!” quite like cropped denim. Cropped jeans are the perfect transitional piece, bridging the gap between summer and autumn as you ease into cooler-weather attire. You have our permission to wear this denim style all season long, as it’ll keep your wardrobe in line with fall fashion trends.
Feel free to adorn your cropped jeans with a large belt or suede purse, and top the look off with a turtleneck or cool cardigan. Button-downs, blouses, and even tank tops tucked beneath your favorite jacket are within the realm of possibility.
Cropped jeans offer maximum comfort and reinforce your sense of style; they represent the perfect way to show off fall footwear. In simple terms, this trend will always be in fashion—so add it to your wardrobe as the year comes to a close. Light wash or dark wash, when it comes to cropped denim, the choice is truly yours.
Get your swag on with a faux statement coat this fall 2018 season. Oversized shaggy styles were a staple on the Autumn/Winter 2018 runways, with designers from Givenchy to Armani to Nina Ricci showcasing their own unique takes.
These bold pieces not only pay homage to 80s trends, but they represent utilitarian fall fashion that will keep you warm and stylish as the seasons change. Shag is the embodiment of texture and size—that’s what the top designers showed us in their fall 2018 fashion lines—and we wholeheartedly agree.
Basically, when it gets too cold for that bomber jacket, you really ought to turn to shag.
What else can we tell you about fall fashion trends this 2018 season? Like we said, fall trends are all about being big and bold—about being yourself and allowing your personality to come through, whatever that means to you. We’ve got you covered here at Habitout.