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. Post-Christmas, all your favorite stores will be shifting their Fall/Winter 2017 stock and glitzy holiday collections to make way for chic new trends — and this is the perfect time to start planning for the key pieces that are worth investing in for January. Keep scrolling to discover your favorite new look.
Spring/Summer 2018 Fashion Week saw some weird and wonderful trends, the first being plastic everything. From translucent trench coats at Anya Hindmarch to sporty minidresses at House of Holland, the trend for shiny and supple perspex pieces reigned supreme.
Wild, Wild, Western
Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie
In the words of Will Smith, “Welcome to the wild, wild West.” The boxy, double front-pocket jacket was by far one of the biggest key pieces seen across the four cities at Fashion Week. Everything from Calvin Klein’s satin version to the longline silhouette seen at Dion Lee proves that variations in size, fabric, and color all work. If you’re going to invest early in an SS18 piece, make it this.
Dare to Bare
The off-the-shoulder neckline that has proven immensely popular for the past three seasons is taking a turn for the 80s in 2018. The asymmetric neckline was a silhouette seen in almost every show, no matter the narrative. Tory Burch and Zimmermann favored the shape on dresses, co-ords, and blouses.
The Future is Purple
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.
Pile On the Check Print
Plaid played a big part in the narratives of collections for SS18, but surprisingly, it wasn’t only portrayed in the typical grungy 90s way. Instead, the print was used on fitted pencil skirts at Hermès and grown-up tailoring at Sacai. This is an easy trend to incorporate into your current wardrobe.