These Are the 8 Trends Everyone Will Be Wearing in 2018

With the end of 2017, a few trends will start to make a slow exit (like cold-shoulder tops, millennial pink) as new ones arrive in their place.

Spring always brings the opportunity for a fresh start, sartorial and otherwise, and the following eight trends are sure to set the tone for the new year’s fresh looks.

Rainwear, everywhere

Fantastic plastic pieces abounded on the runways, most notably at Chanel with clear rainboots and accessories but also at Marc Jacobs, Burberry and Christopher Kane. April showers are sure to bring on these water-resistant wares.

Kaia Gerber on the catwalkChanel show, Runway, Spring Summer 2018, Paris Fashion Week, France - 03 Oct 2017
Rain-ready boots and bucket hat on Kaia Gerber at Chanel’s SS18 show.
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Model backstage Off-White show, Runway, Spring Summer 2018, Paris Fashion Week, France - 28 Sep 2017
PVC-wrapped Jimmy Choo pumps backstage at Off-White’s SS18 show.
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Walking on sunshine

From Gen Z yellow to the mustard hue that showed up this fall in plenty of street-style shots, yellow is sure to be a major hue in 2018 (despite Ultra Violet purple being the official Pantone color of the year).

Model on the catwalk Oscar de la Renta show, Runway, Spring Summer 2018, New York Fashion Week, USA - 11 Sep 2017
A bright yellow topper at Oscar de la Renta SS18.
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Model backstage, shoe detailFenty Puma by Rihanna show, Backstage, Spring Summer 2018, New York Fashion Week, USA - 10 Sep 2017
Yellow mules backstage at the Fenty Puma SS18 show.
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Warm-weather plaids

Checks, tartans and other plaids came roaring back to holiday and home decor this winter, and lighter versions will likely stick around come spring.

Model on the catwalk Miu Miu show, Runway, Spring Summer 2018, Paris Fashion Week, France - 03 Oct 2017
Layered plaids at Miu Miu SS18.
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Model on the catwalk, shoe detailFendi show, Detail, Spring Summer 2018, Milan Fashion Week, Italy - 21 Sep 2017
Checked ankle socks and pumps at Fendi SS18.
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Edgy florals

Florals are always a guarantee for spring, but 2018 will see versions in edgier cuts (like those at Proenza Schouler), with darker hues and more abstract prints.

Model on the catwalk Proenza Schouler show, Runway, Fall Winter 2017, Haute Couture Fashion Week, Paris, France - 02 Jul 2017
Quirky florals at Proenza Schouler SS18.
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Model on the catwalk, shoe detailErdem show, Detail, Spring Summer 2018, London Fashion Week, UK - 18 Sep 2017
Flocked floral and embellished platforms at Erdem SS18.
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Dark denim

After plenty of ’90’s-inspired lighter washes in the past few years, a darker, more raw version of denim debuted on spring’s runways, from Tom Ford and Chloé to Derek Lam and Christian Dior. Choosing a darker wash will make for an instant wardrobe update.

Model on the catwalk Christian Dior show, Runway, Spring Summer 2018, Paris Fashion Week, France - 26 Sep 2017
Classic indigo denim at Christian Dior SS18.
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Model on the catwalk, shoe detailTom Ford show, Detail, Spring Summer 2018, New York Fashion Week, USA - 07 Sep 2017
Denim-accented pumps on the Tom Ford SS18 runway.
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En-trenched

Spring’s unofficial outerwear is the trench coat, which made appearances in myriad colors, materials and weights, from Dries Van Noten’s breezy sheer printed versions to Alexander McQueen’s heavier traditional khaki style with embroidery. Pair the topper with a pointy-toed and embellished Mary Jane for a sophisticated, nonchalant look.

Model on the catwalk Dries Van Noten show, Runway, Spring Summer 2018, Paris Fashion Week, France - 27 Sep 2017
A diaphanous trench coat on the runway at Dries Van Noten SS18.
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Model on the catwalk, shoe detailBottega Veneta show, Detail, Spring Summer 2018, Milan Fashion Week, Italy - 23 Sep 2017
Embellished pointed-toe Mary Janes were paired with trench coats at Bottega Veneta SS18.
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Mule-ing it over

The mule takeover will continue in 2018 with a multitude of variations, from office-appropriate closed-toe styles (with both stiletto and block heels) to more casual open-toed options that slip on and off with ease.

Model on catwalkTibi show, Runway, Spring Summer 2018, New York Fashion Week, USA - 09 Sep 2017
Graphic black and white mules at Tibi SS18.
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Model on the catwalk, shoe detailCushnie et Ochs show, Runway, Spring Summer 2018, New York Fashion Week, USA - 08 Sep 2017
Sleek heeled mules with cutouts at Cushnie et Ochs SS18.
CREDIT: REX/Shutterstock

High-impact hues

Saturated crayonlike colors will likely continue in the new year. Cherry reds, bubblegum pinks and juicy oranges will lead the way, but the trend is more about the impact of the colors than the actual hue.

Model on the catwalkSies Marjan show, Runway, Spring Summer 2018, New York Fashion Week, USA - 10 Sep 2017
A brightly hued look (with shoes to match) on the runway at Sies Marjan SS18.
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Model on the catwalk, shoe detailMarni show, Detail, Spring Summer 2018, Milan Fashion Week, Italy - 24 Sep 2017
A cherry red flatform laceup at Marni SS18.
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