February is famous for its flurry of fashion weeks, and thanks to New York, London, Milan, and Paris, we’ve gotten a good dose of fashion all month long. If we’ve learned anything from the string of runway shows, this Fall you can expect bright and bold colors, big shoulders, and a flashback (or Flashdance) to the ’80s.
Here are five major trends for 2018, starting with two to look out for come this Fall.
Pops of Pink:
Pretty in pink is pulling a big ‘ol Sandra Dee this Fall with a hot, edgy makeover—and frankly, we’ve got chills. Pump up the pink with these striking fuchsia frames with a double brow or keep the silhouette classic and amp up the color with these simple, yet vibrant square frames.
It’s time to take a walk on the wild side! The whole animal kingdom is going to be represented this fall. But in true fashion week, they’re not just accents anymore. Designers are making them the center of your wardrobe. Think leopard-print leather pants or tiger-stripe coats or sequined zebra leggings. Don’t forget, most animals travel in packs, so it’s important to remember to weave this trend into your handbags, shoes, and frames, too. Try these glamorous leopard print cat eyes or these charcoal frames with a hint of abstract leopard.
Alas, with the Spring season on the horizon, it’s hard to be thinking about what you’re going to be wearing in six months, let alone six days from now. So, as we kiss the winter chills goodbye, here is a refresher course on the trends to rock right now.
Millennial Pink’s younger, cooler sister Lavender is in town for the season—and she’s stealing the spotlight. Taking a softer take on this year’s Pantone color of the year, this light lilac color was forecasted as the next “it” hue. Lavender might be a soft color, but there’s nothing weak about this bold square-shaped statement suns or these sophisticated round pair in dusty violet.
Full transparency, it’s a little emperor’s-new-clothes vibes. But c’mon guys, we’ve known this since 1997—life in plastic, it’s fantastic! Designers like Chanel and Marc Jacobs convinced us this trend is clearly the perfect accent to those April showers. Go clear this season with these chic two-toned cat eye suns or these crystal bordeaux oversized round frames.
Athleisure is getting upgraded to glamleisure. From track jackets to edgy jumpsuits and joggers, designers like Christian Dior and Stella Jean showcased vibrant sportswear pieces. Coming off the tail-end excitement of the Winter Games, these sportswear chic aviators or these sophisticated square tortoise frames win a gold medal in our books.