For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.
If you thought we'd left the trends
of the past behind us, think again. The new year
is all about taking a journey through our favorite throwback fashion
— pedal pushers of the '50s, floral prints and fringe of the '60s and '70s, fanny packs of the '80s, all the PHAT logos and wide-leg jeans of the '90s, and everything in between. Sure, there's a little French-girl style thrown in there, but what's a good trend year without some international influence?! Get your scroll on to preview what 2018 has in store for the fab fash world and shop our top picks so far.
Fruit Prints + Embellishment:
Whether it's a juicy pattern or a pop of fructose flair, fruit is about to be totally en vogue. We'll take *all* the cherries on top and
this Chinti and Parker Cherry Cashmere Sweater
($233) too, please.
Patent Leather + Plastic:
If it's shiny, it's definitely stylish, so go ahead and order your Mango Draped Vinyl Skirt
($50). Because you're ahead of the curve, girl.
AKA "clam diggers" or "capris," these Gidget-era cropped pants are coming in hot and we're already obsessed with these Closed Pedal Pusher Cropped Jeans
Meet the handbag of 2018 — the fanny pack. The Clare V. Fannypack
($289) will conveniently hold all your daily essentials without the annoying shoulder strap slide of yore. And we think it makes convenience look pretty cute.
We got a taste of this in 2017 but we really ain't seen nothin' yet. This year we'll be sporting classic '90s looks like the Calvin Klein Jeans Logo Tee
($39) with our fave mom jeans and favorite new b-ball cap.
Baseball Caps: Sports fan or not, you're about to see these athletically-inspired hats everywhere — even hot off the style presses from the highest fashion gurus. (Photo via Peter Schlesinger/Courtesy of Gucci)
Whether plaid ever really went out
of style is debatable, and regardless, we've always loved it. This classic pattern is versatile, and is being innovated on the daily as seen here in the Ganni Charron Maxi Dress
It really is all about the little things in life, especially when it comes to the detail work on these Llani x Anthropologie Embellished Satin Ballet Slippers
($98). Get pumped on subtle pops of color, texture, and all the sparkle embellishment in the new year.
Luckily the JNCO hasn't resurfaced and instead we'll be seeing updated wide-leg versions like the Reformation Jane Wide Leg Jean
($128) this year. All we can say is tuck yeah!
Flower children will feel right at home because paisley and her cousins are about to experience (yet another) style revival. We're really digging the high neck and delicate lace on this Topshop Floral Lace Strappy Back Dress
($130). Groovy, baby.
Bid the asymmetry of 2017 adieu and welcome all
the inspired side slits. A classic everyday shirt like the Madewell Side-Slit Tunic Shirt
($75) will have you feeling comfy and looking very
The time to go BIG has arrived so pull that pony up and adorn yourself with fabulously huge ear candy like the Mango Mixed Pendant Earrings
($20). Mix styles, mix metals, mix colors. Mix. It. Up.
This is just sheer panache, y'all. What clog/boot/pump wouldn't look smarter with some Darner Cage Mesh Socks
It's still in! And instead of the classic purse and boot adornment, we'll be seeing more shirts, pants, and skirts like this Zara Midi Skirt with Fringe
Dark Denim + 100 Percent Cotton Denim:
There's already been a solid shift away from anything jegging-like and back to the durable classics like these Levi's 1950's 701 Jeans
($198). Looks like we've got another year of high-waisted mom jeans ahead!
Liberate yourself from layering do's and don'ts 'cuz the rules are going to change. Sporting longer pieces — like the Akemi & Kim Layered Top & Cardigan
($88) — over blouses and tees is about to be all the rage.
What trend will you righteously rock in 2018? Tweet us @BritandCo!
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