Pinterest's Biggest Global Fashion Trends of 2018
If you're anything like us, you look to Pinterest for inspiration whether you're planning your wedding, redecorating your pad, or just getting dressed in the morning. Recently the platform released their 2018 Global Fashion Report highlighting the top trends around the world. Ahead, you'll find all the must-have lewks of 2018 — just in time for your fall wardrobe revamp.
Note: Trend percent increases are based on searches from January 2018 to July 2018.
Smock Dresses: This easy breezy style has gained steam in the US with a 102 percent increase in popularity since 2017. Flattering on every body type, stylishly evergreen, and exactly what we (and clearly many other American gals) want to wear. Every. Single. Day. Brit + Co Pick: JDY Bold Floral Smock Dress ($42)
Block Heels: You can kiss your kitten heels and wedges goodbye for now because it's all about that block heel. This chunky style is up 333 percent and chances are the rest of the world will be getting on board before long. Brit + Co Pick: Jeffrey Campbell Siren Block Heel Boots ($125)
Birkenstocks: This German shoe brand once associated with the flower children of the '70s is back and popular AF — especially in its home country where these classic buckled sandals are up 840 percent. Brit + Co Pick: Birkenstock Arizona Sandals ($138)
Maritime Fashion: German pinners are digging everything seafaring — from stripes and sailboats to anchors and embroidery — to the tune of a 212 percent increase. Brit + Co Pick: ModCloth Unstoppably Nautical Long Sleeve Top ($30)
Wrap Dresses: Equally sleek in both bold colors and animal prints, the wrap dress is the elevated basic that belongs in all of our wardrobes. Up 262 percent in France, this flattering silhouette is just the pairing for those staple booties and fuzzy teddy coat. Brit + Co Pick: Diane von Furstenberg Collared Wrap Dress ($548)
Jumpsuits: We can all agree that these one-piece wonders are effortlessly stylish even if they make bathroom trips trickier. French girl fashionistas are pinning 58 percent more jumpsuits than last year. Brit + Co Pick: Reformation Kora Jumpsuit ($178)
Wide-Legged Pants: Forget the skinny jeans 'cuz according to Japanese pinners, bigger is definitely better this year — especially when it comes to trousers where wide-legged styles are up 60 percent. Brit + Co Pick: Free People Charlie Wide Leg Pants ($98)
Flat Sandals: Heels are great and all, but having a practical, everyday style that looks and feels good is essential. Japan is setting the bar with a 645 (!!) percent increase in pins of flat sandals. Brit + Co Pick: Gucci Varadero Horsebit-Detailed Leather Slides ($650)
Shirt Dresses: Not quite a shirt and not quite a dress, this hybrid style is classic without being the slightest bit boring and is up a whopping 500 percent in popularity throughout Mexico. Brit + Co Pick: Everlane The Cotton Collarless Belted Shirtdress ($75)
Tennis Shoes: 2018 may actually go down as the year of the dad sneaker. Up by 76 percent in Mexico, this style is clearly not just for running anymore. Did we mention sneakers with skirts are all the rage right now, too?! Brit + Co Pick: KOIO Women's Avalanche ($298)
Leather Jackets: This timeless staple has lived through so many eras and clothed many generations of badasses. Right now leather jackets (faux or no) are *especially* hot in Argentina where there's a 553 percent increase in pins. Brit + Co Pick: Acne Studios Mock Leather Jacket ($1,550)
Party Rompers: If you're lucky enough to enjoy warm, fall evenings, then you should definitely be painting the town green in a party romper. Argentina's Tango-approved onesie's popularity increased by 97 percent and we can see exactly why. Brit + Co Pick: ASOS Design Cut Out Linen Romper ($35)
Flared Pants: Brazilians are living their best '70s lives in this retro fashion style jean; pinning is up 146 percent. Brit + Co Pick: Citizens of Humanity Chloe Mid-Rise Flare Jeans ($218)
Corduroy: We like to live in this fab fabric whether we're in overalls, skirts, or lightweight, fall jackets. Buttery soft and built to last, it's no wonder Brazil is pin-appreciating this look 200 percent more than last year. Brit + Co Pick: Madewell Oversized Corduroy Jacket ($188)
Button Up Dresses: Brits are all about classic styles like a chic, button-up dress, up 96 percent. Brit + Co Pick: Sézane Louisette Dress ($175)
Head Scarves: Bad hair day? No problem. A headscarf is 100 percent the most stylish way to rock a bed head and is pinned 157 percent more this year by the Brits. Brit + Co Pick: Anthropologie Wilder Patchwork Kerchief Scarf ($18)
Leopard Print: Aussies love their wildlife so it's no wonder this trendy print is 110 percent bigger this year, down under. Here kitty, kitty. Brit + Co Pick: J.Crew Faux Fur Leopard Coat ($298)
White Boots: Upgrade all your fall outfits with a sophisticated, bright white bootie. Aussies are all about this clean look evidenced by the 246 percent increase from last year. Brit + Co Pick: Freda Salvador FLEX Boot ($495)
Maxi Dresses: Ethereal and subtly sexy, the maxi dress effortlessly carries us from season to season. It's no wonder Spaniards are pinning this dress silhouette 377 percent more than previous years. Brit + Co Pick: For Love & Lemons Nadine Velvet Maxi Dress ($295)
White Pants: Bid your baby blues buh-bye and embrace the year-round white jean. It's a staple in Spain (with a 392 percent pin increase) and generally, we're down to do as the Spanish do. Brit + Co Pick: Victoria Beckham Cropped Pants ($615)
Ankle Boots: These easy riders are uncomplicated yet sophisticated and pair well with most pant legs. As it turns out, South Africans are especially lovin' them these days. The abbreviated boot style is being pinned 567 percent more this year. Brit + Co Pick: Michael Kors Sinclair Booties ($185)
Berets: You don't have to be French to rock this iconic hat style. South Africans are so into berets, in fact, that they're pinning (and winning) with an 850 (!!) percent increase. There's definitely a trend there. Brit + Co Pick: Janessa Leone Pete ($198)
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