Detailed trenches, whimsical kicks, power suits, and lots of leopard are what’s on deck, style-wise, for the new year, according to some of the industry’s top designers, bloggers, and influencers. While certain trends are still going strong (think athleisure and the vintage slip phenomenon), 2018 will also bring a much-needed wave of newness to our wardrobes. Get ready to get your shop on with these chic handpicked finds.
Kristin Cavallari, Fashion Designer and Actress
“Every fashionista knows leopard is the biggest thing for 2018, so I’m coveting this House of Harlow 1960 Delaney Duster ($218) as well as a Frame Classic Velvet Blazer ($403) in spice. Plush velvet gives a luxurious look to this structured blazer. As for jewelry, the Uncommon James Ready to Mingle Choker ($54) is simple enough to rock every day, yet trendy enough to elevate any outfit, and a Sulit Ear Jacket ($47) is refined and effortless. Wear as-is or just the top bar for an even more minimalistic look.”
Jessica Hendricks Yee, Founder of The Brave Collection
“I’m all about Wellness in 2018, so I want green beauty products like the Rose & Vanilla Deodorant Stick ($10), Herbivore Coco Rose Body Polish ($36) from Follain, and the beautiful Phlur Annica Candle ($68).”
Jenna Jackson, Founder of August Luxury Handbags
“I’m a total sucker for sneakers, and these Madewell x Veja Esplar Sneakers ($130) fit the bill. They’re super cool thanks to the stars and super comfy for wearing all day and night — from kids, to work, and back to kids again. I’m also obsessed with our San Remo Pouch in Black Sparkle ($148). This is the ultimate girls’-night-out clutch.
Natalie Joos, Influencer, Vintage Enthusiast, and Author of Tales of Endearment
“I’ve been looking for gowns lately… anything dramatic, delicate, or romantic, and I’ve scored some great ’40s silk slips and pretty floor-length beauties. So my eye will be drawn to those pieces at the Vintage@Intermezzo fair coming up. Living in LA makes it easy to wear stuff like that, but sometimes it takes years to find the right moment.”
Stephanie Ziajka, Diary of a Debutante Fashion Blogger and Stylist
“Athleisure’s popularity is here to stay in 2018. Cozy tops, sweaters, and leggings are all I want to wear in the new year — this blush Lululemon Tied to You Sweater ($118) in particular. With the right styling, a breathable pullover with lace-up detailing is versatile enough to be dressed up for cocktails, dressed down for casual lounging, and thrown on for exercise.”
Taralyn Thuot, Creative Director of Wildfang
“2017 was the year for women with The Women’s March and the #MeToo movement, and this empowering cultural moment is impacting the fashion trends we’ll see in 2018 as well. Badass women everywhere are rocking the suit on the streets and the red carpet — from Blue Ivy to Blake Lively — and we say: SUIT UP. We’ve got work to do. My must-have is The Wood Pinstripe Tux Blazer ($99) and Cropped Pant ($65).”
Erin Heatherton, Fashion Model and Influencer
“My new favorite swim line for 2018 is KikiRio. I’m obsessed with their wrap top: It’s so sexy, comfortable, adjustable, and literally feels like you have nothing on! The Hi Leg One Piece ($116) is another one of my favorites because of the soft fabric that never digs and flatters all body types. I’ll be wearing the entire collection all year long.”
Jennie Baik, Co-founder and CEO of Orchard Mile
“2018 will be a year where we continue to see women’s fashion reflect confidence and the cultural zeitgeist. Styles will emphasize comfort and a fast-paced lifestyle that will include: lower heel heights, travel-ready looks, as well as more modest silhouettes. Fun, feminine details like mixed prints — especially on this Carven Textured Striped Cotton Blend Skirt ($320) — pops of pastel, embellishments, and the ilk forge ahead, but why a woman chooses a feminine piece will be an expression of her artistic style sensibilities, rather than fulfilling a traditional gender archetype.”
Laurie Brucker, Image Consultant and Founder of LaurieBstyle
“A perfectly fitted trench is a must for your wardrobe, but it doesn’t have to be basic. From intricate sleeve details to bold patterns, ruffles, plastics, fringe, and everything in between, it’s a great way to show your personal self-expression in such an outward piece. I’m currently loving this Long Trench Coat ($70) from Zara — an easy-to-wear twist on the classic. Another must that I’d be remiss to not touch upon is that I’m really excited to see more apparel companies create body positivity in their collections. From silhouettes that work for different body types to having sizes that include all the dynamic women out there, brands are finally making big strides for 2018.”
Alberto Bravo, Co-founder of We Are Knitters
“I’ve been in love with our XXXL wool since the first moment I saw it. It’s 100 percent sheep wool from Peru, so we’re talking about top quality here. This Harika Snood ($59) cowl is chunky and useful for the cold days ahead in early 2018! I’m also always on the lookout for statement pieces for my home, and a LRNCE Picasso Eye Mirror ($322) captivates the eye… it’s so beautiful and unique.”
Caroline Vazzana, Fashion Influencer and Founder of Making It In Manhattan
“I’m totally in love with these glitter Victoria Beckham Harper Slippers ($680) at the moment because sparkles aren’t just for NYE! Would love to be wearing these next spring with a fun skirt or even now with high-waisted jeans and a super chunky sock.”
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