This year, we’ve watched many exciting fresh new looks emerging in the fashion industry. Where once was minimalism is now a loud-and-proud maximalism. Some incredible and seriously eye-catching trends have appeared throughout the year. If you’re wondering which of your recent purchases you can keep wearing in 2018, you’ve come to the right place. To help you get your wardrobe in shape for the new year, we’ve rounded up a list of the top fashion trends from 2017 that are here to stay.
1. Checks And Plaid
When it comes to prints and patterns, vintage checks and plaid dominated in 2017. Thanks to their nod to the ’80s power suit, these classic designs evoked the feminist spirit of the year without any slogans or sayings. In 2018, checks and plaid look is set to continue their reign as the must-have pattern. However, while the blazer was the most popular plaid item this year, things look set to diverse in the coming months. While a checked jacket will still be a worthy investment for those who don’t already own one, other items featuring the pattern, such as pants, skirts, and even accessories, will also become wardrobe essentials.
2. Red All Over
It may not have been Pantone’s Colour of the Year, but red certainly was fashion’s choice. In 2017, this fiery hue has had the whole industry captivated. Keeping with the year’s unofficial motto of “more is more”, street style stars donned the colour from head-to-toe for a bold and striking look. Luckily for those who love red, this spicy shade is going to continue into 2018. So, stock up on red tops, pants, dresses, jackets, accessories and more because this colour is sticking around for the time being. Be sure to save a little space in your wardrobe, however. Purple also promises to be popular in the new year.
3. 60s Florals
You can unleash your inner flower child over the next 12 months as ’60s floral prints continue to bloom in the fashion world. No longer just for your grandmother’s couch, these unique prints are now taking dresses, skirts, jumpsuits, pants, tops, and even shoes to stylish new levels. To nail the look, opt for pieces that feature big and bright blooms on a dark or subdued background. Also, select pieces with an artistic appeal and don’t be afraid to mix-and-match for a genuinely groundbreaking floral look.