Once 2018 arrives, it’s time to bid adieu to the old and welcome in the new — starting with our closets. Like every fashion girl, we’ve accumulated a bunch of trendy pieces from this year, whether that be a bomber jacket or cold-shoulder top, that frankly we are tired of wearing. Even the phrase “millennial pink” has become a term we’re trying to retire. So what are we saying bye to exactly in the new year?
Well, we consulted the Spring ’18 runway trends and listened to our own instincts to come up with a list of 5 items. By clearing out your wardrobe of these pieces, you can make room for fresh picks come Spring. We even provided some alternative trends to try in 2018 because who doesn’t want a chance to do a little more shopping?
1. What to Give Up: Plaid Print
It’s not that we don’t love you, plaid, but with new prints emerging in 2018, it’s time to give the others a chance to shine. Retire your favourite plaid pieces to the back of the closet.
What to Try: Check Print
This print was everywhere, from the Autumn runways to the streets, and it looks terrific on everyone. You’ll find the check pattern popping up on shirts, pants, and even jackets this season.
2. What to Give Up: Lace-up Corsets
You couldn’t go a day at Fashion Week two seasons ago without seeing at least one lace-up corset belt on the street. The accessory definitely had character and worked flawlessly with every outfit, but like all belt styles come and go.
What to Try: Wide Belts
Instead of lace-up corsets, invest in a classic wide belt in a variety of colours. Bonus points if you colour coordinate this accessory perfectly to the rest of your outfit.
3. What to Give Up: Millennial Pink
Everyone was wearing some version of millennial pink in 2017 — even the Duchess of Cambridge. If you’re starting to feel a bit tired of the hue though, we’re happy to say there are plenty of new shades to update your closet with next year.
What to Try: Lavender
One of the new colours for 2018? Lavender! It appeared on the runways of Proenza Schouler, Victoria Beckham, and more, which are all promising signs that this purple palette will be in every fashion girl’s wardrobe come Spring.
4. What to Give Up: Bomber Jackets
Bomber jackets were the new peacoats of 2017, but if you’re like us, this jacket style has been overworked. We’ve seen it in every print and colour, so we’re ready for something new.
What to Try: Blazer or Suit Set
The new transitional outerwear to try is a houndstooth blazer (you can definitely find one at Zara) or one that comes in a pantsuit set. This functional, tailored piece can be dressed up or down, meaning it works for your 9-to-5 needs and beyond.
5. What to Give Up: Off-the-Shoulder Style
One trend we hope to see die down is definitely the off-the-shoulder or cold shoulder look. It feels a bit contrived at this point, and we’re in the mood for a new top silhouette
What to Try: Ruffles
You’ll notice ruffles go hand in hand with the modern romance feel for 2018. The prints and colours are light and airy complete with feminine touches you’ll definitely fall for.