Fall Fashion Trends 2018

It feels like it’s so far away, but fall is right around the corner! I always say when talking about trends…they come and go. You do not have to wear trends. The reason I share them is so that you’re empowered, informed shoppers. I’ve poured over sites, fashion shows, and magazines to find the most wearable fall fashion trends of 2018 (below).
You can also watch the VIDEO (above).

three women wearing the fall fashion trend of plaid, including a long plaid coat, red plaid blazer and green and blue plaid pants, and a plaid maxi skirt

Plaids

The first trend is plaid…which is still going strong! The new twist on the trend would be houndstooth, classic brown plaids like this Veronica Beard blazer, I ordered from the Nordstrom sale.  Plaid has been around for years and even though it’s a ‘trend’ it still feels classic… like something you can wear it for years to come.

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three women walking the runway in oversized outwear including an oversized topcoat, oversized lavender trench coat, and long oversized red coat, sharing fall fashion trends of 2018

Oversized Outerwear

You can see the crazy runway look in the video or photo above. I don’t think you will wear giant over-sized coats, but maybe a SLIGHTLY oversized piece. Think slouchy, cocoon-like, not quite as fitted, boyfriend styles. If you have a closet full of fitted jackets, think about introducing some more slouchy cardigans or boyfriend style jackets.

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women walking the runway sharing fall fashion trends of 2018

Get Crafty

This fall fashion trend is like an arts and crafts project. There’s a lot of patchwork, quilting, and crochet. If you have a bohemian, folksy spirit, this is the trend for you!

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women walking the runway in bold and vintage fall florals including a floral pantsuit, long floral dress, and white floral dress, sharing the fall fashion trends of 2018

Florals

Florals are still having a moment! If you want some serious floral inspiration look at Valentino or Dolce & Gabbana. I think floral prints can be hard to get right…they can look very upholstery-esque. Just say NO to that look. Instead, look for prints that are tasteful and modern.

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runway styles of 80's inspired fashion trends, part of the most wearable fall fashion trends

80’s

Watch the video above to learn what my favorite part of the 80’s was and the crazy trend I used to wear. Today, we’re focused on lots of leather and strong shoulders. Zhivago is a dress designer that makes the most gorgeous 80’s inspired dresses that feel so modern.

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three women wearing transparent outfits or accessories walking down the runway sharing fashion trends of the season

Transparency

The next fall fashion trend is transparency. This includes everything from trench coats being clear, plastic, or vinyl, to clear bags, to clear strap on heels, to see through heels on shoes. There’s a new twist to the trend, which is this almost holographic look with a rainbow of colors. I’m not sure how this will manifest in our everyday fashion but I think it’s interesting! Maybe start with a bag or shoes first!

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all white runway styles, fall fashion trends of 2018

All White

I don’t see this as a trend because I wear it all the time…all white! I’ve talked about wearing all white on multiple occasions. I suggest you mix up tones and textures to give the outfit more interest and depth. This just looks so luxe and sophisticated!

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three women on the runway wearing vintage inspired shearling coats, part of fall fashion trends of 2018

Vintage Outerwear

What’s old is new again! These are basically coats and jackets that look old and vintage! This includes shearling, leather, and suede. The perfect example of this is the suede trench coat I bought from Nordstrom sale.

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three shots of reinvented pumps on the runway including pointed toe slingbacks, street style ankle wrap pumps, and uniquely sculptured pumps, all part of the fashion trends of 2018

Pumps Reinvented

The next trend is pumps reinvented! This means cool heels with deep v’s in the front, straps across the foot, or sculptural, artistic heels (think cone heels or ball heels). It’s a fun way to add freshness into your wardrobe that won’t break the bank. It’s a trend but it’s not too crazy!

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three women walking the runway in bold red outfits including a red long sleeve dress, red strapless dress, and bold red pant suit, all part of fall fashion trends of 2018

Color Trend: Red

I want to talk about the hot colors of the season. The first is red! Head to toe red. I did an all red suit look last fall. It’s still a trend! You can wear red booties, a red power suit, the red dress, the red lip, etc.

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women walking the runway in brown styles that are part of fall fashion trends of 2018

Color Trend: Brown

The newest color for this fall is brown! It’s been around but it did go away for a while! And now it’s back! I’ve always loved brown. Style tip: You CAN wear black and brown together! If you have a brown coat and you want to wear your black booties, do it!

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  1. Erin,

    i ,as others I am sure, would love to see a UTUBE focused on your OPINIONS Of SHoEs/boots for the upcoming fall/winter season. I haven’t felt this lost for a really long time! i have 55 YEARS of life EXPERIENCE (not OLD ☺,think fit ,not frumpy)) . I am an executive working in a conservative work PLACE. …so looking put together,but understated, is important. .As a shoe lover, I am a dedicated high heel loving ENTHUSIAST . i wear them daily 12,14 hours. Like you, I am less than tall and feel my best in heels. . I love the high VAMP heels and anything super demure sexy. The kind of look where you are just not trying to hard. what are the best shoe selections this year with dresses in cold winter locations? And are opaque hose ok? bare legs just are not a choice without frostbite in some locations.. And … What are your thoughts on winter footwear choices for ankle pants? ,… specific to the professional environment. But casual with jeans as well. .. What styles are in and WHAT is out and in need of BEING retired this year?

    You work hard at what you do ERIN! It’s impressive.

    Thanks, Petey

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