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.
4. White Booties
You can step into the new year with fresh feet thanks to the white booties trend. While many footwear colours were popular during 2017, including gold, silver and red, white is the one that we’ll likely be seeing the most of in 2018. To rock this trend next year, choose between slim kitten heel styles and chunkier block-heeled designs. Just remember, keeping your white booties clean is an essential part of rocking this look. Scuff marks, dirt, and mud will quickly turn your look from chic and sleek to sloppy.