2018 is a year that’s all about expressing yourself without ever having to say a word. Your boots weren’t just made for walkin’, they’re here to do some talkin’ as well. If you’re looking for a way to reinvent or just refresh your personal style, this is a short list of what is sure to be your 2018 favs—even if you can’t picture yourself in it now. Get ready for statement earrings, fun hats, hot colors, and so much more. 2018 is about living your best life and looking your best. It’s the year of you!
Say Bonjour to the “it” hat of 2018. Berets were spotted on runways across the world during fashion month. You’ll fall in love with this trend petit à petit (little by little). While berets aren’t necessarily new, berets this time around aren’t just for little girls in Paris named Madeline. These hats have been spotted on celebrities including Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, Rihanna, Beyonce, and others.
- Ultra Violet
Pantone announced the 2018 color of the year as Ultra Violet. This vibrant shade of purple can be spotted in clothing, accessories, shoes, graphic arts, and you can expect to this shade everywhere through 2018. Not only that, violet is a versatile color that looks good on just about every skin tone.
- Wide Leg Trousers
Everything’s groovy, baby. At least that’s true in these pants. These cool, comfortable bottoms are very trendy in 2018. You’ll find them in fabrics like denim, cotton, silk, polyester, and even lace. The best part about this style of pants is their versatility. The right pair of wide leg trousers in a supple, luxe fabric can be worn around the office and styled for after-hours events with in a flash!
- Fancy Feet
Who could forget those iconic Saint Laurent Swarovski boots that leapt onto the scene in 2017? If you fell in love with them like everyone else but not so much with the price tag, don’t worry. 2018 has brought us a lot more fancy footwear (like kitten heels, 80s-style stiletto pumps and embellished shoes) that have taken over the runway and closet spaces. Don’t just let your cowboy boots do the walking, let them do a little bit of talking too.
- Eye-Catching Accessories
Fun socks, sheer socks, and statement earrings are all a major fashion trend in 2018. From oversized hoops to hammered metal, statement earrings have hung on to their position as the “it” jewelry trend. Sheer socks and lace trim socks have also been popular in 2018. Wear these socks with open toed shoes for a fun look. You’ll also love lace legwear like stockings.
New Year, New You
2018 is shaping up to be bold and expressive in fashion as brands and designers showcase collections that are bursting with life and imaginative colors. From ultra violet inspo from Pantone, a ‘more is more’ ethos surrounding accessories, 70’s-chic twists when it comes to trousers, and the triumphant return of the beret, 2018’s fashion is all about expression and fun.
However, the best fashion advice for 2018 isn’t so much a trend as it is a way of thinking. Whatever you choose to wear, remember to express fully yourself and feel beautiful in your own skin.
Author Bio: Cassandra Cross is a freelance writer and fashion enthusiast who consults for leading brands such as Natori, along with emerging boutiques and designers nationwide.