Fashion Week has come to a close, and now that we’ve seen what our favorite designers in New York, London, Milan, and Paris will be offering next fall, we have a pretty good idea of what trends will have a moment come September.
But—call us impatient—fall is over six months away! After a month full of shows that wowed and inspired us, how can we forget about everything until it starts to get cold again?
Don’t get us wrong, we’re still totally excited for spring and summer to get here. That’s why we rounded up the Fall 2018 trends that we can actually shop for now. While you won’t see any statement puffers or pillow scarves, you’ll see plenty of new prints, colors, and textures to stock up on, stat.
Remember that iconic plaid skirt suit Alicia Silverstone wore in Clueless? Well, that same sunny shade of yellow is back in fashion. Designers all across the boards incorporated vibrant yellow plaid into their fall offerings, from coats and pants at Michael Kors to modern versions of Miss Horowitz’s very suit at Versace. With yellow also being a favorite for spring, we’re able to shop warm-weather versions of this fabric now.
From left: Matthew Adams Dolan, Versace, and Michael Kors
Fred Perry, Amy Winehouse Foundation Tartan Bowling Shirt, $130, available at Fred Perry; Zara, Check Skort, $35.90, available at Zara; I.Am.Gia, Polaris Bandeau, $47, available at I.Am.Gia; I.Am.Gia, Polaris Pant, $70, available at I.Am.Gia; R13, Apron Kilt Flannel Mini Skirt, $595, available at Barneys.
Vibrant Animal Prints
Our favorite animal prints are making a colorful comeback next fall. All over the runways (particularly New York’s), we saw neon and pastel leopard prints, vibrant zebras, and even colorful snakeskin. Get a head start on this trend with spring’s offering of these colorful wardrobe staples.
From left: Zadig & Voltaire, Tom Ford, and Jeremy Scott
Double Rainbouu, Leopard-Print Poplin Shirt, $175, available at Net-A-Porter; Cooperative, Bonjour Animal Print Button-Down Shirt, $39, available at Urban Outfitters; ASOS, T-Shirt Dress With Lace Inserts in Leopard Print, $19, available at ASOS.
Metallic Holographic Magic
Things got pretty psychedelic on the runways this season. Metallic holographic trench coats, suits, and more made their way down the runway, in all their colorful, reflective glory. Lucky for us, this shiny and eye-catching material can be found for spring, so we can hop on the trend early.
From left: Balmain, Maison Margiela, and Sies Marjan
Next fall, we’ll be giving up millennial pink for good, and it won’t be for Gen-Z yellow (unless it’s plaid, of course). Vibrant magenta was a major color for Fall 2018, and its bold, bold presence is just what we’re craving for warmer weather, too.
From left: Hellessy, Moschino, and Cushnie et Ochs
Topshop, Satin Wrap Blouse, $55, available at Topshop; Mango, Satin Bag, $39.99, available at Mango; Rebecca Minkoff, Sara Mule, $150, available at Rebecca Minkoff; ASOS White, Twist Tie Detail Midi Dress, $135, available at ASOS.
Playful Polka Dots
Polka dots had quite a presence on the Fall 2018 runways, and we must say, we’re pretty excited to channel our inner Yayoi Kusama. Of course, this fun and quirky print feels just as fresh for spring, so get ahead of the curve.
From left: Saks Potts, Creatures of Comfort, and Loewe