DO NOT THROW OUT THESE 7 PIECES OF CLOTHING IN 2018
Donating or selling old clothes to make room for this season’s newest styles sounds like a good idea to us. (It feeds into our shopping addiction.) But before you start tossing out that new top or needs-to-be-tailored skirt, you’ll want to review the Spring runway trends. That way, you won’t accidentally throw out something that can be reworked into a 2018 outfit. So, what exactly should you keep? We thought through the It items fashion girls are stocking up on and compiled a list of seven pieces you should consider keeping, at least for this year.
You’ve probably noticed retailers are starting to offer polka-dot-printed pieces in every color, cut, and style. That’s because this classic design is once again being worn with fervor by the fashion crowd. From the black and white dots we’re used to seeing to other colorful iterations like white and red, the print is a reminder that the old can be new again. (Especially if you wear it head to toe like this street style star.) We suggest mixing it up with another print like stripes or floral for that ‘gram-worthy look.
If you have a denim jacket that’s missing a few buttons or a pair of jeans completely torn in half, they’re not trash – they’re street style gold. Deconstructed denim is having a moment with both fashion editors and models, and the look is really a sight for the eyes. The style looks “off,” with laces, patches, and random rips, but these are the details that give the pieces life and character.
Whether you love ’em or hate ’em, kitten heels have popped up on virtually every shoe from Winter to Spring styles. I admit I wasn’t a complete fan of the look at first, but having since bought kitten heel ankle boots and mules, I’m backing the trend 100 percent. Aside from the comfortable heel height, this tiny detail changes the entire look of your footwear (in a stylish, ’80s-infused way) and doesn’t feel outdated at all.
Belt bags, waist bags, call them what you want, but fanny packs are here to stay for 2018. When your outfit needs that special something-something, this accessory will do the trick. Follow Kendall Jenner’s lead and strap it across your body or simply wear it around your waist. Fanny packs will come in all sizes and colors for next season, so be on the lookout for the perfect one (if you don’t already own one).
The runways have been hinting at a big ’80s comeback, and you will feel it in the clothes this year. If you own any oversize, vintage jewelry, hold onto those pieces. Better yet, work them into your everyday outfit on the regular. Skip the delicate jewelry in favor of bolder options, because these statement-making pieces make accessorizing fun again.
If you’ve been tracking the trends, you know lavender will be huge for Spring ’18. Take a peek into your closet and see if you have anything in this color, because you’ll want to keep it. The pastel hue can be found on so many items, from Winter sweaters and coats to bags and sandals for Spring. It’s no wonder fashion girls are already searching for the next lavender It item, and Ultra Violet was just named the Pantone color of the year.
SEE-THROUGH ACCESSORIES OR CLOTHING
Simply known as the PVC trend, clear clothing and accessories are slowly making their way into everyone’s wardrobe. One look at Bella Hadid’s heels or Kaia Gerber’s boots shows us that PVC footwear is a good way to test out the trend for 2018. If you’re unsure about how to pull it off, we have tips and tricks for nailing this look.