While we’re currently bracing for spring, 2018’s fall and winter trends have debuted at New York Fashion Week, setting the tone for an exhilarating season ahead. The overall theme? Everything old is new again. A palpable romance radiated across designer collections with feminine pieces staking their claim—think of this trend as Little House On The Prairie meets a Victorian era aesthetic. The 80s proved a powerful influence, too—Hot pink is undoubtedly next season’s resounding shade with iridescent fabrics and vivacious animal prints likewise making their mark. To wit, accessories come with throwback appeal as unique ear pieces, structured bags, and square-toes set a retro tone. Ahead, scroll through as we break down the top 10 trends to know for the fall and winter season. Then, shop our edit of pieces to ensure you nail each look before everyone else.
Boldly feminine, yet daring, hot pink is no doubt fall’s It color. Offered in everything from dresses to tops to outerwear, you’ll be thinking (hot) pink come September.
A chunky knit is a playful way to layer the trend into any outfit.
Pretty On The Prairie
This trend riffs off the Western influence we’ve seen emerge over the past couple of seasons but with a decidedly romantic feel. Puffed sleeves, high collars, and full skirts define this look while lace-up and cowboy boots both balance the sweetness of prim apparel.
This flattering midi dress is the epitome of vintage influence, reimagined.
80s Animal Print
Entirely eccentric, animal print is boldly done for fall. More than a leopard accent, this look is about printed pieces head-to-toe, often in an electrifying palette.
Go for glamour in a metallic-style leopard print top.
Break from denim, dresses and skirts with a remarkable pair of pants. Designers showed high-octane versions from sequin trousers to leather joggers to slim-cut satin.
Party pants aren’t exclusive to after-hours. Try this pair for day by styling with a T-shirt and denim jacket.
With kitten heels and sculptural shapes continuing to trend, the modern update is with a square toe. From wider renditions to slimmer cuts just squared at the tip, this look feels entirely fresh.
This graphic pair is eye-catching with everything from denim to dresses.
Knits are always in season, but fall’s versions come elevated with details like intricate weaves, trimmed sleeves, or in voluminous silhouettes.
On-trend pearls enliven this heather grey crewneck.
Iridescent And Foil Fabrics
The new way to do glamour? Eighties-inspired iridescent and foil fabrics. Touching everything from clothing to accessories, these lustrous are made to stand out.
A pleated shimmering mini perfectly emulates the 80s in a modern way.
Heritage checks have proved their staying power through the past several seasons. Fall’s version is a totally 90s tartan (á la Clueless) done in zippy hues like candy-apple red and electric yellow.
Nineties to a T, this flared pair is goes from cool with sneakers to polished with pumps in a flash.
Structured Mini Top-Handle Bags
Structured top-handle bags in compact sizes read clean and modern but with vintage appeal—a worthwhile look for both day and night.
A sleek boxy bag smartens up everything from dresses to workwear.
Unique Ear Pieces
Statement earrings will always have our heart, but for fall, designers are daring us to up our ear game with asymmetrical pieces. Styles run the gamut from pearls to high-shine metals.
Fluid in shape, this single earring is designed to look as if it’s floating over your ear lobe.