Fashion Month is officially over, and while we’re eager for what spring has in store, we’re also on trend overload after taking in the 2018 fall and winter collections. New York, London, Milan and Paris delivered a wave of ’80s- and ’90s-inspired looks—many designers channeled iconic fashion from cult films like Clueless and The Matrix while others continued with the theme of Western romance, which we saw much of in the Big Apple. With a bounty of fresh looks to get familiar with, we’ve boiled them down to our top five to make it easy on you. These trends are not only set to be huge in the coming seasons, they’re versatile enough to suit any body type and age. Let’s hear it for universal appeal! Ahead, see what’s in store. Then, shop our edit of pieces to stay ahead of the curve.
Romantic and feminine 18th-century-inspired square necklines were seen in all four cities, from puff-shoulder tops to neat dresses. It's a look guaranteed to flatter women of any age or size.
The runways were packed with cowboy boots and hefty punk-inspired styles, but pretty pastel versions are an unexpectedly fresh trend for fall. Seen in every candy color from lilac to mint green, this look is about sleek silhouettes in smooth leather or glossy patent.
Another prominent trend in New York, tartan checks carried through all the way to Paris. Done in a range of aesthetics from frilled to punky, several designers put out Cher Horowitz interpretations with a modern spin.
Completely '90s, square-toe shoes proved unanimous across designer collections in every style from flats to heels. This trend ranges from slim versions squared at the tip to dramatically blocked-off shapes.
It wouldn't be fall without moody florals. This season, designers collectively chose to take the look in a romantic direction via tiered ruffles, puffed shoulders and blouson sleeves in modest midi and maxi lengths.