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  • A Breakdown of 2018 Fashion: Fall Outfits

    August 13, 2018 3 min read

    New York Fashion Week has always been at the forefront of all things trending. Which is why, when it comes to knowing what is going to be "in" this fall, we are looking back to the runway looks that debuted this past February. From Alexander Wang's completely corporate collection to Calvin Klein covering the entire runway in popcorn-we have a list of the most popular looks from the week that are setting the bar for our wardrobes this coming fall.

    Girl on runway in plaid suit
    Girl in plaid dress

    Keeping it Classy

    Streetwear has been the rage for years, but this fall things are changing. Instead of throwing on a pair of leggings, hitting a more classic look is going to be the norm. This means more blazers, coats, and fitted skirts. And we can't forget some of the most classic prints like houndstooth and plaid.


    What To Look For:

    Fitted suits, business casual, tweed, and neutrals.

    Our Picks:

    A plaid skirt

    A checkered sweater

    Going Out West

    Some designers took us back to the wild, wild west with classic fringe, patchwork patterns, and flowy dresses. This also included crochet and what is being dubbed, a "heartland" look. Designers took this a step further and started sending faux fur lined coats down the runways as well.


    What To Look For:

    Fringe, faux fur, crochet, and quilting.

    Our Picks:

    A knit sweater

    A crochet top

    Girl on runway in patterned dress
    Girl in faux fur vest

    Girl on runway in animal print coat
    Girl with animal print earrings

    Flashback to the 80's

    Probably the most common theme amongst the February NYFW shows was an homage to eighties fashion. Flashes of neon appeared across runways and animal print made it's comeback giving us the sudden urge to go buy some scrunchies and leg warmers.


    What To Look For:

    Animal print, neon, oversized jackets, and trench coats.

    Our Picks:

    A neon dress

    A neon lace top

    Give Me Metallics

    Plastic was popular last year, but this year brands are moving towards a different futuristic look by highlighting metallic fabrics and colors in their collections. While you probably won't want to rock a completely metallic jumpsuit, there are other ways to bring this fun trend into your wardrobe.


    What To Look For:

    Metal, shiny materials, and sleek fit.

    Our Picks:

    A shimmery hoodie

    A gold dress

    Girl on runway in metallic suit
    Girl in metallic hoodie

    Girl on runway in floral dress
    Girl in long floral skirt

    Celebrating the 70's

    While the 70's having been making a comeback lately, instead of styling the classic denims and mustards associated with this decade, designers moved towards the floral prints and crochet embellishments that also plagued the wardrobes of many classic 70's fashionistas.


    What To Look For:

    Floral dresses, flowy silhouettes, sheer, and long sleeves.

    Our Picks:

    A floral skirt

    A smock dress

    Now, we do have a few more trends that deserve an honorable mention. Keep your eye out for leather jackets, oversized coats, floor length dresses (mostly white), and statement earrings. If this doesn't sound like it's going to be a fun season, then I don't know what will. But I do know that I am definitely going to be raiding my mom's closet for some fun tops from her high school days!

    Here are some more of our fall favorites:

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    What do y'all think of all of these fashion trends? Are you excited for the comebacks or wanting new trends? Let us know your thoughts below!


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    Anastasia E. Allen

    Previously a makeup artist, Anastasia is Bella Ella Boutique’s beauty blogger. She has a passion for writing and is currently finishing her first book of poetry. In her free time she drives around Utah with her dog, Atticus, looking for murals and coffee shops.

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