Once 2018 arrives, it’s time to bid adieu to the old and welcome in the new — starting with our closets. Like every fashion girl, we’ve accumulated a bunch of trendy pieces from this year, whether that be a bomber jacket or cold-shoulder top, that frankly we are tired of wearing. Even the phrase “millennial pink” has become a term we’re trying to retire. So what are we saying bye to exactly in the new year?
What to Give Up: Plaid Print
It’s not that we don’t love you, plaid, but with new prints emerging in 2018, it’s time to give the others a chance to shine. Retire your favorite plaid pieces to the back of the closet.
What to Try: Check Print
This print was everywhere, from the Fall runways to the streets, and it looks terrific on everyone. You’ll find the check pattern popping up on shirts, pants, and even jackets this season.
What to Give Up: Lace-up Corsets
You couldn’t go a day at Fashion Week two seasons ago without seeing at least one lace-up corset belt on the street. The accessory definitely had character and worked flawlessly with every outfit, but like all belt styles come and go.
What to Try: Wide Belts
Instead of lace-up corsets, invest in a classic wide belt in a variety of colors. Bonus points if you color coordinate this accessory perfectly to the rest of your outfit.
What to Try: Lavender
One of the new colors for 2018? Lavender! It appeared on the runways of Proenza Schouler, Victoria Beckham, and more, which are all promising signs that this purple palette will be in every fashion girl’s wardrobe come Spring.
What to Give Up: Fanny Packs
Fanny packs were the It bag in the ’80s, then they briefly went out of style before finally reemerging as belt bags in 2017. Whatever you decide to call them, the accessory was definitely a must have for street style stars within the past year. The trend has since slowed down, however, with the influx of new bag silhouettes and designs as evidenced by the Spring ’18 runway.
What to Try: Fringe Bags
Fashion houses from Christian Dior and Fendi to Michael Kors got in on the fringe bag trend for Spring. The playful detail hung off bags of every shape and size and came in completely unexpected colors like metallic navy and glittery gold.
What to Try: Dad Sneakers
A telling sign that dad sneakers are the next big thing is seeing them on models such as Bella Hadid and Kaia Gerber. The most infamous soles that come to mind are the Triple S trainers from Balenciaga, but other brands like Prada and Reebok have quickly adapted the look for their own, too.