These Prints Are No Prediction — Everyone Will Be Wearing Them in 2018
The runways and resulting street style have spoken: the upcoming trends we encourage you to try are in, and there are some looks we're retiring, too. In 2018, a total of seven prints are being reintroduced to our wardrobes and refreshed by way of new silhouettes and colors. You might be familiar with some of the patterns ahead, but we're breaking down exactly how to wear them. Read on to study up on them all, or jump ahead to the print you want to see and shop.
Checks on Checks
Mixing and matching your plaids, contrasting big checks with small, is where it's at. There will be no such thing as tartan overload, but instead, a push to come up with the coolest combination on the block.
Diane von Furstenberg Grosgrain-Trimmed Checked Pants
Unique 21 Hero Longline Coat in Heritage Check
Your favorite childhood print is back in a big way, and it will travel through 2018 in all different iterations. You can shop standard black and white polka dots that are round and perfect in shape, or opt for blurry, pixelated takes on the pattern.
Forever 21 Metallic Polka Dot One-Shoulder Top
Lazy Oaf High Waist Peg Houndstooth Pants With Polka Dots
Whether your florals are painted onto boots or churned out onto a jacquard dress, you should know that these bouquets are bright and bold. Forget your airy, bohemian blouse with soft strokes and look for powerful hues and long silhouettes that really achieve a look all in one.
Diane von Furstenberg Floral-Print Silk-Gabardine Wrap Coat
Office Atomic Floral-Print Boots
Leopard or Cheetah
We blame the '80s. Everyone's wearing outfits that offer fresh spins on the decade's most memorable styles. Electrifying animal print happens to be one way you can incorporate the trend into your wardrobe.
Ava & Viv Faux Fur Jacket
Whether they're plastered on your utilitarian jumpsuit or mixed and matched with separates, graphic shapes in kaleidoscopic patterns should be kept on rotation. It's perhaps the most fun way to get inventive with your look when stripes don't stand out enough.
Diane von Furstenberg Farren Jumpsuit
Power suits that feature bold pinstripes or blazers loud enough to scream "boss lady" are how you should be wearing the print in 2018. Striped, tailored coordinates rarely go out of style, but interesting colorways and oversize silhouettes with exaggerated shoulders are a welcome change.
Unique 21 Hero Pinstripe Blazer With Ruffle Sleeves
Aalto Pink Stripe Tailored Grandpa Trousers
ASOS Tailored Pinstripe Blazer With Shark Shoulder
Dare to swap your camo coat for a pair of tapered trousers that you can draw attention to with bright shoes. Try camo shoes or boots too, and offset the pattern with a minimal white tee.