11 Trends to Say Sayonara to in 2018, and What to Replace Them With
Just to clarify, when fresh trends surface, that doesn't mean we're completely tired of the old ones. More often than not, old styles come back again, and while we're offering you the 2019 print alternative to leopard ahead, that certainly doesn't mean we're getting rid of classic animal patterns — no sir! As we wave goodbye to 2018, we're searching for new ways to modernize our wardrobes and embrace the updated silhouettes and fabrics we'll see trickle from the runways to our favorite stores and retailers.
Give Your Dad Sneakers a Rest
They stuck around for quite a few seasons, but dad sneakers with signature designer logos or shapes are not the only type of functional shoe that help add a sporty touch.
Trade Them in For: Sleek, Sporty Trainers
Give Animal Print a Rest
Animal print, especially leopard, will always be a staple, but when there's a new print in town, we can stow away our favorite tops and pull them out later on.
Give Your Typical Denim on Denim a Rest
We've seen so many iterations of denim on denim throughout the years, but a style that cuts close to the figure might just be the most classic.
Trade It in For: Redone Denim Suiting
Try acid wash separates that look lived in or chambray jumpsuits that don't fall in line with your typical denim.
Give Your Neon a Rest
You no longer need to look to your chartreuse jumper or flashy pink mules to be noticed, not when we're embracing a new look thanks to a spin of the color wheel.
Trade It in For: Sorbets
In 2019, women will be opting for shades of peach, pistachio, and límon to impress. These colors are lighter, not brighter, but still just as noticeable.
Give Your Tiny Sunglasses a Rest
Tiny sunglasses were a fun throwback to the '90s, and they're a delicate accessory that will always get head turns, especially when the lenses are cherry red or pink.
Trade Them in For: Visors
While you shouldn't throw away the sunglasses shapes that worked for you, visor tops are a modern update to the old, oversize bug shape, and they're actually functional too. These babies will block out more dust and wind than you know.
Give Your Sequins a Rest
Daytime sequins will always be fun for party dressing, but there's a new, shiny fabric that's making the rounds and can even be worked into your 9-to-5.
Trade Them in For: Lamé
We're calling the lamé look crinkle and shine — it's a simple way to add texture to your look, and if you've always been struck by metallic accessories, you can now feel free to go all out and rock this style head to toe.
Give Your Lace a Rest
Lace is a feminine fabric we'll always consider to be gorgeous. While your lacy number is definitely not outdated, it's not the only material that's going to impress on an evening out in 2019.
Trade It in For: Crochet
You'll be seeing maxi dresses, sweaters, and A-line gowns reworked in crochet, and when fun pops of color are incorporated, welcoming the intricate stitching into your wardrobe will become addictive, we promise.
Give Your Skinny Jeans a Rest
While there's nothing wrong with reaching for your lived-in denim that flatters your booty time after time, we challenge you to open your eyes to new bottoms that look cool with a white tee.
Trade Them in For: Low-Slung Cargos
Look back to the pop stars of the millennium and try on a pair of Gwen Stefani-approved cargos for size. Whether you stick to army green or go for khaki or camo, you'll feel empowered to rock these with heels on a night out in no time at all.
Give Your Crop Top a Rest
Choosing a crop top that bares a hint of your midriff can feel bold and boost your confidence, for sure, but just like a leg slit, there are other surprising cuts that you'll be excited to show off.
Trade It in For: Waist or Hip Cutouts
Hip cutouts in gowns, bodysuits, and blazers offer a striking update to minimalist silhouettes. Choose quality fabrics and complete with luxe accessories, so your outfit looks elevated, not cheesy.
Give Your Blazer a Rest
While your checked blazer is a staple you should never throw away, we've found a new silhouette entirely that we're excited to throw into the mix, rather than just finding new ways to style such classically tailored outerwear.
Trade It in For: A Vest
Oversize vests allow you to show off a little bit more print of that dress you've got on underneath, and they add volume to your outfit without distracting from your figure, if you find one that fits you right.
Trade It in For: A Minimal Nylon Purse
Nylon pouches in functional shapes are a throwback to the '90s too, and they still allow you to flash a hint of your favorite designer. You can find one equipped with fun straps or studs if you like your bag to bring more flavor to your look.