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8 Fall 2018 Fashion Trends To Watch For

It’s time to start planning your fall wardrobe if you haven’t already. One of my favorite things to do every year is to explore the new trends for the fall season. The fall season wardrobe is what I look forward to stocking up on. There’s nothing like the crisp turn in the air and the sight of pumpkins and scarecrows everywhere. My favorite taste is pumpkin ice cream.

Now that I can look at the fall trends, it lets me know that the fall season is near. I’ve gathered some of my favorite fall pieces that reflect the fall 2018 fashion trends.

Fall 2018 Fashion Trends

1. Plaids

I have a personal weakness for plaids. They remind me of school girls and lumberjacks. This year, you’ll find plaid dresses, shirts, pants, tops, and accessories. You can find any color, size, and style of plaid you want. Here’s a small sampling of what’s out there here. Click the links below to shop.

Shop These Items!

1. MakeMeChic Women’s Elegant Long Sleeve Wear to Work Pencil Dress

2. Banned Punk Rock Funky Plaid Check Skinny Jeans

3. Faddare Casual Plaid Tunic Dress

4. Vinmatto Henley Casual Plaid Tunic Shirt

5. Romwe Gingham Print Peplum Blouse

Plaid Styling Tips:

If you’re new to this print, pair it with a solid cardigan, pant, or another piece.

For a bolder style, try mixing different colored pieces together. To avoid looking too busy, make sure the colors are in the same “family”.

If you’re going for a true runway look, add some plaid accessories to your outfit to really stop traffic!

2. Reds, Reds, Reds

Everyone’s favorite color is back. Red was the standout color on fashion runways so it’ll be popular all season long. It’s the perfect color for anyone who wants to stand out. According to Sensational Color, red is associated with “passion, love, and desire as well as power, anger, or rage. Red is inherently exciting and naturally draws attention.”

No matter what message you’re looking to send with the color red, this is the season to send it. Start building your wardrobe pieces like these.

Shop These Items!

1. Sofishie Fashion Cable Knit Turtleneck Sweater

2. Tanming Slim Zipper Faux Leather Jacket

3. Killreal Polka Dot Retro Vintage Style Cocktail Dress

4. Esenchel Long Sleeve Tunic Top

5. Rekucci Ease In to Comfort Boot Cut Pant

3. Animal Prints

Animal prints seem to come back every fall and this year is no exception. There’s no reason to be afraid of this bold print. Animal prints can be large or small. They can cover an entire dress, or you can subtly show them off with a scarf or wallet. Choose from leopard prints, snakeskin, zebra print, and more. Below you have just a sampling of the animal prints hitting shelves this fall.

Shop These Items!

1. Preppy Doll Made in USA Animal Print Open Front Cardigan

2. VfEmage Sexy Elegant Pencil Dress

3. 82 Days Poly Span Maxi Skirt

4. Riddled With Style Zebra Print Long Sleeve Top

5. Pinspark Fashion Collar Long Sleeve Button Down Blouse

Animal Print Styling Tips

Don’t be afraid to use them as a neutral, or adopt an animal print statement piece.

It’s okay to mix patterns!

Pair it with a bold color with extra pop.

4. Metallics/Foils

Metallics are another repeat offender in the fall fashion trends. Also referred to as “foils” these fabrics give off a sheer, shiny appearance. Common colors include silver and gold, but you may see them in other colors such as burgundy or green. The fun thing about foil prints is that you can be subtle or bold.

Shop These Items!

1. Betsey Johnson Floral Foil Dress

2. Trelemek Women’s Gold Foil Maple Leaf Infinity Scarf

3. HUE Women’s Plaid Foil Leggings

4. Painted Heart Women’s Festive Tank

5. Cole Haan Women’s Grand Crosscourt Sneaker in Rose Gold Foil Metallic Leather and Optic White

5. Ruching

Ruching is the gathering of fabric to create a ruffled look. Not only does it give you a pretty rippling pattern, but ruching can also help conceal body flaws, such as a big tummy. Ruching commonly appears on bathing suits and maternity wear due to its flattering appeal, but it’s making an appearance on more everyday pieces this fall. Look for it on tops and dresses.

Shop These Items!

1. Avoir Aime Vintage Inspired Classic Chiffon Dress

2. Ruby Rd. Women’s Petite Knit Top with Side Ruching

3. DSUK Round Neck Short Sleeve Casual Tunic

4. DSUK Split Neck Short Sleeve Pleated Tunic

5. LAmade High Waist Gathered Midi Skirt

6. Cords/Corduroy

One of my favorite fall/winter fabrics is making a comeback. I love corduroy. You can find it on anything and it makes me feel warm and snuggly. The soft velvety feel takes me back to childhood. This fall, I’ll be shopping for it on accessories, jackets, and jumpers!

Shop These Items!

1. HaoDuoYi Fashion Faux Fur Collar Corduroy Winter Jacket

2. Nankoo Classic Retro Corduroy Simple Shoulder Bag

3. Buffalo David Bitton Mid Rise Skinny Stretch Corduroy Pants

4. Lelili-Jacket Warm Patchwork Outerwear Coat with Hood

5. Allegra K Women’s Corduroy Button Decor Suspender Overall Skirt Dress

7. Prarie/Cowboy

Models on runways have been rocking prairie dresses and western style cowboy boots, so why not add them to your collection as well? I’m personally a fan of the peasant girl/prairie style dresses. I also remember my first pair of cowboy boots hidden deep in my closet. It’s time to go shopping (in my closet)!

Shop These Items!

1. Charles Albert Women’s Modern Western Cowboy Boot

2. Sakkas Nohea Chambray Flowy Maxi Dress

3. Anna-Kaci Off Shoulder Boho Lace Semi Sheer Smocked Maxi Dress

4. English Factory Ruffle Dress

5. SheSole Western Cowgirl Boots

8. Neons/Bright Colors

Did you miss the ’80s? I came in toward the end myself. During the fashion fun I was still learning my ABCs and potty training. Don’t despair. You’ll have your chance to experience fun neons outside of the gym because they’re making an appearance this fall. Depending on your personality, you can go from head to toe, or pick some fun accessories. It’s up to you!

Shop These Items!

1. Neon Budda Sweet Tie Jacket

2.  Ekimo T-USA Seamless Ribbed Mock Turtleneck

3. Chicastic Neon Green Silk Chiffon Scarf

4. ShopMyTrend SMT Sleeveless Flowy Midi Tank Dress

5. TINYHI Swing Loose Short Sleeve Tshirt Swing Tunic Dress

Enjoy shopping for your fall trends! Of course, I had to leave some out of this list. Is there another trend you’re looking forward to this fall? Let me know in the comments below!

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Whitney Foster

Whitney Foster is an entrepreneur and educator from Cleveland, OH. She's a foodie and loves crafting, particularly crochet and cross stitching. She also loves children and learning about the world around her.

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34 Comments

  1. I love the red tunic top. It would be perfect to wear with jeans and boots. That color and style will be perfect for fall!

    1. Whitney Foster says:

      Red is really popular. I’ll definitely be stocking up on those pieces.

  2. Yaasss, girl! My inner Al Borland comes out every fall! I love plaid!

    1. Whitney Foster says:

      I’m glad you like it! Thanks for the comment!

  3. Melissa says:

    I love being able to get out my fall wardrobe! I always go for lots of cardigans and I love dusters!! I think my fave out of this list is the reds. Definitely one of my favorite colors for fall.

    1. Whitney Foster says:

      I love cardigans as well. Thanks so much for your comment!

  4. Plaids and reds are an all time favorite for me! I’m so glad to see they are making a return this fall

    1. Whitney Foster says:

      Me too and they look great together! Thanks for your comment!

  5. Great article and nice pictures. I enjoyed reading this. Red is one of my favorite colors to wear. Thank you!

    1. Whitney Foster says:

      Thank you so much! I like red too. And thank you for your comment!

  6. Geraline Batarra says:

    Those are really good collections. I can say that all of them are so beautiful and really perfect to wear in this coming fall season.

    1. Whitney Foster says:

      I agree. I’m really looking forward to Fall just because of the fashions!

  7. Loving the fall trends this year, especially the plaids!

    1. Whitney Foster says:

      Yeah, plaid’s really take me back. They never get old. Thanks for your comment!

  8. I love all those outfits. Plaid and ruching are so fun. But I especially love red outfits. And that red dress with the black and white polka dots, where is that from? I love that dress and want it! Seriously email me and let me know where to get that dress.

    1. Whitney Foster says:

      Hi Marianne,

      I’m glad you love everything! The red dress is actually from Amazon. I posted the link above but I’ve also sent it to you. It’s one of my favorites too!

  9. Christa says:

    I love all of these! I’m so excited for fall fashion, especially all the textures like corduroy.

    1. Whitney Foster says:

      I’m glad you like them! Thanks!

  10. I was able to hit up the the fall previews already and have already welcomed many of these trends into my wardrobe. I’m exceptionally excited about the plaid being in style!

    1. Whitney Foster says:

      I’m glad you were able to get them! There’re so many hot things out there!

  11. Frank says:

    Ugh, I can never get into the plaid fashion. I love the reds though. Neon is pretty cool too!

    1. Whitney Foster says:

      I’ll have to try Neon myself. That’s the great thing about trends, there’s something for everyone. Thanks!

  12. I love plaids and I am glad that they are fashionable during this fall. I can’t wait to wear some of my outfits with plaid fabrics.

    1. Whitney Foster says:

      Yeah, it’s the perfect time to get creative. Have fun!

  13. Faneshia says:

    Reds remind me of Christmas and metallic reminds me of New Years. My favorite time of the year!

    1. Whitney Foster says:

      You’ll be prepared with the fall trends this year! The holiday season will be here before we know it. Thanks!

  14. Elizabeth O says:

    There are a lot of great trends coming back around this season. I like a plaid and the metallics look nice too!

    1. Whitney Foster says:

      It’s gonna be a great fall season! Thanks for your comment!

  15. I love all these styles, especially the dresses. I am so excited for fall fashion!

    1. Whitney Foster says:

      Me too! Thanks for your comment!

  16. sian ryan says:

    I am loving the fact that leopard is coming back in! I have already bought a couple of pieces whilst out shopping recently.

    1. Whitney Foster says:

      I have a lot of friends who are leopard fans too. I have a few pieces I can’t wait to pull out of storage!

  17. You have displayed some amazing line up here. I am excited to try these on. Will definitely order some. Thanks!

    1. Whitney Foster says:

      I’m glad you like them! Thanks for your comment!

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