5 Hot Fashion Trends for Fall/Winter 2017-2018

5 Hot Fashion Trends for Fall/Winter 2017-2018

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Prada/MaxMara/Balmain. Graphic by Shriya Sacheti

Fall is in full swing and after Paris Fashion Week we’re seeing some really interesting pieces gracing the streets of the City of Light. Of course, with the new season upon us, we have a whole host of new trends, just waiting to be adopted! Here’s our roundup of the best fashion trends for Fall and exactly how you can integrate them into your existing closet!

 Top-of-the-line Tops

When it comes to tops, it’s all about the blouse this season.

Interesting necklines like a Victorian collar are perfect for Fall. High-necked and full of crochet or lace, they are feminine yet powerful. Perfect for pairing with casual jeans and loafers or dressed up with a fitted skirt and tall heels, the Victorian collared blouse is a must-have in your closet. Stick to neutral colors like white, black, navy or a striking red for the most versatile looks.

If you don’t have a particularly long or slender neck, the Victorian collar might not be best for you. Don’t worry, as well as the high neck we also have deep plunging V necks on the cards this season. Ideal for lengthening your neck and narrowing the shoulders, a deep V neck blouse is perfect for Fall layering and can be paired with any number of outerwear pieces such as a moto jacket, blazer or wool coat for a flawless look every time.

David Koma/Valentino/David Koma. Graphic by Shriya Sacheti

Sweeping Skirts

Full skirts have been on the circuit for a while now and they don’t seem to be going any other direction. We couldn’t be happier as a full circle skirt is a really flattering look for any body type. They hide a multitude of sins including love handles, a less than flat stomach and heavy thighs as well as elongating your calves –everyone’s a winner! Mid-length is best, just ensure that your skirt finishes just below the thickest part of your calf to reap their leg lengthening qualities.

Acne Studio/Balmain/Alexa Chung. Graphic by Shriya Satechi

Dig those Denims

This season, denim is playing on light and dark opposites, color-blocking garments with both acid-washed light denim and dark indigo dyes in the same piece. Playing on that Americana look, some of the best denim jackets around for Fall feature raw edge hems, fringed hems and boxy or cropped silhouettes. Complimenting the angular look of jackets, jeans are staying straight cut and masculine.

Dries Van Noten/Tommy Hilfilger/Adam Selman. Graphic by Shriya Sacheti

Blast of Outerwear

Red coats are everywhere this Fall.

Making a striking statement, a signature red coat can instantly upgrade an outfit to Instagram-worthy status. We’re seeing all kinds of coats in various shades of crimson, brick red and burgundy, from oversized puffer parkas to streamlined belted numbers and lapelled trenches. To make your red coat really pop, keep the rest of your outfit minimalist to allow your coat to soak up all of the drama.

As well as a bold red coat, texture is playing a large role this season. Shaggy coats made with popcorn yarns that are knobby and dangling, faux fur gilets and sweaters, and all-over fringing that catches the wind are all key elements when it comes to outerwear this season. Texture is all about dramatic effect, so don’t be a wallflower and be bold with your outerwear essentials.

Jill Sander/Tod’s/MaxMara.
Graphic by Shriya Sacheti

Fancy Footwear

When it comes to footwear for Fall, it’s all about the boots of course! Keeping with the rest of the trends for Fall/Winter 2017, there’s nothing shy about boots this season either! We’re seeing lots of glitter, sequins, plastic and fur trimming.

If it isn’t over the top, it isn’t on trend!

You can go really crazy this season with knee or thigh highs encrusted with glitter or jewels or keep it less abrasive with sweet ankle boots with a transparent heel or toe cap.

Prada/Gaultier/Gaultier. Graphic by Shriya Sacheti

Don’t be shy this new season. Choose your fashion statement now!

Kirsti Alexandra Reid
Kirsti Alexandra Reid is a freelance fashion designer and fashion writer based in Paris. Originally from Northern Ireland, she moved to Paris three years ago on placement with university and never wanted to leave. After finishing her degree and briefly moving to Thailand, the city of lights called her back home. Kirsti writes for online platforms, luxury fashion magazines and produces design tech packs for suppliers under her brand K Alexandra. She is a self confessed Paris addict and can often be found finding her Zen in Bois de Boulogne with her little Boston Terrier.

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