Trending: Winter 2018

What looks are everywhere this season?


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It’s December, which means Famously Hot Columbia is finally starting to get cold. Summer is finally turning to winter, because let’s get real here, we have no fall season here at USC. With that being said, new seasons bring new fashion trends, and this winter is proving to be a breakout season for many new styles. 

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Sustainability has been at the forefront of industry conversation in 2018. Fast fashion brands are becoming conscious of their carbon footprint and have taken steps to become more eco-friendly. Brands such as Reformation and H&M are continuously making sustainability more mainstream. The sustainable trend has even popped up here on campus.

“Our idea and overarching theme for USC fashion week is encouraging sustainability in fashion,” said Elizabeth Murray, publications director for USC Fashion Board.

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Vintage inspired clothing is skyrocketing this season. Denim is having a vintage moment, causing girls to trade their beloved skinny jeans for a pair of distressed straight leg Levi’s. Vintage-inspired patterned trousers are highly sought after as well. Many stylists pair these with a graphic tee to modernize their look. Classic brands like Ralph Lauren are also seeing a revival of sorts.

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“Blake Lively really set the movement with the ‘A Simple Favor’ promotion, in which she wears all Ralph Lauren. And as far as denim goes, Calvin Klein is really having a moment, as well as the Kardashians and their Good American Brand,” Murray said.

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Monochromatic looks seem to also have a significant role this season. Many looks include all black, or all white. Some are even all bright neon pinks and greens, which untraditionally made their fall debut on the fall 2018 runways. How do you break up all one color? With texture. Corduroy jackets and jackets with shearling fur have proven to be the perfect way to break up your monochromatic look. 

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Throw the trashy misconceptions about cheetah print in the garbage because animal prints are back. Animal print prowled over an astonishing amount of runways across NYC, London, Milan and Paris this season. Animal print is mainly to be spotted in various coats and shoes, but could also be seen in a flare style of pant as well.

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Who remembers being a little kid and digging through their mom’s jewelry box? Well, you might have to do some digging because vintage, ornate and gold jewelry is back, just in time for the holiday season. Popular brands such as Revolve, Adina’s Jewels and Verge Girl have been sporting large gold pendant necklaces as well as gold ornate crosses and thick chunky hoops.

Transitioning your closet from season to season can be difficult, especially since the trends change every year. As the year – and the decade – begin to come to a close, reflect on past trends that have come and gone, and ones we will remember for years to come.