A new year means a whole slew of fun fashion trends to try and to incorporate into your already fabulous wardrobe. What silhouettes, fabrics, colors, and concepts will reign sartorially supreme in 2018? Which decade will come back into vogue over the next 12 months? What sort of accessories should be thinking about to accent your ensembles? What sort of wardrobe updates do you need to do?

So many questions! But don’t stress, you’ve got this. All of the huge fashion trends that you need to know are coming up in 2018 are collected right here.

Women’s suits

As gender lines become further beautifully blurred and women become increasingly empowered, the fashion will, well, follow suit! Yes, women in suits will be even more prominent in 2018. Taralyn Thuot, who serves as creative director of edgy fashion brand Wildfang, tells me, “2017 was the year for women: the women’s march, the #metoo movement, etc. This empowering cultural moment is impacting fashion trends we will see in 2018…. Women are looking for clothing that expresses their confidence.”

Suits are more androgynous these days, so much so that they can no longer be called “menswear.” Suits are now also womenswear! “We are seeing badass women everywhere rocking the suit on the streets and the red carpet, from Blue Ivy to Blake Lively. Suit up. We’ve got work to do,” Thuot said.

’70s-inspired fashion

Fashion trends and details from decade’s past are always cyclical. Nostalgia for the ’90s has been dominating pop culture for the past few years, with the era’s music and fashion being further visible in both high-end stores and in the malls. But in 2018, style will hark back to the ’70s. “With the resurgence of Calvin Klein under Raf Simons, we are seeing an androgynous and minimal modernization of the ’70s trends: elongated collars, H2T denim, and a retro color palette. We are especially feeling the western-inspired button ups,” says Thuot.

Nerd chic

The Star Wars hype is currently infiltrating pop culture and it has generated several co-branded, The Last Jedi fashion and beauty lines in 2017. But fangirl or nerd chic styles aren’t simply related to the films that cruise into the multiplexes. Nerd chic will continue to assert itself in 2018 beyond the realm of graphic tees. Attire and silhouettes long associated with nerdiness and the collegiate environment, as seen by Rihanna’s recent Puma Fenty University collection, will shift to a high fashion skew.

Thuot says we can expect “striped polos, aviators, varsity sweaters, all in a classic primary color palette. Just say Gucci made us do it.” When in doubt, always blame Gucci.

Geometric minimalism

Stark shapes will influence fashion, especially when it comes accessories, in 2018. Valani jewelry designer Heena Shah tells me, “Geometric minimalism is going to be a driving trend in 2018. Specifically, hexagon and kite shapes will be finding their way into fashion, fine jewelry, and home decor.” So geometric and gold jewelry, sunglasses and bags will be all the rage with you accoutrements.

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