Top 5 Fall Fashion Trends of 2018

Cooler temperatures. Falling leaves. The faint smell of apple pie and ginger snap in the air. We all know what that means— fall is here! And it’s time to update your wardrobe with what we here at Cleveland Consignment Shoppe spot as the 5 hottest trends hitting the runway (and our racks!) this season.

ANIMAL PRINT

Animal print has been a staple of fall fashion for so long that it is widely considered the quintessential sign of the season. The distinct designs of cheetah, zebra, and snakeskin make great neutrals—easy to incorporate into your everyday style.

HOW TO WEAR IT

Look out for animal print accent pieces, such as shoes, coats, scarves, and jewelry, to transition your summer clothes into a cool autumnal look. Feeling bold? Try a cheetah or leopard design in an unexpected fabric, such as a silk dress or knit sweater, to keep the print current.

MENSWEAR

The 90s are back with a bang this year! And the trend is taking shape in the form of a classic men’s suit jacket.

HOW TO WEAR IT

Oversized blazers in tweed, glen plaid, and pinstripe are a must-have this season. Pair them with pleated trousers and a crop top to keep things looking feminine and sexy. If pleated pants aren’t your vibe, swap in a light-washed, high-waisted jean with a statement belt for the day, or faux leather leggings for night. Add in a pair of loafers or a briefcase-inspired handbag like this vintage Monseau Louis Vuitton to finish off the look.

LOGOS

It’s no wonder that top brands such as Celine and Burberry have recently revamped their signature logos—logos haven’t been this big since the 1980s. These icons serve as the statement piece of the new season.

HOW TO WEAR IT

Wear Gucci, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton loud and proud with initialed belt buckles, shoes, and tees, but balance them out with a simple pair of black skinny jeans or a pencil skirt. For an athleisure look, pair a cropped sweatshirt or sneakers from Adidas and Fila with long, flowy skirts and dresses.

CAMOUFLAGE

Camo is taking fall fashion by storm this season. Camouflage’s masculine, militaristic undertones make it a no-brainer when you’re looking to give your wardrobe a bit of an edge.

HOW TO WEAR IT

You can never go wrong with an oversized camo print jacket over a sleek black outfit underneath: think ripped black jeans, black dresses, black tights, and black boots. Or, try pairing a short jean skirt with sporty camo sneakers like these Valentino track shoes for a subtler take. When used in moderation, the muted pattern adds both texture and depth to an outfit to achieve a more casual, modern aesthetic.

WESTERN

Considering that this year is the fiftieth anniversary of the Ralph Lauren design house, it’s no coincidence that a Western wind has swept over fall fashion this season. No one has captured the spirit of the American West quite like Ralph Lauren. Suede, leather, silver accents, prairie florals, and lace evoke the luxury Western image Lauren has cultivated throughout the brand’s illustrious career.

HOW TO WEAR IT

Start with your shoes! The embellished, pointed-toe bootie seamlessly updates the cowboy boot for a modern context. Next, upgrade light-wash mom jeans and a delicate lace blouse with a gilded metal belt-buckle or fringe jacket to fully embrace this distinctly American trend.

Our CCS team hopes these 5 Fall Fashion Trends get you as excited about fall fashion as we are!