Upcoming Fashion Trends for 2018

If you’re wondering what to wear as 2018 is ushered in, look no further than Charlotte Russe. With almost 600 stores across the United States this store will meet your clothing, footwear, and accessories needs in style.

As for new trends, here they are …

Lavender. Actually, all pastels.

Pastels were popular in the 1980s, and like every other pendulum-like trend, it’s back. Expect to see gelato colors on everything from dresses, tops, bags, and coats. Probably more. You won’t go wrong with a light color in 2018.

Rich Colors

It’s not just pale shades next year. Shocking colors that look like they came from a bright Crayola box will be hot, too.

Dark Denim

Acidwash, also popular in the 1980s, however, is a thing of the past (and many think the more distant the past the better). Nowadays jeans are dark, baby. The darker the better. You’ll see the stylish sporting denim in shades of midnight blue and indigo. Dresses, jeans, jackets, you name it, it will be dark wash denim that renews your closet.


Ah, plastic. It’s not just for sandwich bags anymore. In 2018 you’ll see more of it on people, including knee-high boots, dresses, and trench coats. Clothing that can be wiped off is going to be chic, not merely practical.

Trench coats

And yes, speaking of trench coats, whether they come in plastic or another material, they’re back in fashion. Though the classic trench is always in style somewhere, the modern trench is often more playful and might include a ruffle or feathers. They also come in a wide variety of colors.

 Sheer clothing

Translucent, almost gauzy dresses will be popular. Expect to see (and maybe wear) something flowing, sheer and comfortable. That will be nice on a humid spring or summer day.


A plain T-shirt is so last year. Get ready for Andy Warhol’s creations to be splashed across shirts, skirts, jackets and anything else that can be worn. Cartoons, illustrations, and modern art will all up for grabs, and your closet could look like an art museum.

Fanny Packs

Yes, you read that correctly. Fanny packs, once the symbol of much ridicule in the 1990s, are making a comeback. Fun, functional and fantastic (no one could say flirty, though), the packs will be a handy trend next year.

Fringe and textures

The plain Jane purse is no more. You will see fringed creations reminiscent of the 1970s, and not only on purses but on everything including skirts, shirts, and maybe even vests. As for texture, feathers are back on more than just trench coats, as are polka dots, ripples, and other eye-catching surfaces.

Pencil Skirts

Ever versatile and attractive, the pencil skirt is back. See it in all shades, and sometimes with a twist such as an unexpected texture, slit, or a wild plaid.


Flowers are always popular in gardens, but not always in closets. Well, bouquet lovers, rejoice. Flowers are back in fashion and fresher than ever on tops, skirts, and other articles of clothing. Expect to see them in all the hues found in nature — and beyond.

Remember that Charlotte Russe can help you find all of these trends. Stop in to get a new look and leave 2017 behind in style.