Fashion lives in a cyclical nature—meaning what goes around will come around in due time. This year was the very epitome of this point. With the return of the '90s grunge and the '80s colorful resurgence, new fashion now only means a polished, if not a creative iteration of a fad that had died down before. That said, as the year turns, there are certain pieces and trends that have oversaturated and dominated the streets but haven't quite transcended into a closet staple yet. They have got to rest a bit to make way for new trends to bloom, don't you think? Read on what the editors are stowing back into the closet this 2018!
"Give up oversized shades in favor of micro specs like those from Balenciaga and Adam Selman." - Ning Nuñez, Fashion Assistant.
Matrix-esque, slivers of sunnies are the it pair every stylish girl must have. The micro frames may function just as a face adornment, but it sure tells a lot about the person who wears it. The tiny sunnies trend dates back in the '90s and early aughts when celebs (like the Olsen twins) used such to barely hide from the paparazzi. Micro frames forewent obscurity, subtly enabled them to embrace their high profile status—a true mark of popularity.
On the other hand, Deputy Associate Editor Janey Aniban Rivera says, "I think it’s time for millennial pink to loosen its vise-like grip on our Instagram feeds (and closets). We’ve been oversaturated with the saccharine hue and it’s time for it to retire (for now!) and make way for a bolder, more electric color like 2018’s color of the year, ultra violet."
Social Media Editor Maura Rodriguez, Associate Fashion Editor Loris Peña, Associate Beauty Editor Belle Rodolfo along with Preview.ph Copy and Features Editor Marj Ramos and Managing Editor Nikki Rivera share a collective voice in saying chokers and off-the-shoulder necklines and styling should be given a rest in the coming years.
In lieu of these, they'd like to see more "sock boots, belts and cinched waists and bright colors," says Maura. Maybe some more fanny packs, as Loris recommends. Meanwhile, Nikki shares she'd "love to see more of anything that sparkles, as well as contrasting prints next year."
Perhaps you can also make way for short suits as Janey urges, "It's a fresher, more youthful take on the pantsuit. It gives just the right amount of polish with its tailored look, but adds in a dose of fun via short bottoms. Plus, it looks good in absolutely any fabric, whether its done in velvet, silk, or pinstripes." And to top it all off, Marj proposes for you to wear more mismatched earrings.