At Who What Wear, our fashion editors are always covering the newest and shiniest trends to emerge on the fashion scene. Right now, our eyes are firmly focused on the cool new pieces from the fall 2018 shows that are hitting retailers as we embark on the season ahead. We’ve watched them walk down the runways in Paris and Milan and have started to see them appear on Instagram and the street style scene as summer comes to a close, but which ones will we actually wear and which trends are we skipping?
To find out, I asked Who What Wear’s team of editors to weigh in, and it turns out that they have some pretty strong opinions on the topic. While some of fall’s biggest trends like faux croc are universally loved by our editors, American prairie pieces are causing hesitation, while neon has our team divided. Ahead I’m breaking down the fall trends our editors would never wear and the ones they’re fully embracing.
“Sorry, chunky designer sneakers—I’m just not that into you. I saw so many versions of this practical (I think?) trend on the fall runways, but I’m leaning toward a different type of daring shoe this fall. Specifically, I’m currently eying these Western croc-effect booties.”
“Never say never, but I’m not sure neon is my aesthetic. I am into a power color clashing moment, which is still going strong for fall.”
“I’ve yet to find an approach to wearing the all-leather, Matrix-y looks that are so big for fall that works with my style (or body type), so I’ll likely be skipping that in favor of single leather statement pieces such as patent leather boots, a coat, or a mock croc bag.”
“I’m skipping all the tinsel that made its way down the runway. Fun in theory, but I just can’t imagine wearing it IRL without tearing a look to shreds. Instead, I’m making a statement with bold colors.”
“I’ll be skipping out on the ridiculously oversize outerwear trend this fall, and instead I’ll be stocking up on lightweight jackets I can layer, which I think makes more sense for Los Angeles weather.”
“I’m definitely avoiding the very literal ’80s look and all the neon and body-con dresses that come along with it. On the flip side, I’ve already started investing in embossed croc pieces that manage to make everything they’re paired with look luxe.”
“I can’t say I’ll be reaching for a fanny pack or belt bag any time soon—though I appreciate how cool other people make them look. I’m totally infatuated with drawstring bags right now—this beaded Staud one feels so novel.”
“I’ll definitely be skipping the whole head-to-toe Americana/prairie trend that so many designers sent out. The look is cool, but it’s just not for me. Instead I’ll be adopting something a bit more me—’70s floral prints. These flats with a built-in anklet will do just the trick.”
“I’m still not convinced by the kitten heel trend—it’s either a taller block heel or flats for me personally. These perfect Tibi ones would go with everything under the sun.”
“There was a high dose of Americana fashion on the runways with pieces like prairie dresses and quilted patterns, but they don’t really fit in with my personal style. Instead I’ll be adding in the sleek faux-croc pieces that are everywhere.”