Top Instafashion trends for women 2018

Feeling like your closet needs a refresher? Here’s how you can update it with the styles that fashion bloggers love.

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Too many times, we just need to buy what we’ve seen someone else wearing — and rocking: a trendy dress, a pair of shoes or that perfect makeup look. Add social media to the equation, and some of our first-rate fashion inspiration can be found simply by scrolling through our feeds.

Here are our picks for top trends to watch on Instagram this year.


1. Match(es) made in heaven

Matching sets continue to dominate the blogosphere this year. And there’s little doubt as to why: It’s one of the most fashionably diverse trends out there.

From matching athleisure sweats to traditional plaid skirt-and-top combos, there’s a set for every style. And no matter what you choose, your outfit looks effortlessly put together — leaving you to worry only about finding a pair of cute shoes to go with it.

2. Blaze a trail

I have no idea when ’90s nostalgia morphed into that of the ’80s — but I’m so glad it did. Blazers, especially oversize blazers, are pretty much in my feed every time I open Instagram.

This trend is cute, fun and perfect for transitioning from day to night — just swap out your dress shirt for a loose cami, and dress shoes for leopard flats, and you’re ready to go.

Looking for a pop of personality? You’re in luck: In-fashion printed blazers are easy to find online.



3. Unreal heels

The heel trend might not be the easiest on your toes, but out-of-this-world designs are plenty easy on the eyes. Insta bloggers continue to come up with new ways to style statement shoes to make us feel that they’re a necessary closet staple. Plus, you can marry your own style with nearly any occasion: Wear a pair of floral wedges for a warm-weather lunch with family or a feathered peep-toe heel for hopping the bars.

4. Hats off for this look

Frequent bad-hair-day havers, rejoice! This look is excellent for winter and summer alike. For sunny days, go for a light, wide-brimmed sun hat. For cooler months, top it off with a jewel-toned, velvet beret or checked baker boy hat.



5. Make a statement — or several

This year, Instagram fashionistas throw out the window Coco Chanel’s rule to “Take one thing off before you’ve left the door.” Instead, you’ll see mixing and matching of fabrics, colors and styles in the same outfit.

One of the best parts about this look is just how versatile it is, allowing you to tailor your statement to your personal style. If you’re a fan of taking risks, opt for red leather pants and an oversize fur coat. For something a little more chic, try a plaid blazer and statement heels.

6. Satin

Sadly, velvet had to leave us (at least a little) at some point this year. But no fear: Soft fabrics are still plenty big — just in the form of satin instead. The silky fabric comes in blouses, dresses, scarves and even shoes. No matter the style you pick, you’ll find something that feels plenty cozy but looks elegantly put together.



7. Fashion as protest

Political statements of all kinds continue to dominate social media this year. On Instagram, it’s taken an especially artistic form: clothing. Now people can wear their hearts — and their beliefs — on their sleeves.

8. Loosey-goosey

My personal fashion dream has finally come to fruition: loose, baggy pants are on trend! Boyfriend jeans have been big for the past few years, and the look only continues its momentum, especially online.

Try an athleisure pair of sweats for a relaxed brunch with friends or a pair of loose trousers and a blouse for a day at work.

Pro tip? While your look should be baggy, make sure it’s tailored to your size and proportional to your shape. Otherwise, it might just look like you bought the wrong size!



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