Hey gorgeous! Fall is finally here officially, and it’s already time to update our closets. So if you’re planning a shopping trip anytime soon, you gotta find out about the top 10 must have fashion items for Fall 2018.

And as always, I’m bringing to you my list of all the fashion fashion trends from runways and celeb style, so that you can have the chicest season ever.

So are you ready to find out about the essential trends for Fall 2018? Let’s go!

Must Have Fashion Items for Fall 2018

1. Boy Jeans

Girls, welcome this cool, new trend that makes your trusted skinny jeans look so old fashioned. Boy jeans are different from boyfriend jeans in that boyfriend jeans are oversized, making you seem like you’re literally wearing your boyfriend’s jeans. Whereas boy jeans are well-fitted, but they look boyish. So go for medium-waisted, straight-cut and cropped jeans. You can either try unwashed, or slightly embellished or ripped jeans.

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Jeremy Scott

Hi-rise, straight-leg jeans: Zara

2. Statement Socks

Never thought that socks could rank so high up on your shopping list, right?! But from velvet, to fishnet socks to leather and embellished, socks are just so extra this year! Pair them with your sneakers, peep-toes or heels in early fall. And in the winter-time, you can even go for sock-booties.

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Mulberry

We also spotted statement pantyhose on the Fall 2018 runways. Go for patterned, lamé, or metallic pantyhose. In fact, we even saw them just this week in Marc Jacobs Spring 2019 fashion show.

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D&G

Fishnet Crew Socks: Forever 21

3. Short Strap Cross-Body Bags

Last year’s micro bag trend has evolved to become cross-body and they are Fall 2018’s It-bag. Keep ‘em small and hang ‘em close!

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Roberto Cavalli

Sheraton cross-body bag: Accessorize

4. Suit Jackets

Forget denim jackets for 2018 because this is the year to look classy and elegant! Suits and tuxedos are one of the must have fashion items for Fall 2018. Either wear a chic cropped suit or wear the lapel jacket on its own. Or you can even go for a tuxedo jacket paired with gowns or even shorts. This is yet another trend we just spotted in Tom Ford Spring Summer 2019 show as well.

 

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Alexander Wang

Navy Blazer: Van Heusen

5. Transparent or Plexi

Celebs like Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift have already been wearing transparent boots and dresses for many months now. But the runways have made transparent heels, bags and even jewelry one of the must have fashion items for Fall 2018. So take your pick. Plus, we just spotted this trend in the Jeremy Scott Spring Summer 2019 show as well.

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Balmain

Iridescent Clear High Heels: Forever21

6. Narrow Skinny Sunglasses

Forget the oversized sunnies because the 90s, Matrix-style narrow sunglasses are so, so back! We saw them in different shapes and colors, too. And loads of celebrities like Bella Hadid, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Kaia Gerber are rocking them.

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Prada

Narrow rectangular sunglasses: Miu Miu @Sunglass Hut

7. Victorian Sleeves

Here’s yet another revival trend, but this one’s not from the 90s. It’s from the Victorian era. We saw leg-o-mutton, flouncy and Juliet sleeves in tops, dresses and even outerwear. Great way to make a statement!

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Valentino

Ruffled blouse with bow detail and ruffled trims: Zara

8. 3D Tops and Dresses

Why take a square foot when you can take a whole square meter? This fall, we’re gonna see an excess of ruffles, flouncy overskirts, oversized applique, and anything that goes outside the regular silhouette to take up extra space. I blame social media, because a regular designer dress just doesn’t grab enough eyeballs for celebrities these days. So you need to look like a cake with icing. Or a Dilophosaurus. You know, the dinosaur that killed Newman in Jurassic Park.

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Christian Siriano

Double V Exaggerated Flounce Trim Bodysuit: Shein

9. Choker Sets

Good news! Your choker is still very trendy. But this fall, pair it up with pendant chains of different lengths. Delicate chain-link chokers paired with different or matching dainty collar necklaces are super-hot right now! For winters, you can even go for a necklace set paired with a neck scarf.layered-choker-necklace-fall-winter-2018Layered Pendant Necklace

10. Sweater Bodysuit

Sweater bodysuits are one of the must have fashion items for Fall 2018. Or you can even go for a body-hugging sweater and just tuck it neatly into your skirt or jeans.

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Alberta Ferretti

V Neck Bardot Bodysuit: Shein

So I hope you enjoyed my fashion forecast for Fall 2018. Which items are on your bucket list? Lemme know below! Muaah!

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Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That's how it evolved over centuries and that's how it's been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives. Shilpa's work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times. Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book "Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India". Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email contact@shilpaahuja.com

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