January is in full swing, which means that the world is currently looking ahead to the next 12 months with a fresh outlook. And if you're a fashion girl, you're undoubtedly looking ahead with a fresh sartorial outlook. And since we're always all about the out with the old, in with the new mantra in January, we reached out to the experts at Edited on the subject of what people are and aren't buying.
The fashion retail analytics company gets its insights by monitoring over 700 million products in real time. Edited Head Analyst Emily Bezzant filled us in on three trends that have bit the dust along with what's replacing them in 2018, all of which we can't wait to wear. From the colors that will be everywhere to the pant style that's a must-have, get ready to add to your shopping list (and maybe clean a few trends out of your closet to make room for the new).
SKIP: Millennium Pink BUY: Lilac and Yellow
"Millennial Pink was the color of 2017. While it's still around, apparel arrivals in the hue are on a downward spiral. For those still wanting a touch of feminine, shades of lilac and violet have been backed by big players including Michael Kors and Victoria Beckham, while Pantone announced Ultra Violet as its color of the year. For a more bold and cheerful burst, yellow will also become a statement hue."
"After a strong few years, the bomber jacket has fallen from favor; 57% of garments in stock are currently discounted. That's more than other trans-seasonal options, such as denim and biker jackets. Instead, this year will be all about the technical jacket. Think rain jackets, enhanced fabrications, and functional detailing."
"Over-the-top flares and pants with extreme frilled hems have had their day—the bulk of those retailing now are highly discounted. In their place, the spring 2018 runways saw slouchy wide legs favored—fitting into the season's masculine look as well as channeling 2018’s must-have '90s vibe."