The Top 6 Trends People Actually Bought in 2018


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Don’t you want to know? We did too. So, when we recently had the chance to chat with Shopbop Fashion Director Caroline Maguire at the company’s epic holiday party this week, we couldn’t help but ask: What trends did people buy a lot of this year? As it turns out, many of the same pieces we here at Who What Wear loved were the ones everyone else did too! From embellished accessories to fun faux-fur coats, it really was a good year for statement pieces in fashion but, of course, some reemerged classics as well. With such good iterations of all of them from our favorite brands, I have a feeling they’ll be sticking around for a few more seasons, too.

If you want to see and shop all six of the trends for yourself before the year comes to an end—or they sell out!—just keep scrolling.

Plush Coats

Especially in faux fur and bright, bold colors.

Western Boots

These have been trending for three seasons straight, and we don't see them going away any time soon.

Check Patterns

Think: tartan, plaid, and houndstooth.

Belt Bags

Another cross-season trend that seems to be sticking around for a while.

Statement Knits

Chunky weaves, bright colors, and more.

Diamanté Accessories

A fancy term for all the crystal-embellished pieces we're loving right now!

Up next: Shop the 10 best coats celebs are wearing this season.

Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour
Senior Market Editor

Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently senior market editor. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2020, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch 90 Day Fiancé.