Just because something is a trend doesn't mean that it should be worn anywhere and at any time of day for as long as the lifespan of the trend lasts. Especially with the return of so many glamorous '80s-era trends and the "extra" direction that fashion has taken in 2018, there are plenty of current trends that are best worn after dark. That said, if you're a styling pro and can make said trends work at a 10 a.m. coffee meeting, then, by all means, go for it. If you don't trust yourself to pull off tinsel at 10 a.m., we're here to help.
We took a long, hard look at all of the biggest fall 2018 trends and concluded that seven of them, in particular, don't really live their best life before 6 p.m. And just for fun, we shopped out our favorite version of each trend, because you need cool things to wear at night, right? Keep scrolling to find out what the trends are and shop them for all of your evening wardrobe needs.
The Trend: Tinsel
The magpie in us loves all of the super-sparkly pieces that are trending this season, but you might want to save them for Saturday night.
The Trend: Vinyl
Edgy vinyl pieces are certainly cool, but not so much at the office.
The Trend: Crystal Statement Earrings
This fun jewelry trend is all over Instagram, but usually the photos are taken with a flash (in other words, after dark).
The Trend: Feathers
Fun feathered pieces are great for special occasions and nights out, and that's probably what you should save them for.
The Trend: Iridescence
Iridescent pieces shine the prettiest in soft lighting as opposed to blinding sunlight.
The Trend: '80s-Inspired Dresses
Styles in the '80s were particularly glamorous and are most appropriate for special events like your birthday party or a fancy wedding.
The Trend: Sheer
Celebrities can get away with wearing sheer pieces at all hours of the day and night, but for most of us, date night or friends' night is the safest occasion to wear them.