8 Winter Trends to Shop Before Everyone Else Does

Fall might have just begun, but before you know it, you'll be reaching for your puffer coats, heat-insulated leggings, and shearling-lined boots. It's a lot to take in, we know, but we think you can handle it. To ease the blow just a bit, we thought we'd round up the coolest winter 2018 trends you can start shopping now. Since we generated a lot of hype around the biggest fall 2018 trends, we saw no reason the winter styles didn't deserve the same praise.

Ahead, get ready to see a full runway download on all of the winter 2018 trends we are loving now. From two coats instead of one, colorful tights, and dresses that will actually keep you warm in the snow, we can promise you that the styles ahead are ones not only meant for the sartorially minded but also meant for the practical dressers.

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Winter can be a tricky time as far as getting dressed is concerned. While we'd love to throw on whatever our hearts desire, oftentimes we are confined to the temperature outside, meaning multiple layers, puffy coats, and absurd accessories. But this winter, we have a trend that will withstand the cold and the current sartorial stigma: wearing two coats at once. The ways in which you can layer your double dose of outerwear are endless, but below are a few of our favorites.

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In this one look, you can wear three of winter's biggest trends at the same time.

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Although this look is from last season, it's one I think about a lot and adds a fun addition to this particular trend.

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Since large furry coats are already extra, why not add one on top of another fun coat?

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Winter wouldn't be winter without chunky statement knits, am I right? It's pretty much the only time of the year you can drown yourself in what is essentially a really chic blanket and call yourself put-together. Designers proved this season that when paired with the right counterparts like leather pants, coordinating skirts, and trendy headwear, the average knit can be elevated in seconds flat, and that's a winter trend we can get behind.

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Halloween, but make it fashion.

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If you're going to wear a sweater, really wear a sweater. Know what we mean?

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Make a statement literally and figuratively with this winter trend. 

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Plaid is a timeless pattern that fiercely bubbles up during the fall and winter seasons, but this time around, we're seeing a rise in schoolgirl-preppy, almost Christmas-inspired plaids of all kinds. The runway encouraged us to mix and match different hues and sizes of the pattern in one outfit, creating a winter look that will make your mom and your inner schoolgirl proud.

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Can you ever wear too much plaid at once? Trick question. The answer is always no.

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A bold look that we are severely envious of.

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Mix and match your plaids for the ultimate seasonal look.

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We never thought we'd see the day, but colored leopard print is officially back, and some of the biggest designer names in the industry are embracing the throwback '80s trend full force. We're seeing these colorful spots on everything from tights to outerwear and back again. Yes, this trend can easily veer toward the "tackier" side of the spectrum, but as proven by the runways and the pieces that are already on the market, when you find the items that work, they really work.

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Embrace it. Rainbow animal print is here, and it's staying, at least for now.

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Who knew tie-dye socks could look so good with pink leopard print?

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Don't worry—this winter trend of tweed, tweed, and more tweed isn't just any tweed. It's cool tweed. Adorned with neon accents, tulle, leather skirts, chain belts, and more, there's no denying the fact that this classic trend is destined to get hyped up by the women of every age group possible.

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Incorporate the neon trend into this timeless tweed ensemble.

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Would it even be a Chanel show if there wasn't a slew of tweed?

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Neon and tweed are apparently the dynamic duo we never knew we needed. 

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Is brown the new black? Yes. Yes, it is. If you are reading this thinking brown just really isn't your thing, think again because if there's any color story we picked up on from the fall and winter runways, it's that brown is a key hue for the 2018 winter season ahead.

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Logomania took over at Fendi this season, and we are here for the wintery yet sporty vibes.

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All-brown everything is the only way to wear the color. 

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We have yet to meet a Jacquemus look we didn't immediately love. 

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Cover and brighten your legs this winter with colored tights, seen layered underneath matching sets, miniskirts, statement coats, and the like. Making sure limbs make a bold statement was a major priority for designers this time around. The look might remind you of your childhood when you had a drawer full of tights adorned in every color of the rainbow, and that's exactly why we're fawning over the triumphant return of the trend.

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Bring the sun to gloomy winter by way of yellow tights.

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The perfect way to spice up a more traditional look.

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The easiest way to add a dynamic element to your look without even wearing pants.

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Leather dresses reminiscent of the iconic film, The Matrix, were vibing all over the fall/winter runways. Considering the fact that leather is known for keeping you both warm and chic, there's not one reason we can think of as to why you wouldn't adopt this trend immediately.

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Pleats and leather. It doesn't get much better than that.

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We have no words for this one, what with the leather, belt, and studded shoes.

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In case black leather is a bit much for you, we also love this deep hunter green.