These are the fashion trends you need to try in 2018, according to Pinterest

These are the fashion trends you need to try in 2018, according to Pinterest

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Text: Joan Kong

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It’s never too early to start shopping for the new year

Pinterest has always been one of the go-to sites when it comes to finding inspirations, and for 2018, it's no different. Pins and searches for these fashion items have increased in conjunction with the new year; check out the 10 trends that will be a mainstay on the streets, and get ahead of the trends with some retail therapy, stat.


Structured statement earrings — up 947 percent

The top accessory of the list sees an increase of pins by a whopping 947 percent. Instead of your usual dainty stud earrings, swap them with larger-than-life pieces to adorn your lobes instead. Bold architectural styles are the way to go, so prepare to look like a walking work of art yourself.


Berets — up 269 percent

Are berets one of your favourite fashion trends from 2017? Good news! The hat will still be a major accessory this year, and we can't think of a better way to add some Parisian flair with. Experiment with different outfits to complete your beret look to get the one that screams 'you' the most.


Embellished shoes — up 222 percent

The third most pinned fashion item? Embellished shoes that are all about jazzing up your feet. Choose from pearls, diamantés or studs to inject some shine into your footwear. Not only reserved for days we'd like to dance the night away, embellished sneakers finish off your rugged look with some glitz.


Wide leg — up 213 percent

When it comes to trousers, continue to give yourself ample of room with a pair of flowy pants as "wide leg" is one of the top searches for 2018. This is the perfect trend for you to take your look from day-to-night!


Logos — up 203 percent 

Thanks to the street style stars, the logomania trend is definitely not going anywhere anytime soon. Incorporate some brand iconography into your 2018 wardrobe, regardless whether you're going down the athleisure or sleek-and-chic route.


Side slits — up 147 percent

Skin-flaunting is in, and what better way to do it than with side slits that add extra allure? From dresses to skirts and trousers, rock the leg-baring separates for different occasions, and juxtapose the piece with contrasting styles for added interest.


100 percent cotton denim — up 115 percent

Cast your coloured jeans aside, because old-school denim is back. Opt for vintage classics with the basic wash for your casual days off, but if you'd like to give them extra oomph, frayed hems or rolled cuffs can do the trick.


Lucite and patent leather — up 110 percent

Although sock boots were the It-shoes last year, "plastic" materials such as Lucite and patent leather will take centre stage in 2018. Alternatively, you can rock the shiny textures in the form of a trendy mini skirt or a sexy bralet for a night out. Tone things down with layers to make the pieces day-appropriate. 


Long layered clothing — up 102 percent

With layering being all the rage, it's to no surprise that the search for "long layered clothing" increased this year. Opt for lightweight pieces such as a chiffon kimono outerwear or thin duster coats to work your looks in our hot and humid weather.


Sheer socks — up 72 percent 

Thanks to the resurgence of the fishnet leggings last year, searches for sheer socks—be it fishnets, lace or mesh materials have gone up significantly. Aside from wearing it with sneakers, the versatile piece can also be paired with heels or loafers; if you are not on the socks-with-shoes trend, we suggest you to start now.