20 Trends To Buy For The Year Ahead

The start of a new year inevitably brings with it an entire collection of fashion trends to try to get ahead of. But before we look ahead to 2018, it's time to take inventory of the 2017 pieces you've yet to buy — and determine which ones are still worth investing in.

With these, we're not talking your typical wardrobe essentials: We're talking about the items that defined the year; the ones that dominated the runways, trickled down to fast-fashion, and infiltrated store shelves across the globe. These are the trends that will have a lasting effect on the industry, meaning they're almost guaranteed to have staying power as the new year commences.

From the power suits that helped women reclaim their power to the orthopedic-style sneakers that saved our feet during Fashion Month, these are the 20 items that bubbled to the top of the trend charts and will likely be sticking around in 2018 (and beyond).

Structured Suits
What other item of clothing can make you feel as powerful and in control?
H&M Fitted Jacket, $59.99 Buy
Skinny, Matrix-Style Sunglasses
Oversized shades-devotees, we recommend giving this extra-thin shape a try.
Andy Wolf Ojala Sunglasses, $350.00 Buy
White Boots
Perfect now with jeans and with dresses come spring. They're already an editor, street style star, and celebrity favorite.
Kenneth Cole Odonna Leather Booties, $450.00 Buy
The '80s Satin Dress
Like your mom's collection of bridesmaid dresses, but better.
Mango Puffed Shoulder Satin Dress, $59.99 Buy
Logo-Mania Continues
Tackle the loud trend in a subtle way.
Gucci Cotton-blend Socks, $106.00 Buy
All The Corduroy In The World
Embrace the texture in any piece of clothing you can get your hands on. The corduroy comeback is so real.
Alpha Industries Corduroy Flight Jacket, $315.00 Buy
The Color Of The Year
Embrace those Ultra Violet Beams. Get it?
Balenciaga Knife Spandex Sock Boots, $1,190.00 Buy
Double-Breasted Outerwear
From blazers to coats, go double-breasted, or go home.
Zara Long Crossover Coat, $169.00 Buy
Red, Red, Red
If you're feeling especially drawn to this color lately, you're not alone: Red is having a moment.
Finery London Red Jumper, $129.00 Buy
Borderline-Orthopedic Sneakers
Way better than heels.
AMI Low-top Trainers, $380.00 Buy
Mellow Yellow
You might be surprised just how seamlessly a pair of yellow trousers works with the rest of your wardrobe.
The Frankie Shop Wide Leg Pants, $145.00 Buy
The Fanny Pack
We know it's divisive, but it's here to stay.
& Other Stories Floral Hip Sling Bag, $85.00 Buy
Berets...And More Berets
Don't start the new year without one.
Topshop Wool Beret, $22.00 Buy
Street Style-Approved Denim
Because skinny jeans just won't cut it any longer.
Ksenia Schnaider Demi-Denims, $364.00 Buy
The Teddy Coat
So cozy, it's no wonder everyone wants one.
Whistles Ultimate Teddy Coat, $466.00 Buy
The Non-Average Hoops
Show the hoop game who's boss.
Sarah Magid Gold-Plated Hoop Earrings, $200.00 Buy
The Graphic Hoodie
It's every fashion girl's favorite basic.
Stylenanda Asymmetrical Text Print Hoodie, $64.00 Buy
The Cable-Knit Sweater
It's a classic that's having a bit of a resurgence.
J.Crew Cableknit Sweater with Fair Isle, $118.00 Buy
The Pouch Bag
The latest iteration of the mini-bag trend, this one's so much easier to carry than a clutch.
Front Row Shop Satin Pouch, $49.00 Buy
The Floral Midi Dress
It's easy and looks so good, every single time.
Ganni Seneca Silk Maxi Dress, $344.99 Buy