Fanny Packs & 4 Other Trends Taking Over

We love a perennial spring classic as much as the next person — be it a bold floral, powdery pastel, or light-wash pair of denim. What we don't love? Walking down the street and spotting a half-dozen replicas of our outfit. That's why this season, we're resolving to push beyond the mainstream and discover the next wave of trends that won't show up on everyone else — at least not yet.
To break through the spring clichés, we looked to the new crop of product in stores now. One such spot that's delivering the goods is Kenneth Cole. There we found satiny slime-color pops, embellished graphics to one-up the logo-mania trend, and trenched outerwear that will surely replace the standard moto jacket. To get these pieces into your wardrobe stat, we fashioned full outfits around each hero to fully bring 'em to life. Consider the styles ahead the definitive '18 trends you never knew you needed.
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Fanny Packs

Yes, really. If you deem fanny packs too juvenile, seek out one with metal hardware or chain details, like this impossibly cool Alexander Wang option. Pair it with an A-line maxi (we envision it strapped across the body or under one arm) and the shoe silhouette we'll always fancy, a simple mule. Keep the rest of the look minimal with a brilliant onyx earring.
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Satin Sneakers

We've seen satin sneakers everywhere, but rarely in such a daring colorway. Incorporate shades of blue into the ensemble to give the bold footwear choice an approachable feel. We like them with a cheeky tee, pajama-esque bottoms, and a classic denim layer to wrap it all up. Give it a borderline-monochromatic feel with cobalt shades.

Beatrice B. pants.
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The next iteration of the normcore logo trend is a more dressed-up version, à la this embellished NYC sweatshirt. Keep the overall aesthetic elevated with a pleated polka-dot skirt, a pastel bucket bag, and chic kitten heels. Delicate pearlescent earrings finish the look.
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Trench It

Boyfriend coats had their moment, but now it's time for the trench to take over. You could opt for a more risqué approach and style it closed up like a dress, but we prefer tossing it over a floral slip with neutral block heels and a bright circle bag to pull out the colors in the frock. This also works to strip the trench coat of any military associations it once had.
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Color Crush

Committing to a single color is easy in practice, while simultaneously striking in presentation. Go for one of spring's trending shades, like a lemony yellow or poppy red, and pepper in a neutral pop of white to keep the intensity level at bay. Building out a monochrome look is also a great opportunity to play up different textures, as with this silky top paired with a corduroy pant.

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