Polo Tops

A polo top is a knitted top with a very specific style of knitted collar and placket. The placket typically has two or three buttons, and an optional pocket. It’s inspired by golf wear, equestrian wear, and tennis wear. The most famous polo shirts are by Lacoste, complete with crocodile emblem and starched piqué fabric.

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Fashion Trend - Polo Tops

Wrap Skirts

Wrap skirts take me back to the ‘90s, although they featured decades before that and I wore them in the ‘70s. The oh-so-trendy nod to the ‘90s this year is more prominent than I expected. I’m not generally a fan of ‘90s fashion, but am thoroughly enjoying the redux at retail.

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Fashion Trend - Wrap Skirts

Chore Jackets

Utility wear is more on-trend than ever. The chore jacket — also called a utility jacket, workwear jacket, swing jacket or overshirt — is making a fringe debut. It’s not a mainstream trend. My guess is that it will stay fringe because it’s not the easiest silhouette to feel fab in.

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The Fair Isle Trend

Fair Isle is a knitting technique that combines two or more colours to create a distinctive pattern. It gets its name from an island in Shetland just north of Scotland.

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A Nod to the Wild West

I mentioned in my trend report that Western wear is getting its fashion moment. A nod to the Wild West also made my seasonal must-haves list for Fall and Winter 2018. It’s a Trendy Classic, iconic, timeless, and always in style. But because it’s fashionable at the moment, you’ll see larger and deeper assortments at retail.

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Fashion Trend - A Nod to the Wild West