Fall 2018 Fashion Trends: Bold Patterns

Ahh, it’s that time of the year again. Kids are back in school. Summer is slowly coming to end, and I mean real slowly. We are still having extremely hot weather here in Indiana. However, it is still getting closer to one of the best times of the year, Fall! I always get so excited for Fall because of the leaves changing colors, the cooler weather, and not getting weird looks when I drink my hot chocolate.

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale ended a couple weeks ago and we started to see some trends forming for this upcoming Fall season. I even went shopping with my fiancé, Chris, over this past weekend and we stopped by Forever21. I can almost ALWAYS find things I love and want in there but this time, it was a bit more difficult for me.

One of the big trends I have noticed is bold patterns. Don’t get me wrong I love a bold pattern but sometimes it can seem just a little too busy. Some patterns I adore like plaid, and stripes. When I say I adore stripes I mean I adore stripes. Just look through my Instagram feed, lol. I think stripes are cute and they add just a little something to an outfit. I know a lot of people think they aren’t very flattering, but I think if you find the right piece you will fall in love, just like I did. Here are a couple of pieces I think are super adorable.



The reason I love that top and the dress is because I think they make great transition pieces and I can think of multiple ways to wear them. That is something that is really important to me. The stripe top I could easily add a jacket or vest and even pair it with booties instead.

I get a lot of 70s vibes from the clothes I am seeing everywhere. I think it just depends on the patter and color but I found a dress from Forever21 that I actually really love.


I definitely feel like a 70s girl when I wear it especially from the orange and blue together. I think the style of the dress really helps it too. When I first saw it on a hanger I thought it might be a bit too much and who knows maybe you’re looking at it thinking “OMG, that is so NOT cute”. As soon as I put it on I fell in love.

One pattern I just can’t seem to totally get on board with is animal prints. Don’t get me wrong I have a cheetah print scarf and I really love these Halogen Cheetah print slides. I think they are adorable and would probably wear them at least once a week.


However, I can’t get on board with the entire shirts, dresses, or even pants I have seen floating around at stores/instagram, I’m sorry I just can’t. I always hear how fashion is recycled but I think animal prints are one trend I will be happy to see phased out eventually (hopefully).

I think a great thing about bold patterns is that its a great way to express yourself and style. I love colors and textures and fashion is great way to showcase it. I think as long as your comfortable in whatever you are wearing then that is all that truly matters.

Let me know in the comments what trends you are loving and trends you are hating! I love hearing everyone’s opinions and seeing how different everyone’s style is. 🙂




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