Instead of casting one product, trend, or moment by the wayside in favor of a shiny new one, we’re using our soothsaying powers to divine a fluid forecast. We started by reading our tea leaves (aka R29’s shopping data from the fall of 2018) to divine last year's best-sellers. Then, we consulted a constellation of retailers (including but limited to Net-A-Porter, Need Supply, Anthropologie, and Zappos) to interpret the “star” products that currently rule the skies — or, at least, their customers’ carts. Finally, we looked into our crystal ball to forecast the pieces that will be white-hot later on in the season.
It's no surprise that the leopard midi skirt was an R29-reader favorite last fall. (A close runner up? A spotted Madewell dress, However, we’re nowhere near over this wildlife-adjacent trend — after all, every fashion gal worth her spots know animal prints are eternally chic and work with just about everything.
Shops like Need Supply and Revolvereport that all things tie-dye are in high demand. It makes sense to us — we only began to dip our toes into this trend for summer, so we’ll be digging into the DIY look come fall; this time in darker tones and autumnal fabrics like velvet.