What were the best street style looks of 2018? We have a few ideas, but we decided to ask our Instagram followers to sound off on the looks they loved, too—and the ones they’re happy to leave behind. We polled you on your favorite logos, the dress of the year, and so much more—and the results were surprising. For example, as minimalist, monochromatic looks make their way back into fashion, we asked you to choose between all-black or top-to-toe tan—and 61 percent of you chose the latter, perhaps in response to the beige looks we saw all over the Spring 2019 runways. As for heritage logos, it was almost a 50-50 split between Burberry’s classic checks and Fendi’s iconic Fs. Burberry won out in the end with 51 percent of the vote, but you can count on seeing both heritage logos on the streets in January.
Below, see the results from our other street style matchups.
The Statement Coat: Plaid Puff vs. Faux Fluff
Now that it’s officially freezing in New York, we’re happy to report that statement outerwear is still a thing. We asked you to choose between two of the biggest coat trends—major puffers and soft faux furs—and 68 percent of you chose Eva Chen’s fluffy lilac topper. If you’ve yet to embrace the trend, a quick Google search of “faux fur coat” yields 131 million results. Happy shopping!
The New Minimalism: Top-to-Toe Tan vs. All Black
When you’ve got nothing to wear, a monochrome black ensemble is always a safe bet. But shades of beige are having a moment, too, and 61 percent of you chose that soft, vaguely earthy look. If you need more styling inspiration, there were tons of beige looks in the Spring 2019 collections of Acne Studios, Givenchy, and Chloé.
Old-School Logos: Fendi Fs vs. Burberry Checks
We don’t have to tell you retro logos are having a moment. Fendi and Burberry have brought them back in a big way, and Burberry’s classic check (seen here on Gilda Ambrosio in the form of a trench) just barely won with 51 percent of your vote. Burberry was mentioned in both our men’s and women’s 2018 retail stories, so you can expect to see a lot more Nova checks in the new year.
The Dress of 2018: Boho Maxi vs. Prairie Smock
Vogue editors love the prairie dress trend, but we half expected the looser, sexier bohemian maxi dress to get more of your votes. Instead, a whopping 77 percent of you are into the Laura Ingalls Wilder vibe. As dresses continue to dominate our wardrobes in 2019, you can count on seeing more high-neck, puffed-sleeve, happily-covered-up prairie styles.
The PVC Accessory: Transparent Totes vs. See-Through Boots
We’ll admit we didn’t think the PVC trend would last this long. At this point, a clear bag or boot almost looks like a classic—Chanel’s holographic tote from Spring 2018 got a majority of your votes with 60 percent.
Light and Bright: Metallics vs. Neon
After Prada’s Fall 2018 show, the streets got a lot brighter. From blinding fuchsia coats to orange knit dresses, Milan was awash in highlighter shades. Neons are already showing up in other collections, but most of you are more into the metallic trend; Tina Leung’s reflective gold dress won 57 percent of your votes.
Going Higher: Short Shorts vs. Miniskirts
Hemlines keep rising, but our polls suggest most of us aren’t ready for a short-short revival. The divisive trend only got 25 percent of your votes; the other 75 percent of you would rather wear a miniskirt. Now’s your chance to stock up on opaque tights!