The 4 Trends Our Editors Are Avoiding This Autumn

It's one thing to spot a trend, but it's important to recognise the trends that will never fit into your personal style. Looking through our autumn/winter 2018 trend report, you'll find dozens of fresh new looks to replicate—some are instant crowd-pleasers, and others will only appeal to the more daring dressers out there. I'm always going to be a relatively classic dresser—a leopard-print dress is about as bold as I'll go—so there are a number of trends I can appreciate from afar but don't plan on ever wearing. I asked Who What Wear's editors the one trend they aren't going to do for the new season, starting with my own no-go item. 

1. Fleeces

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Ganni, I love you, but the one thing I just can't get on board with is the sleeveless fleeces worn over silk minidresses. Hiking-style gilets are just a no for me, but I'm certain the Copenhagen crowd will make these look surprisingly hip.

2. Snake Print

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"I can appreciate how luxe it looks on everyone else, but as far as animal prints go, even leopard feels outrageous in my wardrobe," says associate social media editor Isabel Mundigo-Moore. "I'm hesitant when it comes to print (I usually stop at polka dots or stripes), so when I saw snake print was going to big for autumn, I knew it would be a miss from me. I think it looks fabulous on everyone else, but I know already it would be something I'd try and then donate in a few months time."

3. Hiking Boots and Ugly Trainers

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"Call me a shoe purist, but I just cannot get on board with the super-sporty, super-"ugly" shoe trend. Now I'm started to wonder if the initial boom of chunky trainers has spawned too many cheap/bad copycats," says editorial director Hannah Almassi. "Perhaps I'm too short and like to dress up too much, but I've never once felt tempted to just throw on a pair of hiking boots and step into the world. I'm all for practical fashion, but 'trekking' through London doesn't require such hardcore footwear, does it?"

4. Crystals

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"While I'd happily wear a spangly sequined top for Friday night cocktails, when it comes to wearing jewel-encrusted clothing or blinged-up accessories in the daytime, I struggle to get on board. My wardrobe doesn't really lend itself to extroverted accessories, and I generally prefer to make a statement with a bold silhouette or unusual pattern. You won't be catching me in Gucci's Flashtrek sneakers (feat. removable crystals) any time soon."