This year’s top fashion stories revealed that you, dear reader, care about sustainable fashion—from brands with a a similar ethos to eco-chic Reformation to the best sustainable and cruelty-free coat brands. You also clicked on all things Canadian—like the best Canada-made coats. And when you weren’t after new brands to shop, you wanted to detox your wardrobes in 2018.
Below, we look back on these stories and more, in our countdown of the most-read fashion stories published on ELLECanada.com this year.
10. Can You Wear a Trend the Second Time Around?
Fashion writer Julia Seidl wondered, if you wore ’90s and early 2000s fashion trends, like newsboy caps and chokers, the first time around, can you rock them again? Read it here.
9. The Trendiest Way to Hold a Purse is a Little Ridiculous
In a lighthearted examination of a bizzarre runway trend, we wondered why designers and runway stylists called for the arm to go through the strap of a bag and hug it from the bottom. Read it here.
8. Flip-Flops are This Summer’s Surprising It Shoe
One of summer’s biggest shoe trends wasn’t a strappy sandal or an elegant slide. It was flip-flops. After being spotted on the feet of a few street-style stars at fashion week, the look quickly spread. It’s the latest object of fashion’s obsession with objectively basic, and sometimes downright ugly, footwear. Read it here.
7. A Comprehensive List of Brands Beloved By Meghan Markle
We followed the former Toronto-based actress’ every major style moment, from the maroon Aritzia outfit at the Toronto Invictus Games to the the white Line the Label coat that kicked off a whirlwind royal engagement. For a reminder of (almost) everything the Duchess of Sussex wore in 2018, click here.
6. The New Classics on The ELLE Canada Editor’s Shopping Lists
The editors revealed their must-buy, instant-classic wardrobe upgrades for 2018. See them here.
5. Spring Trend Report 2018
From pop-art prints to maximalist fringe, you wanted to know the top runway trends from SS18. See them all here.
4. How to Detox Your Wardrobe
Who doesn’t want a closet that makes getting dressed easy, filled only with pieces we actually like? We talked to the experts about how to declutter what you have, how to choose clothes that you’ll want to wear for years and how to take care of them so that you actually will. Read it here.
3. 11 Canadian Outerwear Brands to Know
Blame it on our country’s reputation for harsh winters. You sought out coat brands that are based out of Canada, from global power-player Canada Goose to smaller upstarts like Mammoth Outerwear. Read it here.
2. Cruelty-Free Coat Brands You Need to Know
Beating out the roundup of Canadian brands was our list of the best sustainable and cruelty-free winter coat brands like Toronto’s Biannual and Milan-based Save the Duck. Read it here.
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