March trend forecast: Global bites, spring palettes and other emerging trends

Shoes- march trend report

Lightened up looks

People are prepping for spring with lighter, airier color palettes. Style searches are up year-over-year for soft shades like lavender (+98%), ash rose (+105%), light yellow (+61%) and light green (+49%).1  Lighter fabrics are on the rise too. Think transparent tops (+58%) and sheer socks (+72%, and also a Pinterest 100 trend).

All shapes and sizes

People are searching for striking silhouettes to help them stand out from the pack. We’re seeing lots of love for asymmetrical skirts (+69%), belted coats (+78%) and high-waisted trousers (+293%). Fringe is also making its mark, popping up everywhere from tops to bags (+56%).

Find your wings

With so many sporting events at the beginning of the year, people are looking to shake up their game day bites. Chicken wings are getting a makeover with flavors ranging from Jamaican Jerk Spice to Parmesan Garlic and Gochujang (another Pinterest 100 trend for 2018). Searches for bacon are also on the rise as more people try the keto diet. Bacon Crack, Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus and Bacon Chips are just a few winning recipes.

Paging Blair Waldorf

Headbands are having a moment. These simple accessories add a real dash of flair, no matter the material. Right now we’re seeing lots of love for silk (+122%) and velvet (+364%).  

All eyes on this

Cat-eye makeup is making its way to people’s nails. Thanks to recent runway looks, cat-eye manicures are up 792%. Nails are the most popular beauty search in March as a whole, so this one is sure to get big.2  

For more emerging trends, check out the Pinterest 100. It lists our biggest trend predictions for 2018, from travel to style.


—Talia Parnass, currently saving to Ear Furniture


1Pinterest, search and save analysis, Feb 2018 vs. Feb 2017

2Pinterest, internal analysis, 2018

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