Every February and September, high fashion designers, sought after models and A-list celebrities emerge from hibernation to take part in the largest international sartorial event of the year: Fashion Week. Taking place in the world’s top cities from New York to London, Paris to Milan, here the fashion gods decide which trends will live and which will die. It’s a dramatic and often overwhelming spectacle to see the runways of fashion’s biggest houses: Gucci, Prada, Dior. And while most of us aren’t nearly as daring as some of the… unique… looks would suggest and our pockets are not quite as deep as the couture price tags would require, there is something we can take all take away from the dizzying array of fabrics, colors, and embellishments. Here is your front row seat to the biggest trends this season, with intel on how you can make them your own (without having to score an invite to the show).
Great Coats- If the bitter winter has inspired anything, it’s great coats. And as we struggle into March, it seems we still have time to take advantage of this transition piece to combat the bipolar weather. Taken ‘em long, take ‘em oversized, take ‘em colorful, or take ‘em belted, but just stay warm! Fashion’s biggest houses all put their stamp of approval on outerwear this season, so whatever your fancy, there are plenty of options for bundling up. Our recommendation, this short contrast coat from Zara.
Funky Blazers- Fashion Week was full of political statements this year, none more powerful than the assertion of androgyny and female empowerment. This took the shape of gender-bending takes on menswear, bringing back groovy, oversized blazers in plaids and prints that are sure to command attention. Check out this lovely piece by ASOS.
Baker Boy Hats- Street style can often be just as inspiring as the runway shows themselves. To brave the elements, sartorial-savvy bloggers, models, and photographers busted out the accessories, favoring a very-2000s ‘Baker Boy’ style hat, proving that yes, even the 2000s can be resurrected from the dead… Watch out! Look no further than at REVOLVE.
Designer Tees- High-low dressing is a major fashion do. Combine an expensive investment piece with a cheap and basic staple item and you’ve got an outfit! But the irony of this season is that the investment pieces are meant to look vintage and cheap. Enter: designer tees. Street-style gurus shelled out some major cash for their cotton, complete with designer logos and an “IDGAF”attitude. Find this designer tee at NET-A-PORTER.
Sheer and Sensuous- The runway left little to the imagination, with many fashion houses saving money on fabric this year and opting for thin, completely see-through tops and dresses. While undergarments were optional for the models, for a less blush-inducing reaction, try a lacy bralette or cami underneath. Find this sheer top at REVOLVE.
Tops as Dresses- The models at fashion week had legs for days and chose to off their stems by forgetting pants altogether! Risqué takes on oversized sweatshirts and tops were seen on the likes of Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner. Pair with thigh-high boots and pray for no Marilyn-Monroe-on-the-subway-grate moments! You can find this one here at ASOS.