We may not have a crystal ball, but the runways in New York come pretty close. Even though it’s starting to feel like fast-fashion can almost beat the industry at its own tricks, fashion week is still the first place we see trends take shape before they’re available to the masses. And this season at New York Fashion Week, there were more than a few looks we’re sure will be showing up at Zaras before you can even say “add to cart.”
While some of these must-haves are continuations of trends we’re already familiar with, others are less about actual pieces and more about inventive styling combinations. But regardless of how convinced you are, there’s no doubt the 11 looks ahead have major potential — they’re wearable, replicable, and perhaps most importantly, widely appealing. And knowing
how on-point the pieces and styling have been at our favorite fast-fashion retailers lately, we actually can’t wait to see what they do with them. Let’s just hope they differentiate enough to call the designs their own, eh?
The Sweater-As-A-Scarf Sick of your usual blanket scarf? Us, too. Turns out your boldest sweater does good tied high and tight around your neck, keeping you warm and stylish simultaneously.
Creatures of Comfort
The Imminent Return of Leopard It’s back, and it’s more modern than ever. And though the leopard coat seems to be the item of choice, we’re seeing the print take over pants, bags, and so much more.
(More) Polka Dots Call it the Jacquemus effect, but it seems designers can’t get enough of polka dots this season. If you already have some in your closet, embrace it. And if you don’t? Time to invest.
Long Skirt + Tall Boots It may seem counterintuitive, but it’s a look we’ve been seeing all over the runways…and it kind of works.
The Chic Baked Potato Psychedelic, shiny, and reflective? This fabric may have you looking like a fashion-y piece of tinfoil, but you certainly won’t go unnoticed.
Maryam Nassir Zadeh
The Quilted Skirt For a more specific piece we’re sure will pop up everywhere, consider the quilted skirt. It feels like you’re at home wrapped up in a comfy blanket, but looks like a million bucks.
Spliced Colors Think colorblocking went away? Think again. This season’s dresses and coats are spliced in every which way with sections of bold, bright hues.
Even Bigger Shoulder Pads We’ve already seen the return of the ’80s power shoulder, but blazers are getting even more dramatic come fall (if that’s even possible). These should be fun on the crowded New York City subway.
Calvin Klein 205W39NYC
Checker(board), Mate We’ve had or fair share of plaids, so we’re moving on to a more literal checked pattern that’s sure to bring out the Hot Topic in all of us.
Maryam Nassir Zadeh
The Sexed-Up Turtleneck Add it to your basics arsenal for layering under blazers. Or if you’re feeling brave, wear it all by itself.
Bows, Bows, & More Bows Dainty ribbons popped up everywhere from hair accessories to sleeve adornments. We’re all for a trend that’s cute and easy to D.I.Y.
3.1 Phillip Lim
Oscar de la Renta
The Belted Coat As A Dress The soon-to-be day-to-night uniform of boss ladies everywhere.
Silky & Slouchy Comfort over everything (without compromising style, of course).
’80s Prom Finally, your dream dress can be yours — now you just need a school dance to go to.
Clashing Neons Caution: Outfits look best under black light.
Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Fantasy Is funeral fashion a thing?
Dripping In Jewels Quite literally.
Wallpaper Florals Some worthwhile inspiration for your next home decorating project.
Blending Pastels Like a palette of watercolor paints running together, don’t be afraid to mix your watered-down hues.
3.1 Phillip Lim
Long Live The Bloutfit Read: The black outfit.
Dolce & Gabbana
The Fair-Isle Sweater It’s just one of those pieces that withstands the test of time.
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