September 10, 2014 — New York City, New York — By Briea Curington
As you know, New York Fashion Week is somewhat of a designer’s rite of passage. Not only does it allow retail buyers to decide which collections to stock in their stores, but it also gives the general public (and fashion enthusiasts) a glimpse at next season’s fashion trends. Judging by the recent #NYFW shows, Spring 2015 will see some of our favorite staples revamped in unique ways.
Check below for five trends you can expect to walk straight off the runway and right into your closet!
Nothing says Spring like shedding a few layers and baring a bit of skin. Fun and flirty selections, like the ones we saw at the Alexander Wang and Prabal Gurung runway shows, take the conventional crop top to another level with added embroidery and intricate design. The key to keeping the look polished is showing only an inch or less of skin.
“Athletic chic” has been on the tip of many designers’ tongues for a while now, but this year, we will delve deeper into retro athletic wear. Designers such as DKNY and Opening Ceremony show us that bomber jackets, sweatpants, baseball caps, and shorts aren’t just for hitting the park or gym.
Mixed Prints and Florals
So long are the days of pairing a floral skirt with a plain, white button-down. This season, designers are getting ultra creative by mixing bold floral designs, stripes, graphic prints, and polka dots. Take a cue from Tracy Reese and Diane von Furstenberg for inspiration on how to effortlessly rock the trend.
Soft, Cool Hues
I don’t know about you, but when I think of Spring, I automatically think of pretty, pastel colors. As evidenced by designers BCBGMaxAzria and Nanette Lepore, we will be getting plenty of light blues, pinks, and yellows. But this season will also see a splash of green and orange for a refreshing, warm vibe.
Understated Lace and Sheer
Lace and sheer accents practically dominated the runway, from pants to dresses to tops. Both elements are a subtle nod to feminine sex appeal and quickly transform your day ensemble to night. Get into the runway selections pieced together by Altuzarra and Tadashi Shoji.
How would you make these trends your own? Any you want to add? Let me know in the comments!