Fashion week in the Big Apple is coming to a close, and soon all the big names in the industry will head to London for the next round of shows. Even though we’re only a week into fashion month, we’ve already learned what the big trends are expected to be for the upcoming season.
They’re pretty simple to sum up too. Here’s what you need to know: The ’70s are back, and the fashion is better than ever.
For starters, designers are going crazy for suede. Styles like those seen on The Fashion Tag were all over the runways in the last week. The fabric was used for everything from boots and hats to skirts and pants. And of course, there was no shortage of suede jackets. Better still, many designers brought back fringe too, creating suede and tassel-adorned pieces that would make old-school country singers green with envy.
Casual, button down and relaxed wrap dresses were also very popular. Wall Street Journal contributor Christina Binkley said that the new wrap dress designs were flattering and feminine, yet comfortable. They’re perfect “for women who want to run, and then curl up on the couch in their clothes.”
But the biggest trend that hit the runways this season, by far, is the resurgence of flare jeans. Challenging skinny jeans, which is the denim that’s dominated the market for the last decade, flare jeans are quickly picking up steam in the fashion world. High-waisted varieties were popular in classic blue in addition to black, striped, and leather designs. Daily Mail even caught Kate Upton rocking a pair of tall white flares with a simple, sleeveless black top when she attended one of the shows earlier in the week—proving that you can wear white after Labor Day and still look amazing.
Lyst covered many of the different styles throughout the week, including some of the more obscure trends like skirts over pants and metallic platform sneakers in gold and silver. Even though some are a little unusual, the good news is that the majority of looks presented so far seem as though they would fit all different shapes and sizes. So don’t be scared to give them a go for yourself. Chances are you can easily sport a look right off the runway and look fabulous doing so.
The cool weather is coming fast, so get your hands on some of these retro trends while you still can!