New York Fashion Week Trends

New York Fashion Week 2017

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With spring quickly approaching, it is time to turn your attention to the season’s upcoming fashion trends, with some of the hottest ones having been spotted at New York Fashion Week. From energetic stripes to feminine florals, here is all you need to know if you are looking to update your wardrobe for spring 2017.

Energetic Stripes
Stripes often tend to make a comeback in the spring, but rather than featuring delicate pastels, 2017 is all about bold, vibrant and energetic stripes. Just about every color was seen in stripe form on the runways, with graphic primary colors being the most popular, especially when anchored down with a base of black.

80’s Glam
Garments inspired by 80’s glam were also extremely prevalent on the runways of New York Fashion Week, with everything from metallic fabrics to graphic t-shirts. Leather jackets, mini skirts and 80’s inspired sneakers are also set to be popular this season, and can easily be styled with items that you already own to give your look more of a modern edge.

New York Fashion Week 2017

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Feminine Florals
Florals are another print that are always a hit in the spring, and while this may not be anything new, this season’s florals are bright, bold and fresh. From Tanya Taylor to Tibi, florals appeared on just about everything on the runways, from long-tiered skirts to ruffled jumpsuits, resulting in many show-stopping outfits.

Ruffles
Ruffles are beautifully feminine, and made a huge appearance at New York Fashion Week, with just about every runway show featuring a certain amount of flounce. However, while some of these looks may have seemed slightly over-the-top, other designers managed to perfectly balance out their ruffles with some tailored sleekness, such as the one-shouldered dress from J. Crew, which also featured stripes, and the voluminous skirt from Zimmerman.

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Key Colors
There are always certain colors that dominate each season, and, as seen at New York Fashion Week, the shades that you can expect to see more of this spring are nude colors, such as hazelnut and khaki, as well as soft, pretty shades, with pink being especially popular. However, neon shades have also made a comeback, as seen on the runways of DKNY, Phillip Lim, Jason Wu and so many more, from bright blues to neon greens, promising to add a bright pop of color to any outfit.

Statement Earrings
Statement jewelry has been all the rage for a while, but this trend has usually focused on items such as rings and necklaces, with earrings being neglected. However, New York Fashion Week turned this all around with their incredible selection of statement earrings. From the neon pink shoulder-grazing shapes from Delpozo to the large double hoops from Hellessy, these pieces not only make quite the statement, but also beautifully frame the face and make it the focal point of your look.

Fashion trends are always coming and going, with each season bringing with it new and exciting looks. While some of these trends may be common in the spring, they were all presented in fresh and innovative ways at New York Fashion Week, exuding a huge amount of creativity and style.

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Cute, Warm Weather Dresses

Now that the warmer weather has finally arrived, it is the perfect opportunity to invest in some cute summer dresses. Whether you opt for a simple slip dress or a feminine ruffled dress, a warm weather dress in a style that really works with your body shape and personal style will keep you looking cute but chic all season long.

Slip Dress

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Slip Dress
Slightly reminiscent of the 90’s, slip dresses are going to be very much on trend this summer, especially after Calvin Klein, Givenchy and Balenciaga sent their own versions down the runway last season. The easy and relaxed silhouette of a slip dress can be brought into the modern day with contemporary details and graphic prints, bringing an edgy attitude to what would otherwise be considered as slinky lingerie.

Prairie Dress
Prairie chic is a style that incorporates practicality with femininity and has been completely embraced by a number of designers for this summer. With demure, high necklines and dainty prints, prairie dresses have a classic appeal to them, but need to be styled quite carefully in order to keep them looking contemporary. Chunky biker boots give a prairie dress some attitude, as does a leather jacket, but remember to keep your accessories and makeup quite minimal.

Ruffled Dress

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Ruffled Dress
Ruffles are a great way to balance out curves while adding volume to areas that need enhancing. When choosing a ruffled dress, keep your body shape in mind, and if one part of your body is smaller in proportion to others, choose a dress that has ruffles in that area. If you have an hourglass figure, a dress that features ruffles along the neckline, hem and sleeves are usually best, as this will prevent any additional ruffles from making your curves seem out of proportion. Ruffled dresses are extremely versatile, and can be paired with flats for the daytime or high heeled strappy sandals for an evening out.

Shift Dress
Shift dresses are both cute and sophisticated, and the beauty of a classic shift dress is that it suits just about every body shape thanks to the way in which it skims the body lightly without clinging to it. Shift dresses in linens, cottons and light knits are ideal for the warmer weather, and the varying hemlines and necklines out there mean that you will be able to find a shift dress to suit any occasion.

Cute and feminine looks always work well in the warmer months, which is why it is always worthwhile having a couple of go-to summer dresses in your wardrobe. When choosing dresses, remember that you do not want to be baring excess skin, even if it is the summer. If you are looking for a dress with a short and flirty hemline, go with a scoop neck or a bandeau neck, or, if you would prefer to have a plunging neckline, pair this with a slightly longer hemline. Try to have varying styles rather than similar looks, as this will allow you to mix and match with your accessories to a greater extent, creating some one-of-a-kind summertime outfits.

What to Wear Spring 2016

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With spring slowly approaching, it will soon be time to shed those winter layers and add some fresh new looks to your wardrobe. From exposed shoulders to big bold stripes, here is everything you need to know about what to wear this spring.

Low-Slung Pants
Casual elegance looks set to be big this spring with low-slung pants quickly becoming all the rage. If you want a pair that is able to suit just about any occasion, opt for one that is slightly tailored, as you can pair this with a smart shirt for work or with a t-shirt for the weekends.

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Exposed Shoulders
Otherwise known as the cold shoulder, you will notice that everything from dresses to shirts to blouses this spring will feature cut-outs intended to highlight the shoulders. This is a great way to expose some skin while still keeping warm, and will definitely make any outfit a little bit sexier.

A Sparkling Shimmer
For those of you who hate having to wait until the holidays to bring out your favorite sparkly pieces, you won’t need to do that for much longer, as one of the trends set for this spring is plenty of shimmer and shine. This could apply to everything from a stylish evening gown to a pair of everyday shorts, making any garment look extra-special.

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White Shirts
White shirts are a classic, but this spring is a great time to give this old favorite a high fashion twist. From ruffled sleeves to slashes across the stomach, white shirts are being re-imagined just in time for spring.

Victorian Inspired
When choosing new garments for this spring, try incorporating a few pieces into your wardrobe that have Victorian-inspired design features. Whether this may be ruffled sleeves or a high neckline, features from the Victorian era are set to be huge this spring, but with many modern touches to keep them rooted in this season.

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Bold Stripes
Stripes quite often make a comeback in the spring, and this season, wide bold stripes are what you should be wearing. Look for bright and contrasting shades in any silhouette, whether it be a baggy t-shirt or a special occasion dress.

Patch Embellished Bags
Bags are set to be bright and vibrant this spring, and another bag trend to take note of are the embellished patches that have been seen all over the runways. These embellishments will definitely make even the most understated bag stand out, and have a classic look that makes them worth the investment.

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Statement Earrings
When it comes to your accessories this spring, make sure that you have a pair of statement earrings that you love to wear. Look for styles that are graphic and structured but still slightly unusual, whether this may be due to their abstract shade or their vivid hue.

Spring is always a good time to embrace a new style or a couple of exciting trends, and there more than enough to choose from for 2016. Whether you begin to wear high fashion versions of the classic white shirt to work, or opt for shimmery hues for your casual wear, all of these exciting looks will soon be taking over the streets from London to New York.