It's that time of year again, New York Fashion Week kicks off a new season of style and the blog fashion choices, both on the runways and the streets, have been bountiful and beautiful! I have been following lots of my favourite designers and models and I am loving this year's trends for upcoming Spring fashion, so let me let you in on a few of them.
1. Fringe & Tassels
Yes, the trend we all secretly love; only this time it's a little more refined and less hippy-esque. Think subtle tassel bag charms and thin fringe trims at the end of your denims. This has been recognised as the biggest NYFW trend for 2016, and I am so happy the seventies have made it back in such a classy way. The designers and stylists of this year's NYFW have found the perfect way to incorporate such an era-specific trend into a more classic and everyday style genre.
2. New Age Lace
Forget your perception of lace as being overly feminine and slightly dated. Designers have come up with countless ways to wear lace that isn't so predictable as you though! Think chunkier, rougher lace with different textures and embroidery style as to what you're used to. Snakeskin, polka dot and daisy-looking lace on clothing that usually leans towards stiffer fabric is really being put to the test, and I love it. It gives the rest of the world a chance to try lace in ways we never thought possible - turns out lace isn't only for the super feminine girly-girls!
3. The Cold Shoulder
You know when it's that awkward time of year, where it's cold in the morning but you're dying of heat stroke by the time 1pm rolls around? This trend is perfect for that! I love this off-the-shoulder trend that's happening at the moment, and I can only imagine all of the crispy white peasant tops, and bare shouldered knitted cowl necks that will come out of this! This trend would really suit any body shape and it's such a great way of showing a little skin without going overboard. Oh and if you know your collar bones and upper back are some of your most liked parts of your body, I would suggest you buy a few items in this cut.
4. Daytime Glow
Who doesn't love a little bit of glitz and glam? Well apparently the designers at this year's NYFW loved sparkle so much, they decided we ought to wear it in the daytime, and I couldn't agree more. Fashion has rules so that you can break the rules, and when the top stylists at NYFW are doing it, you should ask yourself why you aren't, too. Whether it's a sateen sheen, metallic print, or even a full sequin dress (in light, bright colours) you will definitely stand out from the crowd!
5. White light
No colour is my favourite colour and anyone who knows me knows that I love neutrals (blacks, whites, greys and light beige). A big trend designers have jumped on board for is the w-outfit, and I couldn't be happier, since white is my staple colour for spring and summer. All white wear was showcased on runways and the top designers this year really seemed to pull the look off effortlessly.
6. Anorak Attack
Big bulky or clean cut, waterproof anoraks were all the rage on the catwalk and off. The designers and stylists gave a new, more fashionable meaning to the word 'rain-gear'. Being someone who loves winter but hates getting soaked, I'd say this is the perfect red to kick off the upcoming winter down in the southern hemisphere and I'll be looking out for a stylish rain jacket soon.
7. Classy Crop
Lots of fresh spring outfits had shirts with just a sliver of midriff showing, and I'm all for this. It's a great way to show off a little skin, while keeping it classy and not revealing your whole torso. The is especially great because you can chose what part of your midriff you want to show, instead of going for full stomach. This look definitely goes with the whole 'less is more' principle
8. Californian Tropico
Lots of designs this year featured tropical, leafy prints in natural greens, neutrals and metallics and many stylists and designers embraced a very California beach girl approach when it came to more ready-to-wear pieces in their collections. Bright colours, urban prints and light, flown fabrics.
9. Bigger Than Bellbottoms
Big pants are taking over! With lots of leg room and roomy pockets, this trend can take you anywhere: from super chic lounge wear, to a glam evening. Lots of runways featured extra wide leg trousers in a variety of textiles and prints, making this style something everyone can adapt to suit their personal preference. I hope this look sticks around for a very long time, because I an a huge fan!