Let it be known that the summer’s leftover sun in September has some sort of magical carryover power when it comes to spring-trend fever. That round of fashion week never fails to make you wish you could rewind right back back to June for a thousand outfit re-dos (Why didn’t I do THAT with my dresses? Why did I completely ignore the color yellow?) and yet come the following May — a full nine months later, hey baby! — it all looks lovely and fresh.
After new New York Fashion Week ended last September season, we highlighted the thirteen trends (a word to be used loosely post-2010) we most identified with. These were the ones we found exciting while sweating in an isn’t-it-still-August denial, before the Paris shows could turn the heat up higher. These were the ones that had to hold. Would they?
Look at your calendar, then look outside: the answer is a resounding yes, which is why we’re here celebrating right now.
Narrowed down from a baker’s dozen to a high five are a handful of trends to consider or try. Scroll down to see runway creations out in the wild and get excited for what’s to come…
Why, summer, of course!
Synchronized Country Club Kids
Clothes in a pastel palette, suited-up shorts and all things antithetical to jeans — these are the things you’ll think you need to pair pearls with…but you won’t. Too literal. Instead, for novelty’s sake, slip your feet into funky, rubber pool slides. Just remember: no running!
Space Clothes for Moon Women
Shiny metallic fabrics catch the summer breeze with more ease than you’d think. You still need SPF, but the tinfoil-like nature of these pieces offers great brain protection from outer-space aliens.
Your Call: Dresses Over Pants or Pants Under Dresses
If a giant dress is summer’s wearable fan, think of pants like a shady spot. Both keep you cool, but together? Heaven
Yellow is the New Orange
Boost local lemonade sales by wearing subliminal messages that aren’t so subtle.
Let’s Wrap This Up With a Bow: Stripes and Rainbow Ribbons
The clash-ier, the better.
Now let loose and splash into it!
Modeled by Giwa Huang and Lau Van Londerzele of APM Models NY; follow Giwa @wawagi and Lau @lauravanlonderzele on Instagram. Photos by Edith Young, styled by Amelia Diamond with market assistance by Elizabeth Tamkin.