I am currently picturing you guys as Jerry Maguire (which is such a compliment because 1996 Tom Cruise is so handsome) shouting passionately into your phones — only instead of yelling about how you need a visual aid for money, you’re exclaiming, “Show me the trends! SHOW ME THE TRENDS!”
So fine! Jeez. No need to get loud. Ready? At New York Fashion Week, it was all about…
Buttons That Reach
Toggle loops without the Paddington Bear buttons; an elegant way to show skin in moderation; a fantastic fashion hack for too-tight clothes.
Swimsuits For the Street
Trust: these are the new wardrobe staple, great for high waist trousers but more than okay to sling low below the hip holes.
Fringe for the Pun of It
The fabric doesn’t matter so long as it shimmies as you shake.
Chic Schlubbing For When You’re Over and Under It
You can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever be just…whelmed? Your pants can when paired with a tunic a la Portland post-grunge circa 10 Things I Hate About You.
As seen at: Creatures of the Wind, Baja East, Derek Lam, Creatures of Comfort, Dion Lee, Tory Burch, BCBG, Givenchy, Opening Ceremony, Public School, Sally LaPointe and Tome
Paper Bag Your Pants Even If You Don’t Pack a Lunch
You can try this now if you own a pair of trousers two sizes too big and a belt that fastens tight.
Carwash Skirts for the 1-2 Punch
Length that lets your legs breathe for once.
As seen at: Marc Jacobs, Edun, CG, Michael Kors
Thanksgiving Pants to Wear to Sunday Brunch
As seen at: Baja East, Ryan Roche, Creatures of Comfort, Public School and Derek Lam
Waists That Dip Low With Pride
A rebellion against the 70s; the 2000s are officially back.
As seen at: Ryan Roche, Public School, Derek Lam, Baja East and Creatures of Comfort
Shoestring Laces With Nothing to Hide
They’re exposed and they don’t care who know it. Corset-up.
Slits That’ll Make You Shave Your Upper Thigh
Or not — these slits are so sexy they may empower you to do just the opposite.
As seen at: Altuzarra, Baja East, Cushnie et Ochs, Dion Lee, Marc Jacobs and Narciso Rodriguez
Dresses That Are as Much of a Catch as You Are
They cast a wide net if you’re in the market for a cool update on the summer dress.
As seen at: Dion Lee, Proenza Schouler, Eckhaus Latta, Adam Lippes, Rag & Bone
Dangling Earrings So Others H(ear) You Roar
And even if they can’t hear, they’ll be able to see. These baubles are bold.
As seen at: Proenza Schouler, Ralph Lauren, Rodarte, Rosie Assoulin, Tome, Tory Burch, Alexander Wang, Cushnie et Ochs, Derek Lam and Jason Wu
Something to Slip Into for Day or Bed
It doesn’t matter where you’re going so long as whatever you’re in plays the coy role of, “I just threw this on.”
As seen at: Calvin Klein, Alexander Wang, Creatures of the Wind, Givenchy, Maiyet, Narciso Rodriguez, Sally LaPointe, Tibi, Tome, Victoria Beckham and Wes Gordon
Clothes That Embrace the Beauty of Loose Ends
Doesn’t every startup owner say that nothing gets done if you’re too tied up in the details?
As seen at: Derek Lam, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Public School and Rosie Assoulin
And Ruffles Fit for a Queen — Which Concludes Our Trends!
Big in New York, bigger in London. Who wants to bet they’re going to straight up explode in Milan? See you there…
As seen at: Delpozo, Derek Lam, Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta, Cushnie et Ochs, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Proenza Schouler, Rosie Assoulin, Tibi, Tome and Zimmermann
Now tell us your favorites below. You guys complete me.