It’s the most wonderful time of the year for fashion mavens. No, it’s not Christmas. New York Fashion Week 2019 just commenced, which means there’s a whole new wave of trends to follow.
Here’s a closer look at what you can expect to see more of in the coming months:
Conscious Clothing Goes Completely Vegan
With every passing season, fashionistas have become more conscious about what they’re wearing and not in terms of looks. We’re progressively becoming more concerned about how fabrics are sourced, produced and put together. It began with the aversion for real fur and opposition to sweatshop labor. Then the organic and all-natural movement took hold.
Now vegan attire that completely shuns the exploitation of animals is the conscious clothing trend. There are even retailers like Veenofs that carry nothing but vegan clothing and accessory lines, which makes it easy to put together an entire wardrobe that’s animal-friendly.
Cat Print Anything
When you want to rock animal skin without cruelty, make it a cat print. Feline prints are back in a big way, and they aren’t just on blouses and skirts. Trenches, shoes, bags, and accessories are all inspired by jungle cats.
Retro Sporty Looks
The retro sporty look is definitely in this season. Athletileisure has exploded in recent years (just consider all of the celebrity athletic wear lines), but the new trend is to channel the Beastie Boys more than Lululemon. Think bold block colors and a bit of bagginess rather than skin tight athletic gear.
Super Stand Out Sunglasses
Sunglasses are always on trend, but the latest styles are over the top. They’re real statement sunglasses that are oversized and glammed out. So don’t be afraid to go overboard with out-there shades.
Accessories are getting an earthy makeover that geologists will dig. Actual rocks, stones, and shells are being intertwined with precious metals to craft rings, earrings, and necklaces that are gorgeous yet rough around the edges.
You may start seeing fewer chunky gold watches and more utilitarian timepieces. The new trend is a watch that looks more like Swiss Army made it. Think canvas bands and rugged titanium casings.
Scarf Prints and Materials
Forget about draping your neck in a scarf. Big time designers like Ralph Lauren, Tory Burch, and Phillip Lim are creating entire outfits of flowy scarf materials that are every bit as luxe and comfy as a Hermes accessory.
This unsung accessory has been slowly gaining traction in the fashion world, and fall 2018 looks like is might be the season for socks. From girlish ankle socks with kitten heels to upcycled logo socks from Stella McCartney, shoes are having to take a backseat as the statement foot accessory.
Clueless Inspired Plaid
Anyone who came of age in the 90s will remember the iconic looks of Clueless. The most famous fashion statement was the plaid that brought the grunge style to an elevated level. Those yellow, orange and pink plaids have made their way into back into the mainstream this fall.