Some trends are really not so much trends as perennial styles — think florals for spring; groundbreaking. But there are usually a few that catch our eye each season that stand out among the rest. And while it’s always good to see the new ways designers interpret favorites like stripes and yes, florals, it’s the unexpected styles, maybe even ones we thought we’d never wear, that get us thinking. Our latest lookbook is the best of both. Click through above to shop, and read on below for the trends that piqued our interest this season.
Khaki: This word may bring to mind painfully uncool pants you wouldn’t be caught dead in, but the runway remixes of this oft-maligned fabric were decidedly feminine and fresh this season. From proportion play trenches at Balenciaga to high-waisted trousers at Tibi (don’t worry, miles from Dockers), we came away converts.
Slogan Tees: On the one hand, some of the largest and most influential fashion companies have been criticized for being slow to take a stand on current events in recent days. But on the other, some designers have been taking to the time honored venue of the emblazoned tee to make a statement. At Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri declared that We Should All Be Feminists while Michael Kors sent intarsia sweaters with the simple message Love down the runway. And the trend shows no signs of slowing for fall, with designers like Prabal Gurung getting even more political; his models bore timely messages on their tees including I An An Immigrant and Nevertheless, She Persisted. So go ahead, wear your heart on your tee.
Shades of Yellow: While pink may not be going away (thus the shocking shade pairing included in this lookbook), the other shade of the season is yellow. Yes, some people hate it, but with the sunny looks turned out by Chloé, Gucci and Bottega Veneta, you just may learn to love it (as we did).
Statement Sleeves: If you’re growing tired of the cold shoulder look but still find statement sleeves alluring, turn to the latest crop of tops and blouses with more covered-up, exaggerated sleeves like those seen at Céline and Simone Rocha.