The Spring/Summer 2015 forecast shows a lot of looks and trends to watch out for. Most of them, however, are not exactly for daily wear.
I picked a few that can carry us from work to cocktails every day. Below are some you can try this year:
The shirtdresses shown on the runways were anything but plain. Designers reimagined this classic staple with drop waists, high slits, asymmetric hemlines in versions from knee-hovering to ankle-length.
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The trend isn’t groundbreaking, but it’s all about the styling; designers made it interesting by pairing various textures, patterns, prints and silhouettes.
It looks like the trend for shorts is sticking around in 2015. Take the silhouette to work by pairing it with blazers, tailored button-downs, and high heels.
Kimono-style trench coats
Slouchy, thin trench coats belted just so were seen all over the runways this season. A comfortable, stylish mix between a robe, a proper coat and a kimono, this style can be worn with a dress, separates or even with shorts.
Consider it one of the season’s most flattering trends; unlike the wider styles shown years ago, the thinner ones are more flattering on the waist. Knot it on the side for optimum waist-slimming effect.
New York’s runways saw a military influence for spring as designers referenced army uniforms in literal and subtle ways. Best to incorporate the trend in your wardrobe with separates like cropped trousers, a lightweight parka or a silky shirt.
Remember the single statement earring? This time, no need for the “you dropped an earring” confusion by wearing mismatched styles.
Anything denim—from shredded to dark-wash, low-slung, or high-waisted, and even patched or embellished— goes. In a season infused with retro-inspired looks—’70s looks in particular—denim with patchwork embellishments and illusionary prints deliver that vintage, pieced-together vibe.
The utilitarian silhouette is given an edgier look with accessories such as belts, scarves and statement jewelry.
Though a lot of fringe was seen on the clothing front, they seem more wearable as accessories rather than clothes. Accessories buyers agree that fringe will a big accessory trend, which is also expected to get a boost from all the groovy, ’70s-inspired looks on the runways.