The Best Trends at New York Fashion Week

For many, the month of February is a signifier of Valentine's Day, Groundhog Day, President's Day or just the shortest (and with this comes the hope that it will somehow be easier to get through) month of the year. For us cool people, it means one thing and one thing only: the start of Fashion Month.

Over a span of a harrowing 4 weeks, the fashion crowd mobs from New York to London to Milan to Paris to see the latest trends and take note of what will be hot this coming season.

New York Fashion Week just ended and as usual, it managed to top the past seasons. From the celebrity puffing on something "mysterious" in the front row at Prabal Gurung to the amount of shows with the highest diversity rate in Fashion Month history (in one week alone!!!!), it's been a fantastic week. 

Diversity and proper representation of all types of people is a beautiful thing to finally see on the runway (and no longer be shocked by how rare it is), but we're here for the fashion first. Unsure of which trends you should be following post-NYFW? Fear not; I've got your back:

1. Hot pink 

Cushnie et Ochs

Cushnie et Ochs

Chromat

Why don't you wear hot pink? The color enhances everyone's skin tone, no matter how light or dark. Think about it - don't we all look a little prettier under pink lighting? Punch it into your wardrobe. 

2. Bright red


Badgley Mischka

Prabal Gurung

Lela Rose

Why don't you wear Big Apple red? Whether it's functioning as a little pop of color for your drab work outfit or decking you out head to toe for a night on the town, a nice bright red is your best friend. Red is power, red is strength. Red is FEMININE.

3. Sequins

Christian Cowan

Oscar de la Renta

Alice + Olivia

Why don't you wear sequins? Sequins are an essential thing for getting dressed. Okay, not quite, but there's no reason they shouldn't be. They bring a sense of confidence to your ensemble and they can function as a disco ball if need be. 

4. Ruffles

Jonathan Simkhai

Zimmermann

Coach 1941

Why don't you wear ruffles? Especially in the month of February. Ruffles bring a certain romanticism to any look and can soften up the grungiest of overtones.

5. Feminism

Nicole Miller

Collina Strada

Christian Siriano

Why don't you be a little more feminist? Watching fashion week and taking notes of trends is one thing, but worrying whether or not you can pull off the look at your size, color, gender and age is entirely different. Being able to see a similar body type to your own represented on the runway is a major milestone in fashion and an industrywide accomplishment.

6. Floral print

Lela Rose

Ralph Lauren

Michael Kors Collection

Why don't you wear flowers? Flowers for the sunny weather. Flowers for beach days. Flowers for movie dates. Flowers for always!

7. All the shades of yellow

Tibi

Brandon Maxwell

Derek Lam

Why don't you wear yellow? Yellow is the color of positivity, charm and energy. Yellow ensures you will have a better day. Yellow...is kind of an eyesore at times. But yellow can really be done well.

8. Royal purple

Prabal Gurung

Tibi

Derek Lam

Why don't you wear royal purple? There is no reason not to - you are a queen.

9. Hats galore

Gabriela Hearst

CALVIN KLEIN

Adam Lippes

Why don't you wear an unconventional hat? The rest of us are wearing normal hats much too often - it's up to you now to shake it up.

Which of these do you like/dislike and why? Leave a comment, or @ me on Twitter/Facebook.

XOXO,

Taylor

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