Hello from New York Fashion Week! The street style crowd has officially arrived for a seven-day trek through Manhattan (and Brooklyn) to see what designers have created for our future outfits come Spring 2019. But we're not here to talk about the collections at the shows, we're here to talk about what everyone will be wearing at the shows. Read on to find out. (Hint: We just might witness a few showgoers swapping their dad sneakers for flip-flops.)
Since slime green is officially the cool color du jour, we expect this punchy hue to make plenty of appearances in our street style roundups, from clothing and accessories to bold beauty looks — particularly in the hair department.
We spotted a handful of cowboy boots at New York Fashion Week last season and anticipate even more now that the Fall 2018 trend has kicked into high gear. In fact, one of the Fashionista editors got a pair of cowboy boots as her show invite. (Shout-out to Texas native Brandon Maxwell!)
If you haven't made small talk with a New Yorker recently, then let us tell you that it's really effing hot outside. We predict showgoers will attempt to stay cool by wearing this summer's favorite athleisure item: biker shorts.
#Spon Dior Saddle Bags
Sure, the influencer marketing behind this majorly #spon Dior Saddle Bag revival potentially backfired, but that won't stop the fashion crowd from carrying the nostalgia-heavy accessory in full force — gifted or not.
Printed Prairie Dresses
Last September, pretty printed dresses were a staple at New York Fashion Week, and now the trend has honed in on a very specific prairie-inspired aesthetic. The floor- or midi-length dresses generally boast floral motifs and have more of a boho-meets-ethereal vibe. Expect to see your favorite influencers wearing versions by the likes of Dôen, Batsheva and Ganni.
Fendi Logo Everything
Although it feels like we've reached the peak of this mega-logomania motif, the Italian house has likely provided a slew of outfits for some of the most-watched fashion folk this week. Perhaps we'll see the Fendi print in the form of high boots, handbags and full-on head-to-toe ensembles.
Gucci Hiking Boots
While we expect showgoers to flaunt their best Guccified looks in Paris when Alessandro Michele debuts his Spring 2019 collection, we're sure a few of them will want to bust out their newly acquired fall Gucci items right off the bat in New York. Fingers crossed someone is daring enough to wear the luxury brand's hiking boots, though, its Yankees collaboration gear seems more appropriate.
Fashion's favorite neutral is animal print right now, and we can only assume that the trend's (repeating) revival will be everywhere in New York, from maxi dresses and bags to that Realisation Par skirt.
The on-trend, '90s-era slip dress has morphed into slip skirts for fall. While it's much too warm out to pair this garment with cozy knits, we suspect showgoers will layer on oversize T-shirts, breezy blouses and crop tops instead.
We noticed PVC's see-through style first as a handbag trend, followed by footwear and hats (thanks to Chanel). At New York Fashion Week, there will be loads of clear plastic totes and purses, along with lots of sandals and heels, like these Maryam Nassir Zadeh wedges.
If PVC shoes aren't your thing, then trust that there will be plenty of sneakers — of the dad variety, of course — among the fashion crowd. The eye-catching footwear offers prime real estate for more fashion statements, so we expect showgoers to layer on a pair of sports-brand or designer-name athletic socks, too.
While Labor Day traditionally signals the end of summer, it isn't officially over until the end of September. Showgoers will prove this point, too, by sporting their favorite, summer-friendly tie-dye apparel across the brand-name spectrum, from high-end Off-White to music merch by the Grateful Dead, Sza and Ariana Grande.
Like it or not, flip-flops are "in" again, thanks to the street style pack at Copenhagen Fashion Week. While we personally don't plan on baring our own feet in New York City, especially while running around to shows all day and night, we have to give props to the fashion people who actually will. Please, watch where you step.
We're not sure how these teeny-tiny bags could fit our show invites, let alone our phones, chargers and other daily necessities, but it's all about ~*the aesthetic*~ during fashion week, isn't it? The micro-mini Jacquemus bag has inspired a sartorial affinity towards super-shrunken handbags, which will likely be toted around by many street style stars this season.
Raf Simons's 'Drugs' Collection
The good thing about predicting these "It" items for the week is that we have men's fashion month from over the summer to use as a resource. One of the things we started to see pop up among the menswear crew was Raf Simons's Fall 2018 collection, which highly (and quite literally) referenced drug culture, with shirts emblazoned with the word, um, "DRUGS."
Printed Camp Shirts
Another menswear trend to expect among the fashion crowd? Printed camp shirts. We witnessed this street style look during men's fashion week in Milan, followed by Justin Bieber's numerous sightings dressed in what fashion writers are dubbing as "sleazecore." Maybe this week we'll even see Bieber himself roaming around New York with his fiancée Hailey Baldwin, who will certainly be cast in a fashion show or seven.