The spring/summer 2018 collections that showed during New York Fashion Week featured floor-dusting fringe, thigh-high boots and even some crystal-embellished underwear. But in the midst of it all, there were clues for how a person could actually dress. Here, a roundup of tips and tricks inspired by the runways with new ways to wear things — some of which you probably already own.
1. You Can Wear an Anorak Anywhere
It’s not only a sporty jacket — but also a versatile styling piece. At Marc Jacobs and Oscar de la Renta, anoraks were shown over evening dresses, while at Calvin Klein, one came layered beneath a brown checked coat.
2. Have Two Shirts? Layer Them!
Victoria Beckham showed short-sleeved shirts over long-sleeve button-downs at her spring show for a look that was totally fresh, especially because both shirts were in the same fabric. (The key to the look is to keep both a bit oversize and roomy.) This could work with contrasting colors or prints as well — if you dare.
3. White Sneakers Clean Up Nicely
A simple pair of white sneakers: not just for your jeans and T-shirts. Why not try pairing them with a floor-length gown, like they did at the Row? Sure, it may not work for your black-tie gala, but the unusual pairing feels ultramodern — and worth taking for a spin.
4. A Shirt You Can Get Lost in
You don’t have to wait till spring to test drive the oversize shirt look: mannish, giant shirts were all over the runways — and you can wear them now. While some brands, like Oscar de la Renta, opted to show a big shirt on its own with simple white shorts, others debuted ones under boxy blazers and miniskirts with the cuffs and tails peeking out.
5. If All Else Fails, Think Pink
This week, pink was everywhere — in many one-off pieces and head-to-toe looks. But I thought it worked best when it was color-blocked with contrasting shades, like tomato red at Zero + Maria Cornejo and Sies