My favorite designer, such as Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren, produced show stopping runway shows at New York's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Feb. 11 through Feb. 18.
To commemorate the last time the shows would be held in the Bryant Park tents, designers made sure to leave the legendary Garment District with a bang showcasing genius collections, and creating desirable must-have trends.
Fall off the runway, and incorporate my top five favorite trends into your everyday style next September:
1. Military Pieces.
It truly is time to join the fashion military. Everyone from Marc Jacobs to Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala's William Rast had fantastic military elements this season. Try a great camo pant, or cool, chic, military-inspired tote as you stroll the city.
Velvet accent pieces were seen all over the runway in jackets, dresses, and even sunglasses! While it may not be desirable to have an entire outfit consisting of velvet, make sure to incorporate little pieces of velvet in your wardrobe.
3. Capes and Ponchos.
Beware, the poncho is back. Try channeling your inner Carrie Bradshaw, and place a beautiful, black cape over a cool, embellished tops and black skinny jeans for a fashion night out.
4. Black is Back.
Fortunately, black is here to stay, especially black on black. Designers such as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for The Row showed amazing black tops, jackets, and pants. Join PR powerhouse, Kelly Cutrone, and try pairing a black v-neck tee, blazer, and skinny jeans for effortless, amazing New York street style.
Thanks to celebrities such as Rachel Zoe, the fur trend caught on last year, and will continue to be desirable through fall. Opt for jackets adorned with fur, or faux-fur, collars and sleeves to utilize the trend effectively.
Make sure to consider these trends next fall, and stay tuned for more trends from the London and Paris collections.