The 9 Most Wearable Trends from NYFW

Everything old is new again. While many fashionistas use New York Fashion Week to scope out trends for upcoming seasons, it’s very rare that a designer presents something we’ve never seen before. But just the right amount of originality imposed on an existing fashion staple can inspire and ignite. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the most wearable trends we saw on the runways during fashion week. We’re guessing you’ll recognize a few—or more—of them.

1. Monochromatic

Cushnie et Ochs; Tibi

Sticking to a single color to build an entire outfit is sleek and sophisticated, instantly taking your wardrobe up a notch with little to no effort.

2. The ‘70s  

Joie; Zimmermann; Karen Walker; J.Crew; Sea

After a few years in hiding, flare jeans and suede are making a triumphant return. Don’t tell us you had given up on your '70s-inspired gear. You should know by now what goes around comes around.

3. Turtlenecks

Thakoon; Wes Gordon

What was once thought to be a nerd’s wintry go-to is now an expert layering piece that can be worn under everything from dresses to length-defying coats.

4. Neutrals

Marc Jacobs

Fifty Shades of Grey must have really made its mark on designers; the hue was popping up all over the place! If softer neutrals aren’t really your thing, come over to the dark side with the equally popular all-black palette.

5. Buffalo plaid

Coach; Alexander Wang; 3.1 Phillip Lim

Traditional plaid will always be an essential print, but its even more outdoorsy alternative, buffalo plaid, is giving it a run for its money.

6. Fringe

Ulla Johnson; Rebecca Minkoff; J.Crew; BCBG Max Azria; Edun

This trend doesn’t have to fall under the '70s heading. Keep it modern on the bottom of a glistening skirt or just the tip of your scarf.

7. Orange

Custo Barcelona; Lisa Perry; Jenny Packham; Zimmermann; BCBG Max Azria

…is the new black, right? Tangerine is the it-color on the horizon. Plus, it’s probably already in your closet!

8. Masculine + feminine

Rodarte; Michael Kors; Altuzarra

In the past, we’ve seen women donning menswear looks on the runway but never quite like this. Keeping the feminine flair in their ensembles, designers brought textures and prints like houndstooth and lace together in an oh-so-thrilling combination.

9. Fur

10 Crosby; Creatures of the Wind; Altuzarra; Gary Graham; Veronica Beard

Whether you prefer faux or not-so-faux, you’ll be needing a fur collar of some kind draped around your neck.

Which of these NYFW trends will you be incorporating into your everyday wardrobe, collegiettes?