|Though animal prints have never gone out of style, designers strayed away from the standard leopard pattern this season and opted for an ultra fierce snakeskin. The best part? This print is so versatile, it can be worn in multiple ways. While Gucci's Frida Giannini plays it safe with predominately reptile accessories, Versace's neon snakeskin pants command attention. If you're looking for a less flashy way to sport this trend, Giorgio Armani offers subdued snakeskin separates. Or treat this reptile pattern as a texture and pair it with some fierce leopard a la Tracy Reese. Ease into this trend with an ultra chic clutch. With a cutting-edge little black dress and some wooden jewelry, you have a style homerun! (Photographed: Gucci Look 22)|
The New Nautical
|While these collections aren't worn during boating season, it's no surprise when a cruise collection boasta sailor chic references. From a chunky fisherman sweater, as seen in Tibi's collection , to Sonia Rykiel's strategically placed sporty stripes, the fad clearly takes on a modern, masculine-inspired aesthetic this season. Need more proof? Look no further than Altuzarra's streamlined flared pants. And leave it to Kenzo's Humberto Leon and Carol Lim to revitalize this trend with a sailor-friendly pencil skirt and a flouncy peplum top. Though a striped shirt is the easiest way to add a boating aesthetic to your ensemble, dare to be different with a pair of flared pants. Set sail on this fashion risk, the results will be worth it. (Photographed: Tibi Look 18)|
|For what seems like an eternity, fringe has had a poor reputation. Think Vegas showgirls and salacious flappers. Finally, thanks to some of fashion's most innovative minds, the frivolous frippery has received a sleeker makeover. At last! Who knew fringe could be so versatile? Recent CFDA winner Joseph Altuzarra carefully places strips of fringe along the waist and chest, creating more depth to otherwise minimalist silhouettes. DKNY, on the other hand, experiments with long layers. The end result? A dress that was made to twirl. "Queen of Cool" Clare Waight Keller plays with texture by adding some shag to a luxe knit sweater at Chloé. Take evening wear to the next level with a shamelessly sexy fringed dress a la Hérve Léger. No matter how you rock this trend, one thing is for sure: a subtle look is not an option. Dying to wear this trend as soon as possible? Opt for a fringe bikini. You'll be sure to make a splash. (Photographed: Altuzarra Look 28)|
|It's no secret that a bold print is a surefire way to stand out, but two? The seemingly kitschy look has been all over the runways. At Louis Vuitton, both traditional and zany prints are infused into retro silhouettes: A-line skirts, flared jackets, and trim trousers. Christian Dior's Raf Simons experiments with both prints and textures. Everything from multicolored sequins, to embroidered florals, to geometric chevron are effortlessly woven into a single look. And let's not forget the combinations at Proenza Schouler, which act as a continuation of the brand's knockout fall collection. But all pairing props goes to Stella McCartney, who smartly combines not two, but five different prints in one ensemble. Don't have time to carefully mix multiple prints into one outfit? Don't want to look like a circus folk? Try a dress that has clashing prints. But if you're looking to add some DIY to this trend, the easiest way ace this fad is to opt for different prints in a similar color palette. No matter which option you choose, you'll be sure to turn some heads. (Photographed: Louis Vuitton Look 30)|
That's a Wrap!
|If this season has taught us anything, it's that super fitted ensembles are on a hiatus. As their replacements, wrap jackets and dresses have taken center stage. What's not to love about the trend? It's the perfect way to flaunt your figure without feeling constricted by your clothes. At The Row, neutral colors are paired with luxe fabrics and cool-girl shapes. No stranger to anything wrapped, Diane von Furstenberg blends potent berry hues into her iconic wrap dresses. Donna Karan's waist ties and loads of fabric create jaw-dropping movement. Red carpet ready in a simple outfit! Preen by Thornton Bregazzi offers everything from cropped jackets to eye-catching wrap coats. It was all languid silhouettes and poppy colors at Escada's presentation, which is perfect for that post-holiday glow. Want to invest in a wrap piece of your own? Make a statement by combining this feminine shape with an unconventional fabric. And don't worry, this trend will be perfect for spring! (The Row Look 2)|
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