The best part about following the various fashion weeks is knowing what to stock your closet with for the next season. New York Fashion Week has ended, so it’s time to take a look at the trending garments, and what you should be stuffing your wardrobe with in preparation for Spring 2018. Let’s take a look at the top separates at NYFW.
Let’s get back to the basics, literally, this Spring 2018. A rise in minimalism means a rise in basic garments and simple silhouettes, like The Row’s tank top and brown slacks, or Vaquera’s similar style with white slacks. ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo’s long sleeved top and cut offs are great for running errands or meeting up with friends, showing off the versatility of basic garments. Escada’s simple blazer and blouse are ideal for a day at the office, while Khaite’s circle skirt and navy sweater are simple and stunning, the perfect ensemble for grabbing a coffee or relaxing at a tea house.
Get back to the basics with these fabrics:
Fashion has shifted from tight-fitting trends to loose layers, which means the boyfriend pant is on the rise. A Détacher pairs their boyfriend jeans with a striped, blue cardigan, showing that the loose look can still look put together. Helmut Lang and Jonathan Simkhai go with the casual approach to boyfriend jeans, while Tom Ford and Monse throw on a blazer over their boyfriend jeans for a business casual approach.
Where the pants in these fabrics:
Leisure suits are great garments for anything from meeting a friend for lunch to showing up at a charity dinner. Elizabeth Kennedy’s white leisure suit looks ready to tie the knot, while Brandon Maxwell’s jacquard leisure suit would fit right at home at a debutante ball. Garden party fashion has never been so stunning with Zimmerman’s floral leisure suit, and Assembly New York’s version should be traveling the world in first class. Rosie Assoulin’s navy leisure suit with contrasting white seams is full of attitude and poise, a style perfect for slow dancing and event planning.
Live in leisure with these fabrics:
Juxtaposed beautifully with the leisure suit is the power suit. These ensembles were made for making big deals or handling the latest PR disaster, but don’t worry, all press is good press in Khaite’s tan suit. Audra has some fun with the power suit, adding an asymetrical ruffle to this dramatic garment, while Brooks Brothers shows that there’s power in simplicity with their straight laced power suit. Norma Kamali tests the bounds of power suiting with a jersey suit, and Kate Spade New York’ grey power suit is perfect for important business trips from New York to Tokyo.
Feel powerful with these fabrics:
The slip dress sit at the intersection of sexy and sophisticated, as it shows skin while still maintaining dramatic movement and a beautiful silhouette. TSE’s straight, white slip dress is perfect for entertaining important dinner guests, while Brock Collection’s longer slip dress was made for making an appearance at important dinner parties. Alexander Wang’s short slip dress is great for bachelorette parties, while ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo’s comfortable and cute slip dress is perfect for planning a wedding without worrying about your wardrobe. Dennis Basso layers his striped slip dress over a lovely sheer top and a fur shawl, taking the slip dress from stylish to chic.
Slip into a more comfortable fabric:
Turtlenecks are the most versatile of the garments, as they can be taken from professional to party in a matter of minutes. Prabal Gurung’s turtleneck, paired with an angular blazer, is great business wear, while Assembly New York shows off the fun side of turtlenecks. Karen Walker is all play and no work in a funky turtleneck dress, while Khaite’s turtleneck just needs a pair of slacks to make this turtleneck perfect for a chilly day at the office. Zac Posen’s short sleeved turtleneck shows that turtleneck doesn’t always mean winter, and paired with a pink skirt makes it ready for garden parties and taking dance lessons with a lover.
Take on the world in a turtleneck from these fabrics:
Which piece did you like best from New York Fashion Week? Let me know in the comments!