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It’s really happening: New York fashion week is almost here. With our recent street-style photos for inspo, we’ve made a few predictions for the off-catwalk trends showgoers will be rocking next month. It’s all but assured that flats will be a thing. It’s hard to go from Birkenstocks to stilettos overnight, after all. Instead of heels, we expect to see sensible yet stylish flatforms and sporty trainers like Dior’s embellished Spring ’14 Haute Couture kicks, even if our colleague Maya Singer thinks fashion may be overdue for a sneaker backlash. Taking cues from the recent Resort collections, we’ll be pairing our comfortable shoes with bohemian maxi dresses and floor-grazing skirts, as well as skinny silk scarves like the ones we spotted on Prada’s Fall ’14 runway. Despite the balmy forecast, we’re betting a few girls will be eager to trot out their chunky new sweaters and relaxed, borrowed-from-the-boys suits. Other Spring ’15 street-style predictions: high-waisted flares (thank you, Nicolas Ghesquière); Hood by Air logos (yes, the streetwear movement is still going strong); mod minidresses; and single, statement-making earrings.
Here, a slideshow of 12 street-style predictions for the Spring ’15 shows.
Anyone who’s been through the Resort ringer or brushing up on our trend reports recognizes the season’s commercial significance. Pre-Spring is time to shine when it comes to sales, and we witnessed savvy brands amping up their accessories offerings this year—because at the end of the day, most customers would still rather invest in a timeless bag or a terrific pair of shoes than blow their budget on a fancy cocktail dress they’ll only break out occasionally. This summer, the editors here at Style.com have all but sworn off our heels in favor of still-trendy sneakers or casual flats, and so we got a kick out of the down-to-earth gladiators (much easier than the towering styles made popular two years ago) from the likes of Miu Miu, Valentino, and Sacai Luck. Similarly, the latest lineups from Alexander Wang and 3.1 Phillip Lim both featured knee-high, lace-up desert boots ideal for stomping on city sidewalks. Elsewhere, Nicolas Ghesquière earned extra credit for his Cruise extras spotted on the Louis Vuitton runway in Monaco. Highlights here included the monogrammed Petite Malle bag, which was updated with a chain-link handle. Among this season’s other fresh accessories propositions were Reed Krakoff’s new RK40 satchel, which was a bona fide hit at his recent presentation; Stella McCartney’s bejeweled wooden clutches; and Gucci’s killer go-go boots. Of course, we couldn’t resist the novelty factor of Giles’ playful stegosaurus purse and Jeremy Scott’s “This Is Not a Moschino T-Shirt” moment.
Click here for a slideshow of twenty of our favorite Resort ’15 accessories.