Spring has officially sprung — well, at least as far as New York Fashion Week is concerned — and we're already smitten by the fresh crop of trends that popped up all over the runway. We may be physically prepping for the chilly weather that's slowly rolling in, but our heads are lost in the floral prints, airy silhouettes and pops of vibrant color. We are so excited for Spring, we showed you how to wear New York Fashion Week trends now with some key pieces from the Gap Inc. brands.
But half of the fun is looking ahead to what's next, right? "Fashion month" has only just begun, and we're already pinning and re-pinning our favorites thus far in anticipation of the very near fashion future. Without further ado, here's how to outfit a new, reinvigorated you come springtime.
Trend: Fringe Benefits
Blame it on the retro revival of previous seasons, but fringe is making a serious comeback on classic items. Banana Republic has already applied fringe to the Fringe Leather Moto Jacket, and the Intermix team wouldn't dream of heading to Milan Fashion Week without some seriously adorned clutches. From strappy stilettos to slip dresses, and everything else in between, this tasseled accent adds a touch of funk to even the most basic outfit.
Trend: The Power Suit
Women in power has been a major theme this past year, and shows no signs of slowing down in 2016. Modern details and embellishments provide this structured ensemble a refresh, while vibrant hues make the power suit fashion-forward enough to take from the office to a sophisticated soirée. Check out some of our favorite power suits from what promises to be a bold, brilliant Banana Republic come Spring 2016.
Trend: The New Shirt Dress
One of our most-coveted takeaways from the menswear-inspired trend is a new twist on the classic shirt dress. Polished, tailored and super simple to just throw on and walk out the door, we're seeing it layered under everything from cable-knit sweaters to utilitarian vests this Spring. Since denim emerged from Fashion Week as a trend to try now, kill two birds with one stone with the 1969 denim western shirtdress from Gap.
Trend: Knit Pick
Cozy knits from Fall and Winter are apparently set to carry over into the new year — which is something us creatures of comfort are more than excited about. Layers of oversized silhouettes in a seasonally appropriate palette make these new pieces the must-haves of our dreams. For example, Athleta's Passage Sweater Poncho has literally got you covered, and much more is sure to come.
Trend: Art Nouveau
From abstract to pop art to folk-inspired, prints are getting more playful this spring. And when it comes to mixing and matching patterns, it appears all rules have gone out the window. Mashups seem to be more of a statement than a disaster, so be bold and take some risks!
One city down, three more to go — stay tuned for more news from the Fashion Week streets and more on-trend items coming soon from all the Gap Inc. brands.