6 New York Fashion Week Trends to Wear Now

The trend: Evening fringe

The look: Fringe got an elegant update, appearing on midi-length cocktail dresses and floor-grazing gowns. Crystal and beaded iterations upped the glam factor of this once-casual, hippie-era trimming.

Spotted at: Michael Kors, Khaite, Proenza Schouler, Jonathan Simkhai, Ulla Johnson

How to wear the trend: If rocking a skin-tight black fringe dress is a little outside of your comfort zone, consider investing in one key statement piece: a black fringed (or feathered) midi skirt, blazer or camisole. If this still feels like too much, a boot or clutch with fringe detail nods to the trend without trying too hard.

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The trend: Neon brights and saturated pastels

The look: Bold fuchsia, tangerine orange, fluorescent yellow, lime green, lilac, tangerine, minty blue — the runways were awash in colors that looked like they’d been plucked from a bin of highlighter pens.

Spotted at: Tory Burch, Fendi, Theory, Ulla Johnson, Prabul Gurung, Jonathan Simkhai

How to wear it: Mixing three of these wild hues into one outfit is probably best left to the fashion pros. An easier approach, according to Caruso: Go monochrome or add a pop of color to an otherwise neutral outfit, like they did at Fendi. Choosing just one colorful statement piece — a vibrant skirt, top or blazer — is an instant outfit maker when paired with a crisp white button-down shirt or tank, she says.

If you want to venture beyond white, consider these other flattering combos: tangerine and brown/beige, minty blue and navy, lilac and gray, fuchsia and black. New Jersey–based style expert Cindy Weber-Cleary suggests wearing the lighter shade on the part of your body you want to highlight.


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