Hot from the runways: We pick the top 10 Spring/Summer 2015 fashion trends from New York Fashion Week that translate best for Southwest Florida.
- While stripes never really go out of style, this season’s take on the traditional print feature interesting color and styling combinations.
- Wide stripes in a neutral color palette add a level of sophistication to your favorite maxi dress.
Spotted at: Peter Som, Kate Spade, Alexander Wang, Michael Kors and Rodarte
- Models literally sparkled at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, donning a number of gorgeous, metallic pieces.
- With the unique ability to be dressed up or down, the metallic trend is versatile enough to be worn to an elegant gala, as well as a casual brunch the next morning.
Spotted at: Monique Lhuillier, Lela Rose and Zimmermann
- We’ve seen scalloped edges a lot lately, from last season’s runway to Lilly Pulitzer pieces.
- This season, designers took the trend up a notch with more dramatic hemlines and bold cutouts.
Spotted at: Joie, Oscar de la Renta and Honor
- Designers were careful not to cross the line into hippy territory, which can be tricky with fringe.
- Looks ranged from cropped sweaters with frayed edges to a fully fringed skirt reminiscent of the ‘20s flapper trend.
Spotted at: Tory Burch, Proenza Schouler and Thakoon
- Dressing head-to-toe in crisp white separates was a common trend at Fashion Week and will undoubtedly become a staple this spring.
- Whether you’re strutting down Fifth Avenue South or sipping a cocktail at a friend’s dinner party, white on white (on white!) is the chicest way to make a statement this season.
Spotted at: Victoria Beckham, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan and J. Mendel
- This menswear-inspired trend appeared in many runway shows this fall, with styles ranging from romantic pastels to metallic snake prints.
- Here in sunny Naples, blazers in the summer are not ideal. With a loose, sleeveless vest, you can take advantage of the structured style while still staying cool when you venture out of the office on your lunch break.
Spotted at: Altuzarra, Narciso Rodriguez, Thakoon, Tory Burch and Rag & Bone
- Designers brought back one of the most well known trends of the 1970s: the flared jean.
- Skinny jeans have had a great run, but the bell-bottom is back. Sporting this newly returned trend gives you a laid-back ‘70s vibe that pairs well with our relaxed beach lifestyle.
Spotted at: Coach, Karen Walker, Phillip Lim and Anna Sui
- The tropical prints that rocked the runways at New York Fashion week were a far cry from the tacky Hawaiian print shirts your embarrassing uncle used to wear.
- This tropical trend, featuring rich colors and large prints, is right at home in the sweet tropics of Naples.
Spotted at: Nicole Miller, Josep Font and Sophie Theallet
- Designers updated this classic print by taking advantage of fresh colors and modern tailoring.
- This trend not only embodies the Southwest Florida lifestyle of warm weather and beachside picnics, it’s the perfect way to add a fun—yet classic—print into your wardrobe this spring.
Spotted at: Michael Kors, Diane von Fürstenberg, Oscar de la Renta and Joseph Altuzarra
- While suede is generally thought of as a winter textile, designers are shaking up that opinion with the introduction of summer suede.
- This trend, seen in loose-fitting dresses with high slits, translates suede into a warm weather staple, making it appropriate even in Southwest Florida.
Spotted at: Altuzarra, Jason Wu, Ralph Lauren, Derek Lam and Michael Kors