The Trends Fashion Editors Can't Stand (and the Ones They Love)
One thing that keeps the fashion world interesting is the ever-revolving door of trends. Most come and go, although some get more time in the spotlight than others. As editors, we’re trained to know that not every trend is for everyone, and conversely, that for every trend, there are followers—even if those followers aren’t necessarily us. Naturally, then, favorites (and not-so-favorites) develop, hence the subject of today’s post.
We reached out to six industry editors to get the lowdown on the trends they love and loathe for the coming months. Doling out their thoughts on everything from athleisure-inspired style to the best way to show a little skin, these style heavyweights all chimed in on the trends to keep an eye on. To help you take full advantage of their spring style advice, we also picked out a few pieces you can easily incorporate into your wardrobe in the coming months.
Read on to see what each editor had to say, and to shop our picks too!
"For spring, I'm loving full sleeves as seen at Lanvin, Dior, J.W.Anderson, and Céline. Conversely, I could pass on sky-high heels. Anything above three inches, though beautiful, just doesn't feel practical for a modern woman." — Rachael Wang
"I LOVE off-the-shoulder everything. Maybe it’s the '80s kid in me—a Punky Brewster/Flashdance mashup was my go-to Halloween costume growing up—but I've always thought that showing your shoulders was so chic, and I'm so happy it's back. I'm actually having to keep myself from overwhelming my closet with it (I've already added a sweater, shirt, and a dress), but it's so hard!" — Brittany Burke
"I have fully embraced the PJs look—I love anything that feels like you could wear it to bed but still looks chic on the streets.
"The truth of the matter is I'm not a ruffles girl; it simply doesn't suit me or my 5'2" frame. When it comes down to it, more minimalist looks will always have my heart." — Kerry Pieri
"It took me a while to hop on board, but after running one full marathon, four half-marathons, and one 15K, I've fully fallen in love with the athleisure trend. When you spend most of your time in workout gear, you want to look as cute as possible. And on those weekend days when I just can't with another brunch look, I find myself digging through my athletic gear for an outfit. Everyone from Forever 21 and GapFit to Nike and Adidas are bringing it in this market. Toss in cool-girl brands like Tory Sport, Bandier, Outdoor Voices, and Live the Process, and I'm set.
"One trend I'm going to opt out of this season is the boudoir-inspired trend. While incredibly beautiful, it's a little too romantic for my style. It's always important to know yourself when it comes to new trends, and I know that this is one I should cheer on from afar." — Nikki Ogunnaike
"I'm really loving all of the experimental denim pieces that are out there these days. Vetements, Off-White, Marques'Almeida, Matthew Adams Dolan, Claudia Li, Phlemuns… Keep it coming! Really brings new flair to such a classic fabric.
"I can't get behind overalls; they make people look like giant toddlers. Please make them go away!" — Kirby Marzec
"I love the sporty trend that has been recurring over the past few seasons. I like when it's done super graphic and has that clean and minimal feel. It's so optimistic, which is refreshing! I don't think I hate a specific trend; I think it's more a matter of finding what works for each person." — Ali Pew
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