We're Editors in 4 Different Cities—Here Are the Trends We Agree Are In and Out

While—believe it or not—at one point we all worked together in the same West Hollywood office, today, I and three of my longtime colleagues are spread out across NYC, Madison, Raleigh, and L.A. Luckily, thanks to travel, email, Instagram, and Slack—where we're regularly sidebaring on everything from celebrity looks to my seemingly never-ending quest for chic maternity style—we remain connected and up-to-date on each other's tastes and interests.

Of course, that's not to say we haven't changed over the years. As an L.A. native, my move to New York has clearly turned me into a more prudent dresser and practical shopper. Meanwhile, Allyson's return to the South seems to have reinforced her strong sense of personal style and love of trend-forward statement pieces. Nonetheless, there are always things we unanimously agree on, and this season's fashion is no exception. 

To prove it, I recently slid into the group chat to get a sense of what trends the team felt were definitely in and out for spring and summer. While the jury is still out on some, there was, overall, more concurring than clashing. To see, read about, and shop the trends we're all backing for the months ahead (and find out which we're not) simply keep scrolling.

The team:

Editor approved fashion trends

Out: Fitted Blazers

"Since oversize fits have been trending for quite some time, anything fitted, especially in the tailoring/suiting space, reads a tad dated these days. Instead, opt for a blazer that has a strong shoulder and a more relaxed silhouette." — Lauren Eggertsen, editorial director

In: Y2K

"Of the many fashion aesthetics on the rise right now, we easily agreed that the return of Y2K style is the undeniable front-runner. Some call it the Euphoria effect, but if you analyze the runways, you'll see that this goes well beyond pop culture or Instagram. Of course, it's not all butterfly clips and rhinestones. (Though, we love that aspect too.) Those looking for a more "mature" take can opt for shoulder bags and fun matching sets to get the look." — Nicole Eshaghpour, senior market editor

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Courtesy of Victor Glemaud; @emilisindlev

Out: Neon

"I think that neon is going to haunt us forever. Every few seasons, brands seem to forget that it's the worst, and it threatens to return until people realize they actually don't want to dress like a highlighter. Bright colors like orange, kelly green, and fuchsia make plenty of a statement without making people squint." — Allyson Payer, senior editor 

In: Mini Hemlines

"Miniskirts are pretty much all that the fashion industry can talk about these days. Thanks to the viral Miu Miu S/S 22 collection mini, brands have been churning out their own iterations left and right, so trust me when I say there are plenty to choose from. I love styling mine with a big button-down or a relaxed blazer to counterbalance the tiny hemline." — Lauren

Editor approved fashion trends


Courtesy of Brandon Maxwell; @elizagracehuber

Out: Cropped Flares

"While cropped flares reigned supreme a few seasons ago, the style doesn't seem to be as popular these days with the slew of forward cuts entering the market." — Bobby Schuessler, market director

In: Oversize Jeans

"Longer, loose jeans have been dominating the runways and on the feeds of our favorite fashion follows as a chic and current denim choice." — Bobby

Out: Espadrille Wedges

"While this is the time of year that espadrille wedges usually make their way out of storage and into wardrobes, we implore you to pause and simply consider one of the many equally comfortable but slightly fresher shoe choices for the months ahead. No, you don't need to part with them permanently, but perhaps table them for another year when they are in more of a comeback phase and less of a decline." — Nicole

In: Platforms

"It took me a minute to come around to this one, but now, I've joined the platform-shoe club. They're actually less intimidating to wear and walk in than they look, and at 5'4", I've yet to find a shoe style that looks cooler with mini-length hems and long jeans." — Allyson 

Editor approved fashion trends


Courtesy of Saint Laurent; @slipintostyle