One of the numerous benefits of living in New York City when it comes to fashion is the commuter lifestyle. Rather than hopping in a car and driving to your destination of choice, you're forced to walk or take the subway from point A to point B. Why is this a benefit, you ask? Aside from getting in your daily steps, it also happens to prove useful for trend spotting. Every day, without fail, I see an individual (or many) that inspires me. Whether it's the way they've styled a specific piece, a fresh color combination, or even a new brand they're wearing. (Full disclosure: I've stopped many people on the street to ask what they've got on. No shame!) Suffice it to say, the city is rife with trend inspiration. Thus, I've got a fairly strong grasp on what is poised to be a style success this spring.
Broken into seven easy-to-digest trends, the below pieces are a mix of cool classics and adventurous items, all of which are worth giving a shot in your own wardrobe. From the hat that makes every outfit a teeny bit more hip to the animal print that's not cheetah or zebra, scroll down to refresh your look for the new season.
This downtown-inspired hat was spotted all over fashion week street style. Accessorize with the statement piece for an instant lift.