The NYC-Approved Trend We Didn't See Coming

When she’s not working with big names like Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Hudson, and Hilary Swank, celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger also divulges her fashion expertise in our Ask a Stylist column. From the best places to source vintage to the secret to finding your most flattering jeans, come back each week for a professional’s perspective.

While NYFW wrapped a couple weeks ago, there’s one trend that’s still on my mind from the week full of fashion. When it comes to street style, the unexpected item I spotted on nearly every showgoer was a bold blazer. I’m referring to the very ’80s-inspired blazers with overly broad shoulders. The statement piece was on nearly every street corner in NYC and was styled in a variety of ways. While the “extra” detail lends an anything but subtle look, it’s sure to be one of the most popular outerwear trends of the season. Keep reading to see how to style the retro-inspired piece and add a bold blazer to your fall wardrobe at the end.

Scroll down to see the most unexpected fall trend in NYC right now.


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Micaela Erlanger
Celebrity Stylist

A self proclaimed “vintage-a-holic, and glamour girl” Micaela’s clients include: Lupita Nyong’o, Michelle Dockery, Meryl Streep, Jared Leto, Common, Jennifer Hudson, Hilary Swank, Tatiana Maslany and John Boyega.

The hallmark of Micaela’s work is her meticulous attention to detail and a keen focus on the client’s needs and objectives. With a love for all things beautiful and alluring, coupled with an appreciation of the whimsical, Micaela brings a versatile and fresh approach to styling.