The streets have always been my fashion magazines, aka where I look for style inspiration and hints on what trends are about to blow up. Pre-2020 me was very much inspired by what I saw strangers wearing on the subway, to the farmers market, or even to the bodega. I recall doing double takes often to mentally process the new trends or outfit ideas I'd seen so I could later take a crack at them myself. Who knows—I may have even gone on to influence someone else when I put some of those streetwear trends to the test.
I usually look to fashion on the streets in big cities like New York and Paris, but since the streets have been closed for the past year, I've now turned to Instagram to fill the void Union Square once filled. Turns out Instagram 'fits are big predictors of the cool trends to come. Below are the streetwear trends I can't wait to try once the world opens up again and my favorite picks to shop for each one.
I recently read that the '70s were as far away in the mid-'90s as the '90s are now. After taking a moment to digest what that means for me, I was able to understand why Gen Z is having a heyday with everything '90s. Baby Phat and Juicy Couture had a hold on us back then, and cool girls continue to wear velour tracksuits today.
Crochet is making a huge comeback this spring, appearing everywhere from pants and tops to swimwear and bags. I've got my eyes on the granny square crochet pants. The color schemes always go crazy and will be so fun to pair with other pops of color.
Denim has arrived in every color and pattern to wake us up from a daze induced by a year in sweats. My favorite thing about this trend is its ability to give rise to new color and pattern combinations that may surprise you.
Some people put their kids' artwork on the fridge; some prefer to wear it.
This spring, the Harrington jacket is going to give the leather jacket a run for its money. It's appearing in interesting prints and pastels that make it perfect for layering and adding dimension to your outfit.