Safari Hats & Low-Rise Pants: Spring’s Trends Are As Divisive As Ever

Safari Hats & Low-Rise Pants: Spring’s Trends Are As Divisive As Ever

There are a few things both “fashion people” and “non-fashion people” can agree on: a love of denim, the need for a good white tee, a desire for quality that will outlast just one wash. But fashion week is the time the industry likes to make everyone, well, a little mad — or, at least a little skeptical. It’s a time when fashion doesn’t hold back, and the weirder, the better.

Though we’ve seen a couple sleek takes on classics that everyone can love (and wear!) — see: Jason Wu, Mansur Gavriel, Gabriela Hearst — we’re personally far more interested in the less expected. Over the last week, we’ve seen a healthy amount of weird, totally off-kilter trends that we have a feeling will pop up at Zara and Mango in no time. They may be divisive, but isn’t half the fun of fashion breaking the rules — even just a little bit?

From bucket hats to Teva’s (yes, really) to slits that rise all the way up, click on for the stand-out Fashion Month trends that you’ll soon see everywhere — and be sure to check this space for updates as London, Milan, and Paris commence.

’00s Rewind
We hate to break it to you, but everything you love to hate about the style from the early-2000s is coming in hot: low-rise pants, micro-minis, and flip-flops are all threatening to make a comeback.

Christian Cowan

LaQuan Smith

Prabal Gurung

Sies Marjan


Bermuda Short-Suits
How to take your beloved two-piece into spring and summer? Swap the trousers out for a pair of long-line shorts, of course.

Dion Lee

Matthew Adams Dolan


Sally LaPointe


Grandma’s Knits
Perfectly imperfect, these chunky sweaters have that handmade feel but don’t require you to know how to knit. (Though if that’s a hobby you’re into taking up, we full support it!)

Calvin Klein 205W39NYC

Eckhaus Latta

Carolina Herrera

Tory Burch

Super -High Slits
Holy Angelina Jolie! It’s time to embrace slits that bare it all (or at least come close). They’re not just for nighttime either.


Carolina Herrera


Jonathan Simkhai

Rosetta Getty

(More) Logo Comebacks
Following in the steps of Fendi, Diors, and so many other fashion houses that have slapped their logo on every piece of clothing imaginable, labels like Coach and Escada have decided that the branded, the better.



Pyer Moss

Biker Shorts, With A Twist
Thought biker shorts were only a temporary thing? Think again. Not only are they not going anywhere, but they’re amping up their impact with bright colors, loud prints, and sheer textures.


Collina Strada

Cynthia Rowley

John Elliot

Safari Hats
In this season’s iteration of the bucket hat, it’s safari vibes all the way. Whether you’re cruising through the deserts of Africa or just walking down Broadway, don’t be caught without one of these on your head come spring.

Anna Sui

Rosetta Getty

T Is For Tevas
Chunky sandals are proving to be a go-to and, according to the shows in New York, these utilitarian, sporty styles (like Tevas) are the perfect match for all of your midi dresses.

John Elliot

Sandy Liang

Collina Strada

Aluminum Foil
Call it futurism or just an affinity for metallics, but it feels like every show had at least one silver look. Shockingly versatile, consider it the new neutral.


Jill Stuart


Proenza Schouler


Put It All On Display
Trending both on the streets and on the runways this season, sheer dresses are having a can’t-miss moment. Whether you’re game to free the nipple or just want to show off some seriously cute undergarments, these pieces aren’t for those who don’t want to grin it and bare it.


Christian Cowan


Marina Moscone

Sid Neigum

The Row

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