What We Learned From NYFW AW 16/17 + How You Can Rock The Looks

Got some serious #FOMO over not being at New York Fashion Week? We feel ya!

This week, magazine editors, stylists, bloggers, celebrities and fashionistas travelled from all over the world to see the biggest names in fashion unveil their AW16/17 collections and set the trends for the coming seasons. Team BB have been glued to our newsfeed for a taste of the action – scrolling for updates on what our favourite celebs, socials and designers are wearing… because fashion darling.

The fashion industry is notorious for its rapidly changing and sometimes ridiculous trends and even the most style-savvy among us can find it hard to keep up with the latest trend you simply MUST be wearing. For those of us who aren’t always on top of the latest trends, knowing what to wear can be flat out confusing.

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But don’t worry, Team BB have done all the hard work for you! We’ve put together our top 5 trends from NYFW that you can incorporate into your wardrobe without maxing your credit card or attracting questioning looks from passers by. You’re welcome!

TREND 1: ANKLE BITERS

Ankle biters are back! Whether they’re cropped, cuffed or chopped, choose pants that show a little ankle for off-duty model style.

As seen on:

Gigi Hadid, Karolina Kurkova, on the runway at Chanel AW16, on the streets of NYC.

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How to wear it:

Team cuffed jeans with a pair of converse for casual cool or add a pair of killer boots to tailored cropped trousers for sophisticated polish.

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Phoenix Pants & Libertine Distressed Jeans

TREND 2: COSMETIC TONES

NY’s most fashion-savvy are taking a break from their beloved black on black (gasp!) and changing it up with warm, cosmetic tones – think pinks, berries, rust, camel, nudes etc.

As seen on:

Khloe Kardashian, on the streets of NYC, On the Runway at Yeezy AW16.

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How to wear it:

Go all out by layering different textures in similar cosmetic shades for a luxe look (think the Kardashians/Jenners at Yeezy AW16) or simply add a pop of your favourite cosmetic shade to black or white basics for an understated look.

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Atacama Playsuit & Luminary Playsuit

TREND 3: THE STATEMENT BAG

Whether it’s oversized and luxe, tiny and embellished or a little bit whacky, you need a statement bag in your life.

As seen on:

The streets of NYC.

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How to wear it:

Suffering from a ‘blah’ outfit? Add a statement bag for instant wow factor or go hardcore and add a statement bag to a statement outfit to really make a splash.

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Itzel Clutch & Summer Land Clutch

 

TREND 4: SEEING RED

Not afraid of a little colour? This trend is for you! The boldest fashionistas stepped out on the streets of NY in ruby, cherry, scarlet and every shade of red in between.

As seen on:

Gigi Hadid, On the runway at Anna Sui AW16/17, on the streets of NYC.


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How to wear it:

While an all over red look might be a little too much for your office job, team a hero piece in red with a neutral outfit.

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Eyes On You Playsuit & Dangerous Liasions Dress

TREND 5: MAD ABOUT LACE

From formal gowns to flirty frocks, lace was everywhere you looked at NYFW. Hollywood a-listers and socialites sported intricate lace detailing for a feminine, romantic look.

As seen on:

Hilary Duff, and Diane Kruger, on the runways of Rodarte and Jonathan Simkhai AW16/17.

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How to wear it:

Go all out and sport a full lace dress for day and night chic or add a lace bralette under a sheer tee for an after-hours look.

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Reflection Frill Dress & Layla Dress

Feeling inspired? Get more inspo and watch our 1 dress, 4 ways video!

 

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