After a whole month spent semi-obsessively trend watching every FW, it’s time to debrief and figure out what’s better left on the runway and styles worth trying. Here are our favorite — actually wearable — fashion month trends, from NY to Paris.
Side bangs meet pin curls on the MGSM runway in Milan – all it takes to nail this trend is gel, hairspray and attitude.
Touchable waves are romantic and relatively easy to achieve, especially if you’re just heightening your texture, as seen at Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini.
We know what you’re thinking – how is this wearable? But before you get scared away, think about how pretty hair glitter is. Go full-on and experiment with color blocking like a Marni, or add just a dab of sheen for a truly luminous effect.
Chances are you don’t have a glam squad coiling your ringlets in updo perfection like BTS at Fendi, but you can cheat the look for the same effect. What’s important here is the sleekness of the front and the curls at the back – we suggest a twisted braid as an easy answer to this gorge style.
There isn’t one thing we don’t love about this colorful Marie Antoinette inspo at Moschino – how do you bring the cake to your own look, however? Again, you don’t need to recreate a step-by-step style to achieve the same sensibility. To cut out the hard part, take a page from your fave celebs (hey, Kylie) and opt for a wig. For a look this ornate, we love drag mainstay Truffle Pig Wigs.
Instead of the flower crown, think the flower veil. This trend spotted at Rodarte translates super easily – all it takes is a flower (real or fake) and an optional veil to breathe new life into any style. We love it to dress-up date night or create a major impact for bridal.
The Majestic Center Part
Is there a FW trend as ubiquitous as the center part? A center part means business – and it doesn’t take much. Just use your fingernail or the end of your comb and take a deep exhale as you are transformed into someone who has their ish together in one simple action. For bonus points, take a page from Carolina Herrara’s book and create a low, voluminous bun for a day to night style.
You don’t need Alexander McQueen money to copy this look – tie your mane back and rock a bright red hairband to subtly draw attention, or add in some fresh clip-in extensions to really bring the ruby energy.
Sealed With a Bow
Bows are a sweet way to spice up a schmegular style, and all it takes to steal this Giambattista Valli runway signature is a black velvet ribbon.
Whether you decide to actually dye your hair, try a wash out color deposit system or experiment with extensions, placement is key. Think less is more when it comes to rainbow highlights, like at Dries Van Noten.
A patterned scarf that gives off a 70s feel is all you need to be a Dior girl – as seen in Paris.
Come As You Are
The easiest fashion month trend to nail is the “woke up like this, effortless, undone” off-duty look. More specifically, day-after hair or hair that “heightens what you naturally have.” So wear your natural texture with pride and walk out the door however you woke up, just like the models do (as seen at Tommy Hilfiger).
If you’ve got natural or curly hair, show it off — like the models at Coach and more runways then we can count. Keep hair healthy with a line specifically formulated for textured hair like Carol’s Daughter.
Want more FW? THESE looks from Milan are next level.