The Best Trends To Know (& Try) From Fashion Week

Runways are oozing with new trends (obviously). But each year, it gets harder and harder to sift through them all. Our favorite fast fashion houses are restocking shelves nearly every week and more and more brands are adopting a "see now, buy now" mentality, meaning tons of runway pieces will be available ASAP. With that type of landscape, it can feel like you're running in a hamster wheel trying to follow what's trending. But not all hope is lost. The climate may be changing, but that doesn't mean you can't keep up.

In the slideshow ahead, you'll find a mix of ahead-of-the-curve trends and ones that are classic enough to survive well beyond the initial fad. Click through to see which styles will soon be at a store near you and be sure to check back in as we update the report with looks from the upcoming international shows, too.
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Allover Sequins
Though many don't typically consider sequined pieces to be edgy, this season, designers utilized the sparkling embellishments in an innovative, cool way, making shiny body-con silhouettes something to consider for upcoming soirees.

Monse
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Alexander Wang
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Dion Lee
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Can't-Miss Cargo
Yes, cargo pockets are officially back. Forget international fashion weeks, New York Fashion Week (the first of the circuit) made it clear: these huge pockets will be decorating your bottoms in the near future.

Sies Marjan
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DKNY
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A Détacher
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That Doesn't Go Together...?
A number of looks came down the catwalk sparking the same thought: Hmm, that doesn't really match. Instead of that being a negative thing, mismatched outfits were entirely intentional. Forget your corresponding hues and get ready to clash (and look good while doing it).

Gypsy Sport
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Proenza Schouler
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Altuzarra
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Cake-Topper Ruffles
Though we're used to maxi-dresses with sleek, simple silhouettes, if this season's runways are any indication, it's clear that the new way to go long is with dimension and texture — or, more specifically, cascading frills.

Tome
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Zimmermann
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Altuzarra
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Tennis Ball Brights
In theory, this highlighter hue is an enticing color. In practice, it can be really tough to pull off. That being said, all we really needed was permission — and this season, plenty of brands told us to go for it by way of elegant and edgy fluorescent looks.

Sies Marjan
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3.1 Phillip Lim
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Alexander Wang
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Ironic Workwear
Office-appropriate attire is an inherently serious category. At least it used to be. We prefer the trend when designers add whimsy to the otherwise sober tenor. The result feels fresh and way more wearable.

Hood by Air
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Pyer Moss
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Thom Browne
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Layered Pants
Though layered bottoms have been a street style staple for a minute now, we were surprised (in a good way) to see them at the center of attention on the catwalk. Lately, our trend reports have always included pairing multiple pieces together — it's one of the easiest ways to make a garment feel new again — so whether in the waistband or the pant legs, we can't wait to double up on this one.

Tibi
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Eckhaus Latta
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Monse
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Sheer Modesty
This one is all about contrast. Silhouettes that would normally give full coverage were revamped with sheer materials. Whether these "modest" see-through duds are paired matching knickers underneath (à la Coach), a slip, or nothing at all, we're game.

Coach
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Anna Sui
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Rodarte
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Head-To-Toe Pinstripes
Pinstripes are nothing new, but head-to-toe pinstripes with baggy silhouettes and interesting necklines mean business...or maybe WFH. It's almost like workwear met sleepwear and they decided to collaborate.

Adam Selman
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Alexander Wang
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Creatures of Comfort
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Panel Play
Last Fashion Week, we were introduced to garments that had a hodgepodge feel to them. This season, we're getting the same Frankenstein effect, but the look has gotten a bit more streamlined. Rather than a plethora of different fabrics affixed randomly to one garment, designers are using panels of the same shade or combining two large pieces of fabric to add volume and intrigue to their pieces.

Claudia Li
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Proenza Schouler
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Diane Von Furstenburg
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Vitamin C
We typically associate the color orange with fall (cue pumpkins, flu-season vitamin C tablets, etc.), but the bright hue hit the spring runways hard. Coming in a slew of different shades, from electric at Rosie Assoulin to more muted and subtle at Sies Marjan, this color is proving to be worth our time.

Sies Marjan
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Tibi
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Rosie Assoulin
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Fishnet Underlay
Sometimes, a trend that gained momentum via street style later shows up all over the runways. Take, for example, long-sleeve fishnet tops. Cool kids and Insta-influencers alike rode this wave hard (and still do!). Now, the super-cool trend is getting a luxe makeover.

MSGM
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Dries Van Noten
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House of Holland
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Freshwater Pearl
Countless floaty, mesmerizing, almost iridescent pieces were trotted down the catwalks this season. We couldn't get enough of them, and these shimmery pieces are the reason we're impatient to dress fancily come spring.

Sies Marjan
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Wanda Nylon
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Leonard
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'80s Time Machine
There was an overt nod head bang to the '80s this season, complete with gaudy, extreme shoulders paired with miniskirts. It sort of feels like we hopped into a time machine, and we're not mad about it.

Yves Saint Laurent
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Dolce & Gabbana
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Gucci
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Athluxury
Looking to go skydiving? How about scuba diving? Motocross? With fabrics like neoprene and nylon, designers are going extreme this season with sometimes-too-literal takes on extreme sportswear.

Vetements
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Versace
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Maison Margiela
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The Prep, Re-Imagined
What are preppy colors? The palette involves pastels, pink, and green together, and maybe even Nantucket red thrown into the mix, too. Designers are pairing these colors together on more fun silhouettes, making something rad out of old school prep.

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
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Miu Miu
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Haider Ackermann
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Cinch It
Spring's most playful silhouettes are taking a DIY approach. Instead of your run-of-the-mill zipper or button, we're seeing drawstrings all over the place, not just at the waist.

Versace
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Sacai
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MSGM
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Oversized Suiting
Suits always seem to be on-trend, just manifested with a different twist from season to season. This time, it's taking shape as oversized, boxy iterations, with intentionally too-big silhouettes.

Balenciaga
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Céline
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Jil Sander
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You Look So Comfy
When someone tells you that you look comfy, it can sound like a veiled insult. Well, that's not really the case these days. If the runways are any indication, looking (and feeling) comfortable is where it's at for spring.

Lacoste
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Joseph
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Tommy Hilfiger
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