With Fashion Week showing off clothes six months before they actually land in stores, predicting the future is less about performing feats of divination than just paying attention. Still, some patterns arise during the shows that don't quite make it into everyday style. For every culotte, ugly shoe, and peplum that became widely worn, there was a floral pantsuit, cropped high-water pant, and furry clog — editorial trends that were rarer on the streets than they had been on the catwalks months before.
Looking ahead to 2015, we’ve narrowed down the 10 items we're expecting to have a banner year. Some of these are educated, 99%-sure guesses, and some are plainly wishful thinking. (Self-fulfilling prophecies do happen!) Ahead, our professional predictions for what everyone’s going to be wearing, talking about, and shopping for in the next 12 months.
Illustrated by Josh McKenna