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Fashion Trends That Never Would've Existed 10 Years Ago

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    We totally get that you haven't planned your NYE outfit yet, let alone thought about what fashion will be like a year from now. But hear us out. With fascinating, albeit wacky, fashion innovations hitting the scene every day (like Nike's spanking-new self-lacing sneakers), we can't help but ask ourselves, What's next? Maybe 100 years from now, we'll all be sporting metallic bodysuits that can magically transform into our dream outfit on command. Or perhaps our obsession with more-is-more street style will run its course, and we'll ditch it for simple, pared-back looks — an approach that worked for Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in the new, futuristic sci-fi space flick, Passengers. Or there's the possibility that we won't have tangible clothing at all. (And if you're wondering what that even means, we are, too.)

    The good news? We don't have to wait until the 24th century to see what technology-led fashion will look like. In fact, many of today's most 'grammed products already incorporate hi-tech innovations, like smart jewelry and camera-equipped sunglasses. And while these accessories might seem intimidating and/or super nerdy, we assure you they're actually quite wearable. Case in point: the five sneaky-stylish pieces ahead. Tech person or not, consider this permission to geek out.

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    Color-Changing Fabric
    Much like your '90s mood ring, this backpack starts off black but gradually changes colors with fluctuations in air pressure. Give the alchemy-inspired bag a streetwear spin with a graphic tee, midi-skirt, and chunky loafers.

    The Unseen Emporium Backpack, $1585, available at The Unseen Emporium; Adidas Black And White Bold Tee, $35, available at Adidas; Won Hundred Hart New Skirt, $250, available at Won Hundred; Opening Ceremony Platform Creepers, $375, available at Bloomingdales.

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    Snapchat Sunglasses
    You've got to admit these are pretty freaking cool. With the press of a button, you can Snapchat 10-second videos without whipping out your phone. Tap into the playful nature of these bright, wireless sunnies with a rainbow-striped sweater, a jumper dress, and silver booties.

    Snapchat Spectacles, $130, available in store only; Whistles Gracie Dungaree Dress, $210, available at Whistles; Steve Madden Ilana $129.95, available at Steve Madden; Mira Mikati Striped Turleneck Sweater, $297, available at Kirna Zabete.

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    3-D Details
    Thanks to designers like Iris van Herpen and Junya Watanabe, three-dimensional features are far less obscure than, well, ever. To ease into the quirky trend, try a 3-D wristlet, and style accordingly with sophisticated items like a pleated leather skirt and ribbed knit.

    Issey Miyake Saturn 3D Clutch Bag, $460, available at FarFetch; Farrow Maria Striped Sweater, $102, available at Need Supply; & Other Stories Faux Leather Pleats Skirt, $95, available at & Other Stories; Nine West Tatum D'Orsay T-Strap Pumps, $79, available at Nine West.

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    Minimal Smart Jewelry
    Smart jewelry has come a long way. In lieu of bulky fitness trackers that don't really go with your vibe, there's now an entire market dedicated to fashion-forward wearables. Pair this obsidian bracelet — which tracks your steps and sends you notifications via gentle vibrations — with a bell-sleeved blouse that'll show it off as you move.

    Ringly Road Trip Snowflake Obsidian, $245, available at Ringly; Pixie Market Ruffled Bell Sleeve Ribbed Top, $70, available at Pixie Market; J.Crew Gretch Cropped Wool And Silk-Blend Twill Straight-Leg Pants, $270, available at Net-A-Porter; Charles & Keith Square-Toe Block Heel Pumps, $49, available at Charles & Keith.

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    Self-Lacing Sneakers
    When Nike announced it was dropping kicks that tie themselves, we couldn't wait to see 'em in action. While they're definitely not cheap, the auto-lace-up capability and LED-light alerts make the highly coveted shoes worth it. If you're one of the lucky few to get your hands on a pair, go all out on athleisure with a fitted bodysuit, oil-slick sports bra, and spacious coat.

    Nike HyperAdapt 1.0, $720, available by appointment only; Uniqlo Soft Wool Blend Hooded Coat, $79.90, available at Uniqlo; Zara Mesh Detail Casual Jumpsuit, $35.90, available at Zara; Koral Power Play Mesh-Paneled Striped Stretch-Jersey Sports Bra, $60.50, available at The Outnet.