24 Runway Trends We're Buying Into — & You Will Be Too

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We may not have a crystal ball, but the runways in New York come pretty close. Even though it's starting to feel like fast-fashion can almost beat the industry at its own tricks, fashion week is still the first place we see trends take shape before they're available to the masses. And this season at New York Fashion Week, there were more than a few looks we're sure will be showing up at Zaras before you can even say "add to cart."
While some of these must-haves are continuations of trends we're already familiar with, others are less about actual pieces and more about inventive styling combinations. But regardless of how convinced you are, there's no doubt the 11 looks ahead have major potential — they're wearable, replicable, and perhaps most importantly, widely appealing. And knowing how on-point the pieces and styling have been at our favorite fast-fashion retailers lately, we actually can't wait to see what they do with them. Let's just hope they differentiate enough to call the designs their own, eh?
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The Sweater-As-A-Scarf
Sick of your usual blanket scarf? Us, too. Turns out your boldest sweater does good tied high and tight around your neck, keeping you warm and stylish simultaneously.

Tibi
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R13
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Creatures of Comfort
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The Imminent Return of Leopard
It's back, and it's more modern than ever. And though the leopard coat seems to be the item of choice, we're seeing the print take over pants, bags, and so much more.

Miaou
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Collina Strada
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Tom Ford
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(More) Polka Dots
Call it the Jacquemus effect, but it seems designers can't get enough of polka dots this season. If you already have some in your closet, embrace it. And if you don't? Time to invest.

Nanushka
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Tanya Taylor
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Saks Potts
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Long Skirt + Tall Boots
It may seem counterintuitive, but it's a look we've been seeing all over the runways...and it kind of works.

Tibi
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Rosie Assoulin
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Zimmermann
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The Chic Baked Potato
Psychedelic, shiny, and reflective? This fabric may have you looking like a fashion-y piece of tinfoil, but you certainly won't go unnoticed.

Sies Marjan
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Maryam Nassir Zadeh
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Balmain
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Calvin Klein
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The Quilted Skirt
For a more specific piece we're sure will pop up everywhere, consider the quilted skirt. It feels like you're at home wrapped up in a comfy blanket, but looks like a million bucks.

Prabal Gurung
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Dion Lee
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Tibi
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Spliced Colors
Think colorblocking went away? Think again. This season's dresses and coats are spliced in every which way with sections of bold, bright hues.

Adam Selman
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Prabal Gurung
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Esteban Cortazar
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Even Bigger Shoulder Pads
We've already seen the return of the '80s power shoulder, but blazers are getting even more dramatic come fall (if that's even possible). These should be fun on the crowded New York City subway.

Marc Jacobs
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Calvin Klein 205W39NYC
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Vaquera
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Checker(board), Mate
We've had or fair share of plaids, so we're moving on to a more literal checked pattern that's sure to bring out the Hot Topic in all of us.

Christian Cowan
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Maryam Nassir Zadeh
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Vaquera
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The Sexed-Up Turtleneck
Add it to your basics arsenal for layering under blazers. Or if you're feeling brave, wear it all by itself.

Jason Wu
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Alexander Wang
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Eckhaus Latta
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Bows, Bows, & More Bows
Dainty ribbons popped up everywhere from hair accessories to sleeve adornments. We're all for a trend that's cute and easy to D.I.Y.

Bevza
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3.1 Phillip Lim
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Oscar de la Renta
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The Belted Coat As A Dress
The soon-to-be day-to-night uniform of boss ladies everywhere.

Marni
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Antonio Marras
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Jacquemus
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Silky & Slouchy
Comfort over everything (without compromising style, of course).

Bottega Veneta
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Marques'Almeida
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Roksanda
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'80s Prom
Finally, your dream dress can be yours — now you just need a school dance to go to.

Saint Laurent
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Marni
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Natasha Zinko
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Clashing Neons
Caution: Outfits look best under black light.

Marni
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Prada
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Missoni
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Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Fantasy
Is funeral fashion a thing?

Erdem
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Marine Serre
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Mary Katrantzou
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Dripping In Jewels
Quite literally.

Attico
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Erdem
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Huishan Zhang
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Wallpaper Florals
Some worthwhile inspiration for your next home decorating project.

Zimmermann
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Emilia Wickstead
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Natasha Zinko
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Blending Pastels
Like a palette of watercolor paints running together, don't be afraid to mix your watered-down hues.

Sies Marjan
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Emilio Pucci
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3.1 Phillip Lim
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Long Live The Bloutfit
Read: The black outfit.

Dolce & Gabbana
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MSGM
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Saint Laurent
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The Fair-Isle Sweater
It's just one of those pieces that withstands the test of time.

Prabal Gurung
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Michael Kors
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Prada
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Logo Mania(c)
They're baaack.

Fendi
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Versace
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Balmain
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The Leather Look
Long, leather silhouettes dominated the runways.

Loewe
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Hermès
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Alexander McQueen
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Teen Angst
The youthful, anti-everything vibe was palpable, with pieces that reminded us of ones we wore in high school.


Y Project
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Undercover
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Balenciaga
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Miu Miu
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