9 Fashion Trends from Around the World
Dresses without borders
You're passionate about fashion (it’s why we’re friends). And thanks to the upsurge of Fashion Week happenings from Milan to Minnesota (yep), the global parade of swoon-worthy apparel never seems to stop beating its drum.
But the world of style is so much bigger than the “Big Four” (New York, London, Milan and Paris).
So we circled the planet to round up our favorite (and most accessible) trends. Our resulting list showcases the styles worn by tastemakers in places like Rio, Beirut and, of course, Paris (because no list would be complete without it).
SYDNEY: Graphic Jumpsuits
The ladies Down Under are well known for their easy-breezy attitude, and what better reflects that than a lightweight jumpsuit? Style hint: If you’re going to go for a cropped and wide-leg silhouette, make sure your heels are stacked.
Get the look: findersKEEPERS ($200)
BEIRUT: Bejeweled Clutches
If high-end designers like Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad know anything, it’s that Beirut women have no qualms about peppering embellishments into their daily lives. You can follow suit with a bejeweled clutch. It looks just as stylish with a silk dress as it does with cuffed jeans and a blazer.
Get the look: Shiraleah ($58)
RIO DE JANEIRO: Abstract Prints
With a playful vibe that goes beyond the skimpy bikinis of Ipanema, Brazilian style is all about big, bold, colorful prints and patterns. Translate this trend for Northern Hemisphere winters with an oversized sweater, and temper the busyness with black leggings.
Get the look: Mara Hoffman ($194)
LOS ANGELES: Grown-Up Track Pants
Love it or leave it (c?mon, just love it), athleisure is here to stay. You can thank Gwen Stefani for first wearing sweatpants with heels. Enough said.
Get the look: Sanctuary ($42)
PARIS: Silk Scarves
French women: They eat perfectly, they know how to bring up bébé and they always manage to look effortlessly chic. A full Parisian makeover notwithstanding (holiday wish list, anyone?), the easiest way to French up any outfit is with a silky scarf. And with so many ways to wear it, this little piece will be your wardrobe?s workhorse all season long.
Get the look: Zara ($20)
TOKYO: Major Midi Skirts
With style that ranges from delightful to all-out daring, Tokyo is a visual feast of eclectic colors, prints and courageous silhouettes (hello, billowing capes over balloon pants). Translate the trend into your everyday life by playing with one funky shape (like a full skirt in an attention-grabbing pattern) and keeping everything else neutral and sleek.
Get the look: Eliza J ($148)
NEW YORK: Fearless Footwear
You’d think that in a city like New York--where a typical woman walks five miles every day--ladies would favor more sensible footwear. You’d be wrong. Spike heels rule the road, no matter the weather. Get yourself an edgy pair and put your fears to rest with these tips for making any shoes a bit comfier.
Get the look: gx by Gwen Stefani ($130)
MARRAKECH: Embellished Sandals
With silk-threaded embroidery and handwoven knits, Marrakech’s appeal is in its alluring textures. Luckily, tasseled everything is in this season, so you don’t have to shell out big bucks for a plane ticket to rock this look.Tassels are best in small doses, like on a pretty, playful pair of heels (learn to DIY your own pair here).
Get the look: Ulla Johnson ($450)
BERLIN: Statement Coats
Berlin babes sure know how to layer up (thanks to those brutal winters). Rather than treating your coat like a boring throw-on-and-go afterthought, try making the whole thing your actual outfit: Wear it open over a chunky sweater and sleek skinnies.