What we saw on the runways during New York Fashion Week Spring 2018 may or may not wind up in your closet soon (no thanks, fanny packs). With an eye for spotting what trends can have real-life success, Haven boutique owner Cori Imbrigiotta offers her take on three trendy looks.
Seen on earrings, bags and sleeves in collections from Paco Rabanne and Balenciaga, this boho favorite has gotten a bit of a face-lift. Definitely a statement, this trend gives a quick boost to a T-shirt and jeans although Imbrigiotta suggests it on a leather jacket. “You could do a gray or white leather for spring, something a little lighter, with fringe cascading down the arm and back. It’s more of a statement, but that’s my favorite way to do it.”
The sleeker sister of the ’80s shoulder pad trend, the puffed shoulder speaks for itself and is a must-have for anyone updating their wardrobe this spring. Imbrigiotta suggests a tailored top with a statement sleeve tucked into a pair of jeans or even a wide-legged pant if you’re worried about it making you look too broad. “I think it’s stylish,” she says. “It’s a really easy kind of trend that you don’t have to do anything with.”
Not for the meek, rubber and acrylic fabrics have been fashioned into dresses, gloves and pants from designers such as Calvin Klein and R13. However, Imbrigiotta thinks it may be best if this trend sticks to the runway. “It doesn’t drape well and doesn’t breathe well,” she says. “You know it’s so trendy that you’re not going to really be able to wear it again in years to come.”