Closets Make Room!: The 8 Trends from NYFW that you'll want for Spring (2019)

It's the best time of the year! No, I'm not talking Christmas, or my birthday, although trust me those are a close second, it's FASHION MONTH people! Just another fashion month of me streaming shows on my computer, seeing the recaps on social media wishing I was sitting front row besides Anna Wintour and not tapping away at the keyboard at my desk. Sigh, a girl can dream.


I'm sure many of you heard about some of the "fashion week drama" this September in New York - and by drama I mean Nicki Minaj and Cardi B publicly fighting after a fashion week party. Talk about class act! Personally, I'm #TeamNicki but that's another story. At the end of the day, no matter what your thoughts, that behavior was extremely inappropriate nevertheless in PUBLIC wearing COUTURE for God's Sakes!


Moving on...


I know this recap is coming to you late, being that Milan Fashion Week is wrapping up and everyone is heading to Paris (don't worry I'll do recaps for both of those cities as well), but better late than never right. Besides, I've been too busy basking in the glory of runway shots to put my thoughts down on paper so hate on me haters.


I've rounded up some of my favorite trends and looks from New York Fashion Week this September, which of course represents Spring 2019 trends...AKA take a look below for some of the things you're going to start wearing in six months.


1). Yellow

You've heard of it referred to as "Gen Z Yellow" and just like the Gen Z-ers, it looks like yellow is here to stay. As a blonde, California girl I'm happy to see this sunshine color making waves in springtime. Seen across the runways, here are some of my favorite iterations of yellow.



Brandon Maxwell.



Kate Spade New York. Photo captured by Vogue.


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Marc Jacobs. Photo captured by Harpers Bazaar.



Christian Siriano. Photo captured by Tom and Lorenzo.

2). Neon Colorblocking

More bold colors on the runway! I was happy to see the use of so much color, and bright ones at that, throughout the shows in New York. I think Prabal Gurung and Milly were my personal favorite interpretations of this trend as it was honestly the focal point of their show.


Nevertheless, there was no shortage of neon on the runway. Bright colors for spring, groundbreaking...(Name that movie).


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Prabal Gurung. Photo captured by Ono Bello.

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by WWD/REX/Shutterstock (9870504s)

Jeremy Scott show, Runway, Spring Summer 2019, New York Fashion Week, USA - 06 Sep 2018



Milly. Photo captured by Pearl Fontaine at Whitewall.

3). Feminine details - ruffles, sheer, lace, tule

Two words, Jonathan Simkhai. Okay wait, add one more, Rodarte. If you saw any shows or Instagram recaps, let it be these two PLEASE. Jonathan Simkhai's show was so, just, stunning. The ruffles, lace and sheer detailing throughout the collection added a soft glamour that was juxtaposed with structured top hats. I was a BIG fan if you couldn't tell.


In addition to Jonathan Simkhai's show, Rodarte produced perhaps one of the most magical, dreamlike evenings with their collection. Picture this, set in the New York City Marble Cemetery, with a light rain falling from the sky as models cascade down the runway draped in ruffles and tuiling and gorgeous floral arrangements in their hair. No, I wasn't sitting front row but if there was a show I ever wished I was, it's this one, especially since this was Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy's return to NYFW after a two year hiatus. Talk about a grand return!



Jonathan Simkhai. Photo captured by Yannis Vlamos, Vogue.



Jonathan Simkhai. Photo captured by Yannis Vlamos, Vogue.



Rodarte. Photo by Yannis Vlamos, Vogue.



Rodarte. Photo by Yannis Vlamos, Vogue.

4). Patchwork

Australian based brand, Zimmermann, utilized this trend throughout their 70s inspired runway. Ralph Lauren also utilized patchwork during his 50th anniversary show. Seen in dresses as well as other mixable pieces like blouses and trousers, patchwork is a fun, statement trend for Spring for those of us who are perhaps a little bit bolder with our fashion.


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Zimmermann. Photo captured by InStyle.


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Zimmermann. Photo captured by InStyle.



Ralph Lauren. Photo captured by The Telegraph; Credit: Getty.

5). Animal Print.

I honestly don't think there's a season when animal print is NOT in style but nevertheless there was some really beautiful iterations of this bold, powerful print during NYFW. There's something about animal print that just screams woman in charge to me and all of these looks certainly commanded that attention.


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Photo courtesy of Diane von Furstenberg.


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Nicole Miller. Photo captured by Yannis Vlamos, Vogue.


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Tom Ford.

6). Statement Sleeves.

It should come as no surprise that when it comes to fashion, I love a good statement piece. What better way to make a statement than with dramatic sleeves. Unique sleeving was popular throughout NYFW but perhaps on no runway more so than Marc Jacobs. Remember earlier when I said you NEED to see Rodarte and Jonathan Simkhai's shows? Yeah, add Marc Jacobs to that list. Each piece is more extravagant than the last. In the meantime, enjoy some statement sleeves.


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Marc Jacobs. Photo captured by Yannis Vlamos, Vogue.


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Marc Jacobs. Photo captured by Yannis Vlamos, Vogue.


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Brock Collection. Photo captured by Dan Lecca for Brock Collection, Vogue.


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Mara Hoffman. Vogue.

7). Preppy Chic.

Honestly the Kith x Tommy Hilfiger collection made me include this in the trend roundup. No, the powers that be at Tommy Hilfiger did not hold a gun to my head and make me but the collection was so well done I just HAD to. While I feel pretty nonchalant toward her, Hailey Baldwin wore some of my favorite looks from the Kith x Tommy Hilfiger collab.



Kith x Tommy Hilfiger.



Kith x Tommy Hilfiger.


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Tory Burch. Photo captured by Yannis Vlamos, Vogue.

8). Menswear Inspired Suiting.

Yet another trend that Marc Jacobs absolutely dominated. I mean can you leave SOMETHING to the other designers?! Only kidding, his suiting is incredible. Fashion has been no stranger to menswear inspired clothing for women and I'm happy to see this trend continuing into Spring 2019 this time by way of two piece suits done in non traditional ways. I don't think any of us will be complaining to see this update to the Powersuit.

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Marc Jacobs. Photo captured by Yannis Vlamos, Vogue.


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Marc Jacobs. Photo captured by Yannis Vlamos, Vogue.


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Marc Jacobs. Photo captured by Yannis Vlamos, Vogue.



Prabal Gurung. Photo captured by Loca Tombolini, Vogue.

Well there you have it, my trend roundup from New York Fashion Week Spring 2019. The more time I spent looking up photos and trends the more I wanted to add to the list so before I spend my ENTIRE day writing this blog post, let me call it now. Without a doubt my favorite shows were Rodarte and Marc Jacobs but overall I thought it was a pretty strong showing across the board with bold prints, fun colors and unique designs dancing across the runway and soon into our closets in the next six months.


Up next...Milan!


(Originally Published September 23, 2018)

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