It’s hard to believe the fashion world has already moved on to 2015, but it’s true. New York Fashion Week kicked off yesterday and designers have begun to unveil what will be in store for us come March. It’s difficult to look at all of the beautiful clothes and not want to cash in on a few of these future trends now. Luckily for us, the local temperatures make jumping on these looks possible. Here’s a roundup of styles you can totally rock, even in this heat.
The Little White Dress: White shifts and trapeze dresses, a fresh spin on the black cocktail dress, were all over the runways, so far. Worried about wearing white after Labor Day? Pshaw! You know we can wear white all-year round in L.A. Plus, with the sun blazing hot until 6 p.m., this crisp frock by Tanya Taylor is great for an evening out. I’d even add a pop of orange (another big trend so far) with lipstick, a bag, and heels.
Pajamas: This outfit by Rebecca Minkoff looks so comfy and yet more sweet than schlubby. It’s an extension of the whole loungewear thing that’s been going on for a few seasons, but I dig it. I’d wear it to an outdoor concert or a casual pool party.
The Short Suit: This trend was borrowed from menswear last spring, so it’s fitting that L.A.’s own Band of Outsiders has brought it to womenswear (after all their women’s line is called “Boy”) I’d ditch sweater, wear a cami under the jacket, and don heels instead of sandals. Either way the look is tomboy-sexy.
Bermuda Shorts: Cut-off shorts have had enough time in the sun over the past couple of years. I’m excited to move on to this more demure length, like this pair by Lisa Perry. You can’t really dress up Daisy Duke’s like you can Bermuda shorts. Add a trapeze or swing top and kitten heels and you’ll have a classy office-appropriate outfit that could easily transition to dinner.
Cropped Pants and a Duster: This classic combo showed up on a few runways yesterday, with each designer adding their own twist. This take by Lyn Devon is a perfect evening ensemble for L.A.’s cool summer nights.