Class is in session.
Fashion week runways may have us thinking about what we’ll be wearing in six months, but it’s the street style happening right outside the shows that helps us understand the trends emerging in real time — i.e. the ones that will have an immediate impact on our wardrobes.
Maybe it’s because Spring 2022 was the first, big IRL New York Fashion Week since the pandemic began, but this season, the looks we spotted on show goers gave off a strong back-to-school energy, with the callbacks to uniforms, the strong penchant for loafers and very scholastic-feeling accessories.
As far as trends go, this one isn’t very trendy, in the sense that it’s not transient: The collegiate aesthetic has been around for a long time and primarily consists of true staples — pieces that will live in your wardrobe for a long time. Still, it comes and goes