With Fall 2019 Fashion Weeks taking place around the globe—from New York, to London, to Paris—February is undoubtedly one of the most important months for fashion. I could easily spend hours scrolling through images of the shows, stalking my favorite influencers on Instagram to catch a glimpse of what they wore and what shows they attended, and dreaming of one day seeing a show live. While most of the high fashion looks are far from practical or affordable, take inspiration from the collections and make McAlister your runway by incorporating some of the biggest trends from Fashion Month into your everyday spring wardrobe! Here are a couple standout trends, and ways to wear them.

Zebra Print

While cheetah is still in, for a fresh take on animal print, take a cue from Fashion Week and add zebra print into your closet! Thanks to its neutral color palette, wearing zebra doesn’t have to be too over the top. Throw on a pair of high-waisted zebra print jeans with sneakers and a white t-shirt for a casual but trendy outfit for class. Or, for a more eye-catching look for a dinner out, try pairing a silky zebra print midi skirt with a sweater or graphic t-shirt and black booties or Doc Martens.

Eye-Catching Color


Don’t be afraid to add bright colors into your wardrobe this spring! Influencers and designers alike favored neons and jewel tones during Fashion Week—from highlighter yellow and neon orange to fuchsia. For an eye-catching look, try a two-piece colored denim set, perfect for spring days before it’s too warm for a jacket in NOLA (plus, you can mix and match the set with other pieces for more outfits). If incorporating bright color into your wardrobe sounds daunting, start small with pops of color—trade your everyday plain white Air Force 1’s in for a neon pair, or dress up a pair of mom jeans with a colorful camisole.


Incorporate every shade of purple into your wardrobe! While mustard yellow was featured in countless Spring 2019 shows, Fall Fashion Week proved that purple is the new it-color. If you’re not ready to rock head to toe purple, try a pair of statement earrings, or instead of wearing an average pair of sweats to class, throw on a pair of lavender track pants with a hoodie or tank to look stylish and feel comfortable at the same time. If you’re dressing up, wear a plum colored slip dress as a nod to Fashion Week’s many deep purple silk gowns.


Play with asymmetry this spring! While designer collections tend to use asymmetry in dramatic ways, your go-to wardrobe essentials can easily become a little bit more exciting thanks to an asymmetrical shape. Replace your plain denim skirt with one with a deconstructed silhouette and pair it with a cut off sweatshirt or t-shirt for class, or a summery tank for a trip to the Fly. For a night out, replace a black tank or crop top with a one shoulder, cut out bodysuit.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with bold trends this spring. As New Orleans starts to heat up and you transition to a spring wardrobe, look to Fashion Week runway shows for inspiration!

COVER PHOTO: Women and Home

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