Insiders Told Me 5 Street Style Trends That Will Pop Off at Fashion Month

Fashion month has officially arrived and along with it one of my favorite parts: street style. Seeing what editors, buyers, and fashion insiders are wearing to the shows, I always find so much inspiration. The trends really come alive on the street style scene, and I've felt its absence over the last year and a half. Now that it's back in full swing, which street style trends can we expect to see during the spring/summer 2022 season?

Curious to get the perspective of the most in-the-know experts, I asked them to weigh in. Here, they're sharing their fashion predictions and the five street style trends they think will be huge during fashion month. The best part is that each of these trends is very wearable, so you can add them to your wardrobe no matter what you're getting dressed for. Prepare for some great new-season shopping picks ahead.

The Trend: Waistcoats

Street style trends: waistcoats

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Getty Images/Melodie Jeng

"We predict the waistcoat is going to make a big return to street style this fashion month. Paired with a relaxed white wide-leg pant for those warmer days and layered with a shirt or roll-neck underneath for when temperatures are cooler, it's the ultimate street style look. Look to The Row, Giuliva Heritage, and Racil, who all have impeccable iterations." — Libby Page, senior market editor, Net-a-Porter

The Trend: '90s

Street style trends: '90s

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Jade Belmes

"The trends of the '90s and noughties have come back around and stuck. I'm sure a lot of us feel like lockdown life has aged us a bit, and the youthful, experimental spirit of Y2K fashion is a welcome counteract. Balenciaga showcased an obvious nod to rave culture within the F/W 21 collection. Prada has resurrected the '90s-synonymous Cleo bag that has us millennials feeling very sentimental. And Gwyneth Paltrow's iconic green matching set look from Great Expectations has been updated and reinterpreted by brands like Jacquemus, Christopher Esber, and Mach & Mach for fall. It takes three to make a trend, but with the volume of enthusiasm behind this one, it feels more like a street style phenomenon." — Jana Hofheimer, buyer, Moda Operandi

The Trend: Novelty

Street style trends: novelty

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Jade Belmes

"One street style trend I am seeing (and feeling) this fashion month is big-time novelty—think bright colors, mixed prints, intricate cutouts, and over-the-top embellishments! I think people are really ready for the return of the runway and will be conveying this excitement through expressive styles and eye-catching 'fits." — Caroline Maguire, fashion director, Shopbop

The Trend: Bare Midriffs

Street style trends: bare midriffs

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Jade Belmes

"Bare midriffs will be a major trend we continue to see throughout the rest of fashion month. From ultra-low-rise pants to bra tops layered underneath blazers, bellies will be out for the rest of the month, so brace yourselves." — Lauren Eggertsen, editorial director, Who What Wear

The Trend: Brown

Street style trends: brown

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Getty Images/Melodie Jeng

"I would usually go with a black color option for anything I buy, but I found myself gravitating toward a dark brown the past year. I think we will be seeing a lot of that with matching sets and puffy sandals!" — Jessie Andrews, entrepreneur

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