Sometimes, it takes a round of Fashion Week shows to see what the street style
stars are wearing to determine the true trends for the new season. The trends were, in a
sense, chosen 6 months ago at the February shows. But it's up to the taste-makers to set
the trends from there, to pave the way for the rest of us. They've set the tone for fall by
investing in trends that weren't necessarily supposed to be big, but you better believe they
cropped flares. This week, let's cover 5 additional trends you need to invest in for the new
Let's start with accordion pleats. They're being shown in a new way: the accordion pleat
midi skirt. Street style stars are wearing it with Stan Smiths or in a dressed-up and
possibly more lady-like way with pointed pumps and a feminine blouse. The common
denominator? Metallic. Yes, metallic accordion pleat midi skirts are everywhere.
This ASOS dress captures the fall sentiment in the best way possible: it's a metallic
Follow my September Issue '16 board for more styling tips on the new trends.
Shop my favorite midis that, according to the taste-makers, are bound
to be a hit, especially because they're metallic: