The style spotters at SheKnows are always watching for the next big thing, and sometimes what we spot has already been around the style block. In this trend report, we’re sharing three trends that happen to be coming back from the past — with a vengeance.
Big is back and just in time for the inevitable drop in temperature. What better way to stay cozy than in an extra-large cardi or slouchy sweater? Whether with leggings, long skirts or skinny jeans, bigger is better this season. Look for chunky knit, bold buttons and graphic patterns, or do as we do and just borrow from your boyfriend’s stock of sweaters.
Our pick: Stay toasty and on trend with this oversize plaid cardigan ($96).
Rebecca Taylor and See by Chloe both showed off some blast-from-the-past denim during fashion week, but we’ve had our style-eye on the loose fitting, faded jeans from our teen years for a while. But don’t fret — this season’s incarnation of ’90s denim is much more fashion-forward. Think of these jeans as an update to the baggy boyfriend styles we’ve already been sporting for the past few seasons.
Our pick: Test out the trend by wearing a pair of these light wash boyfriend jeans ($79).
Believe it or not, that ’80s party dress staple is back for fall, but it’s not as scary as you think. This season’s ruffles are more ravishing than retro-overkill and they’re much more toned down and (dare we say) stylish this time around. Whether you opt for a shirt with ruffle detailing or a skirt with a slight touch of fashionable flounce, get ready for a ruffle revival.
Our pick: Pair this simple ivory bow ruffle top with dark skinnies and riding boots for an easy-wearing way to sport the trend ($17).