Discover the Pinnacle of Style with the Best 2024 Fashion Trends to Start the New Year Right•
Posted on December 11 2023
For the fashion-forward individuals, the onset of the new year sparks the perennial question: What can elevate my wardrobe and keep me on-trend in the upcoming months? If you're ready for a wardrobe revamp, we've curated a selection of answers directly from the runways of spring/summer '24. Consider this your exclusive preview of the 2024 trends poised to dominate clothing racks, online shopping carts, and social media feeds, guiding you to shop with style in mind.
The No-Pants Look
While a select few designers (Miu Miu, Loewe) have teased the no-pants look in recent seasons—a trend embraced by style icons like the Jenners, Biebers, and Hadids—the SS24 shows have officially declared it: The take-off-your-pants trend is set to soar. Designers from Marni to Schiaparelli to Dries Van Noten to LaQuan Smith showcased majorly exposed legs. The chicest way to style your bottom half in 2024? Ditch the pants and opt for short shorts or exposed undies paired with sheer or colorful tights.
While florals themselves may not be groundbreaking, floral fabrics are taking a dramatic turn. Designers are abandoning traditional blossomy motifs for something more theatrical, featuring extra-large embroidery cut-outs at Valentino, multidimensional floral breast pieces at Loewe, knitted rosettes at Alexander McQueen, and even actual pink roses incorporated into sheer garments at Simone Rocha. Parade around in your petals this year, but make sure they're anything but flat.
Valentino, a trendsetter in the realm of It colors, has once again influenced the hue of the moment. Our findings from Pierpaolo Piccioli's runway were as clear as the color itself: white. Not just any white, but the bright, unquestionable white championed by Meghan Markle—the Husband-shirt, can't-wear-it-after-Labor-Day kind. Other designers like Victoria Beckham, Chloé, Courrèges, Brandon Maxwell, Sergio Hudson, Maisie Wilen, and LaPointe are also embracing this crisp shade in gowns, blouses, blazers, denim, and even footwear.
Following the dominance of utilitarian style in 2023, the ongoing quiet luxury movement—defined by ultra-minimalist styles and muted color palettes—is now elevating one of its star garments: the jumpsuit. Hermès, Saint Laurent, Carolina Herrera, and Isabel Marant are giving the durable, one-and-done jumpsuit the high-fashion treatment. Expect to see this pared-back piece making discreet leaps in luxury throughout the year.
While décolletages were on display at Dior, Altuzarra, and more, the popularity of strapless dresses hasn't spelled the end of straps. Instead, the fabric removed from shoulders seems to have found a new purpose—around the ankles. Flats and Mary Janes with ankle straps were showcased at Salvatore Ferragamo, Collina Strada, Molly Goddard, and Burberry. Miu Miu and Fendi added anklets to their sandals and pumps. Additional ankle activity across runways included higher-rising socks at Proenza Schouler and The Row.