Recap: the hottest trends from the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week

Missed fashion week? No worries. Here's the recap from the 2014 Spring collection here and find out what you should be wearing when the snow finally melts.

Another fashion week has come and gone and as always it has left us with a vice grip on our credit card, and fingers hovering over the purchase button. 

Flashback: 2013 brought us lethal yet fashionable spikes, high-waisted EVERYTHING, the dressy but casual button down, the return of the maxi dress and the revitalization of denim. 

Photo: Courtesy of Lindsey Okubo
Crop tops, shoulder pads and sparkles are some of the new trends coming up for Spring 2014.

If you thought all of that awesome, you are going to love everything that 2014 has to offer and be crazy-ready for spring, just like us.

After being glued to everything fashion week related it was easy to pick up on apparel trends that will leave their mark on the upcoming year.  It may be a little early to talk about 2014, but you can never be too prepared right?

So while it may be 40 degrees in Syracuse here are the hottest trends from the NYFW Spring 2014 runways to look forward to for when the snow melts.

Bringing back the midriff

Get ready to show some skin this spring with hot crop tops in all colors, shapes, and sizes.  Designer brands such as Badgley Mischka, BCBG, and Dianne Von Furtsenburg dominated the runway with crops that are definitely here to stay. Look to pair it with a high-waisted bottom such as skirts, denim shorts or jeans.  It is easy for a crop top to go from classy to trashy, so be aware of this when choosing the rest of your outfit.  After an entire winter of being suffocated with warm layers, crops we will be welcoming crops with open arms, and plenty of trips to the gym.

All about the shoulders

Prepare to show your shoulders a little love next season with two trends specifically designed to make them look more fabulous than ever.   Designers Candela and Dion Lee went for bare and sexy, bringing back the off-the-shoulder trend, an enticing style that is just as comfortable as it is cute. And while off-the-shoulder may bring up images of Scarlet O’Hara’s blue velvet number (thus scaring a few of you off), this trend is meant for the daring just as well as the fashion-shy of us.

DKNY took a different route with shoulder style by paying tribute to the 1980’s and bringing shoulder pads back to the Runway. This structured look gives an essence of class and that can be dressed down for more casual events.

Everyone loves a good v cut

It’s the truth, who doesn’t appreciate a good V Cut? V cuts will be one of the hottest trends this spring with necklines being more risqué than ever before. Almost 80-percent of Donna Karen’s runway wardrobe featured plunging necklines, whether it was a gorgeous maxi dress or a simple long sleeved silky top; and Zimmerman and Badgley Mischka featured the trend as well.  This is definitely going to be a go to outfit option for a night out with friends or a fancy date.

Plaid on plaid on floral?

What would fashion be without the ugly, the weird, and the crazy?  So you ask plaid on floral?  And we answer, yes.  Believe it or not, it was one of the most featured trends on the runway being worn in Delpozos, Tanya Taylors and J.Crew’s spring lineup.  The two prints add heavy contrast being worn side by side, and actually bring balance to an outfit.  While floral patterns has always been a spring favorite, it will be interesting to see how people style the trend next season. 

Shine bright like a diamond

Light up the room this spring with everything from sequins to glitter. Marc Jacobs had fun with his line this year dressing his models in gaudy sequined tops and reflective materials.  Diesel Black Gold did the same by decorating everything from dresses to jeans with gold beads, metallic sequins and blunt studs.  Go big or go home.

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