Hal Rubenstein, Guest Fashion Director at WWDMAGIC, shares his top trends to watch for on the MAGIC floor this August.
After a brutal winter in most areas in the country, outerwear is more important than ever! Outerwear with drama is becoming the “go-to” investment piece. Say goodbye to simple and neutral, great outerwear makes a statement and fashionistas need one that will leave a lasting impression.
The leather trend is not going anywhere. From coats to dresses, pencil skirts to blazers – leather in all different tones is here to stay!
3. Bold Colors & Prints
Bold floral prints were here for the spring and are staying throughout the next few seasons! Women are not afraid to wear bold prints and intense colors, so they will be seen now more than ever. Rich hues that are more womanly than girly will make their way into closets everywhere.
4. Relaxed Tailoring
From loose fit trousers to a chic cocoon coat, traditional tailoring with softened silhouettes will be plenty. An ease of style and comfort is especially important and offers an understated sense of luxury.
5. Mini Skirts
Warm or cold weather, abbreviated hem lengths are back in a big way and will be lasting a few more seasons! This classic wardrobe staple is completely versatile – dressed up with pumps or down with sneakers – miniskirts are here to stay!
Shop the trends: (Editor’s Pick)
Hal Rubenstein ‘Denise’ Coat w/Belt $40 hsn.com
Nic + Zoe Faint Flowers Lace Jacket $192 nicandzoe.com
Equipment ‘Anais’ Nautical Stripe Blazer $468 intermixonline.com
Hal Rubenstein ‘Donna’ Leather Skirt $90 hsn.com
Zara Faux Leather Dress w/Straps $26 zara.com
sass & bride Seven Months Leather Shorts $190 sassandbride.com
Bold Colors & Prints
Hal Rubenstein “Karen” Pleated Wide Leg Pant $16 hsn.com
Jerome C. Rousseau Karma Printed Satin Slingback Pumps $327 theoutnet.com
Clover Canyon Printed Neoprene Cropped Top $175 modaoperandi.com
Hal Rubenstein “Kara” Pencil Skirt $40 hsn.com
MANGO Shirt Collared Blouse $20 mango.com
J. Brand Underhill Linen Shorts $159 bysymphony.com
Vivetta “Eva” Neoprene Mini Skirt $338 modaoperandi.com
Forever 21 Colorblocked Wrap Pencil Skirt $20 forever21.com
Topshop Mixed Pile Print Pelmet Skirt $60 nordstrom.com