As the fashion world saying goes: the runway is a showcase, but the street gets the show.

And just as we all pack for a vacay based to suit the destination, so too do fashion editors and style bloggers tailor their outfits to the fashion week location. While the street style offerings outside the New York Fashion Week shows were a blur of bold colour, statement shoes and strong sunglasses, it was clear to spot patterns forming as the days ticked by.

That’s the natural life-cycle of trends. First, they’re born on the runway, then nurtured by fashion editors, polished on style stars and celebrities, then settled into the general population as the next season of shows begins. Here are 10 hot trends spied on repeat at the NYFW Spring/Summer 2018 shows that would easily translate into your everyday wardrobe.

TREND 1: SHEER CHIFFON MAXI DRESSES Think long sleeves, long skirts and a print that’s impossible to ignore. Team it with an ankle boot for a more daytime-slash-street look, or add strappy heels for a nighttime upgrade. Throw on a boxy jacket then ditch the slip if you dare.

Outside the Mansur Gavriel SS18 show at NYFW
Spotted outside Zimmermann SS18 at NYFW
Flowing florals outside Zimmermann SS18 at NYFW
Lime green boots draw almost all the attention down outside Zimmermann SS18 at NYFW

TREND 2: BOX JACKET AND JEANS When your jacket wants to make a bold statement, best partner it with something that won’t compete for attention. This look works best (and some may argue only works at all) if there’s a white shirt involved. Keep hair and jewellery minimal to nail the ‘I’m not trying’ vibe, but this is your chance to show off a big-stakes bag or clutch as a focal point.

Box Jacket as a cape outside Badgley Mischka SS18 at NYFW
When your jacket’s detailed enough to eliminate the need for jewellery outside Jason Wu SS18 at NYFW
A lesson in how the laid-back box jacket with jean look should be done outside Zimmermann SS18
Those sleeves deserve a blank denim canvas to shine on outside Zimmermann SS18

TREND 3: BLACK COMBAT BOOTS Further proof it’s now fine to romp when you stomp. Chunky combat boots add a rebellious (and comfortable) touch to skirt and dress styles, but take note, not a nineties-style floral or babydoll dress in site. Team combats with leather skirts, cheeky tartan or black spots for an edgier look and make sure you flash a little skin to give Emo vibes a wide berth.

Maxi dress prettiness with a hard edge outside Zimmermann SS18
Crossing boot boundaries outside Chromat SS18
Big and buckled up outside the Christian Siriano SS18 show

TREND 4: RED, RED, RED It’s the biggest colour of the current Autumn/Winter 2017 fashion season that’s already dropped in Europe and North America, so little wonder it featured heavily on the most fashion-forward editors and show guests. Pillar box was the red hue du jour for the Big Apple show portion of fashion month.

Fashion editor and street style queen Giovanna Battaglia literally saw red outside Victoria Beckham SS18
GRAZIA style crush (and GF of Aussie designer Justin O’Shae) Veronika Hielbrunner in the FROW at Tory Burch SS18
Eyes on this bold look outsideCushnie et Ochs SS18
Both daring and demure outside Badgley Mischka SS18
Bright red coating outside Badgley Mischka SS18
Drawing eyes down outside Badgley Mischka SS18

TREND 5: CALF DETAIL DENIM Time to step away from the patches and denim badging of recent seasons past. Embroidery or embellishments at the bottom of cropped jeans is the newest way to jazz up your jeans. Just make sure they’re of the cropped variety.

Bling balance found outside Badgley Miscka SS18
More sports luxe on steroids outside the Badgley Mischka SS18 show
Pins ‘n Roses on show outside Jason Wu SS18

TREND 6: PLAID EVERYTHING Once the domain of school uniforms, granny rugs and English manor houses, plaid is having its moment in style set sun. It cropped up various guises on literally every type of garment outside the NYFW shows: dresses, pencil skirts, bags, jackets, shirts, shoes, even a two-piece cropped suit that was one of GRAZIA’s favourite street style looks of the week.

Geometry lessons in checking triangles outside the Jason Wu SS18 show
Plaid piled on prints outside Delpozo SS18
Quintessential Brit chic outside Chromat SS18
Doing demure plaid right outside Badgley Mischka SS18
Seeing double: one of our favourite New York Fashion Week street style looks outside DelPozo SS18
Letting bag and box jacket do the talking outside Badgley Mischka SS18

TREND 7: SAILOR HATS It started on Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Dior runway last season. Now sailor caps have filtered into the eschelons of street style, and unsurprisingly so given they’re almost universally flattering, the ultimate cure for a bad hair day and work with almost everything when kept neautral-hued.

Demim cap dreams outside Tadashi Shoji SS18
Seeing grey overhead outside Rebecca Minkoff SS18
Chic street done to perfection outside Mansur Gavriel SS18

TREND 8: COLOURED SUITS Not for the faint of heart or colour vision, the retro-look block colour tailored suit trend is still going strong. They key is the cut, as is strong shoulders and statement lapels. Wear over a tee (or no shirt at all) rather than collared shirt to avoid looking like circus clown.

Doing Alessandro Michele proud outside Cushnie et Ochs SS18
Sneaking in a lotta pink outside 3.1 Phillip Lim SS18
Crazy colour clashing outside 3.1 Phillip Lim SS18
Not technically a colour, but suiting too beautiful to go past outside Zimmermann SS18

TREND 9: ENORMOUS EARRINGS Once upon a time in Fashionland there existed a golden rule that big earrings and giant necklaces could timeshare space but never live together. Now that premise is no more. Oversized earrings are still a thing, but the trick now is to team with other OTT pieces like turbans, neon colour, tasselled necklaces and opulent fabrics. More is definitely more.

Looking glorious outside Christian Siriano SS18
Fortune favouring the brave outside Zimmermann SS18
Giovanna Battaglia (again) stretching her colour palette outside Derek Lam SS18
Dishevelled but devilish in accessory details outside Badgley Mischka SS18
Already ahead in satin (the hottest fabric on the SS18 runways), these accessories are fierce outside Christian Siriano SS18

TREND 10: METALLIC THREADS It was one of the biggest trends on the Autumn/Winter runways, so we always expected modern metallic fabrics to make an appearance in the fashion week FROW. The trick here is to keep the rest of your look simple; whites, greys, pale denim and just a spattering of other accessories.

Joining the space race outside Sies Marjan SS18
Australian photographer and producer Margaret Zhang shows us how its done outside Sies Marjan SS18
Another Sies Marjan SS18 show-goer, another foil-looking wardrobe must-have
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