By Debra Simon


As models sauntered down catwalks at New York Fashion Week, it seemed like 1980 all over again: big shoulders, graphic prints, black leather, color-block garments. But Carolina Woman editors also spotted maxi-dresses, boyfriend blazers, contrasting florals and shiny metallics. This season, there's something for everyone.


In recent issues, we covered the '80s trend as well as: Animalia; Blooms; Boho; Frills; Futuristic; and Hue. Browse through more of the key looks to see what's just right for you.





Designers deliver tailored classics, including skirt suits, in tweedy materials, herringbone, glen plaid and houndstooth. Flamboyant colors, such as hot crimson and kelly green, add a touch of femme to the preppy feel.




Bigger is better whether it's in roomy knits, flowy dresses, silky pajama pants, wide-legged trousers, pronounced pockets, enlarged sleeves, mighty blazers, tiered skirts or head-turning bows. The mood is especially apparent in protective layers (clothes as urban armor?) and outerwear, where capes and puffer coats rule.



Crisp, smooth-fitting lines, often turned out in winter white, are a 180-degree turn from many other directions for the season. This
long-and-lean look provides discrete, businesslike coverage in a graceful pantsuit or a fluid dress falling to
the ankles.





Photos courtesy Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week