Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tread Whitely: New York Fashion Week Fall '18 Trend Report

More often than not, the trends spotted on the New York Fashion Week runways are tied to a particular color, pattern, textile or silhouette. For the Fall 2018 collections, the style focus was on a specific kind of footwear: white boots. The very elements that make this choice seem risky or even unrealistic are the same ones that make it work! The fresh white color serves as a chic addition to any ensemble, regardless of your style. Here's a look at some of the many designers who put their best foot forward in this trend.

At Derek Lam, white boots are headed to the boardroom in a look that shows they can be classic when paired with pinstripes.

Dion Lee's monochromatic look uses texture variations and a new silhouette to switch up your Winter whites.

White French cuffs and white laced boots are the key to chic at Jonathan Simkhai.

Walking the glam rock line, Prabal Gurung paired white ankle boots with a sparkling sequinned purple gown.

Taking inspiration from black cowboys of the 19th century, Pyer Moss explored western themes in his first co-ed collection. Collaborating with Reebok, he showed an already highly coveted line of footwear to include white boots with red platforms.

Crisp white booties with sharp lines and a power plaid were on deck at Self-Portrait.

White boots helped create a modern effect when paired with Fall's jewel tones in relaxed silhouettes at Tibi.

Romantic and whimsical, white boots anchored the feminine styles of Tory Burch.

Zadig & Voltaire showed that when met with sexy white pants, white buckled boots are a force to be reckoned with.

Zimmerman's collection was an unbridled Western dream, featuring breezy dresses and white boots fit for riding or romancing.

Calvin Klein sent Kaia Gerber down the runway in an over-the-knee version that might seem just over the top, but OTK white boots can definitely be rocked with confidence to take your look to the next level.

The best thing about this trend is that you can start wearing it now. While the NYFW runways proved that white boots work for Fall, they do seem like a more obvious choice for Winter & Spring. Try incorporating these chic boots into your wardrobe now and you will be a step ahead of the (shoe) game.