These Are the 2024 Fashion Trends You Should Know (and Shop) Now

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New year, new wardrobe. The defining 2024 fashion trends are already taking shape just weeks into the year, courtesy of the spring runway shows and some boundary-pushing red-carpet looks—and just when we were starting to get tired of our current wardrobes. Nostalgia ruled last year’s biggest trends, from the revival of early-2010s fashion to so-called stealth wealth, which revisited ’90s-style minimalism. And experts say this year’s trends, like the disco decadence of sequins and the return of grade-school staples like bows and preppy polos, follow the same arc—but with a little more playfulness this time around.

“I think if prices for luxury goods continue to remain as high as they currently are, we’ll see the ‘quiet luxury’ trend stick around for a bit longer,” says Emilia Petrarca, who writes the fashion newsletter Shop Rat. “It’s just too expensive to take risks on pieces that you might not like 5, 10 years down the line. Timeless pieces are perhaps a better investment.” Still, she doesn’t think we’re headed for a year of unexciting clothes: “People are interested in trying a timeless sort of elegance or opulence—not just a boring beige minimalism that’s perhaps safer.”

One safe bet: Secondhand fashion will continue to be hugely popular. But with Y2K pretty much kicked at this point, according to Jenny Walton, a Vogue contributor and writer of the newsletter Jenny Sais Quoi, it might be time to look even further back. “I’ve been waiting to see if there will be a sort of 1920s resurgence,” she says. In the meantime she (and seemingly everyone else on Instagram) has eyes for one dress in particular: “The only thing I’m focused on is how to get one of those flowing silk Prada dresses from the [spring] runway.”

Wondering what else will take off this year? We turned to our experts and editors to give you a preview into the most exciting 2024 fashion trends. From elevated activewear to sheer dresses, these are the wardrobe essentials to invest in now—before everyone else does.

Bows, Bows, Bows

Simone Rocha

Simone Rocha - Runway - LFW Spring/Summer 2024

Simone Rocha
Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images
Chopova Lowena

Chopova Lowena Spring 2024 Ready To Wear Runway Show

Chopova Lowena
WWD/Getty Images
Tanner Fletcher
Tanner Fletcher
Selwyn Tungol / Tanner Fletcher
Chanel

Chanel : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Chanel
Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Richard Quinn

Richard Quinn Spring 2024 Ready To Wear Runway Show

Richard Quinn
WWD/Getty Images
Kimhekim

Kimhekim : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Kimhekim
Justin Shin/Getty Images

If you were online in the last few months of 2023, you noticed that everything was covered in bows, and the trend shows no signs of slowing down in 2024. Fashion’s obsession with girlhood offers an escape from the demands of adult life: If you must pay taxes and go to the grocery store after work, at least you can look cute doing it. Dip your toes into the trend with bow accessories—they can adorn hair, earrings, statement tights, and even nails, if you’re taking cues from the spring runways—or go all in by investing in a piece that’s covered in ribbons.

Aileam Hair Bows, 6-Pack

$10.00, Amazon

Fauthenticute Gold Heart Bow Earrings

$13.00, Amazon

Maeve 3D Bows Midi-Skirt

$168.00, Anthropologie

Free People Velvet Peek-a-Bow Tights

$48.00, Free People

Romantic Rosettes

Wiederhoeft

Wiederhoeft - Runway - New York Fashion Week - September 2023

Wiederhoeft
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Cecilie Bahnsen

Cecilie Bahnsen : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Cecilie Bahnsen
Pierre Suu/Getty Images
Undercover

Undercover Ready To Wear Spring 2024 - Runway

Undercover
WWD/Getty Images
Bora Aksu

Bora Aksu - Runway - LFW September 2023

Bora Aksu
Jeff Spicer/BFC/Getty Images
Moschino

Moschino - Runway - Milan Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Moschino
Pietro D'Aprano/Getty Images
Balmain

Balmain - Runway - Spring/Summer 2024 Paris Fashion Week

Balmain
Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images
Acne Studios

Acne Studios Ready To Wear Spring 2024 - Runway

Acne Studios
WWD/Getty Images

Along with bows, rosettes are another staple of girlcore that will be everywhere in 2024. They made an appearance on more spring runways than we could count, popping up on everything from ball gowns to button-down shirts. The easiest way to try the trend is with a hair tie, but we also recommend investing in a rosette-ified top, skirt, or wedding guest dress to add some welcome romance to your wardrobe.

Petit Moments Rosette Hair Tie

$20.00, Nordstrom

Reformation Emerald Knit Top

$128.00, Reformation

Forever That Girl 3D Rose Maxiskirt

$168.00, Anthropologie

Charles Henry Rosette Midi-Dress

$108.00, Nordstrom

Sequined Everything

Rabanne

Rabanne : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Rabanne
Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera Spring 2024 Ready To Wear Runway Show

Carolina Herrera
WWD/Getty Images
Colin LoCascio

Colin LoCascio - New York Fashion Week - September 2023

Colin LoCascio
Al Zeta
Gucci

Gucci Spring 2024 Ready To Wear Runway Show

Gucci
WWD/Getty Images
Kate Spade

kate spade new york - Presentation - New York Fashion Week - September 2023

Kate Spade
Randy Brooke/Getty Images
Proenza Schouler
Proenza Schouler
Monica Feudi / Proenza Schouler
16Arlington

16Arlington - Runway - LFW September 2023

16Arlington
Jeff Spicer/BFC/Getty Images

Another repeated motif on the 2024 runways has been high shine—especially sequins. Once relegated to New Year’s Eve, paillettes are now showing up in looks destined both for the dance floor and the office. Why not make this your flashiest year yet? Channel your inner Studio 54 groupie with a sparkly statement dress or go a little more demure with a designer bag or ballet flats that’ll shine at your next event.

Bardot Verona Sequined Dress

$179.00, Nordstrom

Coach Studio Baguette Bag With Sequins

$425.00, Nordstrom

Steve Madden Bouquet Sequined Ballet Flats

$80.00, Steve Madden

For Love & Lemons Candice Minidress

$289.00, Free People

Prep School

Miu Miu

Miu Miu : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Miu Miu
Estrop/Getty Images
Dries Van Noten

Dries Van Noten : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Dries Van Noten
Estrop/Getty Images
Loewe

Loewe : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Loewe
Peter White/Getty Images
Saks Potts

Day 1 - Copenhagen Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2024

Saks Potts
Alena Zakirova
Gucci

Gucci - Runway - Milan Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Gucci
Estrop/Getty Images
Marimekko

Day 3 - Copenhagen Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2024

Marimekko
Matt Jelonek/Getty Images
Bally

Bally - Runway - Milan Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Bally
Estrop/Getty Images

Miu Miu’s spring runway was like an updated episode of Gossip Girl (or a peek at the students who were actually having fun in Saltburn), and tons of other brands featured models done up in neo-preppy styling. We’re excited to play with that relaxed, moneyed aesthetic by stocking up on striped button-downs, polo shirts, academic blazers, and anything with a Polo Ralph Lauren logo.

Boden Holly Knitted Jacket

$180.00, Boden

J.Crew Textured Drapey Button-Up Shirt

$118.00, J.Crew

Mango Houndstooth Wool-Blend Blazer

$180.00, Mango

Polo Ralph Lauren Cap

$56.00, ASOS

Nonbasic Basics

Bally

Bally Spring 2024 Ready To Wear Runway Show

Bally
WWD/Getty Images
Peter Do

Peter Do Ready To Wear Spring 2024 - Runway

Peter Do
WWD/Getty Images
Gucci

Gucci Spring 2024 Ready To Wear Runway Show

Gucci
WWD/Getty Images
Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney Ready To Wear Spring 2024 - Runway

Stella McCartney
WWD/Getty Images
Schiaparelli

Schiaparelli : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Schiaparelli
Estrop/Getty Images
Altuzarra

Altuzarra Spring 2024 Ready To Wear Runway Show

Altuzarra
WWD/Getty Images
3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim - Runway - New York Fashion Week - September 2023: The Shows

3.1 Phillip Lim
John Nacion/Getty Images

Stealth wealth is still going strong, but it’s poised to change a little in the new year. With ’90s luminaries like Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy—the late style icon and the subject of a new coffee-table book—clearly on the mood board, simple (yet glamorous) outfits are all the rage right now. “I believe we will move into an ’80s, ’90s look somewhat adjacent to quiet luxury,” Walton says. “Someone who dressed in a very simplistic and chic manner such as Bessette-Kennedy will continue to be a big inspiration. I also think that restraint will become more and more alluring.” Get a jump on minimalism with hardworking basics like high-waist jeans and long-sleeve T-shirts.

Madewell Brushed Jersey Ruched Long-Sleeve Tee

$38.00, Madewell

Abercrombie & Fitch High-Rise 90s Relaxed Jeans

$90.00, Abercrombie & Fitch

COS Oversized Scarf-Detail Trench Coat

$220.00, COS

J.Crew Long-Sleeve T-Shirt

$50.00, J.Crew

C-Suite Chic

Ferragamo

Ferragamo - Runway - Milan Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Ferragamo
Estrop/Getty Images
Luar

Luar - Runway - Spring/Summer 2024 New York Fashion Week

Luar
Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images
Helmut Lang

Helmut Lang - Runway - Spring/Summer 2024 New York Fashion Week

Helmut Lang
Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images
Peter Do

Peter Do : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Peter Do
Estrop/Getty Images
Givenchy

Givenchy : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Givenchy
Estrop/Getty Images
Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Victoria Beckham
Estrop/Getty Images
Vaquera

Vaquera Ready To Wear Spring 2024 - Runway

Vaquera
WWD/Getty Images

Despite (or perhaps because of) girlhood’s popularity in fashion right now, there’s a strong focus on office-ready aesthetics too. We’re expecting to see so much more power dressing in 2024, with a focus on monochromatic looks in shades of gray, black, and white. Channel your inner executive and pick up a tailored suit or some office-ready pumps, then pretend like you have your life in order.

Zara Double-Breasted Cropped Twill Blazer

$100.00, Zara

Zara Straight-Leg Twill Pants

$70.00, Zara

H&M Asymmetric-Front Suit Vest

$25.00, H&M

& Other Stories Pointed Leather Pumps

$129.00, & Other Stories

Sheer Layering

Proenza Schouler
Proenza Schouler
Monica Feudi / Proenza Schouler
Prada

Prada - Runway - Milan Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Prada
Estrop/Getty Images
Chanel

Chanel : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Chanel
Kristy Sparow
Gabriela Hearst

Gabriela Hearst Spring 2024 Ready To Wear Runway Show

Gabriela Hearst
WWD/Getty Images
Molly Goddard

Molly Goddard - Runway - LFW September 2023

Molly Goddard
Gareth Cattermole/BFC/Getty Images
Simone Rocha

Simone Rocha - Runway - LFW Spring/Summer 2024

Simone Rocha
Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images
Hermès

Hermes - Runway - Spring/Summer 2024 Paris Fashion Week

Hermès
Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images

If the many, many runway presentations featuring see-through clothing—among them Dior, Chanel, Hermès, and the Prada one Walton’s been dreaming about—are any indication, expect sheer to continue its reign on and off the red carpet. You don’t have to bare it all to give the trend a try; instead, pick up a dress with a sheer skirt, a top with slightly sheer inlay, transparent socks, or a mesh top you can layer over your swimsuit.

Reformation Canice Dress

$298.00, Reformation

Palmacea Iris Shirt

$71.00, Shopbop

Sandy Liang Doting Long-Sleeve T-Shirt

$325.00, Ssense

Campsis Sheer Socks

$23.00, Amazon

XL Bags

Ferragamo

Ferragamo - Runway - Milan Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Ferragamo
Estrop/Getty Images
Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Stella McCartney
Marc Piasecki
Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Victoria Beckham
Estrop/Getty Images
Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta - Runway - Milan Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Bottega Veneta
Estrop/Getty Images
Loewe

Loewe : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Loewe
Estrop/Getty Images
Tibi

Tibi - Runway - New York Fashion Week - September 2023: The Shows

Tibi
Albert Urso/Getty Images
Sunnei

Sunnei Spring 2024 Ready To Wear Runway Show

Sunnei
WWD/Getty Images

We have Succession to thank for the name “ludicrously capacious bags,” but labels like Stella McCartney, Tibi, and Victoria Beckham to thank for adding them to their spring collections. Start doing your shoulder exercises now, then pick up an oversized designer bag from Tory Burch or Rebecca Minkoff before the rest of your group chat does.

FP Collection Slouchy Carryall

$78.00, Free People

Tory Burch Perry Triple Compartment Leather Tote

$398.00, Nordstrom

Zara Wrinkle Look Rocker Tote Bag

$50.00, Zara

Rebecca Minkoff Darren Signature Carryall Bag

$398.00, Nordstrom

Into the Deep

Di Petsa

Di Petsa - Runway - LFW Spring/Summer 2024

Di Petsa
Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images
Mugler

Mugler - Runway - Spring/Summer 2024 Paris Fashion Week

Mugler
Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images
Schiaparelli

Schiaparelli : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Schiaparelli
Estrop/Getty Images
Jason Wu

Jason Wu - Runway - Spring/Summer 2024 New York Fashion Week

Jason Wu
Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images
Colin LoCascio

Colin LoCascio - New York Fashion Week - September 2023

Colin LoCascio
Al Zeta
Blumarine

Blumarine - Runway - Milan Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Blumarine
Estrop/Getty Images
The Blonds

The Blonds - New York Fashion Week - September 2023: The Shows

The Blonds
Randy Brooke

“Mermaidcore” had a major moment in 2023, and we aren’t headed for dry land just yet. Aquatic motifs like lobsters and dolphins bubbled up at Schiaparelli, Colin LoCascio, and Di Petsa, while other collections (like Mugler and Jason Wu) featured models that looked like marine life or well-dressed mermaids. You can get the look with Ariel-worthy tops and dresses, flowy skirts, and fisherman sandals.

Gimaguas Julia Camisole

$170.00, Ssense

By Anthropologie Pleated Midi Skirt

$128.00, Anthropologie

Buci Metis Dress

$525.00, Revolve

Easy Spirit Gretty Fisherman Sandals

$95.00, Nordstrom

’80s Excess

Moschino

Moschino Spring 2024 Ready To Wear Runway Show

Moschino
WWD/Getty Images
Schiaparelli

Schiaparelli : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Schiaparelli
Estrop/Getty Images
Luar

Luar - Runway - Spring/Summer 2024 New York Fashion Week

Luar
Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images
Balmain

Balmain : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Balmain
Peter White/Getty Images
Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Ready To Wear Spring 2024 - Runway

Louis Vuitton
WWD/Getty Images
Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Saint Laurent
Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Getty Images
Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Ready To Wear Spring 2024 - Runway

Vivienne Westwood
WWD/Getty Images

The first runways of the year featured some very ’80s displays of self-expression; look at Moschino’s slinky, jewel-laden models, Luar’s Grace Jones–esque styling, and Louis Vuitton’s ode to material girls. You don’t need to raid your rich grandma’s closet to join in—just stock up on oversized shades, even bigger blazers, polka-dot dresses, and cap-toe slingbacks to bring the same over-the-top attitude to your current wardrobe.

Ferragamo Rectangular Sunglasses

$330.00, Nordstrom

Zara Oversized Blazer

$70.00, Zara

Boden Abigail Jersey Dress

$85.00, Boden

Veronica Beard Cecile Slingbacks

$375.00, Nordstrom

Kitten Heels

Prada

Prada - Runway - Spring/Summer 2024 Milan Fashion Week

Prada
Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images
Dior

Dior - Runway - Spring/Summer 2024 Paris Fashion Week

Dior
Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images
Gucci

Gucci - Runway - Spring/Summer 2024 Milan Fashion Week

Gucci
Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images
Rachel Comey

Rachel Comey Spring 2024 Ready To Wear Runway Show

Rachel Comey
WWD/Getty Images
Valentino

Valentino - Runway - Spring/Summer 2024 Paris Fashion Week

Valentino
Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images
Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Vivienne Westwood
Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo - Runway - Spring/Summer 2024 Milan Fashion Week

Ferragamo
Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images

A wide variety of labels, from Prada to Rachel Comey and Vivienne Westwood, showed shockingly low heels for spring, meaning we’re in for a walking-friendly 2024. Buy into the comfortable heels trend now to stay ahead of the curve and give your feet a break.

Jeffrey Campbell Gratis Mules

$145.00, Nordstrom

Sam Edelman Franci Pumps

$140.00, Amazon

Franco Sarto Loran Sandals

$110.00, Nordstrom

Zara Slingback Strappy Leather Kitten Heels

$50.00, Zara

Shades of Green

Carven

Carven - Runway - Spring/Summer 2024 Paris Fashion Week

Carven
Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images
Marimekko

Day 3 - Copenhagen Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2024

Marimekko
Matt Jelonek/Getty Images
Acne Studios

Acne Studios : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Acne Studios
Estrop/Getty Images
Kate Spade

kate spade new york - Presentation - New York Fashion Week - September 2023

Kate Spade
Randy Brooke/Getty Images
Richard Quinn

Richard Quinn- Runway - LFW September 2023

Richard Quinn
Jeff Spicer/BFC/Getty Images
Coperni

Coperni - Runway - Spring/Summer 2024 Paris Fashion Week

Coperni
Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images
Henrik Vibskov

Day 3 - Copenhagen Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2024

Henrik Vibskov
Matt Jelonek/Getty Images

If you want to know what will move in after red’s big moment this winter, just look to the opposite end of the color wheel. “We’re always working with experts to gauge trends, and I’m betting on shades of green for 2024,” says Aya Kanai, the head of editorial and creative for shopping at Google. Spring’s runways included every shade of green imaginable—kelly, pistachio, grass, seafoam, you name it—and we love the fresh, verdant energy for the new year.

Sachin & Babi Sloane Taffeta Double-Bow Minidress

$248.00, Anthropologie

Mango Knitted Polo Neck Sweater

$46.00, Mango

Zeagoo Satin Midi Skirt

$39.00, Amazon

Kate Spade Knott Small Leather Cross-Body Bag

$198.00, Nordstrom

Sporty Spice

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Ready To Wear Spring 2024 - Runway

Louis Vuitton
WWD/Getty Images
Acne Studios

Acne Studios - Runway - Spring/Summer 2024 Paris Fashion Week

Acne Studios
Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images
Rokh

Rokh : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Rokh
Justin Shin/Getty Images
Sportmax

Sportmax - Runway - Spring/Summer 2024 Milan Fashion Week

Sportmax
Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images
MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 23: A model walks the runway during the Bally Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2024 fashion show as part of the  Milan Fashion Week on September 23, 2023 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Gucci

Gucci Ancora - Runway - Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2024

Gucci
Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images
Miaou

Miaou : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024

Miaou
Antoine Flament/Getty Images

Sporty staples like track jackets, oversized hoodies, ringer tees, and baseball caps were a common sight on the year’s first runways, making the models look like the most stylish attendees of after-school practice. Even if you can’t remember the last time you stepped foot in a gym, you can still dress like a star player; just stock up on slouchy jackets, roomy track pants, and white sneakers.

Free People Track in Action Jacket

$198.00, Free People

Aelfric Eden Striped Track Pants

$58.00, Amazon

Sporty & Rich Sports Group T-Shirt

$65.00, Net-a-Porter

Veja V-90 Leather Sneakers

$180.00, Nordstrom

Summer in Capris

Sandy Liang
Sandy Liang
Gerardo Somozo
3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Philip Lim Spring 2024 Ready To Wear Runway Show

3.1 Phillip Lim
George Chinsee/Getty Images
Adeam

Adeam - Runway - New York Fashion Week - September 2023

Adeam
John Lamparski/Getty Images
Dior

Dior - Runway - Spring/Summer 2024 Paris Fashion Week

Dior
Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images

As seen on the Sandy Liang runway and celebs like Gigi Hadid and Jennifer Lawrence, capris are poised to make an unexpected comeback this year. Tastemakers like Petrarca are on board: “I’m buying leggings and ‘pedal pushers,’ big sunglasses, and flats [for 2024],” she says. Take your pick from cropped black leggings and culotte-like capris—we promise you’ll be ahead of the curve.