8 Trends Comin' At Ya In 2014: Sporty Sandals, Wide-Leg Pants & More

January 8, 2014 by Maria Bobila
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Side-Stripe Pants

We've seen the sporty trend take off for a while now, and it's starting to make its way into the dressier parts of our wardrobe. If you love the comfiness and ease that comes with sweatpants and you want to add that to a polished look, then go for a pair of loose-fitting silk pants with a side stripe. The interesting accent also elongates the line of your leg. Vince Diagonal Print Strapping Pants ($275)

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Boxy Cropped Jacket

Designers like Rebecca Minkoff, Thakoon, and BCBG Max Azria want you to ditch your fall favorite moto jacket and go for something that hits just above your waist with slouchier shoulders and an open front. While this silhouette doesn't normally tailor fit to your body, you can keep things feminine by adding a flowy, A-line skirt or skinny jeans. The Kooples Tapestry Crop Jacket ($425)

Fringe Details

The 1920s film Great Gatsby and television series Boardwalk Empire made waves in 2013, especially for its lavish costumes. Drop waists, headpieces, long layered necklaces, and fringe, fringe, fringe. The lightweight embellishment adds plenty of movement to your clothing, which instantly makes your look interesting and fun. Goldie Body-Conscious Dress With Fringing ($63.52, down from $98)

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Sporty Sandal

Ever since Birkenstocks made its way back into our lives (as did every other 90s fashion reference), the idea of comfortable, sporty-style sandals were on every high-end designer's mind, including Marc Jacobs, Jil Sander, and Celine. But luckily this sort of style appeals to the masses, and so you're likely to find this trend at any budget that works for you. Dr. Martens 'Clarissa' Leather Sandal ($119.95)

Pleated Details

Micro-pleats are a vintage-inspired detail that adds an extra dimension that's both elegant and sophisticated. We love seeing this look on long gowns and midi skirts. ASOS Pleated Midi Skirt in Colourblock ($72.60)

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Jonathan Saunders, Nanette Lepore, and Christian Dior took the evening-ready material chiffon and used it in everyday wear, such as skirts, sundresses, and shorts. Wear it with a varsity jacket or crewneck pullover to keep the fabric casual, then you can easily transition the piece at night by adding heels, a bold lip, or jewelry. Enza Costa Chiffon Layered Shorts ($176)

Wide-Leg Pants

If you're looking for a new style that doesn't involve skinny jeans or boyfriend jeans, then try on wide-leg pants. Pair it with a fitted top and a breezy kimono-style cardigan, for a boho-inspired look or keep it tailored with a collared silk blouse and cropped jacket. Adrienna Papell Wide Leg Crepe Pants ($99)

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Metallic Fabric

This shiny look is becoming more and more of a staple as the seasons go. And 2014's spin on the metallic material is to wear it any way you want — as a cocktail dress, a skirt, or a head-to-toe look, seen here by Lanvin, Rochas, and Zero Maria + Cornejo. The brighter the color, the better. 3.1 Phillip Lim Metallic Leather Shirt ($795)

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