These 5 fashion trends will define 2024, according to an expert

New year, new looks.

While 2024 hasn’t arrived just yet, it’s never too early to get a head start on embracing fresh trends. And according to celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger — whose extensive client list includes Lupita Nyong’o, Meryl Streep and Amal Clooney — there are plenty of standout styles in store for the year ahead, plus one she’s ready to bid goodbye.

“I think ’90s and Y2K looks aren’t totally exiting the chat, but we’re starting to see a departure from that,” Erlanger tells Page Six Style. “And that is a trend that I would love to leave behind.”

And unlike the low-rise jeans and dad sneakers of the early aughts (and 2020s), Erlanger’s picks for 2024 are sure to stand the test of time.

“I like to follow more classic, timeless styles,” says the longtime vintage lover, who recently partnered with luxury resale platform Vestiaire Collective to sell treasures from her own collection.

Below, discover (and shop) the five trends Erlanger predicts will define the year ahead.

Glamour galore


Alexander McQueen, Schiaparelli and Kate Spade all showed high-shine looks for spring 2024. Getty

Great news for fans of crystals, sequins and all things that glitter: “People are excited to dress up again,” per Erlanger.

“We’re heading into a new year — and a new red carpet season — and I’m predicting a real return to glamour,” she says. “Even if you’re not in the market for an evening gown, you can elevate your look with a rivière necklace, a show-stopping earring or an ‘It’ bag.”

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Dorsey Kate Rivière Necklace
Dorsey

Dorsey Kate Rivière Necklace



Reformation Frankie Dress
Reformation

Reformation Frankie Dress



Aupen Nirvana Bag
Aupen

Aupen Nirvana Bag


Sustainability


Stella McCartney, Gucci and Ahluwalia spring 2024 looks
Stella McCartney, Gucci and Ahluwalia are among the labels prioritizing sustainability in their collections. Getty

“I think people are really into buying fewer, better things right now, and curating their closets in a meaningful way,” says Erlanger.

“I’m personally very invested in the circular economy; I both sell and buy resale. And I love it because you can find such amazing, one-of-a-kind things, things you couldn’t find elsewhere. And that, in itself, is statement-making.”

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Dolce & Gabbana Wool Blazer
Vestiaire Collective

Dolce & Gabbana Wool Blazer



Alexander McQueen bag
Vestiaire Collective

Alexander McQueen Knuckle Leather Handbag



Mugler skirt suit
Vestiaire Collective

Mugler Skirt Suit


Groovy, baby


Michael Kors, Tom Ford and Ralph Lauren spring 2024 looks
Michael Kors, Tom Ford and Ralph Lauren drew inspiration from the 1970s for spring 2024. Getty

“We’ve seen the return of a lot of ’90s and early-2000s looks over the past few years, and while I’m not sure those will be going away, I’m excited to see more ’70s silhouettes and styles in the mix,” Erlanger shares.

Among her favorite ways to wear the trend? Flares and fringe, along with Western favorites like turquoise jewelry and cowboy boots.

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Levi's '70s High Flare Jeans
Free People

Levi’s ’70s High Flare Jeans



L'Agence Karolina Faux Leather Fringe Skirt
Bloomingdale’s

L’Agence Karolina Faux Leather Fringe Skirt



Cult Gaia Nora Choker
Net-a-Porter

Cult Gaia Nora Choker


Put a bow on it


Sandy Liang, Simone Rocha and Chanel spring 2024 looks
Sandy Liang, Simone Rocha and Chanel showed looks that were fit to be tied. Sandy Liang; Getty(2)

Calling all coquettes: feminine flourishes aren’t just a passing fad.

“We’re already seeing bows worn from head to toe — in the hair, on dresses and on shoes,” the stylist explains. “I predict we’ll continue to see these girly accents well into 2024.”

For those looking to get a piece of the trend, Erlanger says you can’t go wrong with anything from Jennifer Behr — “the queen of bows” — or one of Alexía Maria’s bow-adorned dresses.

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Jennifer Behr Wide Velvet Bow Barrette
Jennifer Behr

Jennifer Behr Wide Velvet Bow Barrette



Alexia María Margaret Bow Silk Dress
Saks Fifth Avenue

Alexia María Margaret Bow Silk Dress



Loeffler Randall Mikel Cappuccino Bow Mid-Heel Sandal
Saks Fifth Avenue

Loeffler Randall Mikel Cappuccino Bow Mid-Heel Sandal


Well suited


Victoria Beckham, Max Mara and Prada spring 2024 looks
Tailoring was a focus at Victoria Beckham, Max Mara and Prada this season. Splash; Getty(2)

“I’m excited about all the tailored looks we saw on recent runways at Victoria Beckham and Max Mara,” Erlanger says.

“With a lot of people returning to their offices, it’s a great time to invest in a good pantsuit or even just a timeless blazer.”

Shop the look:


Abercrombie & Fitch Sloane Jumpsuit
Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch Sloane Jumpsuit



Rails Gallery Coat
Rails

Rails Gallery Coat



Everlane The Italian Wool Oversized Blazer
Everlane

Everlane The Italian Wool Oversized Blazer