One of the exciting games to play during spring fashion month — the weeks of runway shows that start in New York each September and end in Paris — is guessing which design elements will become trends in store windows a few months later. Although black-and-white everything was an unavoidable pattern, several more nuanced styles popped up in a variety of shows. Re-imagined trench coats, wide-leg trousers and slip dresses are some of the trends that are perfectly adaptable for Washington and can be added to any wardrobe immediately.
Sept. 22, 2013 Trench coats are always a valuable investment for life in Washington. This black trench from Salvatore Ferragamo’s spring/summer 2014 collection was an eye-catching part of the runway show. Luca Bruno/AP Buy Photo