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    Three trends to update your fall 2018 look

    These patterns and colors were big on the runways, and they’re wearable for New England, too.

    Left and center: From the Tom Ford Womenswear show in New York in February. Right: Marion Cotillard during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
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    Left and center: From the Tom Ford Womenswear show in New York in February. Right: Marion Cotillard during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

    With reboots all over TV and slow cookers enjoying a renaissance, it’s no surprise that designers are looking to the past for inspiration, referencing the strong-shouldered styles of the ’80s. If the ’70s are your decade of choice, rust is the new black. And if both of those looks make you want to hide, outerwear this year is oversize and layered. Finally, for those firmly entrenched in the classics, plaid and animal prints are plentiful — consider them in creative colorations and pairings. Here’s a look at three wearable hits from the runways.

    ANIMAL PRINT

    Why we love it: It’s a classic

    Who showed it: Badgley Mischka, Bottega Veneta, Marni, Proenza Schouler, Schiaparelli, Tom Ford

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    Who’s wearing it: Anna Wintour, Anne Hathaway, Bella Hadid, Chloe Grace Moretz, Claire Danes, Gabrielle Union, Lady Gaga, Mandy Moore, Marion Cotillard, Rita Ora

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    How to wear it: Pretend you’re half zebra, half tiger

    Where to buy it: DVF, Ouimillie, Primark

    Buy it now: Delly sweater by Zadig & Voltaire, $598 at Bloomingdale’s, The Shops at Chestnut Hill, 617-630-6000, bloomingdales.com

    PLAID

    Left and center: From the Michael Kors Collection fall 2018 runway show. Right: Maisie Williams attends a screening of The Miseducation of Cameron Post in August.
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    Left and center: From the Michael Kors Collection fall 2018 runway show. Right: Maisie Williams attends a screening of “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” in August.

    Why we love it: Appropriate for work and play

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    Who showed it: Creatures of Comfort, Derek Lam, Michael Kors, Self-Portrait, Vivienne Tam, Zero + Maria Cornejo

    Who’s wearing it: Awkwafina, Blake Lively, Iggy Azalea, Maisie Williams, Mila Kunis

    How to wear it: In bold colors or unexpected combos.

    Where to buy it: French Lessons, Saks Fifth Avenue, Zara

    Buy it now: Block-heel pumps in embellished plaid, $228 at J.Crew, Copley Place, Boston, 617-236-5950, jcrew.com

    FUCHSIA

    Left: Gigi Hadid walks the runway for Prabal Gurung during New York Fashion Week in February. Right: Queen Elizabeth II attends a ceremony in Windsor.
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    Left: Gigi Hadid walks the runway for Prabal Gurung during New York Fashion Week in February. Right: Queen Elizabeth II attends a ceremony in Windsor.
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    Why we love it: More grown-up than millennial pink

    Who showed it: Balenciaga, Kenzo, Prabal Gurung

    Who’s wearing it: Anna Faris, Demi Lovato, Kristin Chenoweth, Queen Elizabeth II, Rachel Brosnahan, Star Jones

    How to wear it: Best in a structured silhouette

    Where to buy it: Banana Republic, Nordstrom, Talbots

    Buy it now: Lucy pants by Mara Hoffman, $350 at Covet + Lou, 947 Great Plain Avenue, Needham, 781-449-1408, covetandlou.com

    A WHAT’S NEW OVERVIEW

    Accessory: Sweater as a scarf

    Bag: Drawstring pouch

    Boot: White

    Coat: Oversize

    Color: Rust

    Color Combo: Pink and red

    Dress: Prairie

    Embellishment: Statement bow

    Fabric: Slouchy silk

    Edge: Fringe

    Era: 1980s

    Floral: Wallpaper-like

    Fur: Faux

    Heel: Architectural

    Neckline: Bustier

    Plaid: Mix and match

    Region: American West

    Silhouette: Long and lean

    Sleeve: Puffed

    Stitch: Ruching

    Trench: Glossy

    Marni Elyse Katz is a regular contributor to The Boston Globe Magazine. Send comments to magazine@globe.com.