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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.
Left and center: From the Tom Ford Womenswear show in New York in February. Right: Marion Cotillard during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. (photographs from getty images)

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

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.
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.(photographs from getty images)

Why we love it: Appropriate for work and play

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.
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.(photographs from getty images)

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

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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.