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(Instagram user @karliekloss)

For top models like Karlie Kloss, February is one of the busiest months of the year with fashion weeks in New York, Paris, London and Milan. Lesser-knowns may only walk in a couple of shows, but an in-demand model like Karlie wears the full range of a season’s trends over the course of a few weeks. Karlie’s fashion week looks range from bombshell volume to no nonsense braids, these are the trends to try in the upcoming year. Click the notes to learn more. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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(top left and right: harpersbazaar.com, center: popsugar.com, bottom: blogs.cornell.edu)

We talk about fashion trends like they’re universal, but in reality fashion is different up north than down south and on the east coast vs. west. When I moved to Georgia from New York for graduate school I couldn’t believe how much color everyone wore. When I go home to Chicago to visit my family I’m always surprised by the grungy influence. Having split my adult years between Chicago, New York, and rural Georgia, I think my style, like my accent, has become some weird hybrid of the aesthetic of these three areas. As I write this I’m wearing a charcoal gray miniskirt and combat boots (so midwestern) a subtly shimmery boxy top (New York) and a cherry red scarf (Georgia). My hair is some combination of the three styles as well, a blend of understated sombre brown, tousled beachy texture, and trendy Birkin bangs. Does your style reflect your hometown or your current residence? Click the notes to find out. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Every city has its own aesthetic. New York can never seem to fully shake the eighties. Paris is tied indefinitely to the chicness of a scarf. London is the home of both preppy and punk. Combining the two influences, this short shape feels both buttoned-up and roughed-up. Frayed edges counter classic lines in this outgrown shape that pairs equally well with leather and polos. If you’re looking for a new cut, a bit of British influence may be just the thing. Click the style notes to learn more. –– Laura Martin

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