“The interesting thing about seeing clothes in the everyday is that it’s not on a model,” said street style photographer Tommy Ton on the significance of street style trends in a recent interview with us. “Yes, clothes do look better on models — but when you see someone that has a new sense of style, it’s refreshing.”

We can’t agree more. Sure, we do love fresh trends and fads proffered by well-loved designers as part of their idealistic offerings on the runway. Yet, there’s an organic aspect to those that are borne by real life individuals, compared to ones sported by otherworldly six-foot tall models.

As Spring 2018’s fashion month unfolds before us, we scour the streets and round up the five ‘It’ items shaping up current street style trends in New York, London, Milan, and Paris. From Insta-worthy net bags to the comfort-championing kitten heels, scroll down and discover them all here.

(All images: Dan Roberts)

1
Grocery net bags

We’ve seen its omnipresence all over Instagram throughout summer, so why doubt its ubiquitous appearance on Fashion Week’s streets? The poetic feel that entails the act of nonchalantly placing your daily necessities as you would your grocery fruits, is evidently epidemic. While Mink editor-in-chief Irina Lakicevic brandished an actual string bag you can score for less than $5, street style doyenne Lucy Williams toted Staud’s Moreau bucket bag; a leather-interweaving rendition of the humble ‘It’ bag.

2
Slouchy suiting

Classic suit separates are given the 2017 update. If the ’80s purveyed power suiting, we’re declaring that overhung and non-sharp are the way to go. Fresh face model McKenna Hellam and stylist Annina Mislin are amongst those pairing massive-shouldered blazers with baggy trousers or patched denim.

3
Dainty kitten heels

Flip flops were spotted at Michael Kors and bedazzled Crocs at Christopher Kane. We have yet entered the downward spiral of accepting them as front row shoe de rigueur, although truth be told: Gone were the days when stilettos were the norm. Enter the kitten heels. Sitting comfortably between moderate height-boosting and adequate comfort, who’s to say fashion always means pain?

4
Kitschy prints

If Balenciaga’s tacky-chic fluorescent florals didn’t convince you enough to repurpose grandma’s ’80s curtains as a high fashion throw-on cape, look to Fashion Week’s off-runway action. Have a glance at the repleteness of delicate tudor-style dresses, gauzy asymmetrical skirts, to puff-sleeved wrap shirts offset with acidic floral prints seen on the likes of style savants Tiffany Hsu to Yoyo Cao.

5
Statement shades

Throw your fool-proof Ray Bans out the window, it’s time to give retro sunnies a spin. From slit-eyed Matrix sunglasses à la Bella Hadid to blood red-tinted à la FKA Twigs to white acrylic framed à la Adwoa Aboah, statement shades are the order of the season.