I Work in Fashion, and These 12 Style Trends Will Be Everywhere In 2024

2023 was the year of quiet luxury, Barbiecore, and coquette. For me, it was also the year I started finding a groove with my style—taking more chances and wearing more of what I love. It helps that I not only work in fashion but also alongside some of the most stylish people I know. (Our office mirror is famous for capturing some incredible OOTDs.)

One of the hardest, yet most fun, parts about my job is trying to predict what will sell 12 months in advance by identifying and choosing the top 2024 fashion trends to lean into throughout the year. From studying the runways to gaining inspiration from style icons, to letting my creativity run a bit wild, it’s safe to say I’ve done my research on the fashion trends that’ll soon take over your feeds.

Whether you’re looking to reinvent your style in the new year or simply wondering what we’ll all be wearing this year, I’ve rounded up the top 2024 fashion trends below—plus photo inspo and my favorite pieces to help make each look your own.

And though it’s easy to go crazy buying up the latest trending items on Zara and H&M, my number one piece of advice when it comes to trends is to shop your closet first. While it’s always fun to treat yourself to something new, chances are, some of these 2024 fashion trends are spin-offs from years past and you might be able to give new life to something that’s been gathering dust in the back of your closet. I’ve also recently started “shopping” Pinterest, saving outfits that I like, and trying to recreate them with pieces I already own. Remember: Curating a wardrobe you love is a journey, and it’s one that she be approved with thoughtfulness and care.

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Chocolate Brown

Red was the main character of 2023, from Hailey Bieber’s strawberry girl makeup to pops of red taking over our TikTok feeds. Moving into the new year, it’s time to dip those strawberries into chocolate because rich brown tones are taking over in 2024. A monochrome chocolate brown look exudes quiet luxury, but if you want to get creative with color, mixing browns and blacks will earn you a stamp of approval from stylists. Though once a fashion faux pas, rules are meant to be broken, and this color combo is an easy on-trend look.

Maximalist Jewelry

When it comes to jewelry, more is more—a little something I learned from the queen of maximalist jewelry herself, Rocky Barnes. Just like mixing browns and blacks, styling both gold and silver jewelry is one of my favorite 2024 fashion trends on the rise. Dip your toe into this trend with a pair of chunky earrings from brands like Heaven Mayhem and pile strands of vintage-inspired necklaces from Galley Los Angeles to your neckline. 

Flirty Fem

2023 has been coined the year of the girl, with Margot Robbie and the Barbie movie creating a craze for all things pink. And of course, ballet flats made an unexpected comeback (we all love an underdog story!). After seeing about a thousand Christmas trees with coquette-style bows to replace ornaments, I have a feeling this trend isn’t going anywhere, though it will take on some new forms in the new year. A-line silhouettes, peplums, and lace are a few of the girliest 2024 fashion trends we can expect to see. 

Big (And I Mean BIG) Bags

Though the microscopic Louis Vuitton handbag made headlines in 2023, oversized catch-all bags will be newsworthy in 2024. Practicality is back in style and the fashion girlies are carrying bags that will actually carry their stuff—without sacrificing style, of course. The Row leads the charge on this trend, but don’t worry, you can still get the look for less. 

Layers on Layers

If you’re a bit wary of bold fashion trends, let layering be your style goal for 2024. Layering will be the mark of a “cool girl” this year, while also being achievable for anyone. Letting a sliver of a white tee shirt peek through from underneath a sweater, adding a frilly sock to your go-to loafers, or tossing on a quilted vest over a collared shirt are just a few easy, small ways to make an outfit more interesting.

Wrong Shoe Theory

This is one of my favorite 2023 styling tips that’s growing legs in 2024. Coined via TikTok, The Wrong Shoe Theory states that an outfit is made more interesting with an unexpected shoe—AKA, be bold with your styling choices.

If you were to wear a very feminine outfit, The Wrong Shoe Theory would say that a chunky sneaker or boot would take the look to the next level. In contrast, a sportier or edgier look should be paired with a ballet flat or slingbacks. Keep this in mind as you shop your closet for 2024 fashion trends, as just making a funky footwear choice will set you well on your way.  

Barrel Leg Jeans

While this shape may not be for everyone, barrel-leg or horseshoe jeans are the style of the new year. With a high waist and a voluminous leg, these pants give you a bit more shape than ultra-baggy wide-leg denim, while still steering clear of the skinny jean. It’s unexpected and can be surprisingly flattering—we’re here for it.

Testing Textures

NYC Wardrobe Stylist Mac Rose has gone viral on TikTok for her advice that “if an outfit is not interesting through color, then it has to be interesting through shape. If it’s not interesting through shape, then it has to be interesting through texture.”

I’ve loved seeing how everyone interprets this styling advice through their videos. But what really sticks out to me is the use of texture to create a unique outfit. Pleats, sequins, and sherpa were all over the fashion week runways and never fail to add depth and interest.

Pointed Toe Shoes

As a self-diagnosed shoe addict, pointed toe sandals and slingbacks might be my favorite of the 2024 fashion trends—though they had to grow on me. (Before I could fully adopt the trend, I had to erase the image of the Wicked Witch under Dorothy’s house from my mind.) Now, I see the shoes for their chic ability to elongate your legs and add sass to a look. Try pairing a pointed-toe with a long trouser or jean, letting just the tip of the shoe make its point—metaphorically and literally. 

Mini Everything (Except Your Bag)

While bags are getting bigger, clothes are getting smaller. One of the 2024 fashion trends that is slowly making its way from the runway to our wardrobes is micro mini shorts and skirts. These barely-there bottoms are a chance to go bold with your styling. Though the full extent of this trend intimidates even me, you can still hop on the bandwagon with traditional shorts and mini skirts. Adding tights to the look can tone down the drama as needed.

Relaxed Tailoring

Overly oversized silhouettes are slowly on the out, and relaxed, yet tailored styles are heading back in. Skinny jeans remain in exile, but straight-legged denim, form-fitted blazers, and stylish suiting are roaming the streets. Look for styles that are loose enough to be comfy but fitted enough to show your shape when building your 2024 wardrobe. 

All Things Sheer

Sheer is chic in 2024. Another trend that you can embody to varying degrees, try adding a bold burgundy tight under your mini skirt or go head-to-toe with a sheer dress over Skims undergarments. Mesh shoes even had a moment in 2023, which is a testament that this trend is going big—and not going home anytime soon.

The Best Silverware Sets for Every Style & Aesthetic

Setting the table is one of our favorite ways to get creative. We’re counting down the days until we can design a warm, organic Thanksgiving table (Camille’s approach is all the inspiration we could ever need). And even when it’s just ourselves and a partner or we’re sitting down to a Tuesday night dinner with the kids, every meal is an opportunity to unleash your aesthetic prowess. With dinnerware, laidback linens, and statement-making florals, elevating your everyday table doesn’t have to be complex. And when it comes to the best silverware sets, each serves as the perfect finishing touch.

My family has passed down heirloom silver sets through the past four generations. (And yes, I spent a pretty penny shipping my own 20-piece set across the country.) While some may think it silly, the best silverware sets transform the experience of a meal. Everything from the visual appeal to the weight of your work influences our senses. Personally, I don’t want a plastic set ruining an otherwise spectacular dinner.

The Best Silverware Sets for Every Style and Aesthetic

But I also get it: in this wide, overwhelming world of stuff, finding the best silverware sets can lead to a days-long search. Thankfully, I got to do the (fun) work of shopping the most trusted home brands out there. And though I was expecting to be happy with my findings, the flatware that passed inspection is truly the best of the best.

Whether you’re in need of a larger set before the holidays or are simply looking to swap out the silverware you reach for on a daily basis, you’ve come to the right place. Shop the best silverware sets below—and get ready for a major tabletop upgrade.

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Best Overall: Sabre Ivory Flatware

Ever since Camille introduced Sabre to the Casa Zuma assortment, I knew the flatware sets would become an instant favorite. Aesthetically, the style is sleek but rustic—a true nod to the brand’s organic, wabi-sabi feel. Each 4-piece set can seamlessly transition between everyday dining and special occasion meals. The feel, weight, and overall design are all so good, that we had to include another Sabre favorite in our roundup. (Keep scrolling!)

Best Modern: CB2 20-Piece Pin Tumbled Flatware Set

Available in matte black, brushed silver, or shiny gold, this modern and sleek flatware uplifts every meal. The pieces are a lighter weight, and while they are dishwasher safe, we recommend hand-washing to retain the original hue.

Best for Everyday Dining: Schoolhouse Everyday Stainless Steel Flatware Set

Out of all the silverware sets featured in this roundup, this is the favorite in terms of weight. Even the dessert spoons and salad forks feel substantial in the hand and can hold up to heavier dishes and meals. The tumbled finish lends a smooth feel, and each set comes in a gorgeous storage box—perfect for gifting.

Best Color: Mepra Italian Flatware, Fantasia Color Flatware Set

How fun? This cheeky Italian flatware set comes in countless color options. (19 to be exact.) If you’re a design maximalist or simply want your everyday tableware to spark joy, this is your buy. And while we love the mix-and-match approach of the set pictured below, the pieces are also available in solid, single colors.

Best Budget: Threshold™ 20pc Izon Flatware Set Silver

Sometimes, you don’t want to spend several hundred dollars on a silverware set. (And sometimes, you definitely do—we have options for that.) If you need something that won’t cause any worry, this Threshold silverware set delivers. Each individual piece clocks in at just $2.50. But with the clean shape and mirror finish, the sets are designed to impress.

Best Bistro Style: Sabre Teak Flatware

When you’re after the best silverware sets, it only makes sense to highlight the craft and quality Sabre is known for. The design is easygoing but elevated and a fit for every dining occasion. I love how Camille styled her set for Thanksgiving. The pieces play so well off the texture and warmth she layered into the table. Take a cue from overseas and add this French-made set to your kitchenware collection.

Best Unique: Fazeek Wave Cutlery 4 Piece Set

I’m obsessed with everything Fazeek puts out, and this silverware set is no exception. Aligning with the brand’s signature, wavy style, this cutlery set is an instant conversation piece. It makes every meal all the more fun.

Best Retro: Mackenzie-Childs Supper Club Courtly Check 3-Piece Place Setting

Checkered prints aren’t going anywhere, and we love the trend’s interpretation in this retro-leaning set. With a satisfying grip and sturdy design, this three-piece place setting is versatile but distinct. Go all-in with printed placemats and linens or let this set make a statement all on its own. Prepare to get plenty of use from these beauties.

Best Gold Finish: Opalhouse™ x Jungalow™ 5pc Stainless Steel Silverware Set

Looking for a silverware set that doubles as art? Look no further. The stainless steel set is unfussy while still getting major points for visual appeal. Sleek and dishwasher safe—what more could you want?

Best Vintage-Inspired: Pottery Barn Vintage Tumbled Italian Flatware

While I’m all for using the nice things (be it china, glassware, or silverware) regularly to make every moment special, there are those things I get excited to use for reserved occasions. This Italian set, included. Set a classic, streamlined table with white dinnerware, crisp linens, and candles galore. Ina Garten would approve.

17 Ways to Style the Table for Your Next Dinner Party

Growing up, we gathered with family over dinners served on paper plates with plastic utensils. Parties were casual and relaxed (plus, no one wanted to do the dishes). But on holidays, our dinner party table settings were complete with seasonal plates, napkins, and cutlery—and my grandmother always insisted on eating at the formal dining table. It felt special—and it was.

Now, when I host a small group of friends or family, I love to pull out the good plates. I’m one of those old-fashioned gals who actually registered for wedding china, but mine isn’t gathering dust in a cabinet. It’s right there next to our everyday dinner plates. Now, whenever I set the table with those cherished pieces, the whole experience feels elevated—and just as special as my grandma’s table.

Featured image of Brian and Jessie De Lowe’s magic hour dinner party by Michelle Nash.

Image of Rebekah Peller’s Parisian dinner party by Joann Pai

And sure, the menu is where a dinner party begins—but the table setting is where it shines. A table is a blank slate. It’s an opportunity to get creative, bring in elements to complement the food, and truly delight your guests. Right about now you’re either feeling inspired or stressed, but I’ve got good news either way: we’re no strangers to dinner party table settings around here.

From Camille’s own hosting expertise to the tips we’ve collected from tastemakers along the way, you’re in the right place for a huge dose of dinner party inspiration. Gather ’round to spark your creativity (or just outright steal your favorite looks)—our best ideas are just ahead.

How do I set the table for a dinner party?

When it comes to dinner party table settings, you’ll likely want to opt for either a basic table setting or a casual table setting, depending on the scope of the meal. The biggest difference between the two is that a casual table often calls for more dishes than basic to account for the menu (a soup bowl or salad plate, for example). If you need a refresher, here’s exactly how to set the table, from basic gatherings all the way to formal affairs. But if you’ve got plates, flatware, and glasses, you’ve got a solid foundation for any dinner party. Now, let’s head into the inspiration.

1. Use a Linen Table Throw

Keep it casual by opting for a square throw over a more traditional tablecloth. Linen is naturally a bit wrinkly (so skip the ironing) and you can even ruffle it up a bit for a table that’s both rustic and stylish.

2. Put Out Place Cards

You don’t have to be a world-class caligrapher to create a worthy place card. Even the simplest place cards can make guests feel special and considered. I’ve used the backside of an index card or even cut-up cardstock envelopes in a pinch

More inspiration: A Barcelona dinner party with Devon Liedtke

3. Light Candles

It doesn’t get any simpler than this. Lighting candles is truly the easiest way to add instant ambiance. Dot the table runner with tea lights sitting in glasses or make a statement with tall candlesticks—you truly can’t go wrong.

More inspiration: A Greek-inspired bridal shower

4. Knot Oversized Napkins

When in doubt, grab a large square napkin and knot it loosely at the center. Place the napkin either directly on the plate or arrange it around the upper edge if there’s room on the table.

5. Choose Recycled Glassware

There’s something so perfect about recycled glassware for a less formal event. Perfect for water or even as wine glasses. Recycled glasses are unique and special—and decidedly unfussy.

6. Forage for a Seasonal Centerpiece

If you’ve got a yard, you’ve got a centerpiece waiting for you. Snip wildflowers for a group of small vases or grab some branches for a centerpiece that’s more elaborate. It’s an easy way to ground your dinner party in the season and bring in those natural elements that pair so well with a lovely meal.

More inspiration: A backyard brunch with Chef Camilla Marcus

7. Take it Outside

When the weather is right, a dinner party al fresco is a near-perfect option. And take it from us, it doesn’t have to be hard. Camille laid out all her tips to plan a stress-free outdoor party—décor included.

More inspiration: A Santa Barbara dinner party

8. Let Food Be the Décor

If you’re stuck on centerpiece ideas, let the food do the talking. No one will complain about a beautiful cheese board smack dab in the center of the table (and nothing to block their line of sight, at that).

More inspiration: A Beginner’s Guide to Building a Charcuterie Board

9. Use Fruit as a Centerpiece

Persimmons as a table runner? There’s something genuinely striking when an item is repeated over and over again—it just works. Opt for seasonal fruit and either line it down the table, dot them throughout or fill a bowl or two.

More inspiration: Brunch with the co-founder and CEO of Sweet Laurel Bakery

10. Add Cozy Throws or Blankets to the Chairs

Whether you suspect a draft or just want to up the cozy factor, drop some throws along the back of your guests’ chairs or add a wool rug to the bench.

More inspiration: A cozy girls’ gathering at home

11. Make it a Chic Buffet

Truth be told, you don’t always need a dinner party table setting to make it special. Stack the plates and lay out a drool-worthy buffet—it’s décor in and of itself.

More inspiration: This delightful Italian dinner party

12. Decorate with Complementary Colors

It’s a classic tip in the styling world for a reason. For a dinner party, we love choosing a main color and throwing in accents that complement from natural elements. Try it with oranges and limes on a blue linen throw or a pale green table topped with ripe strawberries or red peonies.

More inspiration: A Spain-inspired summer dinner party

13. Match the Flowers to the Food

Delight your guests with an understated color theme. Choose foliage that pairs with the menu and get ready to snap all the photos.

More inspiration: An outdoor afternoon lunch with cookbook author, Aran Goyoaga

14. Mix and Match the Tablecloths

There really are no rules when it comes to styling the table for a dinner party. Grab more than one tablecloth if the length of the table is too long—you can even use sheets or light blankets.

More inspiration: A magic hour gathering in Santa Barbara

15. Embrace Your Surroundings

The first step in planning a dinner party is the where. Maybe there’s a rooftop available or a patio, backyard, or cute tucked-away alley. Think outside the dining room!

More inspiration: An NYC rooftop dinner party

16. Play With Color

We’re known neutral lovers around here, but even we know that a little color can be downright fun. Up the playful vibes with mismatched furniture and bright tabletop pieces.

More inspiration: An Italian-themed dinner party, at a farm in Malibu

17. Use a Picnic Table

The humble picnic table can do a lot of things if styled well. Pop in a few pillows or blankets for texture and fill vessels with fresh blooms for the perfect mix of rustic and modern.

Now that the table is styled, time to plan the menu. Here are some recipes to feed a crowd for your next dinner party. Happy hosting!