Hanging in my closet right now is a sequined, electric blue, ridiculously baggy top that screams "Get This Party to Studio 54!" Metallics and slouchy shapes were the talk of fall 2008
, after all, so I promptly slapped down my credit card. I've worn it...twice.
So goes my fall-shopping season. See it, love it, buy it—only to let it die a long, slow death in the back of my closet once next year's hot new thing comes along. To avoid making the same mistake again this year, I cornered O
's creative director, Adam Glassman
, and asked him for advice on what trends will be forever known as "Fall 2009" and which ones will stick around for a while.