1. Velvet Dress
2. Cropped Turtleneck
4. Floppy Hat
5. Off the shoulder Top
6. Leopard Clutch
7. Lariat Choker
8. Floral Skirt
9. Cognac Booties
10. Draped Coat
11. Olive Jeans
Well, it’s just about that time of year again! If you’re like us, you’re probably finding it difficult to focus on one season over the other as the summertime is slowly but surely fading into fall. Many devout fashion followers are already scouring the web and their favorite fashion Instagram accounts to try to get an idea of what fall styles to expect this year.
Since it can be quite time consuming to constantly be on the lookout for new trends, we took it upon ourselves to help you out a little bit. As far as fall fashion goes, all you’ll need is this trend report to get you started as you build your autumn wardrobe for this year. Ready to see what was hot on the catwalks for F/W ’16?
Luxe and staying in tune with vintage finds from fashion eras past, velvet is this year’s quintessential fabric for fall. You can find the soft touch on everything from dresses to track suits this season. It’s sure to add another dimension to your ensemble.
Layering shirts under dresses
The good news is you don’t have to say goodbye to your dainty dresses just yet. According to StyleCaster, wearing turtlenecks under dresses was seen at Karen Walker, Creatures of the Wind, and Tory Burch. This technique has the ability to make fancier frocks more casual and is perfect for daytime outings when the chill starts to settle in.
If you thought the off-the-shoulder trend would stop at summer, think again. You’ll still find off-the-shoulder tops in cuts that are appropriate for fall, as long as you pair them with burnt autumn colors and opt for long-sleeved styles. Fashion editors at Lyst have provided a ton of inspiration for off-the-shoulder style that transcends summertime.
Prints on prints
This fall is not the time to be shy with your fashion. Plenty of prints were spotted on runways including classic houndstooth, sassy animal prints, and mismatched others that play with geometrics, florals, stripes, and more. Needless to say, prints are in and fashion rules about mixing them have been amended.
For some reason, this season, designers are foregoing the traditional fall wear like cable knits and cozy coats. They’re adapting favorite spring styles to fit the season, and they totally work. So don’t suppress your floral obsession, because fall’s blooms are popping off of dark maxis and midis to create an autumnal tone. Fashionisers documented romantic flowery dresses on the runways at Zac Posen, Blumarine, and Oscar de la Renta.
First it was the choker, then it was the bandana/scarf phenomenon, and now, our necks are being treated to a new eye-catching detail following similarly in suit. Hailing from the fashion archives comes the iconic, retro-feminine pussy bow and ribbon necktie from designers like Michael Kors, Jason Wu, Kate Spade, Diane Von Furstenberg, and many other big names in the industry. The best part about this trend is that it does the accessorizing for you!
Karen Walters is a freelance writer and fashionista based in Boston, even though she secretly wants to move to New York. She spends her free time cuddling with her cats and trying to organize her many, many pairs of shoes. She has two closets full of clothes and still never has anything to wear.