Fashion takes a bold turn this fall, with spring colors, gold accents and military-inspired pieces while Victorian lace and plaid see a come-back.
By Regina Due
It may be the middle of summer, but the Fall/Winter 2016 runway shows have already premiered, and it’s never too early to start planning a spectacular seasonal wardrobe. The next fall and winter are all about luxe, opulent designs, and statement pieces. Polished and traditional looks gain a modern edge, while unexpected hues keep the color palette fresh. Here are our favorite trends for the coming fall and winter months!
Left: Saint Laurent
Right: Alexander McQueen
This fall, go golden. Gilded metallic accents will be all the rage this season, as they could be seen in the collections of Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, and Gucci. Instead of going the expected route and opting for a shining gold accessory, why not embrace the grand style of the season and opt for an entirely gold statement piece, such as a dress or pair of capri pants?
Left to Right: MSGM; L'Agence; Calvin Klein Collection
This preppy staple gets a twist this season, with modern designers such as Chanel, Isabel Marant, Balenciaga, and Burberry (of course) featuring this classic print. Try to wear this pattern in unexpected ways, or juxtaposed with unusual fabrics, such as luxurious wool or leather.
Left: Nanette Lepore
Right: Alexander McQueen
The Victorian Era is alive and well on the Fall/Winter 2016 runways! Dark, glamorous frocks made of intricate lace are all the rage this season, and designers such as Erdem, Alberta Ferretti, Gucci, Valentino, and Roberto Cavalli all have embraced this romantic trend. When incorporating it into your wardrobe, try tempering some of this look’s sweetness with more masculine, menswear-inspired pieces.
Left: Rebecca Taylor
Yes, you read that correctly. Blush pink, usually a staple color for the springtime, is now a hot trend for the fall! Instead of gravitating toward darker, more muted hues, this coming season, try mixing some light, floral pinks into your outfits for an unexpected pop of color that is sure to wow. For added editorial style, try matching your lip to the shade of pink you choose.
Left: Alexander McQueen
When designers such as Coach, Miu Miu, Tommy Hilfiger, Prada, and Burberry highlighted military-inspired fashion as part of their Fall/Winter runway shows, there was a collective sigh of relief. Finally, we knew what sort of jackets would be all the rage this fall! Whether it be a navy peacoat or olive khaki coat, make sure you’re keeping warm in style this coming fall with a fun military-inspired jacket. ■
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