Fall Fashion 2016: Top Trends to Know Now
As we enter some of the last weeks of summer (officially), I have two things on my mind: (1) where I am I jetting off to so I can extend my summer and (2) what will I be adding to my closet this fall. I am a self-proclaimed summer girl, but when it comes to fashion, fall is my season for sure. I have always felt that fall fashion leaves so much room for creativity - there are so many different silhouettes to choose from and layering is certainly my best friend in the fall! To make shopping within the next few weeks easier for you, I have broken down some of the must have trends that you should keep an eye out for.
When all the biggest designers showcase their latest designs during New York Fashion Week, some of the designs look very wearable and some of them...well...not so much. Something you have to remember is that when designers like Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, and Ulla Johnson showcase their designs, the looks they put together are not necessarily what you should wear - there are pieces within that look that are meant to be brought onto the streets. Some of my favorite trends from the Fall 2016 runways were bell sleeves, velvet, metallic, ruffles, statement furs, and reconstructed denim - mixing and matching these fall fashion trends will definitely be fun this season! Since the high designers tend to be the ones that dictate the trends for the season, I am going to share a "splurge" for each trend as well as something that everyone can get their hands on!
Fall fashion 2016: Belle Sleeves
Belle sleeves might seem very '70's - but that doesn't mean you shouldn't take advantage of this trend. You can choose a chic version like this one from Valentino or a boho version from Lulu's. Either way, this is a trend that I will be taking full advantage of - I will be dressing it up and down.
Fall fashion 2016: Reconstructed Denim
I am a huge fan of distressed denim, but reconstructed denim is a whole other game! The '90's-like patchwork can be found anywhere on the denim, I love versions that have a patch where a back pocket should be. A great way to style reconstructed denim is to pair a girly blouse to give it a "mixed up" look. A slim boyfriend version like this one from Derek Lam 10 Crosby or a skinny jean version from 7 For All Mankind are the perfect ways to start creating this look.
Fall Fashion 2016: Embellishments
Embellishments are not just meant for holiday parties! This is one of the biggest trends of the season, with embellishments even being seen on purse straps. This cape from CO may be a splurge, but it is definitely something that I am willing to spend the money on - I love all things with sparkles and capes make any outfit super fab. If you don't feel the need to spend the money on this trend, this embellished pants from House of CB will do just the trick!
Fall Fashion 2016: Ruffles
Ruffles - you're probably thinking that this trend is as groundbreaking as floral was in The Devil Wears Prada - it might seem obvious, but ruffles have been found on silhouettes that you couldn't even imagine. The top on the left, from Ulla Johnson, mixes ruffles with lace - making for a girly vibe, but the mid-sleeve gives it the little edge it needs. The option on the right, from TopShop, mixes the cold shoulder look that has been seen through this summer with ruffles. Out of the two, the one from TopShop is definitely my fav.
Fall Fashion 2016: Velvet
Velvet may not be for everyone, but these two very different silhouettes bring you two fab options that may work with your wardrobe. This blazer by Frame is a very classic piece that can be used for work or play - paired with trousers, skinnies (like the ones above), or pencil skirts - it is very versatile. The camisole to the right is from one of my favorite online retailers, Nasty Gal. This piece can be layered to achieve so many different looks as the crisp weather rolls around.
These are the fall fashion 2016 trends I will be incorporating into my wardrobe for sure - it makes me just a little bit more excited about fall! What trends are on your list? Let us know in the comments. Now...time to head to the beach and enjoy summer - in my eyes summer isn't over until the temperature hits 70 degrees for a few days in a row.