flowering, belted pantsuit.
fall, fashion is breaking out of its typical trend cycle
and embracing individuality. Itís a refreshing concept
that seems to celebrate a smattering of styles rather
than just one set of rigid standards.
the opportunity to "go your own way" and try
mixing it up, sticking to tried-and-true classics or
maybe a bit of both. Anything goes this season, and you
can wear and interpret the trends as you want and still
be in style.
are several standout themes from the runway to provide
inspiration when building your fall wardrobe.
The trend: patterned hosiery
play on traditional fishnets and graphic patterned
tights puts a new twist on heavy fall pieces.
did it best: Rodarte, Proenza Schouler and Tommy
to wear it: Style them as seen at the Proenza Schouler
show, meaning let the tights be the sole statement item.
Pair them with understated, neutral items like a gray or
black skirt and black oxfords or closed-toe heels or
The trend: mod
miniskirts, skintight turtleneck tops, pointed toe
Chelsea boots and graphic acid bright prints are
reminiscent of the edgy 1960s look, but with a
did it best: Louis Vuitton, Jonathan Saunders and Fendi
to wear it: A little mod goes a long way, so temper an
A-line skirt or dress with more contemporary pieces. If
wearing acid bright shades, pair them with solid black
or camel, and keep makeup minimal and neutral rather
than cat eyes and matte lipstick to ensure you donít
teeter into costume territory.
The trend: bold prints
acid bright color blocking to leopard, plaid and strong
stripe prints, graphic, eye-catching graphics are
everywhere this season.
did it best: Dior and Miu Miu
to wear it: As eclectic and unexpected as possible (if
you dare). On the runway, prints were all mixed
together. Try blending animal prints with stripes, or
plaid with something textured.
The trend: luxe knits
sweaters done in drapey and cozy silhouettes are
perfectly practical for fall weather.
did it best: Victoria Beckham and The Row
to wear it: With leather pants or sleek trousers to add
some structure to the loose shape.
The trend: romantic Victorian
out ruffle-neck and bow-neck blouses; long, full skirts;
and rich fabrics with a purely romantic edge.
did it best: Alexander McQueen and Alberta Ferretti
to wear it: For this trend, light flourishes work best.
Choose one detail, like the long skirt or a ruffle neck
or sleeve, to avoid looking like a character from a
The trend: The pantsuit
or flowing, tailored and double-breasted, the seasonís
new suit is part dandy, part traditional and the perfect
uniform for fall.
did it best: Prada, Dior and Chloe.
to wear it: With a nod to the í60s, meaning bold hues,
pointed lapels and cropped pants. Keep the blazer
buttoned up, so the waist remains cinched in and sleek.
Feminine footwear like a pointed-toe flat or ankle boot
tempers the masculine silhouette.
The trend: goth
to take a walk on the dark side with all-black
ensembles, dark and heavy fabrics and even long black
gloves that feel traditionally goth but far from gloomy.
did it best: Givenchy, Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs
to wear it: Wear the style without the solemn vibe by
making sure fabrics arenít head-to-toe heavy. All
black is totally acceptable but not when done in an
The trend: global tapestry
is back (or maybe it never went away). The gypset look
is in full swing for fall with patchwork patterns,
embroidered details and globally inspired outerwear.
did it best: Burberry Prorsum and Tory Burch
to wear it: This season, the boho look isnít subtle.
Fringe, tassels, texture and maxi lengths are all major