August 21, 2013
Fall’s Top 5 Trends
From new takes on punk to over-the-top outerwear, these five gorgeous (and wearable) trends are the ones to invest in this season.
Black & White
Paired with the elevating effects of color-blocking, black and white dressing made an on-point presence at a number of fall shows. From its incorporation on clean, sporty outfitting at Proenza Schouler to livening up luxe textures at Altuzarra (cue RZ’s fashion-induced gasp) the outcome was next level. A trend with bi-seasonal potential, we coin the ‘black and white’ look as the most versatile yet.
This fall, punk has never looked so chic. Mixing edgy elements like spikes, studs and leather with the prettifying powers of feminine frocks, sky-high heels and sexy silhouettes resulted in a range of versatile looks fit for every woman. Curate your own catwalk-inspired style from the grunge days like Saint Laurent or Chanel and rebel against a girly getup with a punk-inspired accessory… or three!
Adoring all that is eye-catching and sparkling, it’s no shock we’ve fallen hard for embellishments on everything. With many-a-designer focused on bejeweling classic silhouettes for fall, this feminine trend is as wearable as ever. Placed upon sheer fabrics à la Givenchy and Alexander McQueen, or on thicker materials for cooler climates (hello Prada), rock one of these sparkling separates to the office or during your next GNO—an effortlessly glam outcome guaranteed.
Monochromatic dressing is back and more gorgeous than ever. Amidst a sea of head-to-toe looks of muted grays and navy blues, deep olives and emerald greens graced the runways of Balmain, Louis Vuitton and more. The rich hue serves as a sleek and sexy way to elevate your ensemble in a fresh, on-trend fashion. Go green all over in this timeless tone or incorporate the look in accessory form; doing so is assured to leave your friends envious.
Make a bold statement this fall by giving your monochromatic outerwear a rest and opt to wrap up in a printed or patterned piece instead! From loud florals to fresh, funky motifs (cc: Christopher Kane, Tom Ford and Gucci), the runways were stocked with a surplus of cool coats. Pair an outrageously-chic outerwear option with an understated ensemble and voila, you’ll yield catwalk-cool potential.