As sad as we are about summer ending, we’re also thrilled to welcome fall fashion into our wardrobes. We’re ready to refresh our closets and incorporate items that feel more substantial and, of course, embrace the latest trends. As portrayed on the fall 2016 runways, a decadent season is in store (think luxe textures, opulent prints and rich hues en masse). And while fanciful confections abound on the catwalk, it’s our job to distill the trends into a practical shopping guide full of looks you can actually wear. To that end, here are the 12 biggest hits for fall. Trust us, you’ll want to shop these must-have pieces now.
Whether bold, bright or delicately embroidered, florals abound. Keep the look feminine with a strappy shoe or offset the sweetness with a sturdier option.
Satin is one of fall's fabrics du jour. Via slips or separates, the trend imbues sophistication with minimal effort.
For fall, everything is getting the velvet touch, from romantic dresses to plush separates. The trend easily dresses up (worn head to toe) or down (with jeans).
The nautical-inspired peacoat is seeing a serious resurgence. Rendered in classic shades of black or navy, cuts vary from cropped to ankle length—you really can't go wrong.
Gothic elegance rules eveningwear this fall, as tiered ruffles lend a romantic touch to moody lace. Fresh silhouettes and exquisite details ensure a modern spin on macabre.
Seriously stacked boots are the seasonal shoe for fall. While we suggest a streamlined approach to this high-fashion footwear, options run the gamut from basic black to luxe velvet to versatile suede.
Varying takes on this coppery hue were in abundance on the runways, from suede to silk to knitwear. The autumnal tones are universally flattering for a myriad of complexions.
Designers enlivened the traditional check by way of color pops and modern silhouettes. From menswear-inspired separates to feminine spins, the look is polished by nature but with a refreshed sense of cool.
Sequins get a quirky-girl twist via high-wattage frocks and layered separates. Understated extras are the perfect way to temper sparkly pieces.
From clutches to carryalls, textured handbags deliver a cozy touch to any ensemble. Classic silhouettes and neutral tones ensure an elegant effect.
The shoulder-baring phenomenon sees a sophisticated transformation for fall via one-shoulder silhouettes. From structural dresses to glamorous all-in-ones, this asymmetrical shape is universally flattering.
Luxurious fabrics get a whimsical revamp by way of elaborate prints. The look becomes wearable thanks to clean lines and fresh silhouettes.