In preparation for fashion month, getting acquainted with the collections of pre-fall is a warm-up much needed for the boatload of looks we’ll be inundated with come February. Although these inter-season collections are presented on a smaller scale, they still preview the forthcoming trends for fall—and stay in stores for longer. Ahead, the most important trends that have emerged and pieces to shop now to stay on top of your fashion game.
ImaxTree, Courtesy of Preen By Thornton Bregazzi
Courtesy of Alexander Wang, Courtesy of Rag & Bone
While heavy outerwear was still present, effortlessly cool varsity-inspired bombers rendered in printed satin and grommet studs were the jacket of choice.
Cecily Embroidered Satin Bomber Jacket
Varsity Satin Bomber Jacket
Courtesy of Rachel Zoe
Folk-inspired prints are proving their staying power, but this season offered a more ornate, bold approach with rich motifs.
Floral Embroidered Dress
Courtesy of Burberry, Courtesy of Altuzarra
Military-inspired toppers adorned with gold buttons bring an earnest, elevated vibe to both feminine frocks and refined ensembles alike.
Double-Breasted Wool Coat
Courtesy of Calvin Klein, Courtesy of Preen By Thornton Bregazzi, Courtesy of Jason Wu
Eschew your skinny pants in favor of insanely comfortable, floor-grazing trousers offered in a variety of textures from bright crepe to camel-colored suede.
High-Waist Pleated Wide-Leg Trousers
Alice & Olivia
Wide Leg Crepe Trousers
Courtesy of Delpozo, Courtesy of J.W. Anderson
We’re itching to play with proportions after laying eyes on these statement-making balloon-sleeved sweaters and shirts (which are a continuation of a Spring 2016 runway trend).
Cotton Neoprene Puff Sleeved Tee
J. W. Anderson
Ramble Frayed-Hem Top
Courtesy of 3.1 Phillip Lim, Courtesy of Missoni
From maxi to mini, pleated skirts of metallic sheen shined through numerous collections, paired with everything from printed shirts to turtleneck tees.
Metallic Pleated Gates Midi Skirt
Pleated Metallic Silk Midi Skirt
Mason By Michelle Mason
Courtesy of Acne Studios, ImaxTree
Upgrade your outerwear game by swapping monotone coats for bold plaid designs.