Summer is still heating up, but cooler days are next on the rolling racks with fall style and fashion starting to cool off the runways. It’s never too early to start researching crisp styles to match the upcoming seasons falling temperatures, no matter where you live. So, you want a little inspiration when you’re shopping for the latest fall style trends? Check out how these designers were influenced for their fall collection in this this Top Five Style Guide for a few tips on what to wear:
- Fall into romance with florals from these designer petals, while staying on trend and wearing them your way. Try a head-to-toe look like Valentino, who collaborated with British textile designer Celia Birtwell, contributing her 70’s-esque floral fabrics and embroidery to create a pastoral efflorescence of delicate blooms for the Pre-fall collection. Inspired by the painting La Primavera, Birtwell creates evident reflections of the painting seen here on the floral embroidered gown, for an ethereal elegance. How to style: Wear the floral trend with a chunky platform or boot; throw on a leather motorcycle jacket to add some edge to an otherwise soft ensemble.
- Let this next trend persuede you to try a new style. How about indulging in suede with this two-piece cropped style; opt for neutral tones to stay on trend for fall, like this green suede from boho chic brand, Alice + Olivia. The collections designer, Stacey Bendet shows a more isolated theme for fall, while drawing inspiration from icon and muse to Yves Saint Laurent, Loulou de la Falaise for the pre-fall theme. How to style: Try wearing suede as a set or separate with high waist flares and boots for a 70’s chic look.
- Drape it, ruffle it just wear it! This next piece is all drama and lots of fussing over, also who doesn’t love leather? This fall trend commands attention in all the right ways during the pre-fall collection of Alexander McQueen with the always historic and romanticized pieces. But, it’s current Creative Director Sarah Burton, who was inspired by actress Julie Christie in the 19th century British film, Far From the Madding Crowd. The essence of Burton’s collection is classic and structured, like Christies’ character with these leather pieces including: this oxblood leather with a 3/4 sleeve ending in ruffles, and a draped shift dress in navy blue…dark as a Madding night sky. How to style: First, oxblood is a chic must. When styling your leather ( or pleather ), allow it to be the statement. Add minimal accessories and pair with your favorite heel or boot.
- Just add a coat; it’s that simple to be runway ready. The Chanel pre-fall collection, which was in celebration of the talented artisans who are behind the timeless and artistic pieces, was a scene of baroque sophistication appropriately located in Salzburg, Austria. The smart capelets and embroidered frogged jackets adorned with ornamental gold braids are worn effulgently down the runway by men, women and children, taking a page right out of the Sound of Music but, with a toast to modernity. How to wear: If you don’t prefer to look like a bell hop wearing one of these coats, try mixing the classic style with jeans and a plain tee shirt for a casual, yet polished appearance and let the coat do the talking.
- Accessorize it with the perfect shoes and handbags. Last, but never least is the fall must-haves to accessorizing your look. Since the theme of pre-fall appeared to be influenced by the 1970s, it’s only fair to add wooden heeled platform shoes to pair with your blossoming frocks and suede ensembles for a retro appeal. How about a pair of fabulous boots to send them over the edge with your leather pieces? From fur to metallic-try out one of these trends for your handbag fix and add you into unique this fall.