The Fall Trends You Need in Your Wardrobe Right Now

Emilio Pucci - Runway & Close-ups - MFW FW2015

(Original story published on Monday September 7, 2015 on

Every year we stock up on the essentials–a structured blazer, classic tee, curve-hugging skinnies, sleek ballet flats–and although they remain our tried-and-true wardrobe staples, wearing the same pieces over and over becomes more than tad boring. And that’s where new season trends come in.

To help you refresh your look, we’re highlighting the coolest, most wearable trends that should be incorporated into your fallwardrobe right now.

Rodarte - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015
The Trend: Material Girl
The ’80s were a rough time–think about scrunches, leg warmers, insanely large shoulder pads–but designers this season are reminiscing on only the good memories like sequins, bright prints and second-skin silhouettes. Our favourite 80s-inspired collection? Rodarte, and their glistening fabrics, printed leggings and of course, hot pants.

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Go true ’80s in a tight, sparkly top in a cropped cut, like H&M’sShort Wraparound Top ($30).

The Trend: Slip Dresses
We’re so glad this ’90s favourite remains on the trend list this season. But now, it’s received unexpected updates by select designers. At Celine, (pictured), the slip dress featured contrasting colours and thicker straps, while Prabal Gurung amped up the sex appeal with double slits.

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For a classic option that can be teamed with a chunky cardi come fall, opt for Wilfred’s Free Vivienne Dress ($75), available at Aritzia.

Stella McCartney : Runway - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016
The Trend: Pantsuits
There’s a borrowed-from-the-boys trend every season, and this round it goes to suiting. From Hugo Boss to Stella McCartney (pictured), designers paid tribute to the menswear staple with chic options for women.

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Rock the trend with a suit that comes in a flattering cut, like J.Crew’s Cambell Blazer in Pinstripe Super 120s Wool ($314) and matching bottoms.
Calvin Klein Collection - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015
The Trend: Maxi Coats

Last year was all about the statement coat. It’s when we really learned you’re standard, shapeless black option just wouldn’t do. This year, the statement coat is back in the spotlight with dropped hemlines in the form of maxi silhouettes. Do like Calvin Klein, and go for a minimalist look with a sleek style paired with timeless separates.
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If going for a floor-dusting option is too dramatic for you, opt for one cut just below the knee, like Zara’s Knit Coat ($179).
Emilio Pucci - Runway & Close-ups - MFW FW2015
The Trend: Velvet

Comfy and totally touchable, velvet was speckled across the runways in everything from embellished capes (Emilio Pucci, pictured) to wrap skirts (Lanvin).
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Rock this look in true ’90s form with a crop top and matching skirt, like ASOS’s ReclaimedVintage High Neck Velvet Crop Top in Glitter Print Co-Ord ($61).
Altuzarra - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015
The Trend: White Button-Down Shirt

Our number one wardrobe staple just became a huge trend. Why? Because it’s versatile, simple and subtly alluring. Whether standard or finished with frills, it’s time to embrace the classic white button-down blouse. (Pictured: Altuzarra)
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Opt for one in a traditional silhouette, like an oversized 90s fit. Madewell’s White Cotton Courier Shirt (US $65) is a great option.
Chloe : Runway - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016
The Trend: Patchwork
Pay tribute to the ’70s with patchworked textures, as seen on trendsetting runways like Chloe (pictured) and Valentino.
fall trends topshop
Our favourite way to rock the trend? In suede, like Topshop’sSuede Patchwork A-Line Skirt(£85).
Givenchy : Runway - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016
The Trend: Victorian Goth

From high-necks and ruffled details, to black lace and waist-cinching silhouettes, a Victorian-meets-goth theme took over the runways at shows like Altuzarra and Givenchy (pictured).
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For the most wearable approach to sport the trend, go for Ted Baker’s Izabel Lace Ballerina Midi Skirt ($415). Play up the Victorian-goth trend even more by teaming it with a ruffled, high-neck blouse and edgy heels.
The Trend: Fur Trimmings

From evening dresses at Proenza Schouler, to long, multi-coloured coats at Prada (pictured), pieces were embellished with a trimming of minx, fox and lamb fur for a luxe touch.
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Take a subtle approach to the trend and go for a simple sweater with a fur collar, like Club Monaco’s Keila Shearling Wrap ($795).
Erdem - Runway - LFW FW15
The Trend: Interior Motifs

Designers sought inspiration from interior designers this season, with fabrics and motifs typically found in chic living quarters. Our favourite look? The bright brocade pieces at Erdem.
fall trends joe fresh
Copy the look with a bold floral-printed shirt, like Joe Fresh’s Print Tuxedo Shirt ($29).

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