How to start wearing Fall 2016 runway trends right now
And just like that, another fashion week is over. Though Fashion Month has another another couple of weeks to go, we’ve already spotted a few trends popping up on the runways during NYFW and LFW. And while we’re technically not able to buy the ready-to-wear pieces right off the runway (there a few exceptions), the runway shows are our source of inspiration to see what’s in (or out) come Fall 2016. But why wait seven to eight months to try out your fave trends? We’re thinking of test-driving a trend or two right now. To help us out, we rallied some of our Style Panel members. Flip through to see how these ladies are effortlessly incorporating there fave Fall 2016 trends into their outfits today.
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Becky Kung, 32
Calgary | Velvet & Vino
I’ve been loving all things suede and have been finding ways to incorporate this stylish trend into all seasons. I wore this look to New York Fashion Week last week for the BCBGMaxAzria show. Even though I’ve spotted suede across a variety of designers’ Fall 2016 collections, I love incorporating it into spring by playing with softer color palettes.
I paired this suede pink blush dress under a cozy fringe vest and my favorite pair of heels for a runway-inspired look. Finished off the look with a necktie of a darker color to offset the blush.
Becky’s wearing: Dress, BCBGMaxAzria. Vest, BCBGMaxAzria. Boots, Sam Edelman. Coat, J. Crew. Clutch, Le Château.
Teresa Yoo, 25
Toronto | What T Loves
If you think that off-the-shoulder trend is so last year, you will have to think again. Fall 2016 runways were filled with off-the-shoulder tops and dresses, so go ahead and bare those shoulders. A touch of femininity is attractive and subtly sexy, and there are no women who would not want to be attractive and sexy, right? So, once again, bare those shoulders ladies.
Teresa’s wearing: Top and pants, Club Monaco. Heels and clutch, Zara. Sunglasses, Topshop. Choker, Durumi.
Kayla Short, 29
Halifax | Short Presents
While incorporating trends for Fall 2016 isn’t necessarily the most difficult it does make getting dressed during these cold winter months slightly more exciting. Some of my favourite trends coming for Fall 2016 have got to be all the coats. I love all the colours, patterns and textures I’ve been seeing and cannot wait to try them all. For now though I’ll have fun mixing patterns and focus on what’s topping my outfit; it’s all anyone can see right now anyway.
Kayla’s wearing: Coat, BB Dakota. Scarf, Fraanklin. Shoes, Apt 9. Skirt, Envy Clothing.
Felice Granados, 21
Vancouver | Felice Granados
New York Fashion Week and London Fashion week has finally come to an end. And as always, the end of fashion week gives us stunning new trends to try out for the season. A particular trend I fell in love with was the classic white trench coat. The monochromatic theme seems to be an ongoing trend these days and I couldn’t be happier. White is such a statement shade and it inevitably screams sophistication and class. This Fall, I am putting on a brave front and whipping out my white trench coat from the depths of my closet. To ensure that the white coat doesn’t entirely overwhelm a petite person like me, I paired it with a short, grey, cotton dress and a pair of black knee high boots to slightly show some skin. Keeping it minimal with dainty pearl accessories, a taupe lip, and a sleek ponytail will surely complete your “high-fashion” inspired look.
Felice’s wearing: Coat, dress and boots, H&M. Bag, Kate Spade. Accessories, Charlotte Russe.
Laura Mitbrodt, 31
Victoria | Laura Jane Atelier
I am trying the candy pastel fashion trend in combination with the print and colour trend. It seems that the trends for 2016 are right up my alley because I love mixing prints and all things colour.
Laura’s wearing: Coat, Chic Wish. Top, Joe Fresh. Skirt, Old Navy. Bag, Target. Hat, Charming Charlie. Booties, Sam Edelman.
Sasha Xiao, 25
Toronto | Sasha’s Satisfashion
Lace is back. Of course lace is one of those timeless and elegant elements that would never go out of style. But this spring, lace has been toughened up and paired with many menswear inspired pieces, like blazer, oxford and so on. It’s no longer only associated with softness and feminine, but rather comes with a slight edge.
Sasha’s wearing: Blazer, Club Manaco. Dress, Sashion. Boots, Nine West. Bag, Zara.
Rhiannon Berthelot, 27
Calgary | Fit It Under Style
The trends from fashion week have certainly begun to hit the streets by storm; choosing just one was tough.
For me it would have to be shearling. I love the idea of oversized pieces paired with plenty of accessories to take an outfit to new levels. Dipping temperatures make it the perfect addition to any fall wardrobe. To me, this trend is best displayed with a coat. I’ve styled plenty of accessories with my faux shearling coat – knee high boots, a hat and statement necklace. I played with contrasting colours, using black, burgundy and dark green to compliment the off-white shearling. For me this is a trend with staying power as oversized coats for fall are a no-brainier combination.
Rhiannon’s wearing: Dress, thrifted. Coat, H&M. Hat, Chapel. Shoes, Aldo. Necklace, Mirina Collections. Socks, H&M.