Fall 2016 Trends

Grab your pumpkin spice latte’s ladies.. It’s going to be a lengthy post!

I’ve done my research on the latest fall trends from Vogue to Elle to inStyle to wmagazine. The fall/winter runways definitely set the tone for these major trends, I did try to find the ones that stuck out the most to me and what I have been seeing in the stores/online/Instagram/the street.

Some of the trends continuing into the fall are:

OFF THE SHOULDER

One of my favorite trends this past season. Personally I started wearing the off the shoulder trend last fall/winter. My favorite store Dynamite had many fitted sweaters and shirts for me to incorporate into my every day style.

One of my most coveted tops from Shop Bop , this also comes in white for $65:

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Looks for less: ASOS off the shoulder top  ($23), Forever 21 off the shoulder sweater ($15.99), Forever 21 Green off the shoulder top ($14.90)

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CHOKERS

The 90’s have returned and I couldn’t be happier. There are a variety of styles you could wear.. From statement chokers to simple chokers.

Dynamite gold choker:

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Dynamite classic suede choker:

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Bauble bar slimmer black ribbon choker:

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You can even layer your chokers with some of your favorite necklaces.. I have found some choker sets with the layering option.

This is from Bloomingdales, don’t be intimidated since it’s only $20:

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Express layered choker necklace:

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Style recommendation: don’t wear choker with a higher neckline top.. It’s best to wear them with a lower neckline or it becomes too distracting.

VELVET

I am absolutely loving this velvet trend. From dresses to rompers to shoes.

Straight from the runway, Balmain Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016

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PARIS, FRANCE – MARCH 03: A model walks the runway during the Balmain fashion show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 3, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Look for less, thank you Express ($49.90):

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A more glamorous evening dress by ASOS:

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Kendall Jenner started to show off these Gianvito Ross Velvet booties in July:

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Look for less by French Connection ($165):

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Another velvet shoe trend is the pump, check out these Steve Madden Velvet Platforms (they come in Navy, Burgundy and Black Velvet):

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Taking a turn down memory lane with the 90’s style, if these Steve Madden Velvet Sandals don’t remind you of Clueless then AS IF

 

My only concern with the velvet shoe is how to wear them during the fall weather.. Living in New York, you know it’s going to rain. Best to check the weather before rocking this latest trend.

Which brings me into the next trend….

SUEDE SHOES

I have always loved suede.. I would easily rock a suede boot over a leather boot any day, it’s very comfortable.

New this fall is the suede shoe trend, now ladies who doesn’t like to be comfortable and fashionable. Check out these DSW Suede High-Top Sneakers and Zara Leather High-Top Sneakers:

 

American Eagle Suede Booties (currently on sale for $35):

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DSW Suede open toe booties, another trend this year. The grey option is by Chinese Laundry ($99.95) and the navy option is by Indigo Rd. ($49.95)

 

Personally a majority of the boots and booties I own are suede. The downfall of suede is the rain (and snow). As beautiful as they look, it looks terrible when they get ruined. Worry not, being the clumsy person I am there has been incidences where I thought I ruined my suede shoe forever. My vodka soda suede incident was tragic, I had worn the shoes for maybe 2 hours. Luckily my aunt was to the rescue.. a damp cloth and a suede shoe brush. CRISIS AVERTED. My lesson learned was to get my suede shoes sealed, try this Gear Aid ReviveX Nubuck, Suede, and Fabric Shoe Care Kit to avoid any mishaps like mine. 

THIGH HIGH BOOTS

The pair of shoes I have been desiring for what seems like forever are none other than the Stuart Weitzman boots. God are they BEAUTIFUL. I mean look at them. LOOK AT THEM!

And they have an option of a heel or flat, my ultimate dream come true. What ‘s not so dreamy is that price tag ($798). I can justify just about anything, but I can’t break the bank just yet with those boots… Unless I were to find them online, through tradsey or gilt.. Still on the look out

Here are some similar and more affordable styles:

Zara Flat Over the Knee Boots ($79.90), DSW Over the Knee Boot (69.95)

 

Zara High Heeled Boot ($89.90), Lolashoetique Take Me Higher Boots ($119.99)

 

BOMBER JACKETS

These are a definite must have this fall. I already purchased one from Dynamite and I’m IN LOVE! These can be dressed up or dressed down. I cannot wait for the cooler weather to wear this jacket.

Dynamite Lightweight Bomber Jacket ($49.95) [Option from Zara $49.90] & Nylon Bomber Jacket ($69.95) [Option from Zara $39.90]

 

Embroidered Bombers are also a trend I have been seeing for this fall as well. Check some of these out from Zara & ASOS:

Splurge on Zara’s Bird Embroidered Bomber Jacket at $99.99

 

Look for Less from BooHoo $44

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BIKER JACKETS/MOTO JACKETS

This happens to be a staple piece in my fall/winter/spring/summer wardrobe. I can wear them with just about EVERYTHING. Jeans and a tee, over a dress (fancy and casual), sweatpants, workout gear, I could go on FOR-EV-ER.

Here is a recent purchase I made from Dynamite, I had been wearing the same Forever 21 leather jacket I purchased about 7 or more years ago, and yes it has lasted me this long and I will continue to incorporate it into my outfits in the future. But a girl needs options! Here’s 3: Dynamite ($59.95), Forever 21 Faux Leather Jacket  $34.90 , H&M Moto Jacket $49.99

 

ALL TIED UP

This trend started last winter, everything is tied up and laced up. It’s hard to explain this trend, so I’ll just have to show you…

Lace up top – Free People ($58)  Missguided Lace up body suit ($32)

Express 2 trends in 1, off the shoulder lace up sweater ($44.90), H&M 2 trends in 1 off the shoulder lace up top in grey ($12.99),  Express lace up pull over sweater ($49.90)

 

SLIP DRESS

The 90’s are back and better than ever.. growing up I do remember the slip dress trend. I might have been too young to wear it, but what the girls in New York have been doing is LAYERING. How to transition your summer slip dress into the fall? Wear a blouse or tee shirt underneath. A style I rocked at the tender age of 7. (As shown in the Kendall & Kylie look for less image below)

Splurge on this Topshop Drape Back Satin Slip Dress ($92)

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Looks for Less: Free People Bodycon Slip Dress ($30),  Tobi Open Back Slip Dress ($32), Kendall & Kylie Washed Silky Slip Dress ($39.95)

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I hope this helps shopping for the latest fall fashion trends! Remember just because it’s the latest trend doesn’t mean you HAVE TO WEAR IT. Pick the style or trend that compliments your style and body type most..what makes you feel comfortable and confident!

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