Jalyn’ s Top Ten Trends for Fall 2016

Fall ushers in a romantic feel, with darker prints and luxurious fabrics like velvet and brocade. Fall also welcomes some of the classics, like animal prints and menswear. The puffer coats are a nod to the incorporation of athletic attire into our everyday wardrobes. Here are some trends to look for this season.

  1. Mules

Fall spells the re-appearance of mules, but with sophistication and details like tassels, sequins, and buckles. Flat mules look great with slacks and jeans while the block heels and stilettos take you into evening. They are a good transition shoe as we head from warm to cool.

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  1. Velvet

70’s glam returns with velvet, appearing in jackets, pants, handbags, and shoes in rich jewel tones that can lead to easy pairing with some of the other fall trends, like animal prints.

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  1. Military coat

As an alternative to the bomber jacket, fall offers the military jacket and coat. These coats are more refined than Army Surplus and more 18th Century European, decorated with epaulets, braiding, and brass buttons.

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  1. Dark Florals

The light hearted floral prints from spring morph into darker tones for fall for a sense of drama as dresses become alluring and romantic.

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  1. Pleated skirts

Plisse pleated skirts, translated as permanent pleats, swish into fall, prove easy to wear and can be dressed up or dressed down.

 

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  1. Laces and ties

Laces and ties recall the bohemian look from the ’70s and are found this season in blouses, dresses and pants. In leather, the lace up look is fierce. In silk, the look is feminine. In sweatshirts the look is sporty. And laces continue to be popular in shoes and even boots.

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  1. Puffer coats

What’s not to love about a trend that is both practical and stylish? While staying toasty, one can embrace an urban sportiness that promises to be a trend with lasting power. Throw it on over something dressy just to mix things up.

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  1. Animal prints

Animal prints are a recurring trend that perhaps needs to be elevated to a classic. If an all over print is too overwhelming, choose an accessory instead for a feline accent.

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  1. Brocade

This luxe fabric is re-imagined into garments worthy of a Downtown Abbey interior.

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  1. Menswear

Menswear is always a classic, not only in tailoring and styling but also in fabrics and patterns.

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Fall is not a season about minimalism. In fact, several trends happily mix together. Use these trends as a catalyst to give you some fresh ideas for fall to freshen up your wardrobe.