7 Pre-Fall 2016 looks that are getting us psyched for the cooler season
Bring on the heavy coats
Bring on a dose of mystery coupled with sensual boudoir-laced elements, and you've got a look that you can wear in the evening that's also in line with the upcoming fall season. There was plenty to love from Chanel's Métiers d'Art 2016 collection, including this tweed mini frock with the maison's iconic chain detailing coupled with a plaid coat and lace stockings for a silver screen siren vibe—still luxe, but unpredictably chic. Muss up your hair or go with a half beehive hairdo to go along with the theme while you're at it.
We can't ever resist animal-print in the flesh, not when it's done so effortlessly like this look from Dior. Pretty much Pre-Fall 2016's biggest coat trend, animal-prints on your outerwear is currently en vogue, and no one can throw shade at you when you're looking like Jackie Kennedy circa the late 1960s. Take on leopard prints in a contemporary hue as such, and pair it with another animal print of your choice such as that green crocodile Diorama—an excellent choice if you asked us.
Florals will never go out of style, not in our books that is. Giorgio Armani upheld that testament with a pleated ankle-grazing shirtdress that we'd want to wear from day to night. The watercolour floral motifs make it a worthy pick if you're thinking of going for a music festival in the cooler season, plus you can never really go wrong with pleated skirts.
Riccardo Tisci took on two major Autumn/Winter 2016 trends and fuse it into one look that worked surprisingly well: the bomber jacket and slip dress. If you didn't know what to wear with that bomber jacket hanging in your closet, take a style cue from Givenchy and don that lace and satin slip in a feminine shade of pink. For a hint of edge, put on your sturdiest combat boots or studded oxfords, and you've got an #OOTD ready to go.
Trust Alessandro Michele to inject his 70s-loving hippie-chic aesthetic to a denim and lace look that had us giving double takes while we were flipping through the lookbook. If you can't get on board with Gucci's whimsical yet eccentric touches (snakes, swallows, and butterflies embroidered on those subtly-flared jeans), it's high time you should because no one does quirky as well as Michele, and Gucci's limelight isn't about to fade at the moment.
Nicolas Ghesquière makes us want to wear a parachute dress with heavy combat boots and glossy leather gloves that hike up all the way to the upper arms. This look is likely appropriate for days that you want to amp up the punk/goth factor with a dash of high fashion. Apart from major steampunk and sporty references in this collection, that studded Twist bag with multicolour stripes is also making its way to our It-bag wishlist.
Versace's tailored look is making us swoon for a handful of reasons—who would've thought that blue on black could create a bold statement? Shades of blue in various tones are always welcomed in our books, and we love the play between soft and sculptural via the sleeves alongside a masculine edge imbued by the high-waisted pants.