Fashion Month was a whirlwind this time around, with everything from Gigi Hadid getting attacked to Kim Kardashian’s robbery in Paris. But amidst all the craziness, there were some really, really pretty clothes—a lot of which you can start wearing now. As fashion moves to be more transitional and less season-based (hello, see-now-buy-now fashion!), the line between seasons and trends is starting to blur. So, why wait till spring to start trying out new trends? Here are the designers to take major inspiration from to update your wardrobe right now.
1. Mini Bags
Valentino is always romantic and breezy, and this season—despite only having one designer instead of the historical pair—it was beautiful business as usual. The stand-out piece for the luxury fashion house was its teeny, tiny mini bag. Worn as a necklace of sorts, it added a thoughtful, new layer of accessorizing to the gorgeous looks. Find the smallest bag you can, and sling it across your body to achieve the look.
Bralettes are back in a big way, and the spin on them this season is that they’re being worn over things instead of under them. Find that bralette you have stuffed in the back of your drawer somewhere and put it over a super skinny turtleneck to copy this chic Italian look. Go for sportier bralettes instead of the lacy, delicate kind.
3. Borrow From The Boys
As clothing undefined by a specific gender becomes more popular, more and more womenswear designers are looking to borrow some bits from the boys. Here, it’s a double-breasted suit jacket as a dress with a very masculine belt; you can accomplish this by simply belting a power trench or double-breasted jacket. Wearing it as a dress is optional.
Bella Hadid was the belle of the ball in Milan when she debuted this fierce tiered, ruffled skirt and tube top on the runway. Ruffles in any capacity are going to be a huge trend for a few seasons, so get in on the ground level by adding a ruffled skirt or blouse to your fall wardrobe.
5. Leather Jackets
True, leather jackets have always been a wardrobe staple. But this season, they’re being shown with an exaggerated round shoulder instead of the crisp tailored shoulders we’ve become used to. That means there’s only one place to find a jacket this retro—head for mom and dad’s attic.
6. Luxury Phone Cases
While quirky and cool phone cases are nothing new, you can bet that Louis Vuitton’s monogrammed phone pouch will be the hottest one when it finally hits store shelves next spring. Beat everyone to the punch by carrying your current device in a tiny designer pouch.
7. Paperbag-Waist Pants
The exaggerated drawstring waistline of the early aughts is back, only this time with a wide leg to match. You can get the effect by belting soft pants or a skirt and pulling the garment up over the belt for an instant look-alike.
8. Flower Cuffs
This one really couldn’t be easier. Head to a craft store to get a faux flower and glue or sew it to an existing bracelet. If you have a pretty bloom in your garden, snip it and weave it through a bracelet for a fresh and delightful smelling option; bonus points for matching your bag to your bracelet.
9. Statement T-Shirts
Take inspiration from this graphic tee from Christian Dior: Grab your favorite phrase, and iron it onto a shirt. Tuck the t-shirt into your favorite skirt, tulle or otherwise, and you’re good to go.
Khaki is poised to be the It Color of spring 2017—seriously! These leather culottes from Hermes are insanely beautiful—and totally impractical. So, go the (infinitely less expensive) cotton route and crop the pair to your desired length. Add a signature belt to complete the look.
11. Enormous Earrings
The earrings at Delpozo’s NYFW show weren’t just large—they were enormous. If you’re into jewelry-making, you can handily get the look and customize a pair for yourself. Just remember to keep your materials as light as possible so that you don’t tug too hard on your ear.
12. Foldover Shoulder Bags
Finally, the It Bag shape is one that’s actually practical! Look for foldover bags with a shoulder strap. Bonus points if you can find with ‘70s-style buckles, like these beauties from Tory Burch.
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