While we're still a few weeks away from it officially being fall, there is no reason to not jump ahead and rock a few of the trends now. Here are a few of our favourites:
This season, designers like Kenzo, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Dries Van Noten looked to graffitti and late 1980s rave art to inspire bold and colourful prints. From ladylike dresses to simple slacks, these prints were splashed all over the runway. Whether it’s an ode to Keith Haring or a pencil skirt with a bold print, this trend should be worn ASAP with a pair of sexy strappy sandals, sunglasses and an attitude.
Kenzo Fall 2014 RTW
From the runways of Dior, Altuzarra and Versace, rich, saturated hues dominated the runways. This trend is very easy to wear in summer, since colour is everywhere. Pick up a bright hot pink dress for a night out, or a rich cerulean blue chiffon maxi skirt to make a statement. You can pair these pieces with other brights, or pair them with fresh neutral white and cream for a summery look. Once winter comes, wear brights with black tights or a classic moto jacket.
For fall, Marc Jacobs’ collection was full of beige ribbed knits. You can hop on the normcore trend early with a knit dress for a chilly September night, or layer up your sweater on top of a flowy floral chiffon top or dress for a boho vibe.
The sneaker is the shoe trend that won’t die, thankfully for the health of our feet. Chanel’s infamous grocery store collection inspired a line of couture running shoes made of tweed and sparkly fabric, with camellias and CC logos. Pick up a pair of pretty sneakers in your favourite colour, or go for one in a fun floral, aztec or animal print. Sneakers look great with a minimalist dress or a pair of shorts, so this fall trend can be worn in any weather.
Add a little “yee-ha” to your wardrobe with a touch of Western influence. Chic black cowboy hats went down the runway of Tibi and Kenneth Cole. Find a felt hat with a western style, and pair it with a boho maxi dress for a festival-ready look. In the fall, wear the hat with a chic wool topper, or a blazer for a cool-girl vibe.
From Mary Quant-esque mod prints at Valentino to chic pastels at Gucci, this season, the 1960s are back. A cute shift dress is a fun print or flattering colour is your go-to this season and into the next.