The sun is shining and summer fashion is in full-swing, but many Pacific Northwest natives look forward to the familiar – the layered looks and cozy compilations that are worn the other ten months of the year. Whether going back to school, back to work, or back to reality, fall marks a fresh start on many of our calendars. To get us in the mood, our friends at Harper’s Bazaar spilled a pre-fall 2013 fashion preview with looks from Alexander McQueen, Versace, Balmain and others.
Here are the top five trends we’ve spotted:
1. CROP ‘TIL YOU DROP & DARK COLOR SCHEMES
This fall, tops, jackets and blazers will be cropped like crazy. Expect to see dark, dramatic color palettes overlapping with each other.
2. OVERSIZED ACCESSORIES:
Bracelets, belts, earrings – you name it – supersize it! Transform a simple ensemble into a bold look with the addition of a chunky necklace, big bangle bracelet or long, dangly earrings.
3. CONSERVATIVE NECKLINES:
Button up ladies!The androgynous look is still alive and well. Whether it’s a buttoned collar paired with a sweater or a modest dress neckline, the choice is to cover up!
4. MIXING TEXTURES:
Can’t choose between lace, mesh and leather? Why try! The more the merrier. Designers are inviting every fabric join the party.
Here are some of the designers perfecting these looks this fall:
A cropped brown jacket mixed with black and navy color schemes in this Maiyet ensemble:
Belted pant suit and oversized earrings by Balmain:
A conservative neckline completes this floor-length Versace dress:
This Valentino dress pairs mesh with shiny red leather.
So, what items are on your list this season?