When I first started following runway coverage, I was amazed to find out how far in advance show seasons are. It makes sense to me now, but I still feel like I’m part of an exclusive club: we, the “fashion people,” have access to the biggest new trends before anyone else. We know things. So instead of waiting the 6-8 long months you generally might to try out pre-fall trends, I encourage you to start now, in the dead of winter, when these trends are still totally applicable. Sure, the designer pieces we’re inspired by aren’t available yet, but these looks should be easy to replicate with items in your own wardrobe. Anyways, let’s be honest: it’s a select few who have money to blow on a Givenchy cankle-boot. Confused? Keep reading.
THE LAYERED JACKETS
I actually first noticed this style on famed blogger Rumi Neely of Fashion Toast, a look she claimed occurred out of necessity: she didn’t want to carry around a coat she purchased, so she simply layered it over the one she was wearing. Smart.
When the layered jackets appeared as a trend on the Pre-Fall runways, I was excited. Layering is wonderful, especially in the wintertime—why wear one coat when you can wear two?
To get this look, wear a lighter jacket like a blazer or zip-up under a heavier coat. This will help you avoid looking too bulky. You should be warmer than usual, so wear both pieces open to show off the layers!
THE FUR COLLAR
In my earlier pre-fall coverage, I mentioned the fur-in-unexpected places trend, but instead of rocking the furry sleeves or pockets just yet, I think everyone should try out the fur collar. Now, this isn’t your traditional fur collar à la 2011, it’s almost more of a scarf or mock-turtleneck.
Achieve this look with EIU editors Syl & Sam’s DIY Faux Fur Stole, worn clipped high around your neck.
THE LONG GLOVES
Gloves keep your hands warm. Long gloves keep your elbows warm, too. Not to mention, they look super chic! Why wouldn’t you want to start wearing this trend now? Whether you pick a pair in traditional black or experiment with candy-sweet colors a la Moschino, my best tip is to choose a sturdy fabric. Leather, faux leather, or even a knit will look nicer and keep you warmer than a sleek, satin-finish fabric. That look is hard to pull off, even if you are headed to prom.
THE CANKLE BOOT
I’m borrowing fellow editors Iris & Daniel’s accurate terminology for this one: the boot that gives you cankles. At first, I though this trend was less of a trend and more of an isolated incident at Givenchy, but as the Pre-Fall season wears on, variations have popped up at a range of other shows!
It’s definitely not a trend for everyone, but the practicality of this style really appeals to me, especially during a cold winter. I can only imagine the extra material means extra warmth, or if nothing else, extra room for thick socks.
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by Heather (headbandit)
images via style.com