Pre-Fall 2016 Trend Report

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In preparation for fashion month, getting acquainted with the collections of pre-fall is a warm-up much needed for the boatload of looks we’ll be inundated with come February. Although these inter-season collections are presented on a smaller scale, they still preview the forthcoming trends for fall—and stay in stores for longer. Ahead, the most important trends that have emerged and pieces to shop now to stay on top of your fashion game.

ImaxTree, Courtesy of Preen By Thornton Bregazzi

Pre-Fall 2016

Courtesy of Alexander Wang, Courtesy of Rag & Bone

While heavy outerwear was still present, effortlessly cool varsity-inspired bombers rendered in printed satin and grommet studs were the jacket of choice.

Cecily Embroidered Satin Bomber Jacket

$2,101

Jonathan Saunders

Varsity Satin Bomber Jacket

$502

Tommy Hilfiger

Courtesy of Rachel Zoe

Folk-inspired prints are proving their staying power, but this season offered a more ornate, bold approach with rich motifs.

Floral Embroidered Dress

$120

Oasis

Tapestry Skirt

$89

Warehouse

Courtesy of Burberry, Courtesy of Altuzarra

Military-inspired toppers adorned with gold buttons bring an earnest, elevated vibe to both feminine frocks and refined ensembles alike.

Wool-Blend Coat

$199

H&M

Double-Breasted Wool Coat

$130

Mango

Courtesy of Calvin Klein, Courtesy of Preen By Thornton Bregazzi, Courtesy of Jason Wu

Eschew your skinny pants in favor of insanely comfortable, floor-grazing trousers offered in a variety of textures from bright crepe to camel-colored suede.

High-Waist Pleated Wide-Leg Trousers

$330

Alice & Olivia

Wide Leg Crepe Trousers

$650

Christopher Kane

Courtesy of Delpozo, Courtesy of J.W. Anderson

We’re itching to play with proportions after laying eyes on these statement-making balloon-sleeved sweaters and shirts (which are a continuation of a Spring 2016 runway trend).

Cotton Neoprene Puff Sleeved Tee

$455

J. W. Anderson

Ramble Frayed-Hem Top

$390

Rachel Comey

Courtesy of 3.1 Phillip Lim, Courtesy of Missoni

From maxi to mini, pleated skirts of metallic sheen shined through numerous collections, paired with everything from printed shirts to turtleneck tees.

Metallic Pleated Gates Midi Skirt

$595

ALC

Pleated Metallic Silk Midi Skirt

$450

Mason By Michelle Mason

Courtesy of Acne Studios, ImaxTree

Upgrade your outerwear game by swapping monotone coats for bold plaid designs.

Python-Paneled Plaid Tweed Coat

$5,005

Miu Miu

Wool-Blend Check Pea Coat

$150

River Island