It’s sporty and tailored. But then again, it’s sexy and feminine. Or maybe it’s both . . . in one look.
There’s a wide berth of fashion trends for fall/winter 2016 that will tempt you to shop and maybe even splurge. “There’s the romantic end of the spectrum — put together with a little more whimsy and personal style,” says Adam Glassman, creative director of O, The Oprah Magazine, about the season’s charmingly mix-and-matched looks. “While the season is eclectic, it’s not a hot-mess eclectic,” he adds, noting that menswear is also part of the fall season for women (think natty materials, plaids and pinstripes). “And this year it is a little more playful with unexpected fabric and texture combinations along with athleisure concepts like track pants in luxe fabrics.” To add a dollop of pretty to it all, find “a crop of dark fall flowers which are a little bit Goth,” he says.
Adds Brooke Jaffe, Bloomingdale’s fashion director of ready-to-wear, “Fall 2016 is an incredible fusion of opulent textures and fabrics mixed with casual elements. It is the perfect season to mix high and low. The fashion runways were all about mixing sporty and casual looks with dressy pieces.” Hottest on her hit parade? “The bomber jacket is my number one pick for fall. It is the essential layering piece.” Also high on her list, “Something velvet. Velvet was one of the key fabrics to emerge this Fashion Week.”
But don’t just go along with trend for trends’ sake, Glassman says. “Buy things that make you feel alive and beautiful, but do step out of your comfort zone. Every few years you need to shake up your wardrobe and go for a little reinvention.” Here are some ways to do just that.
A velvet moment
The perfect pant
A soft sneaker
The embellished bomber
Not so tough