The Top Ten:
Pre-Fall’s Key Pieces
The Workwear Update
Tweed is quickly becoming a Pre-Fall trend, followed closely by the peplum blazer—
both modern options for the 9-5 woman who wants to look anything but.
If you’re going to buy one piece of outerwear this season, make it a trench. Whether constructed from a novelty fabric,
trimmed in leather, or truly classic, it’s Pre-Fall’s hero silhouette.
The former trend item has graduated to wardrobe staple. And with a return to easy dressing on the menu,
a one-piece number fits the bill.
The New Hemline
Covered up feels cool again as dresses,
skirts and jackets go mid-calf this season.
The Exaggerated Sleeve
Drama arrives in the form of bell shapes and shoulder shapes packed with volume.
Think of it as the cold-weather season’s version of the off-the-shoulder top.
The Element of Animal Print
Following in the footsteps of the stripe and the polka dot,
animal print is quickly becoming one of the classics—making it perfect for the pattern-averse.
Turtlenecks have been having a moment, but Pre-Fall brings us back to the blouse.
Printed, sheer and often tied with a bow, it marks a romantic take on the closet staple.
The Jacquard Coat
Old-fashioned but updated for now, embroidery details and luxe brocades
are Pre-Fall's version of the requisite print.
The Lady Bag
The slouchy shapes of the Seventies behind us, top handles reign for Pre-Fall.
Thanks to fresh prints, cool colors and modern shapes, they go downtown as easily as they do up.
The Stacked Heel Boot
Fashion is pushing pause on the stiletto boot in favor of something with a stacked heel this season.
Paired with Pre-Fall’s mid-calf dresses, it achieves an effortless cool.