8 Fall 2014 Fashion Staples And How To Incorporate Them Into Your Wardrobe

New season, new trends! Fashion week displayed volumes of new (and old) styles, but these 8 are super on trend, yet still easily workable into your already amazing wardrobe!

1. The Swinging 60s:

Fashion houses like Prada, Chloé, Valentino, and Miu Miu all featured 60s garb for this upcoming season, so cool boots and zippy flats are all the rage. These much more affordable items can fit seamlessly into your wardrobe without having to bust the bank and especially items like the above flats and bag are good basics no matter what season it is. Groovy, baby!

2. Folkloric Fashion:

Festival fashion for life! Whoever said Coachella had to end? This fall folkloric fashion was featured at Dolce & Gabbana, Gareth Pugh, Junya Wantanabe, and Elie Saab. Fringes and lace looks galore, check out the above links to catch these essentials at a much lower value without losing the look. I especially like the above hat, it’s a much more fashionable version of Pharrell’s signature look, just a little less Arby’s and a little more glam.

3. Future Fashion:

Welcome to the future, I’ll be your guide! Maxime Simoëns, Fendi, and Cacharel all featured alien-esque pieces on the runway. Everyone loves bling, so why reserve it for just jewelry? I have a feeling that this look will be a thing of the past next season, so invest accordingly. The windbreaker is super affordable and the body chain, while not super futuristic, will still be wearable post-fall with club wear. I am obsessed with the Badgley Mischka clutch, which rings in at just above $200, so this would absolutely be my splurge for this trend.

4. Grunge Minimalism:

Find all of these items at the following links: AllSaints Dress, Ash Crossbody, Dannijo Pico Cuff, Brandy Melville, and MAC Lipstick

All of these items can be found at the following links: AllSaints Dress, Ash Crossbody, Dannijo Pico Cuff, Brandy Melville, Steve Madden Boots, and MAC Lipstick

Black is the new black. Think back to high school Hot Topic and channel that inner angst this fall. Zippers, metal, chains, you name it, it’s back. Not surprisingly, this style was a feature at Alexander McQueen, but also at Lanvin, Céline, Emanuel Ungaro, and Marni. Black does go with everything, but it’s clear that some items are only going to be in style for a brief time, so invest in pieces that are less extreme to make them a little more timeless. A dark lip and combat boots will always work (and the pair above are super affordable), so those are totally safe and worth part of your paycheck.

5. Perfect Pastels:

Who says pastels are only for spring? Turns out Easter colors are still going strong. To avoid looking like a Peep, I would stick to one pastel at a time to add a subtle pop. The above blazer is fantastic because it works for the work place, casual dinners, and even in the club when paired with the right LBD.

6. Novelty Prints:

While we’re on the topic of 60s fashion, bold, novelty prints come right along with it. Op art motifs, trippy, and frenetic patterns were seen on the upcoming Marc by Marc Jacobs, Dries Van Noten, and Kenzo and Proenza Schouler. Novelty patterns are just that, novelty. So I would stick to one piece at a time so that 1. it pops dramatically and 2. you want your piece to be a novelty, not for your outfit to be a novelty (unless you plan to go as an inspiration board for Halloween.) I am partial to the Ray-Bans because they’re my go-to sunnies, but I feel like, of all the above pieces, these glasses will be really cute next summer too. Though that piano scarf is on point.

7. Sheer Evening Wear:

First cut outs, then illusions, and now, sheer. They are all relatively similar, but these sheer evening dresses are a lot more classy than your cut out (but super hot) swimsuit. Seen at fashion houses like Nina Ricci’s Peter Copping and Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci, these dresses are the new LBD and worth the investment. Sheer may not stay on trend, but little black dresses always will. There are so many varieties, so pick the one that fits your style and work it, girl.

8. Neon

Naturally, I saved my favorite for last. Seen on the Helmut Lang, Paule Ka, Dior, and Chanel runways, neon is officially in and it makes a great statement against darker fall and winter hues (particularly black). Like many of the new trends, less is more. To avoid looking like a glow stick, rock one neon piece at a time. Green is my favorite color so I am obsessed with those sunnies, but, for the most part, a lot of these items can be repurposed if this style goes out. The tee and the sweatshirt can be quickly turned to work out gear and that belt perfectly transitions from day to night. Rave on!

What do you think?