Fall Fashion 2017: Latest Trends For Women

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It’s time to put your crop tops and short shorts away to prepare for crisper, cooler weather. But the arrival of colder months doesn’t mean you can’t show off your flair for fashion. These 11 wardrobe staples will take you through the fall months in style with continued wear throughout the frigid winter months. If you’re looking for men’s fall fashion trends, we got you covered here.

 

Floral Print Cotton Blouse

Florals are generally associated with spring and summer, but this year’s fall fashion lineup keeps them going into fall. This floral top features subtle pink flowers atop a chocolate background. The retro spread collar adds to the blouse’s fun, retro look.

Strapless Tie Crop Top

Crop tops can take you into winter, especially if they have long sleeves. This silk top from SIR the label can be worn off the shoulder or by the neck, making it the perfect blouse for unpredictable fall weather. The extra-long sleeves have cuff detailing and a unique design on a black background.

Red Arlene Dress

The color red was a recurring theme on this year’s fashion runways. That hue is ideal for fall, offering a welcome spritz of color in a sea of earth tones and darker shades. This fit-and-flare dress from Black Halo is lightweight enough to wear throughout the year, but its long sleeves make it perfect for fall. The tie neck brings a 70s look to the dress and side pockets are perfect for holding a couple of belongings.

Soft Cotton Square Cardigan

Cardigans are timeless, but this soft cotton square cardigan brings a modern look to the classic. The oversized fit matches the 2017 trend toward large, cozy sweaters and the soft material will make it comfortable well into spring. Available in washed black, bone, and true navy.

Mock-Neck Flecked Cashmere Sweater

It doesn’t fall without a large, comfortable sweater. This flecked cashmere sweater is both casual and classy. The mock neck will help keep you warm while you’re enjoying hayrides and pumpkin patches. Available in Ash.

Fray Hem Cropped Flare Pants

Fringe is in, whether it’s seen on sleeves, shirt hems, or on accessories. This unique design puts the fringe on the bottom of pants legs for a unique pair of fall capris. The cotton blend material makes them comfortable while they still look dressy enough to go with your favorite sweaters and blouses. These black pants have a slight flare at the bottom and a leg opening of approximately 17 inches.

Any Day Pant

Leggings have become popular with career women who want to mix comfort with work-friendly style. When paired with the right top, these fitted pants can pass for business appropriate, taking you from the boardroom to happy hour. Decorative seams and a zipper in the back dress the lookup. Available in black, navy, or charcoal.

Cole Hahn Over-the-Knee Boot

Turn heads with this over-the-knee boot from Cole Hahn with an equestrian-inspired slim buckle strap. The 3¾-inch heel provides just the right amount of lift and a leather and textile upper offers additional comfort. Available in black and gray suede.

Sam Edelman Petty Booties

Booties continue their popularity this fall, and this unique tapestry design will capture attention everywhere you go. A 1½-inch heel offers height without sacrificing comfort. A side-zip closure makes it easy to slip these shoes off and on and the ankle height pairs easily with all the pants in your wardrobe. Also available in black, coffee, navy, green, putty, and slate.

The Four Big Fashion Trends For This Summer

Praise be to seeing the end of winter — it’s nearly time to pack away our big knits and winter scarves. If you’re wondering what to put in their place in your wardrobe, here are the four key trends for this spring and coming summer.

 

The new boho

 

“This season’s version of boho, which has an iteration pretty much every summer, is Victoriana inspired. It’s a bit more structured,” Denis Todorovic, Style Editor at Cosmopolitan told HuffPost Australia.

“Elle Ferguson actually wore a dress, which she shortened, to the Kim Kardashian makeup launch and that’s a perfect example of the trend — think big sleeves with volume and lots of shirtings, and look to designers like Stella McCartney for reference. It still feels bohemian but it’s more French countryside than Byron Bay. The colors to look for are whites, cream, and beige.”

Graphics and prints

 

“This trend is pretty varied — it can be anything from polka dots, like that one top that’s all over Instagram (pictured below), to star prints to stripes and color blocking. The Tommy Hilfiger collection he did with Gigi Hadid is a good example of primary colored stripes. Proenza Schouler also did it,” Todorovic said.

Within the same vein but a little more organic in shape is the nude line drawing a trend. This is going to be big. You’ll see it in shirts, scarves and also in accessories — Amber Sceats has just done some earrings that are a wire shape of a woman’s face. This still falls into the graphic trends because it’s all about various prints.”

Modern utility

 

“Military is back again — in fact, it’s always around — but this season’s take is quite literal in that camouflage print is back in a big way. Think khakis, oranges and dirty browns and all-over camo prints inspired by Destiny’s Child in the early 2000s.”

“As a side note, a lot of the early naughties trends are also back — anything that is nostalgic to that time is having a resurgence. Think Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, and Lindsay Lohan back in that time. You’re going to see low-waisted jeans and even Ugg boots coming back — Jeremy Scott just did a collaboration with Ugg. But with these, I would say tread with caution. For a more refined take on military think along the lines of the Balmain and Camilla and Marc blazers with the gold hardware,” Todorovic said.

Eclectic romantic

 

“This trend is very Gucci-inspired. It’s about mixed prints and florals, stripes and texture, with often a few of these elements appearing in the one outfit. Think a logo tee with a flippy skirt or a sneaker with a feminine silhouette.”

Celebrity stylists zero in on fall’s biggest fashion trends

A group of celebrity stylists, including Marni Senofonte and Lo Von Rumpf, gathered for lunch at a West Hollywood restaurant to cover of-the-moment trends and present fast-fashion online subscription brand JustFab’s fall collection. (JustFab is part of El Segundo-based Tech Style Fashion Group.)

 

Before lunch (complete with a centerpiece of calla lilies mixed with leopard-print and glitter-heeled ankle boots) began late last month, four stylists sat down with The Times to talk about what’s on their fall fashion radar.

Clients: Kendall Jenner and Beyoncé

 

Key trends: “Military is always a trend, but it’s big for fall. And luxurious velvets in rich colors. I would wear JustFab’s emerald velvet blazer with jeans and a T-shirt.

 

“We’re still into that whole luxe Renaissance look. A mix of tapestries, metallic embroideries, and brocades. We’re also slowly moving into a ’90s vibe. I’ve been seeing a lot of that, even at Saint Laurent and pieces from Balenciaga, pieces like the bigger blazer and metallics in turtlenecks. Kendall’s really feeling the ’90s. In the ’90s, I worked at a Versace store in Boston, while going to [Emerson] College, so Kendall’s been wearing some of my old clothes I had in storage. Everyone is doing insane over-the-knee boots. JustFab has an awesome brown pair.”

 

Tailoring tip: “Add strong shoulder pads to any turtleneck or to a blazer in one size larger than you would ordinarily buy.”

 

New York Fashion Week: “I’m dressing Kendall, and am excited to see Tom Ford, Raf [Simons] for Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs. And I’m interested to see what Shayne Oliver does for Helmut Lang because his line Hood by Air is on hold now, and I used it for ‘Lemonade’ on the album cover.”

 

Favorite L.A. shops: Elyse Walker in Pacific Palisades, Please Do Not Enter in downtown L.A. and Opening Ceremony in Beverly Grove. “I even put together the cutest belt bag at Home Depot when I was there looking for an air compressor. I always say to my assistant, ‘You have to walk into a place and see things differently.’ I can look at a dress and already see it as a high-waist skirt and midriff top or a bodysuit or the arms as leg warmers.”

 

Favorite L.A. brands: Adaptation, the Perfect, Amiri, and Fear of God.

 

What she was wearing: A silver Marni blouse, drawstring chevron-print trousers of her own design, oversize Grey Ant aviator glasses and suede Alaïa stiletto hiker boots.

5 Ways to Translate Fall Runway Trends for the Office

Runway trends are many things: inspirational and directional, yes, but rarely work-friendly. A bit of clever styling is transformative though, making even the most out-there looks suitable for a conference room or meeting with clients. Here, subdued and statement takes on five of the trends we’re most excited for this fall (because saving fashion for the weekend is no way to live).

The Trend: Velvet

Rich, sumptuous velvet is a sure thing for fall 2017. Look for the fabric in office-friendly pieces like tailored suiting, and follow the same approach you usually do to telegraph you’re in command: Pair similar fabrics for a cohesive vibe and favor clean lines like a single-button blazer and straight-leg trousers.

For a more relaxed office, play up the trend factor via a bold silhouette. A knee-length dress layered over loose trousers is an undeniably chic attention-grabber; just keep accessories to a minimum to avoid looking costumey.

The Trend: Glitter Boots

Super sparkly boots were one of the runway’s highest wattage trends—and seemingly its least office-appropriate. To make it work, limit the square inches allotted. Wear a high pair with a calf-length skirt, and rely on classics to finish the look. For a subtle take, find a metallic ankle bootie in a sock style.

The Trend: Couch Florals

It’s useless trying to subdue large-scale floral patterns; embrace their boldness instead. If your workplace is conservative, try a statement coat in the pattern—you’ll make an impression coming and going, with an outfit underneath that fits the MO of your particular office.

When mining inspiration from sofas and side chairs, don’t get tied up in the “floral” part—a graphic print with petal-like swirls has the same effect. If you’re in a creative field, pick a statement number from the fall collections (with matching accessories if you’re feeling especially daring).

 

If a Trend Only Exists on Instagram, Does It Exist at All?

With Labor Day just around the corner and New York Fashion Week starting in exactly seven days, we regret to inform you that summer is officially over. Or at least that summer feeling is gone; the season won’t technically end until September 22, but you can say goodbye to that blissful four-hour Fridays at the office. With that, we’re reflecting on the summer’s biggest fashion takeaways before it all becomes a distant memory. Earlier this week, we charted how last year’s Spring ’17 collections predicted the summer’s most talked-about celebrity looks, from Bella Hadid’s low-rise jeans to Kendall Jenner’s giant Jacquemus sun hat. As for “real women,” Instagram has always been a helpful tool for seeing what they’re actually buying and wearing. So, we spent a few days scrolling through our feeds and came to the conclusion that the must-haves of Summer 2017 included a wooden clutch, a high-cut swimsuit, Lucite shoes, and an extreme crop top, among other things. But here’s our burning question: Did you see anyone actually wearing this stuff in real life?

We didn’t. And it comes down to matters of practicality. While these trends look good in a still, filtered, perfectly posed Instagram photo, they don’t always work for most women’s busy lives. I have a feeling a lot of girls out there have a trendy, impractical item in their wardrobe with the tags still on because they saw an influencer post it on Instagram, but they haven’t quite figured out how to wear it IRL. Maybe It girls and bloggers really do believe in these photogenic trends, or maybe they’re just “doing it for the ’gram.” Either way, it’s a curious phenomenon.

Here, we’ve broken down the summer’s top seen-on-Instagram trends and a few thoughts on their real-life applications. You be the judge and let us know if you’ve tried them out or think we’ll be seeing them again this time next year, too.

1) High-cut thong swimsuits, as seen on every Jenner and Kardashian.

Shopping for a swimsuit is hard work. Taking a good photo in one is even harder—especially when it’s cut above your hips and has a thing in the back. Sure, the girls who’ve pushed this trend have beyond-insane bodies—the Kardashians, the Jenners, the Hadids—but they know how to work the camera, too. A high-cut thong swimsuit looks a lot different when you aren’t striking the right pose, and it feels a lot more revealing in person. We’ve noticed most women here on the East Coast are wearing retro high-rise bikinis or simple, scoop-back maillots—cuts that are still sexy, but require a little less contortion.

2) Is underboob the new side boob?

Pumped-up cleavage was cool in the early ’00s, then “side boob” took over in the 2010s—and now we’ve moved on to the lower part of the breast, unromantically referred to as the “underboob.” The trend started out at Fendi Spring ’17 in the form of cropped sweaters with slits just under the breast and turned up on influential women like Rihanna, Bella Hadid, and Kendall Jenner shortly afterward. We’re all for showing off what you’ve got and have endorsed the braless movement, too, but underboob is a trend that sort of lacks any real-life functionality. You definitely can’t wear it to the office or out to dinner with your parents.

3) Wooden clutches, namely the Cult Gaia Ark bag.

If you follow a few—or a few dozen—fashion influencers on Instagram, you might just think a Cult Gaia bag was the only one worth having this summer. It’s near impossible to scroll through your feed without seeing the brand’s famous Ark clutch, which launched in 2016 and comes in natural bamboo as well as multicolored acrylics. It’s the kind of accessory that was—intentionally or not—made for Instagram, because it’s structured, statement-y, and goes perfectly with other “blogger” items like wrap dresses and gladiator sandals. The thing is, a wooden clutch also doesn’t collapse, so you can’t pack it in a suitcase, and there’s no shoulder strap—so wearability is pretty limited.

Beauty Trends That Blew Up at the New York Fashion Shows This Weekend

At New York, Fashion Week this weekend, playful pops of feel-good color abounded in the form of radical dye jobs and high-voltage statement makeup, as did graphic accents that were just as traffic-stopping as the miscellany of bright and inspired ensembles on the street. An understated glamour entered the equation, too—even Alexander Wang, long known for his effortless downtown cool, exchanged unkempt lengths and sultry eyes for blowouts and a supernatural glow for his Spring 2018 runway show. But perhaps the greatest beauty lesson so far has come from designers such as Eckhaus Latta and Chromat, who have made individuality on the runway their calling card—both baby bumps and anti-chafing thigh straps made scene-stealing cameos this week. Here, eight show-stopping beauty takeaways from the Spring 2018 collections.

Technicolor Hair Is Having a Moment

Nobody does a beauty transformation quite like Alexander Wang, who season after season breathes new life into his models by way of dramatic cuts and colors. And, of course, Spring 2018 was no different. Backstage, London hairstylist Josh Wood took model Stella Lucia’s lengths from platinum to a ’90s Kate Moss-inspired fuchsia—an eight-hour affair that put a definitive bright spot on the week.

Inclusivity on the Runways Has Never Looked More Authentic

Most editors can count on one hand the number of times they’ve seen a pregnant model on the catwalk—which is why when artist Maia Ruth Lee showed up in Eckhaus Latta’s Spring 2018 show with a bare baby bump people sat up and took note. Preceded by the scene-stealing appearance of anti-chafing thigh bands at Chromat and a move toward street-cast models with individual looks, there’s only one question left to ask: Are the fashion tides finally (really!) changing towards inclusivity of all shapes and sizes? Let’s hope so.

The Graphic Eye Is Fierce and Feminine

Forget the classic smoky eye or subtle feline flick. This week, it was all about high-impact eyeliner offered up in tantalizing shapes and hues. Tom Ford kicked off the Fashion Week festivities with a glossy and glittery rounded cat eye, while military green “fingerprints” jutted out from the lids of models like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner at Jason Wu. For a lighter take, look no further than the thin white stripes sketched long and underneath lower lash lines at Ulla Johnson. And for a look that’s not too heavy, not too light, turn to Diane von Furstenberg’s thin arches made of black liquid liner that makeup artist Diane Kendal positioned between bare lashes and statement brows. The tripling effect feels just right.

The Bob Is Making a Street Style Comeback

Bobs, the reigning beauty take-home from the Fall 2017 shows, clearly made an impression on street style stars, many of whom showed up this season with above-the-shoulder cuts. Platinum or Smurf blue, sleek or tousled, this is one trend that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. So queue up, and cut it off.

Kaia Gerber Is NYFW’s Model of the Moment

If there was any doubt that Kaia Gerber was the next big industry It girl, her New York Fashion Week debut—during which the leggy brunette walked her first runway for Calvin Klein and opened Alexander Wang’s show in Brooklyn—sealed the deal. Superstardom is in her genes, after all.

There’s a Hair Accessory for Everyone

Elastic neon bands. Ribbon-laced plaits. Scrunchies made from vintage fabrics (yes, they’re a thing!). This season, the hair accessory got a Fashion Week upgrade everywhere from the city’s streets to shows like Fenty x Puma and Mansur Gavriel.

6 Bold Beauty Lessons to Take From New York Fashion Week

At once wearable and provocative, New York Fashion Week’s Spring 2018 collections delivered a lineup of memorable hair and makeup moments that were heavy on personality. Placing individuality above prescribed, hard-and-fast trends, inspired model castings saw the runways blossom with more diversity than ever before—that meant women of all ages, backgrounds, and sizes welcome, including plus-size model and social media sensation Jordyn Woods, who took her first walk at New York Fashion Week by way of Chromat, and one memorable mother-to-be at Eckhaus Latta. That real-world refresh gave rise to trends both playful and practical, melding a new I-woke-up-like-this ease with a more overt riff on glamour. Here, six subtle yet striking notes to take from this week’s shows.

  1. Extreme Long Hair Is About to Make a Comeback

While abbreviated bobs continued to rule the streets outside the shows, with their sleek rush of effortlessness, one major New York runway saw the return of hip-length hair: At Michael Kors, ’90s supermodel Kirsty Hume was a case study in the merits of center-parted peroxide. Not one to be outdone—even by a cadre of beach-bound Rapunzels—Nicki Minaj brought the knee-reaching trend front row, finishing off the week with a cascade of endless blonde at Marc Jacobs.

  1. Individuality Rules When It Comes to Dramatic Eyeliner

Eye-level statements took a customizable turn, with onyx-edged pops of pastel, gaze-framing “fingerprint” smudges, and rounded-out, glittering wings. At Marc Jacobs, makeup artist Diane Kendal took the personalization one step further, sketching unique takes on the ’60s cat-eye, according to each model’s lash line.

  1. It’s Time to Think Pink

While millennial pink is always welcome, Spring 2018 shows traded up for unprecedented brushings with the prettiest hue. Model Stella Lucia made a splash at Alexander Wang, having traded her blanched lengths for a “rose quartz” dye job that melded lavender and petal pink for a crystalline take on the shade. Meanwhile, a similarly off-kilter pastel hue was painted on lips at Maryam Nassir Zadeh’s show, while Brock Collection redefined the new romantic with an unexpected rimming of blush-toned shadow on lids.

  1. Say It With Hair Accessories

From low-slung scrunchies at Mansur Gavriel to exaggerated bows at Delpozo, hair accessories were artfully reimagined and anything but shy. Fenty x Puma found head-turning reflective highlighter accompanied by ponytails encased in winding neon twine—a feat of athletic futurism the original BadGal herself wore for her runway bow.

  1. Body Positivity—and Size Diversity—Is Here to Stay on the Runways

At Chromat, a high bar was set for inclusivity, with curvy silhouettes in every proportion—Jordyn Woods, Denise Bidot, and Sabina Karlsson among them—showing off the brand’s body-conscious pieces. The most notable accessory? A set of anti-chafing thigh bands, which mimicked a stocking-top while working to reduce friction (not to mention dispelling the notion of a mandatory thigh gap on the runway). And because unprecedented casting is the name of the new game, Eckhaus Latta broke the mold by sending a pregnant Maia Ruth Lee—due next month—down the runway, her baby bump on highly stylish display.

  1. The New Red Lip Is a Game-Changer

At Helmut Lang, a twisted sister to the classic red lip was among the week’s most thrilling beauty moments. Rather than a single shade, mouths were painted a fetishistic ombré that gave way from a ripe cherry center to merlot at the outer corners.

Fall Trends On Our Radar You Can Actually Pull Off

While all eyes are on New York Fashion Week’s spring line sneak peeks, we’re instead focused on revamping our summer wardrobe for the fall.

 

The good news? Many of your favorite summer wear (we’re looking at you, jumpsuits and midi skirts) are getting a second wind for fall’s breezier temperatures ― but with a few bold embellishments that’ll brighten up the longer, darker days.

 

To ready your closet for the summer-to-fall transition, we’ve pulled together our favorite fall trends so you can shop with a purpose this season. Take a look at the 15 trends on our radar right now, and sign up for our Full Carts, Can’t Lose email to stay on top of the best sales each week.

1 Embroidery

The Brocade pattern meets the embroidery trend this fall. You’ll find embroidered denim, boots, loafers and more catching your eye throughout these cooler months.

2 Couch Florals

These aren’t your grandmother’s florals. Couch florals are more aggressive and less dainty than the rose-and-daisy dotted florals you see each spring. The best part? You can definitely pull this pattern off.

3 Slingbacks

Slingbacks are probably the shoe style you never thought you’d be into…until now, that is.

4 Belts

All belts, everywhere. This fall, you’ll find belts on dresses, skirts, paper bag pants, jackets, coats and more.

5 Fishnets

Yep, this look is back in full force. Try layering fishnets under jeans, shorts, skirts and more to add texture and dimension to your look.

6 Button Down Dresses

Button down dresses, or shirt dresses, are one of the must-haves this fall. Check out button down skirts and dresses that won’t gape.

7 Jumpsuits and Boilersuits

We had rompers and playsuits in the summer, now cue the jumpsuits and boilersuits for fall.

8  Brocade

The richly woven prints and intricate patterns that define Brocade style are back. You’ll find its glittering stitches making its way to shoes, bags, dresses and more this fall.

9  70s Plaid

Say goodbye to the skinny-striped grunge plaid of the 90s, and hello to the fat-striped vintage plaid of the 70s.

The Fashion Movies You Need to See this Fall

We all get to see what happens on the runway at fashion week, but so much more goes on behind-the-scenes. And this fall, three new fashion documentaries are giving us an inside look into the lives of the most influential tastemakers in the industry. Directors have captured the worlds of shoe designer Manolo Blahnik, designer Zac Posen, and influential editor André Leon Talley, to showcase their legacies like never before. And if documentaries just aren’t your thing, the co-founders of the innovative fashion label Rodarte have got you covered with their debut feature-length film that mixes fashion with an intricate narrative. Keep scrolling to see the trailers for these debut fashion films and get ready to plan your next movie night!

 

Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards

If you want to see the behind-the-scenes magic behind creating the world’s most-sought-after shoes then this is the movie for you. Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards is an 89-minute documentary, directed by British fashion journalist Michael Roberts, and the film delves into Manolo Blahnik’s fascination with footwear design, which ultimately led him to create his luxury brand. The doc features historic footage and exclusive one-on-one interviews with the biggest names in fashion (Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Naomi Campbell, and André Leon Talley) as they explain why ‘Manolos’ dominate the fashion world as the most iconic footwear of all time.

House of Z

Take a look inside the world of renowned fashion designer Zac Posen with this documentary focused on the label he launched at just 21-years-old. The compelling trailer shows Posen’s rise to fame as a “child genius designer” and his sudden fall to what he calls the “dark side” of fashion. The film emotionally captures how Posen’s influence on the industry took its course and what he had to do to regain his status as a prominent tastemaker behind a well-respected brand.

The Gospel According to André

Former Vogue editor-at-large André Leon Talley uses his first ever documentary to showcase that his impact on the fashion industry was so much more than just sitting in the front row at fashion week. Director Kate Novack puts Talley’s entire life on display and nothing is off limits: from his childhood in the segregated South to his first gig in New York at Andy Warhol’s Interview to his big break as editor-at-large at Vogue. The raw footage of Talley and the who’s who of fashion, paint a vivid and personal portrait of the fashion legend like you’ve never seen before.

Woodstock

Rodarte’s co-founders, sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, are taking the designer-turned-director route with their debut feature-length film, Woodstock. Kirsten Dunst, who is close friends with the Mulleavy sisters and often wears their designs, stars in this trippy film as a grieving woman who deals with a very traumatic loss through heavy drug use. The film depicts Dunst’s character through her emotional downfall as she battles between facing her intense emotions and the distortion of her reality. Staying true to Rodarte‘s vibe, the film is set in California against the backdrop of the visually stimulating redwood forests (the sisters are LA-based and grew up in the forests of Santa Cruz) and all of the costumes are designed by the sisters.

Sweater weather has arrived: Hot fall fashion trends

Even before the fall 2017 fashion shows wrapped in March, there was no question that the official color of the season was red, with a variety of crimson tones popping up in at least one look on a majority of the runways.

 

The powerful color definitely packs a punch, especially when worn from head to toe, as seen at Max Mara and Fendi, which both sent several models down the runway fully decked out in the hue. Max Mara’s luxe layers not only mixed textures (plush coats sat atop ribbed sweaters and velour bottoms) but various shades as well, proving that well-placed burgundy need not clash with sassy scarlet.

 

Vibrant and versatile, the color also appeared in designs ranging from feminine, lacy gowns at Valentino to sporty separates at Jil Sander.

 

But even if you’re not emboldened to go red all over, highlighting one major accessory — such as a shoe or a bag — is all you need to stand out this season. The thigh-high leather boots at Fendi, for example, are already a hit with the fashion crowd (Kendall Jenner has been spotted wearing them off the runway) and are sure to show up on long-legged ladies this Fashion Week.

 

Bold earrings

The ears have it! Now’s the time to consider swapping out your go-to delicate studs for daring danglers in sculptural shapes or shoulder-grazing textured tassels.

Combat boots

Chokers and slip dresses resurfaced in recent seasons, and this fall’s ’90s infiltration is combat boots. If you’re wondering how to style them, just look at models on and off the runway. At the shows, they were paired with everything from evening dresses at Valentino to winter coats at the Row. And on the way to a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show fitting, model Taylor Hill (left) toughened up her flouncy mini-dress with a badass moto and an artfully unlaced pair of her own.

Sweatshirts

The line dividing athleisure and ready-to-wear is so faint right now that sweats once reserved for the gym (or the couch) are considered appropriate for work, or even a night out if you play it right. Currently, cool styles might be worn with a tulle skirt and sneakers, or a mod mini and booties a la Hailey Baldwin (at left). Don’t be afraid to make this a throwback moment: Dig out your old college pullover and wear it with flair.

Baby bags

Remember when colossal carryalls and huge hobo bags ruled the roost? Those days are over. You may not even be able to fit your phone in some of the hottest new minis (Coach’s coin purse pretty much just fits, well, coins), but no matter — consider these pint-size purses a stylish excuse for walking-and-texting.