Hot Fall Trends to Distract You From the Chill in the Air


By Megan Koester

Summer, we hardly knew ye!

Even if the weather doesn’t seem to want to cool down just yet, those short dresses and sandals you’ve been sporting all season are about to go back in the closet. Are you ready and willing to revamp your wardrobe, but don’t know what the hottest fall trends of 2016 are?

These picks will carry you through the tail-end of an Indian summer, from the office to happy hour and beyond. Best of all, some retail therapy will take a bit of sting out of the (eventual) oncoming cold! Treat yourself to these wearable runway looks:

Velvet . . . Everything

Velvet is one of the biggest fall trends on the runway, seen in everything from luxe jackets to gorgeous gowns.

Carmen Marc Valvo Beaded Velvet Halter Cocktail Dress from Neiman MarcusNo longer reserved just for evening wear, the plush fabric has also been used to add a bit of sophistication to everyday staples. Velvet allows you to feel comfortable while looking great—what could be better?

The sultry Beaded Velvet Halter Cocktail Dress by Carmen Marc Valvo in basic black is a simple, elegant way to wear the trend, either at the office or while tooling around town.

Get ready to make space in your closet for your favorite new little black dress.

Menswear-Inspired Basics

One of the other biggest fall trends on the runway is menswear-inspired clothing—from tailored pinstripe suits to overcoats that look straight out of the Navy—the androgynous look is once again in vogue. The straight-cut, loose-fitting Blue Lady Blazer by A.P.C. comes in oh-so-soft Italian wool flannel and is a timeless shade of dark blue.

Chunky Boots

Chunky boots know no season: they’re effortlessly chic any time of the year. Smart and stylish, they’ll wonderfully complete any outfit on a warm Indian summer day that transitions into a cool, fall night.

These fun, funky stacked heel Off White Multi Marble Korinne Zip Boots by Opening Ceremony might have a bit of a rocker edge to them, but they’re subdued enough to wear anywhere.

Glam SweatshirtsDKNY Don't Knock New York Pullover Sweatshirt, Black, from Neiman Marcus

Who says all sweatshirts are created equal? The sporty classic has been modernized, given a glam makeover, and, with the addition of cheeky sayings, turned into a statement piece.

DKNY’s Don’t Knock New York Pullover Sweatshirt is a perfect example of this trend, placing an irreverent statement on a slouchy, relaxed (but not too relaxed) top. With its fashionably arched hem, it transcends the staleness of tired, old sweatshirts.

Geometric Designs

Alexis Bittar Crystal Honeycomb Cuff Bracelet from Neiman MarcusThe future is now!

Shiny, metallic and geometric accessories are very hot this season—think of them as throwbacks to the Space Age. The golden-plated Crystal Honeycomb Cuff Bracelet by Alexis Bittar is trimmed with pavé crystals and ruthenium spikes. Even better: the piece doubles a bold conversation starter that goes with everything in your wardrobe, both new and old.

This fall, the tired old sweatshirt has been given a glam makeover. Cheeky sayings have also been thrown into the mix—as seen on this DKNY sweatshirt, which reads "Don't Knock New York." Click here to scope it out on Neiman Marcus!


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