I checked out the runway looks from NY fashion week for Fall/Winter 2016 and it's not been easy to narrow down the trends. Anything and everything walked down the runway from 80's glam rock looks (Saint Laurent), strange fur laden, embroidered Goth dolls (Marc Jacobs), to velvet encased renaissance women ( Gucci) Trends are not pointing towards minimalist. The next problem is trying to find a way to wear a trend in everyday life. I tried my best!
PEEK- A- BOO LACE
Alberta ferretti Fall 2016
Love and Legend Black lace see-through top with Deep-V neck. $48.00 www.additionelle.com
Instead of trying for a head to toe boudoir look, try this in a top. If you're scared to show too much skin, wear a tank under the blouse with a contrasting colour to make the detail in the lace pop.
SLEEPWEAR FOR DAY DRESSING
Vera Wang Fall 2016
FLEETWOOD Maxi Dress by City Chic http://www.citychiconline.com/
The dress is super sexy and anyone wearing it is sure to be the centre of attention. Wear it with confidence and amp it up with a pair of leather knee high boots.
Mulberry Fall 2016
Lace-up Belted Military Jacket $67.00 ww.torrid.com. Look for stream-lined long tailored jackets with military button details.
BIG BOLD FUR
I prefer to not wear real fur because I value the life of the animals more then having a stylish coat. If you're like me, there are many options out there for faux furs.
Pink Rabbit Fur coat by J Crew
OUR PICK: ASOS CURVE FAUX FUR JACKET $129.00
It gives us that big bold chunky fur look and the rabbits and foxes get to keep their lives.
Tommy Hilfiger Fall/Winter 2016
Metallic Gold Peplum Moto Jacket. $167.00 available at Lane Bryant. www.lanebryant.com
This jacket is a classy, yet modern way to show of this year's metallic trend. It's understated enough so that you won't wind up looking like a disco ball.
DUSTY PINK AND MUSTARD YELLOW
Marissa Webb Fall/Winter 2016
City Chic Kimono Top, $79.00 available at Nordstrom. shop.nordstrom.com. Easy to wear, Kimono tops are our favourite go-to pieces.
SEQUINS, SPARKLES, STUDS
Blumarine fall/winter 2016
Elvi Sequin Bomber Jacket. $237.35 at www.asos.com
Super sparkly, totally on trend with a metallic sheen, seeing sequins on a bomber jacket is unexpected and can dress up a pair of jeans or leather leggings. This jacket would be easy to wear.
BIKE CHICK COOL
Alexander McQueen mixed girly touches with biker leather.
We think you let the same "effect" with this ASOS Curve Lace Zip, Biker inspired Jacket. ww.asos.com $107
PLEATS and RUFFLES
Tiered pleather skirt, available at Lane Bryant $100 You can check off a couple of trend boxes with this skirt, Ruffles, Pleats and leather-look. www.lanebryant.com
OFF THE SHOULDER
If you love your shoulders, and want to try this trend, Kiyonna has an adorable little cold-shoulder top that has a little bit of crochet, also on trend.I love how the top offers a longer sleeve. (Only problem with cold shoulder tops is that it's hard to hide the bra straps.)
CALI CROCHET TOP $68.00
Chokers are back, and I'm not talking about the tiny piece of ribbon/ meant to look like a tattoo choker we all wore in the 90's. There are heavy, bold collar-like monstrosities. Unless you have a neck like a gazelle ( I don't) this might not be the most flattering look. This isn't a trend I'm likely to follow, but, there seems to be an interest in dressing up the neck this year. I may switch to more scarves.