Inspired by 2016 Fall Runway Trends? Try these 7 Styles!
Fall is here and we’re super stoked to bust out all of our favorite cool weather essentials. If you have a flair for fashion, you might also want to add a few pieces to spruce up your basics. Every reasonable couture fashionista turns to the fall runway trends report and the fall fashion shows for what’s trending for the season. But what about those of us who aren’t quite as savvy? We’re here to help you interpret this season’s Fall runway trends and translate them into work appropriate duds that can suit a multitude of office environments.
Bubble Gum Pink
This trend will probably have all of the girly girls out there totally stoked. Yes, ladies! Pink is back! For a few years, pink was strictly reserved for the under 12 set. Especially in the more vibrant color palette. The best part is that it’s also now acceptable for the office if worn the right way! Try a bright top paired with a black or gray pant. Adding a neutral statement necklace can really make your outfit look chic and polished. We love the touches of leather for structure and a little bit of edge. This look is playful while still remaining professional.
If you work in a more casual office, this is a great way to spruce up your wardrobe. Pair this with a dressy dark wash denim pant, an a line skirt or a pair of flowy loose trousers for an instant update. If you work in a more conservative office environment, no need to worry. Turtlenecks in general are a huge trend this fall so make sure to stock up on some cozy pieces.
Green is seriously trending this season and is a much welcomed change from the same ol’ black and grey color palette. This unexpected jewel tone complements virtually every complexion because of it’s cooler color composition. This fall, try adding a chunky knit, a statement bag or a simple shift dress for a splash of color.
Another color trend is this gorgeous shade of gray called Shark Skin. This gray is more of a silvery tone that helps light up the face and brighten the skin. Wearing a monochromatic look like this one is super chic for fall. Keep pieces classic and minimalistic when attempting a monochromatic look. Varying the shades of gray also help to keep things interesting. Try classic pieces like a boxy wool coat paired with a classic menswear inspired trouser for a modern update.
Pussy Bow Tops
This old school classic is coming back with a vengeance. The vintage look will definitely be popular among the office crowd too! You can opt for a large playful bow or something more demure like the one featured here. The bow detail adds a feminine flair and looks especially great with a form fitted pencil skirt.
Military is big this season for both men and women. The powerful structure and fine detailing are just too gorgeous to pass up. This season, military comes in the form of navy inspired button detailing, double breasted coats, and heavy cable knits in classic army green. We love this look because you can mix and match it casually or for work.
Yeah yeah… we all have a black leather jacket. This season, spice things up with a brightly colored leather piece like this red leather jacket. If red isn’t your color, don’t worry. Even neutrals paired with an all black ensemble will turn heads. You can even try a leather color pop with a statement bag or gloves.
Now, we know that the word velvet might dredge up bad memories of your little sister’s days in dance school, but we promise this isn’t that kind of velvet. This season, this notoriously flashy material takes on a whole new life as a luxe and sophisticated option for men. We love this chocolate brown velvet waistcoat paired with brown leather shoes and navy chinos. You can even opt for classic black smoking slipper for a subtle touch of this trend. For the more casual office, this sweet sneaker rocks with black skinnies and a great structured sweater.
Maraschino Cherry Red
This season, strong colors find their way back into menswear, and we’re super excited that red is on the list of on-trend colors. Not just any red. We’re talking true Maraschino Cherry Red. This color was seen all over the runways and it’s super easy to incorporate into your workwear. Try a red dress shirt under a sport coat or suit. You can even instead opt for a smaller statement in the form of a bold tie.
Like women’s wear, menswear is seeing a return to military inspired pieces. The runways were flooded with army and navy style pea coats with many adorned with badges and medals. Ok, so you’re not a navy seal. That doesn’t have to mean you can’t cash in on the look. Pea coats are making a huge comeback so update your fall outerwear with a military coat. We also love this military blazer.
This fall, loud colors are the way to go. Paring vibrant blue with black is super chic and, well, easy too! Try adding a punch of color to your work wardrobe with a sweet blue suit or opt for a more subtle statement with a blue tie. You can even spice up your accessories with a sport watch in this season’s electric hue.
Toggles, toggles everywhere! This heritage trend is once again making it’s way back into mens fashion- and we love it! This trend is super easy to wear to the office and styles can vary from dressy to super casual. For a designer duffel that sports this season’s hottest color, we suggest this Burberry number. For a more demure look we love this coat by Express.
OK, so we know this trend is not for everyone, but it couldn’t go unnoticed. The high water trend comes and goes with different levels of flooding. This time we’re talking tsunami! This style offers plenty of ankle, or if you prefer, sock exposure. The trick here is to choose a slim fit pant that is perfectly tailored for your frame. If this rise is too much for your tastebuds, opt for a no-break trousers style. The no break style still stays true to the trend but with much less ankle exposure. Just make sure you have some seriously awesome socks ready!
Checks and Balances
Add a little bit of rustic flair to your work week with this look. Checks look great with chinos or even with dark denim jeans. This look is super wearable, very versatile and great for conservative and more liberal offices alike. Try a muted navy / blue version and layer with a cardigan for added texture. You can opt for classic cotton or even a cozy flannel once the weather gets colder.