New York Fashion Week is three weeks away, and in its absence, we’re obsessing over the Pre-Fall 2014 lookbooks from our favorite designers. Stay ahead of the curve and let pre-fall influence those uninspired January outfits that say, “is it spring yet?” – now:
See by Chloé
Get matchy. Try an outfit that’s coordinated from head-to-toe in your favorite bold colors. The striped look above from the French fashion house’s younger line, See by Chloé, features unlikely color combinations and contrasting textures.
Pair pastels with neutrals. Monochrome was big in 2013. Give it an update by pairing pastels like light blue, powder pink, or pale yellow with black, white, and gray. Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen’s line, The Row (which features models aged 39-65, as we shared in last week’s Fashion Count), gives gray an understated feminine effect.
A (big) pop of bubblegum pink. The surprising color that’s peppered throughout Tibi’s Pre-Fall lookbook is perfect for breaking up dark winter colors, but it’s easy to get wrong. To nail this look without resembling a high school girl in the 90s, pair your pink with sleek black shoes and accessories — they’ll keep this color grown up.
Try a bold collar. In the latest collection from Valentino – the concept of which was “eccentricity” – complex lace patterns create texture on a simple silhouette, and the feathered collar contrasts with the delicate dress. Get this look by adding a beaded collar or statement necklace to a printed dress that would normally go sans accessories.
Break up the solids. Layer your solid crop top over a printed blouse to draw attention to an otherwise neutral color scheme. Here, the model wears a structured gray top and skirt offset by the black and white print.
Will these pre-fall looks influence your style this month?
Images via Style.com