From runways to racks: Fall 2016 fashion trends

From runways to racks: Fall 2016 fashion trends

Although the weather in Charleston may not reflect the autumn season, the fashion presence along King Street definitely does! Here are some top trends to try out this fall.

velvet

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First up is velvet. This unique, cozy fabric has been featured in countless runway shows such as Ralph Lauren, Prada and Gucci at New York and Paris Fashion Week. Now making an appearance on the racks in your favorite retail shops, velvet is a simple trend that can be incorporated into any look. Add velvet boots or a skater skirt to your wardrobe for an autumnal vibe. And if you are feeling bold, try out a velvet dress instantly amplifying your style to the next level.

denim

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Sick of wearing the same basic jeans over and over again? Try out some of the new denim trends that have been surfacing this fall. Patchwork detail, raw hemlines and tons of distressing can add an edgy, fashion forward spin on an essential piece in your closet. If you are not a fan of the grungy denim look, try adding charcoal gray, army green or maroon jeans to your wardrobe – mirroring the fall colors of the season.  

leopard

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Leopard print has been modeled in editorials, walked the runways and has been featured in fashion retailers for autumn. This pattern can be tacky or overdone, but by integrating it into the right outfit it’s sure to look tasteful and on trend. Pair a simple outfit with some leopard ankle boots or add a leopard clutch alongside your favorite little black dress. Just a small dose of this print is all you need to bring your look from ordinary to outstanding.

layering

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One of the most practical trends of the season is layering. Wearing a graphic top under a flannel or a basic white tee under a slip dress not only looks fashion forward, but also adds a bonus layer of warmth for the cooling temperatures. Try pairing different outerwear styles being rocked this season such as bomber jackets, distressed oversized denim jackets and shearling fur vests on top of your typical style. Mix and match different articles of clothing to discover new outfits, adding modern dimensions and textures to any look.

ankle-boots

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A must-have shoe this fall is the ankle boot. Prominent details such as cutouts, block heels and perforated leather are stomping their way into the fashion scene. Another style that has been seen strutting the streets are booties with bold patterns and fabrics. If these types of boots are too trendy for your taste, stick to a classic leather Chelsea boot that is sure to complement any autumn outfit.

 Which fashion trends will you try out this fall?

 

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