Taking our inspiration from the Spring 2016 and Fall/Winter 2016-17 Gucci runways, our favorite Fall 2016 trend is the maximalism trend in which the house made ubiquitous.
Some fashionistas and editors have alternatively dubbed the trend “Granny Chic,” but the basic tenets of maximalist dressing are cionsistent: excess, eccentricity, and the mixing of several "sub-styles," in one unified look.
This trend embraces print on print, mixing variety of textures and fabrics, quirky accessorizing, and bold color schemes.
We love adding girly accents to a maximalist outfit such as ruffles or pops of blush pink to balance out the elements.
2. Shine On
Metallic and shiny effects in wardrobe have never been more on trend and easier to dress up or down.
The metallic / shimmery trend extends into the Holiday season, making it even more a priority purchase to invest in NOW!
We love the metallic hued pleated details and the silver moto jackets on the runways to add just a hint of tinsel and shine to your look.
3. Athletic Street
The sporty chic trend has been going strong for some time now (think of the Nike sneaker + dress craze or the current Adidas obsession rampant in street style circles).
It seems that this season, designers took inspiration from the streets and style bloggers for their collections.
Designer such as Alexander Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, and TCN (below from left to right) debuted collections featuring primary color schemes, jerseys, loose hoodies, and sneakers galore.
Make sure to pay attention to proportions with this trend, to avoid looking overly bulky.
For those with a more feminine style, try pairing track pants with heels for a dressed up look or wearing a metallic midi skirt with sneakers for unexpectedly chic vibe.
High school nostalgia seems to have been a popular source of inspiration for both the Spring and Fall collections this year.
This school spirit themes is reflected in the letterman bomber jackets, red white and blue color palettes, stripe and chevron motifs that scream “go team!”
For the more preppy school school stereotype, there was plenty of plaid prints and flirty mini skirts to be seen.
You don’t need to re-live your high school days to get in on this fun trend this season.
Simply add some bold red color or toss on a letterman style bomber over your look for a vibrant twist to any look.
5. 70’s Romance
Spring’s most notable trends such as girly ruffles, sheer finishes, satin fabrics, and high necklines have transitioned with us into Fall.
To add a Fall feeling to any look, keep things fresh by sticking to rich earth tone colors and adding Fall textures such as a velvet, suede, and knit to update your for the new season.
Muted orange, rust, and deep burgundy colors were popular colors on the runways and look flattering on almost any skin tone.