With every new season comes exciting new fashion trends, and the hottest ones for this fall are guaranteed to add some extra style to your look. From avant-garde ruffles to ultra-warm shearling, these will be some of the most popular trends for fall 2016.
Ruffles consistently make a comeback in the fashion world, but this season takes them to new heights with the over-the-top proportions that were seen on runways. While designers such as Christian Siriano and Cushnie et Ochs may have produced ruffled garments that many women would not find wearable, other top designers, such as Jill Stuart, have scaled these down into styles that would work for just about every occasion.
Soft and luxurious, velvet has been making a slow return over the years, with short, black, velvet dresses being especially popular last year. This season sees many more designers making use of this classic fabric, manipulating it in ways that make it look fluid and ultra feminine, from the ruched styles at Preen to the sophisticated designs from Prada to the flowing and flirtatious separates from Monse and Alberta Ferretti.
One of the most controversial of materials out there, fur has made its way back into the limelight for this fall. With both real and faux furs being featured, the main difference this season is that the material has been used in garments that truly make a statement. From the floral fur found at Michael Kors to the cotton candy fur coat created by J.Crew, a statement fur guarantees that not only will you be kept warm and comfortable, but you will also have all eyes on you wherever you may go.
Shearling, which many do not realize is actually sheepskin, is another incredibly warm material, making it perfectly suited to the colder weather of fall. From just about every runway show, it would seem as though shearling is the go-to material for outerwear this season, with Celine in particular having some gorgeously cut coats. For those who want to wear shearling in a more unusual way, 1205 has used the material to create stunning dresses that will certainly inject some chic into your look.
Metallics in general are going to be seen everywhere this fall and winter, but gold will definitely be the color of choice for most people. Metallic gold is such a stand-out color, making it ideal for attention-grabbing pieces. For those who want a one-piece, Rachel Zoe has a sheer metallic gold maxi dress that would be ideal for seasonal get togethers, while Baja East has produced some metallic gold formal tops that can easily be paired with pants that you already own, instantly making this high fashion trend much more wearable.
In terms of fashion, fall and winter 2016 are certainly set to be exciting. With everything from re-invented velvet to bright, sparkling metallics, these trends are each extremely distinct, but also versatile and wearable at the same time.