It’s that time of year where summer trends are in full force, but fashion lovers are turning their eyes towards the future. With fashion month nearing closer and new designs to be unveiled on the runways, it’s hard not to begin envisioning what your autumn and winter wardrobe might look like. However, while our daydreams are pointed towards cold-weather clothing, we have to take a step back and acknowledge the current styles we’re actually wearing.
With that being said, this time of year calls for a varied style set, some looks keeping in line with the summer trends and some peeking forward to the fall fashion soon to embark on catwalks around the globe. For the fashionista who wants to stay on top of the hottest styles yet ahead of the common crowd, this post is for you. Pulling from both seasons and the most fashion-forward websites full of insight, here are the top four trends you should be wearing right now.
If you’re late to the party on off-the-shoulder looks, at least you’re fashionably late. This trend has been going strong since the spring, probably because it’s so flattering on just about everyone. Whether used on dresses or blouses, there is truly no wrong way to wear the off-the-shoulder look. Over at International Business Times, they’re showing the many different ways you can work it into your wardrobe.
Although tiny handbags are trending, it’s hard to love something you can’t actually put to use. (Seriously, they are only big enough for a pack of Tic-Tacs… maybe.) So instead of swooning over micro-accessories, let’s cast our attention to another trending bag: the backpack. With plenty of stylish varieties and no shortage of functionality, backpacks are one of the coolest accessories to own right now. Not to mention, they bring the added bonus of upping your travel gear from drab to fab.
Raw/ Frayed Jeans
Luckily, it’s becoming comfortable to wear jeans—just in time for one of the biggest trends to emerge. If you’ve been looking for an update to your staple skinny jeans, search no longer. With one look at Lyst, you’ll see that raw denim hems are in—meaning, there’s no hem at the bottom of the leg. It’s a surprisingly clean-cut look that screams oh-so-chic. Make sure you find a pair that hits attractively at the ankle.
Welcome to 2016, where the ‘90s have taken a foothold and won’t get to stepping just yet, especially when it comes to shoes. Perfect for the awkward transition between summer and fall (and ideal for pairing with the above jeans), mules have made a comeback. And luckily, they are much more stylish than their throwback counterparts. Peep Fashionisers and their trends roundup for some mules from the F/W ’16 runways.
Just because we’re transitioning seasons doesn’t mean you can’t have the best of both worlds. It’s actually encouraged! With these four trends in your wardrobe, you’ll float gracefully from summer to fall with style.