Pre-Fall 2013: What’s In-Store NOW
With all the amazing trends that hit the Pre-Fall 2013 runways, autumn can’t come soon enough. Lucky for you, you don’t have to wait to start planning your Fall wardrobe; coats, boots and dresses in rich colors and prints are already hitting stores! Here are four trends to get your hands on now.
3.1 Philip Lim Leopard & Leather Dress / Burberry London Animal-Print Dress
Gucci Jaguar Clutch / Reed Krakoff Tiger Tote
Tabitha Simmons Ankle Strap Leopard Sandals / Giuseppe Zanotti Leopard Bootie
Lanvin Leopard Satin Blouse
This season’s animal print gets a makeover with fresh takes on leopard, cheetah, zebra and cow. Wear these bold looks in high contrast combinations, with mixed materials and on pile fabrics for visual interest. For the less adventurous, try the print in a sexy pump or clutch.
Shades of Purple
Black Halo Peplum Dress / Emilio Pucci Printed Shift Dress
Sergio Rossi Suede Caged Booties / Gianvito Rossi Diamond Cutout Ankle Boot
Nancy Gonzalez Purple Crocodile Clutch / Alexander McQueen Purple De-Manta Clutch
Royal tones of purple are already starting to pop up; it will be the color of the season. Upgraded from seasons past, you’ll see everything from dark eggplants to metallic plums. Integrate the color palette into tailored dresses, head-turning pumps and booties, and classic handbags.
Black and White
They say opposites attract and this season is all about contrast. Seen in everything from stripes and geometric patterns to colorblocking and patchwork designs, black and white combinations will rule in retail. Perfect for work or play, these pieces can evoke a prim and proper look or an edgy vibe.
Gucci Leather Ruched Dress / Giorgio Armani Light Brown Leather Jacket
J Brand RTW Leather Skinny Pants / 3.1 Phillip Lim Leather Biker Vest
Alice + Olivia Pleated Leather Skirt / J. Mendel Fox Fur Leather Vest
There’s nothing sexier than leather, and Pre-Fall 2013 offers some great pieces to add to your wardrobe. Always a seasonal favorite, there’s something for everyone whether you’re going for a biker babe aesthetic or classic look. Get on board with this year’s motorcycle jacket trend or try a pleated skirt or leather vest as a fun, versatile piece.
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