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.

Animal Prints

Pre-Fall 2013 Animal Print Trend
3.1 Philip Lim
Leopard & Leather Dress / Burberry London Animal-Print Dress
Jaguar Clutch / Reed Krakoff Tiger Tote
Tabitha Simmons
Ankle Strap Leopard Sandals / Giuseppe Zanotti Leopard Bootie
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

Pre-Fall 2013 Shades of Purple Trend
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

Pre-Fall 2013 Black and White Trend
Stella McCartney
Colorblock Dress / Reed Krakoff Abstract Print Dress
Rag & Bone
Tuxedo Blazer / Prada Black & White Tote
Two-Tone Pointed Pump / Gianvito Rossi Two-Tone Cage Bootie

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.


Pre-Fall 2013 Leather Trend
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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