Many moons ago, when all I wanted in life was to be a part of the fashion world, I worked at Self Magazine and got the opportunity of a lifetime, to attend New York Fashion Week, with press credentials and a second row seat at the BCBG Max Azria show, right behind Janice Dickinson. (This was during the time that Tyra Banks’ Top Model was the IT show, so Janice was sort of a big deal.)
Since Conde Nast magazine editors get invitations to every single runway show, sometimes the show times conflict with each other. My editor opted to attend another show, and nonchalantly gave me her tickets for the BCBG one, and I just about died. I spent weeks scrutinizing everything in my closet to come up with the perfect NYFW outfit. It was exciting, exhausting, unreal and unforgettable. (Except I don’t remember what I ended up wearing.)
Although right now designers are showing their collections for 2016 Spring, in real life most of us are still trying to figure out our fall looks, and can’t even think about next season. So, to celebrate NYFW and all the excitement in the air, I put together 6 easy fall trends you can get behind this season.
Here are Fall, 2015 trends inspired by The New York Fashion Week:
1. Get funky with a printed coat
Tory Burch showed lots of amazing coats with prints reminiscent of Moroccan rugs. When the weather gets lousy, it’s kind of fun to put on a funky print to brighten up your day. Plus, you don’t have to drop a $1,000 bucks to get the look. I found a coat with a beautiful print on sale at H&M.Tory Burch, fall 2015
2. Add a touch of (faux) fur
Fur was a major player for fall 2015, and while most designers opted for the real thing, you don’t have to. A touch of faux fur in an unexpected place, like the trim of this Asos dress, puts you smack in the middle of this hot trend, inspired by Proenza Schouler collection.
3. Work the car wash pleated skirt
This is by far my favorite trend to emerge from NYFW 2015, even Vogue named this skirt “the shape of the season.” Designers from Christian Dior to Tommy Hilfiger all showcased this evolution from last seasons fringe craze. The only sad news is that I haven’t seen this hit the ready to wear market, quite yet. But, for now you can fake it with this Nasty Gal leather piece.
4. Get tight with it
Good news, this fall you can still rock tights. Quite a few designers incorporated patterned stockings into their collections for fall. If you haven’t previously jumped on this trend, it’s not only an easy one to get behind, but a great way to update older dresses, skirts and shoes in your wardrobe. Nasty gal keeps them sassy and sexy, just how I like it.
5. Lace it up
Officially, we’re calling this trend neo-victorian, a throwback of sorts to the days of high-neck ruffles and elegant lace. The modern version combines the slip dresses of the 90’s with the floor-length lace gowns. Nina Ricci showed her collection with models wearing barely there undies, but for a ready to wear version, appropriate under layers can make this look even work acceptable, like the H&M version for $70. For a night out though, you can show off those under garments.
6. Give love to the shoulder
Off-the-shoulder tops and dresses are back, like most 90’s esque things. As the weather gets colder outside, it’s hard to bare skin, but we could certainly spare a shoulder. Stella McCartney’s fall collection was full of asymmetrical necklines, with at least one shoulder getting exposure. Once again, H&M already saw this trend coming from a mile away, making it easy to jump on this trend.