How To Wear Fall Fashion Trends 2016 – 2017?

From Darker Hues, Floral Patterns To Color Block And 80’s Style, You Probably Know Everything What’s Trending This Fall. But It Really Doesn’t Help If You Don’t Know How To Wear Fall Fashion Trends 2016 – 2017.

Turtle necks, military jackets, extra long coats, riding boots, velvet suits and dresses and almost everything in the winning color of the season – shades of blue, would now grace your wardrobe.

Your urge to be the one spotted wearing the latest fashion trends coaxed you like hell to buy a whole lot of things that make fall fashion trends 2016.

But your quest to look like a fashion champ shouldn’t end here.

Because it’s simply not worth buying all the trending fashion accessories and outfits this fall if you don’t know how to team them up.

Here’s how you can pair your fall winter outfits to wear top fall 2016 fashion trends like a pro.

1) Stir Up Ski Pants With Heels

Ski pants form radical pants choice in fall winter 2016 – 2017.

These close fitting pants taper towards the ankle and come attached with straps that come under each of your foot to hold the pant leg in place.

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From left to right: Ski Pants with puffer jacket and jeweled stilettos by Balenciaga; Baroque ice stretch silk shirt with ski pants and ankle boots by Versace.

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From left to right: Ski pants with crop top, contrast wool cashmere peacoat and ankle boots by Versace; Ski pants, kimono shirt in wool and silk paired with stilettos.

Wear these with fall ankle boots, pumps or stilettos and you’ve mastered the fall winter 2016 runway look showcased by fashion labels like Versace, Marni and Balenciaga.

Your choice of blouse can add volumes to this sensual look and there are myriad options that you can choose from – over – sized puffers, silk shirts, kimono shirt in wool and silk, balloon – sleeved blouses, shoulder – molding capes, crop tops and jackets.

2) Military Jackets With Shorts, Cropped Pants, Skirts And Long Dresses

Was it a cross reference to the 70’s and the 80’s or the fashion houses’ motivation from the surrounding real world happenings that got these military jackets and coats to the runway?

Whatever provoked the fashion labels across the globe, military jackets might just compel you to replace your bombers with them.

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From left to right: Officer’s jacket paired with pumps/ knee boots and metallic leather jacket by Givenchy; Military jacket paired with skirt by DSquared2

Givenchy did these fabulously by pairing them not with pants but with shorts, little metallic leather jackets and pumps/ knee boots. Hell Yeah! We simply loved the Egyptian iconography found all over Givenchy’s fall winter 2016 – 2017 collection.

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From left to right: Military jacket paired with cropped pants by Dolce & Gabbana; Military jacket paired with log printed dress by Etro

Other than the shorts, you can go for cropped pants, skirts and even long silk dresses to carry these military jackets the best way. Of course! wear leather boots over pumps to get the look right with cropped pants and long dresses.

3) Wear Velvet The Way You Like – It’s Everywhere

There are certainly no rules to carry this lush fabric when it comes to fall fashion 2016.

The creators of fashion have kind of pulled out every possible outfit and fashion accessory from bold colored velvets – cobalt, navy, spicy mustard , olive and mint green, terracotta pink, ruby red – you’ll keep adding more colors to the list as you witness more celebrities and fashion virtuoso’s fitting into it.

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From left to right: Deep purple velvet suit by Roberto Cavalli; Spicy mustard turtle neck dress by Valentino

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From left to right: Navy blue short dress by Fendi ; Navy blue silk and velvet jump suit by Stella McCartney

Is there something new about velvet? Well, it’s not the fabric but the dashing color palette that painted this luxe fabric in fall 2016 – 2017.

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One more takeaway from the way bold velvet ruled the runway – it is not only etched for a romantic evening wear.

Pair a velvet skirt with your wardrobe staples ( a white shirt may be), those pink and mustard hued velvet suits or slip dresses for an afternoon get together, carry your velvet ankle boots with the all denim trend and much more.

4) Go For Gowns & Bohemian Dresses With Decent Transparency

Where many fashion houses undertook the ‘see now, buy now’ experiment to drive sales immediately after their runway shows, not many fashion virtuosos agreed for getting on runway these shoppable outfits.

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From left to right: Chiffon dress by Gucci; High neck line dress from the house of Valentino

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From left to right : Bohemian dress from Etro; Dress from the house of Alberta Ferretti

They pulled together so many eras, especially 70’s and the 80’s – the very evidence of which were these delicate chiffon gowns and bohemian dresses that boasted decent transparencies.

Team them up with ankle grazing coats, net veil hats, pumps or boots to get that perfect 80’s look.

5) Flaunt Turtle Necks As Is Or From Beneath The Coats, Capes And Slip Dresses

Majority of fashion designers had at least some outfits paired with turtle necks in both deeper and softer shades in their fall winter 2016 – 2017 collections.

The look that created all the rage was however the one which teamed turtle necks with slip dresses.

The muses looked stunning pairing soft colored turtle neck blouses with darker hued slip dresses – shades of blue, cedar, spicy mustard and the like.

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From left to right: Turtle neck blouse with slip dress by Tory Burch; Turtle neck dress by Salvatore Ferragamo

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From left to right: Turtle neck sweater with extra long coat by Valentino; Turtle neck crop top with skirt by Ralph Lauren

You can also wear turtle neck crop tops with skirts, turtle neck sweaters with culottes, wear turtle neck one – pieces as is or simply team turtle neck dresses with extra long coats.

6) Black And White: Keep Perfecting This Timeless Classic

Its best described by the ace fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld who once said “Black and White always looks modern, whatever that word means.

A glimpse at the fall winter 2016 – 2017 collection from the house of Chanel rendered this timeless classic like none other.

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From left to right: Tube dress by Chanel; Crop top with pants by DKNY

Myriad fashion designers got some impeccable outfits in white and black on the runway, which include names like Ralph Lauren, DKNY, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and many others.

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From left to right: Suit with long coat by Ralph Lauren; Slip dress by Louis Vuitton.

7) Wear Over – Sized Sweaters As Is Or pair Them With Your Skirts

Over – sized chunky Knits must be on your fashion radar in fall winter 2017 – 2017.

Likes of Versace, Chanel, Emilio Pucci, Etro, Michael Kors got to the forefront some fabulous ways to wear over –sized pullovers.

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From left to right: Over – sized sweater with skirt from the house of Chanel; Sweater and an over – sized coat with mini skirt by Michael Kors

Wear these over – sized sweaters like a mini dress or tuck them into your flirty skirts. You can also layer these with a coat or team them with your sheer skirts.

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From left to right: Over – sized sweater with sheer skirt by Emilio Pucci; Over – sized sweater paired with mini skirt by Versace.

8) Layer Your Slip Dresses Over Everything

You don’t need to put your favorite silk slip dresses that you grabbed last summer in your spring wear trunks. Your slip dresses just had a renaissance!

It’s the coming back of 90’s.

No doubt most of us are way too partial with these delicate outfits over others during days of scorching heat because they are super light and comfortable.

But autumn winter 2016 trends can certainly up our craze for them with fashion labels preaching us to wear them with élan this winter. How?

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From left to right: Slip dress paired with turtle neck inner by DKNY; Slip dress worn over white shirt by Dries Van Noten

Layer these over almost everything. You can choose to wear these as is, wear your turtle necks in block colors underneath them, team them with an over coat or wear them with your wardrobe must have – plain white shirt.

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From left to right: Slip dress paired with extra long over – coat by Alberta Ferretti; Velvet slip dress paired with a blouse by Dries Van Noten.

9) Pair Culottes With Sweaters, Cropped Tops, Ruffles And Coats

Many of us are vulnerable to sartorial panic the moment we think about these wide-legged pants.

The fear of not being able to carry them with aplomb, given not knowing the right way to wear them, leaves us overwhelmed and hence giving up on them altogether.

Don’t worry, we’ll get you on track so that you get going with this fashion trend this fall that carries the potential to stay owing to its versatility.

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From left to right: Culottes paired with turtle neck sweater by Lacoste; Sweater tucked into culottes paired with a coat by Ralph Lauren.

Culottes – whether these are wide – legged or cropped pants, striped or suede, all are trending. You can pair these with color – block sweaters, crop tops in trending fall – winter hues, or with a sweater underneath a coat or jacket.

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From left to right: Culottes paired with ruffled blouse by Fendi; Sweater tucked into culottes by Lacoste.

Cinch your culottes with a belt and fit into those long boots to get them right.

10) Play With Textures And Gradients To Go Monochromatic

Wearing variants of the same color all at once for that tonal look, that’s’ about going monochromatic with your outfit.

It’s scary because there are highest chances to goof up there. But this tonal look turns out fabulously well if you can pull it off the correct way.

Since a mono tone stands a chance to turn out monotonous, the trick lies in playing with textures – like pairing cashmere wool and suede in the same shade or the color gradients – say combining riverside with airy blue.

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From left to right: Complete outfit from fall winter 2016 – 2017 collection of Balmain; Complete outfit by Dolce & Gabbana

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From left to right: Complete outfit from fall winter 2016 – 2017 collection of Nina Ricci; Complete outfit by Ralph Lauren.

Fashion labels like Balmain, Ralph Lauren, Tory Burch, Nina Ricci and many others did it all and much more to have us the best monochromatic looks for fall 2016 – 2017.

11) There’s No Limit When It Comes To Athleisure

Where our fast paced lifestyle is becoming even faster, fashion industry is eventually reaching there to understand our fashion demands that need to keep pace with it.

Yes, people have certainly taken to the lifestyle of dressing down which is just not restricted to jeans and pajamas now. It has taken to their work out clothes that are growing dynamically.

We are sure that you are not unmindful of what are we talking about. It’s the high end activewear aka athleisure trend that is catching up and is here to stay.

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From left to right: Complete outfit by Stella McCartney; Complete outfit by Vetements

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From left to right: Complete outfit by Lacoste; Complete outfit by Michael Kors

Stella McCartney takes a lead when it comes to athleisure – pairing track pants with varsity jackets and over – sized hoodies.

Other players who’ve taken to athleisure include luxury titan Loius Vuitton, Michael Kors and Vetements.

12) Choose A Technique To Master Color Blocking

It’s one of the fashion trends that’s difficult to pull off for the very reason that you need to put together finite blocks of colors to render this fashion trend.

Well, that carries all the potential to commit a fashion faux pas in the wake of looking all glam and trendy.

So what’s the trick to carry multiple color hues at once? First, choose the technique – monochromatic, separates or Standalones.

To know more on the first and the second techniques, read the Monochromatic and Black and White styling trends mentioned above.

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From left to right: Complete outfit from Alberta Ferretti;Complete outfit by Fendi

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From left to right: Complete outfit by Versace; Complete outfit from Tory Burch

Standalones include a single piece that contains all the colors unlike monochromatic and separates where you have to choose the colors and the pieces that make the complete outfit.

Then see if you want to go for contrasting colors on the color wheel – like red , blue and yellow or analogous shades that are mentioned side to side on the color wheel – like variants of blue and green.

A word of caution for those who are new to this color blocking fashion trend. Color blocking DOES NOT mean combining brighter shades only.

Bold colors when combined with neutrals like navy, black, white, brown make this look even classy.

About the Author: Alisha

Alisha Bajaj is the Chief Editor for Shopholicx. A B.Com Honours graduate and having a masters degree in Marketing and Finance, she started her career as a Financial Analyst with a Forex firm named India Forex Advisors Pvt. Ltd which is based in Mumbai. Before joining Shopholicx, she was working as a Senior Research Analyst for the same firm. She has been writing articles and research reports in the field of foreign exchange from the past 18 months and was helping clients understand the mechanics of foreign exchange through daily and monthly publications. She has a passion for reading and writing and has won accolades for her writings throughout.

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