These season, a surprising amount of approachable looks hit the catwalks. The best news? You don’t even have to wait until fall to work them into your wardrobe.
The Trend: Velvet
Seen At: Jason Wu
Shop It Now: Move over, LBD—there’s a new night-out go-to in town. Designers like Jason Wu showed gorgeous gowns and pretty cocktail frocks in this luxe material, and the prettiest versions were done in gleaming jewel tones. Nab this deep green-hued version for yourself and wear it with anything you’d wear with your favorite black dress.
To buy: Mango dress, $40; mango.com.
The Trend: Red
Seen At: Sachin & Babi
Shop It Now: Red has a history of falling in and out of favor in the fashion world, and is often only seen seasonally (looking at you, Christmastime). But it made an appearance on the runways for Fall 2017. Get an early jump on the trend by working it into your closet in fun new ways—this pair of trousers makes a bold replacement for ho-hum khakis.
To buy: Zara trousers, $50; zara.com.
The Trend: Ruffles
Seen At: Cinq a Sept
Shop It Now: This pretty trend is a perennial favorite on both the spring and fall runways. For a fresh way to wear it, try working it into your accessories rather than your clothing. It will read a little more edgy, a little less sweet.
To buy: Arme De L’Amour ear cuff, $65; netaporter.com.
The Trend: Lurex
Seen At: Tibi
Shop It Now: An unexpected smash hit, this not-so-subtly shimmering fabric added an eye-catching element to Fashion Week presentations from Tibi to Banana Republic. If a fully metallic look isn’t for you, consider incorporating one piece, like this pleated skirt, into an outfit with more everyday basics, like a cozy black turtleneck.
To buy: Banana Republic skirt, $118; bananarepublic.com.
The Trend: Western
Seen At: Calvin Klein
Shop It Now: Calvin Klein’s Fall 2017 runway show featured models strutting their stuff in pieces with western-inspired details, like cowboy boots and flap-pocket shirts. Even with the looks pared down to his signature minimalist style, chrome-accented boots may still feel a little over the top. If you just want to dip your toe into this trend, try an unembellished pair of ankle boots with a classically western, stacked heel, instead.
To buy: Topshop boots, $130; topshop.com.
The Trend: Camo
Seen At: J. Crew
Shop It Now: The masters of mix-and-match, J. Crew, added a new pattern to their playful repertoire for their Fall 2017 presentation—a lighthearted take on camo, paired with prints like stripes and plaid. While you wait for this trend to fully bloom over the next few months, take it on in a more subtle way, like these camouflage-printed frames.
To buy: Ray-Ban sunglasses, $175; nordstrom.com.