It’s officially October! Meaning autumn is in full swing and bringing with it, a full review of recent NYFW runway flair. Our 2016/2017 Trend Report captures the style compass for the upcoming year and will guide you as you build the ultimate fall wardrobe and prep for spring.
Photographer: Sarah Knorr
Make up: Arina Hogan
Styling: Fond Boutique
Model: Rene Rapier, The Nobles
Autumn in the City
Trend: Urban Femme & Trim
This look captures a playfulness that is essential this season – sneaker & ruffles make a lovely pair. It’s time to get creative with that dusty bridesmaid dress in the back of your closet! Layer a crop sweater and add a pair of high tops and a thick wool scarf and you can officially hit any tedious errand with a punch.
Club Monaco Cream Knit Crop $45
Rachel Roy Ruffle Dress with Zipper Detail $138
Burberry Heritage Cashmere Scarf $115 (Sold)
Matt and Nat Green Tote $75
Giuseppe Zanoti Double Zipper High Tops $725 (Size 8)
Despite the overuse of this word, we can’t ignore its purpose! Feminine embellishments like the sequin collar and ruffle ankle socks paired with joggers and a boyish knit bomber balance sport and leisure to make this outfit an everyday ensemble. As the wellness trend ramps up, the mod women needs to integrate her workout wear in to her daily wardrobe – it’s just survival!
Caitlin Power Leather Skirt $78
Club Monaco Oatmeal Knit Bomber $49
Merona Plaid Sequin Button Up $29
Nike Jet Black Roche Run ‘Metric’ QS Size 8 $139
Matt and Nat Nude Bowler $92
Trend: Daywear Pajamas
Silk drawstring pants are what we drift towards to catch some Zzz’s every night... why not aim for comfort at the office? Brands like Thakoon, All Saints and Alexander Wang set the stage for this coveted trend. Pair your best silkies with a bold blazer and sexy pumps and walk on like a boss.
Michael Kors Wool Bubble Gum Blazer $129
Joie Silk Pattern Drawstring Pajama Pants $189
CommeToi White Tank $30
Prada Patent Saffiano Leather Pumps $425
Trend: Layering that little slip dress
Cold weather brings the best excuse to layer, but we’re seeing things a bit backwards this season – in the best way possible! The slip dress is coming to the forefront and is looking as cozy as ever. Boots or sneakers and layered neutral turtlenecks and tee's work best for this casual look. Pair with a wool trench and you’re equipped for every autumn breeze, in style.
Club Monaco Slip Dress $65
Vintage Cashmere Cream Turtle Neck $39
Zara Shoulder Bag $40
Doc Martins $139
Trend: Parachute design
Though shapeless clothing can be somewhat discouraging for us ladies, we are seeing parachute design and technical fabric take over the runaways. Combat this dilemma by pairing this classic Muu muu silhouette with a fitted fur vest and chunky boots. Your gran would be so proud!
Tbags LA Paisley Muu muu $115
Guess Faux Fur Vest $69
Fran Morich Grey Cowboy Boots $79
Trend: Midi-dress/ Velvet shoes
The ‘midi,’ a flattering, feminine shape, is stealing everyone’s attention this season. We’ve styled it with a pair of studded velvet booties to add a pop of colour and texture to an already inspiring look – two birds with one stone!
Joie Rabbit Fur Vest $778
BCBG MaxAzria Pattern Dress $89
Donald J Pliner Velvet Studded Booties Size 8 $178
Coach Wristlet with Bow Detail $22
Trend: Details and Drama
It’s all in the details. Embellishments like twinkling sequins, trim, beadwork and embroidery have recently been spotted on the catwalks. To amp up the drama with your evening attire, just add a little fur. We brought this look down to earth with some sneaker comfort – a look not for the faint of heart! You can always opt for a traditional pump.
All Saints Confetti Sequin Dress $180
410 Navy New Balance Size 8 $50
Vintage Rabbit Fur Jacket $75
Trend: Frayed Denim
Distressed denim has become a 21st century staple, but this season we are preparing for wear to new lengths. The classic cigarette jean has been spotted with undone hemming and mid-calf frays. Add some polish to the look by pairing it with a classic sweater and patent leather to balance this bold statement.
DVF Vintage Pattern Wrap Top $139
Zara Frayed Denim Cigarette Jeans $40
Jana Ruffle Neck Oatmeal Sweater $45
Marni Taupe Wedges Size 8.5 $249
Ray Ban Aviators $69
Vintage Leopard Scarf $20
Trend: Pattern Clash
Nothing says ‘bold’ quite like the pattern and texture clash we’ve been seeing on leading style babes like Olivia Palermo and Alexa Chung this season. Avoid playing it safe and repurpose those floral office slacks by pairing them with heels, that monogrammed baguette, and fur - you’ll go from work to drinks without even batting an eye. Another martini please!
Alice + Olivia Faux Fur Jacket $380
Club Monaco Silk Pattern Trousers $59
Guess Black Plunging Bustier $49
Robert Cleregie Peep Toe Pumps Size 8 $249
Louis Vuitton Baguette $249