Pre-Fall Trends

The runways have been walked and the reports are in. You may still be in summer mode but with a mix of romantic hues, glam embellishments and not-your-grandmother’s-florals, our Top 3 Pre-Fall Trends of 2016 will be making you wish it was sweater weather.

With all of the sunny days the city has been getting lately, you may have just gotten into your summer routine of throwing on your skirts, shorts and sun dresses. I know, we’re pretty excited about it too. Despite the sun and sand, we are also thinking about what we’ll be wearing once the leaves start turning colour.

Back in December and January, the top Fashion Houses around the world graced the catwalks of New York, Paris, Milan and naturally our Instagram feeds with beautiful pieces to inspire our Pre-Fall style. Let us tell you, the trends for this season of transition allows for plenty of mixing and matching with pieces you may already have in your wardrobe. We took inspiration from the Pre-Fall stylings of Tibi, Chanel and Fendi to bring to our Top 3 Pre-Fall Trends of 2016.


This season, Chanel has brought in lots of texture with their pieces. From tweed to beautiful emboidery, each embellishment took even the most basic items and transformed them into statement pieces. We love the embellishment trend for Pre-Fall as it’s letting us get funky with last Fall’s staples. Check out the Alexander McQueen’s studded Chelsea boot, or Isabel Marant’s embellished silk jacket. Both pieces are adding a pop of unexpected detail without compromising versatility.

Now while we aren’t going out with head to toe sequins pops of embellishment are encouraged as are true and tried believers of our mothers’ advice, “everything in moderation.”

It’s really all about the details, mix in an embellished set of hanging earrings that has a mix of colour and textures.


We don’t wait until it’s time to bring out the trench coats before we completely transition out our summer wardrobes. Beyond being spotted all over Tibi’s Pre-Fall collection, florals are perfect for this time of year as you can stay on trend while mixing in some of your summer floral pieces.

Mix your florals with suede and leader in brown, black and navy hues. The on-trend patterns are not just on dresses or are the colours on your grandmother’s fine china. We are loving florals on accessories that have the colour patterns of Western flare but with the intricacies of Oriental patterns as seen on Aquazzura’s embroidered suede pumps or Isabel Marant’s embroidered suede ankle boots. We’re also noticing classic pieces mix in the embellishment trend through using different floral designs like in Fendi’s micro ‘Peekaboo’ crossbody bag.

Colour Blocking with Blush

Mixing and matching pieces of solid colour has been a trend that has stuck around over the past few seasons. Most recently, colour blocking with black and white has been a staple in our wardrobes.

For Pre-Fall 2016 there has been lots of colour blocking, but in particular, we love what designers have been doing with pink tones and blush hues. These soft colours will compliment your end-of-summer-glow perfectly while matching nearly everything. Blush is amazing to mix and match other colours with as the pieces take on a different personality depending on what you pair it with. You can go be a bit more wedge and wear blush with red tones, or go for a more romantic look pairing items with light browns, beiges and whites.

We took inspiration for this one from Fendi’s Pre-Fall collection. We are loving the colour blocking of blush and red in their Monster Leather Wallet-On-Chai. Manolo Blahnik has also beautifully captured the trend with their colour block suede ankle-wrap sandals.

 Looking to be a bit more low key? Try a piece of jewelry or accessory with blush. The mix of tortoise shell and blush with Stella McCartney’s cat-eye sunglasses is the perfect transition piece into fall.

Are you looking forward to bringing out the fall pieces? Which trend are you looking forward to styling? Let us know in the comments below.

Contributor: Victoria Barbosa @VictoriaRBarbosa
Photo Credit: & Unsplash

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