Before we get caught up with the Fall 2012 trends which are still far from our reach, why not talk about the transitioners? Pre-fall trends may be mostly mainstream but they´re good enough to dress us up before the Fall pick-me-ups fall into our lap. Shopbop is quick to dissect what fashionistas should wear in this seasonlet and here are at Creative Fashion, we´re listing what we´re digging …
Pre-fall Trend #1: Power Print Mix
You´ve been there, crazy about bold print mix but after sometime, it became a norm. Well, for Pre-Fall, mixing and matching of prints is revived only with more power. Choose two powerful prints to clash together but make sure there´s a neutral layering to give definition between the prints.
Victor Print Blazer, Lattice Print Pants
Becky Printed Jacket, Minnow Pants
Pre-fall Trend #2: Gorgeous Plaid
Now I understand my love for plaid this season (See how I wore plaid shirt with military shorts), because it´s actually on trend! Pair up a plaid number with neutrals or wear it with another complement print.
Combo Coat, One Button Blazer
Brazil Button Down Blouse, Pleated Skirt, Mick Pants
Pre-fall Trend #3: The Fine Red
Remember how often you heard of colorpop as a trend? This time we´re talking more of red color as a pop. To really bring out the red out of its elements, team it with a black or white.
Three Tone Sweater, Roll Clutch
Oversized Square Sunglasses, Fran Booties
Pre-fall Trend #4: Some Leather
It´s time to embrace leather with more dignity. My personal style when it comes to wearing leather is toning it with soft girly pieces such as lace, pastel or soft prints. But if you´re the kind who loves rocking really edgy looks, then pair it with another edgy item such as a power plaid sweater, a tailored coat or a peplum military jacket.
Contrast Panel Shorts, Leather Skinny Jeans
Wedge Booties, Warrior Princess Cuff, Tailored Coat
Pre-fall Trend #5: Polished Peplum
It looked great on Kate Middleton and it´d look great on you too. Pre-fall season embraces peplum even more and in a more polished way. Meaning, we´re opting for elegant peplum looks whether it’s a belted peplum dress, a peplum top or a peplum skirt.
Peplum Dress, Novak Peplum Top
Carly Peplum Skirt
Pre-fall Trend #6: Pop Collars
Long before this became a trend I´ve been seeing vintage girls always wearing this look – pop collars. So I´m glad that mainstream fashion is embracing it too. There´s something youthful in this look, and something classy.
Porla Collared Sweater, Waffle Knit Dress
Pre-fall Trend #7: Metallic Splash
Clearly, you need not wear a stash of jewelry to have a bling. The trick? Inject a splash of metallic. Wear a metallic shorts with a layered black top and black jacket, amp up a little black dress with metallic heels, or make things very interesting with a metallic bag.
Platform Sandals, Astrid Suede Flats
Naples Shorts, Metallic Leather Bag
Pre-fall Trend #8: Florals
Florals aren´t going anywhere, at least not soon. So take out all those floral prints you´ve accumulated from spring to summer and have fun. Do clashing floral prints or wear a pair of floral pants with a collared sweater.
Flower shirtdress, New Whitman Blouse
Skinny Wildflower Jeans, Lucienne Print Pants
Which of these Pre-Fall trends are already in your closet? How do you plan to re-style and wear these trends?
Fashion Confessions of a Mommy says
I love this post. so chic and inspirational.