Fall is a time for reinvention. As the leaves brown and shed to welcome the new season, you should also be doing something similar with your closet. But just because your saying so long to shorts and later to linen pants doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to be blah. Be bold this season and try something new. From stripes to polka dots to animal prints, bring it on! Here are six prints you should try this fall.
We love this Rag & Bone striped cape-effect wrap. The vertical lines are slimming and the fringed ends flutter in the chilly breeze around you. The tonal cream and grey fall right in the neutral palette, making it easy to throw on for a layered look. Cut from the softest of merino wool, you will never be cold again.
2. Polka dots
Comme des Garçons GIRL’s grey and plum polka-dot sweater is every girl’s dream pullover. Made from wool, it is feminine, fun, and fresh. Take it up a notch and mix prints by styling yours with a patterned, flowy A-line skirt, leggings, and heeled boots. You’ll be the loveliest lady in town.
Etro’s paisley-printed scarf reminds us of antique Chinese porcelain. Cut from 100% cashmere and Made in Italy, this elegant piece is perfect for layering. Drape it around your neck for some added warmth on a chilly evening at the theater or a day at the museum. Wear it with an all-white ensemble for it to really pop. Yes, white is totally a go after Labor Day.
Prada’s argyle wool vest will stay in your closet forever. The pattern originated from Scotland but has been naturalized by fashion lovers worldwide. We love the contrasting charcoal, light grey, and plum diamond-shaped print. Wear yours with a crisp white collared top and denim during a relaxing weekend.
J.Crew’s houndstooth Campbell blazer is playful yet professional. The striped lining on the interior of the jacket is a very nice detail for those of you who aren’t quite ready to rock clashing prints yet. Style yours with oversized reading glasses, white culottes, and oxfords for a preppy vibe, a nod towards the brand’s Creative Director, Jenna Lyons’ eclectic style.
6. Animal print
There are few prints sexier than animal prints. Need proof? Chan Luu’s cashmere and silk-blend shawl is definitely on top of the seductive list. This is an outstanding transitional piece for the slight chill in cold weather hits with full force. Wrap it over a little black dress on your next date night with your sweetheart. We guarantee your date will not be able to keep their eyes off you.
Who said that floral was only for the spring? Erdem’s Giulia printed trousers are cut from silk-satin, giving them a subtle sheen for the evening. Take the plunge and pair these pants with a matching top for the daring pajama-dressing trend that fashion enthusiasts are raving about. How nostalgic is that?