1. VICTORIAN GOWNS
On the runway: While high necklines and intricate ruffles nod to the Victorian era, sheer elements kept this season’s versions, like those seen at Erdem, fresh and even sexy.
On the street: We love the modern touch the studded Christian Louboutin bag gives this demure-yet-sexy ensemble.
Buy it now: The darling floral print and light-as-air silk keep this buttoned-up Erdem frock youthful, current, and fresh.
On the runway: This season, designers considered looser silhouettes and unexpected hues when designing suits. At Paul Smith, the relaxed-yet-sharp tailoring gave a nod to the ’70s but felt totally fresh.
On the street: A sweater plus button down combo makes for a smart, warm, and comfortable outfit for tackling a busy schedule of appointments and shows.
Buy it now: We love the versatility of a pantsuit. This white one from Pallas becomes a sexy choice for evening when paired with pumps, a clutch, and a low-cut blouse.
3. TOUCH OF FLAIR
On the runway: Charms, flowers, and ribbons added a surrealist touch to Christopher Kane‘s off-beat-meets-glam Fall ’16 collection.
On the street: Pom-poms add playful flair to an otherwise classic slacks plus jean jacket ensemble.
Buy it now: Deconstructed topstitching and chunky stitched pockets and patches make this Christopher Kane cardigan the cool version of your kooky grandma’s.
4. HERRINGBONE AND CHECKS
On the runway: Traditional herringbone and checks were reimagined in an artful way at Joseph. We look forward to creative, feminine variations of the masculine fabric for Fall ’16.
On the street: This partially deconstructed, raw hem skirt gives an edge to the traditional menswear fabric.
Buy it now: A drawstring waist gives these wide-leg, Alexander Wang trousers a modern, sporty vibe.
5. CROPPED FLARES
On the runway: Flares continued to pop up on Fall ’16 runways, and this season they’re getting shorter—longer than a culotte, but definitely higher on the ankle than a traditional trouser. J.W. Anderson‘s version featured modern, metallic embellishment.
On the street: We love how the cropped length adds a playfully considered touch to this low-key, sporty look.
Buy it now: Invest in cropped denim for the most versatile take on this silhouette. These Stella McCartney jeans will look fab with a tailored blazer and turtleneck this winter and with a T-shirt and sandals come spring.