1. PRINT MASH-UP
On the runway: For Fall ’16, Prada showcased mixed prints and textures that felt wonderfully haphazard and managed to complement each other rather than clash.
On the street: We love how the prints in this look work together tonally but the different patterns add interest.
Buy it now: Few designers embrace prints—not to mention the art of mixing them—better than Ace & Jig, who use one-of-a-kind fabrics produced in India by skilled textile producers.
2. ALL ABOUT THE SLEEVES
On the runway: Sleeves take center stage this season, with Marni as the highlight. Designer Consuelo Castiglioni embraced the chance for sleeves to make voluminous, statement silhouettes.
On the street: A poplin blouse with lantern sleeves makes for an easy, minimal approach to the trend.
Buy it now: Classic and playful all at once, the bell-shaped sleeves with sheer detailing on this Gary Graham blouse make it the perfect way to amp up jeans and flats.
On the runway: Lorenzo di Serafini had a light-as-air take on pleats in his romantic, ‘80s-inspired Fall ’16 collection for Philosophy. We especially love the way the pleats work their way up to the sleeves of this frothy white dress.
On the street: A pleated midi skirt adds an effortlessly feminine touch to an otherwise laidback ensemble of a layered sweatshirt and button-down combo.
Buy it now: Embrace spring with technicolor pleating a la Missoni. This maxi will also look chic with an oversized knit and boots while the weather’s still cool.
4. TOUCH OF FUR
On the runway: This season, Karl Lagerfeld got soft—at least where his use of fur at Fendi was concerned. Using a mix ranging from faux to fox, natural to bright, he added fur touches to everything from collars to sleeves.
On the street: There’s something wonderfully boho about combining a lightweight flowing dress with a fur-trimmed jacket, as perfectly executed in this look from the street.
Buy it now: The combination of a utility jacket and (faux) fur embellishment is totally modern—we’ll be wearing this Harvey Faircloth jacket through spring.
On the runway: Capes are a surefire way to add a playful-yet-polished touch, and Missoni paired showed them over bare legs and socks for an eclectic, European school-girl vibe.
On the street: Jeans and a sweater are taken up a notch thanks to a sleek, minimal cape in dark grey.
Buy it now: This leopard print cape from Vis a Vis is guaranteed to be a wardrobe MVP year-round, since it’s the perfect combination of statement-making and effortless.