Fall fashion evolves faster than the leaves change color each season — so it’s time to do your research on this year’s trend report before your back-to-school shopping sesh. Pattern-blocking is the new color-blocking, the utilitarian look has hit boot camp this season, and more.
So what’s a collegiette to shop for this time around? HC has the style report, straight from the runway. Study up!
Color-blocked Mish Mash
Color-blocking is a trend of years past, and we’ve been there, done that with crazy prints. This season, we’re seeing a mish mash of both: color-blocking, with a sampling of wild patterns. While Dries van Noten is merging colorful stripes, florals and more with black and white panels, Balenciaga and Preen are doing the trend with a splash of bold color as well. Go all out with a top featuring multiple patterns, or stay low-key with a half-print, half-solid tank. Or take the look to a whole new level with a little mixed media action, such as sequined arms on an otherwise classic blazer. Finish the look off with part-leather and part-suede booties in striking colors.
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