What to wear now? Look to Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 runways to update your wardrobe

Get inspired right now by the Top Five Trends from Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 with helpful suggestions on how to tweak your current wardrobe to keep you look modern…

With helpful hints and insights on what’s ahead for Fall 2016, we’ve compiled a shortlist of some of the best trends out there to help inspire you look today. Best of all, you most likely own similar pieces already, so have fun shopping your wardrobe and rethinking looks from the past. You’ve peeked at what was shown in New York, drooled over couture and now Paris’s brilliant mixes of high & low are certain to keep you motivated.

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Really, what could be better than grasping a trend before it even hits the stores while shopping the looks within your own closet?

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Layering Under your Dress-


Seen at: Dior(left), Valentino(center), Lemaire(right)

Make it yours: Dresses ruled for Fall 2016, no doubt about it. And from show to show, there were a bevy of genius cold weather hacks when it came to savvy layering with them. Think second skin knits or a blouse under that slipdress, and you’ll be on par with the rest while combating brisk temperatures.

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The Parka Goes Luxe-


Seen at: Balenciaga(left), Courreges(center), Louis Vuitton(right)

Make it yours: Leave it to Paris’s forward thinking designers to take something as mundane yet tried & true like a cold weather ready parka and turn it into something out of this world cool, and wholly covetable. There was an assortment of genius contrasting hybrid options that give the look of layering several pieces at once to ensure a safety net of warmth, but what really got people talking were Balenciaga’s off the shoulder versions. And though those beauties are constructed and boned to appear as nonchalant as they can be, there’s something to be gleamed from how they were styled. Wear yours now a tad bit off the shoulder for a relaxed silhouette that works with the transitional temps outside.

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Sweet Ruffles-


Seen at: Rochas(left), Valentino(center), Sonia Rykiel(right)

Make it yours: Ruffles and decorative embellishments are about as feminine as you can get outside of the boudoir and they made an appearance on every major runway for Fall. What looked fresh this time around was the placement of cascading ruffles – say forming a v-neck here, or trailing down the arms there, that made them look more grown up, and less saccharine. Follow suit and pay attention to pieces that place ruffles unexpectedly.

The Return of the 80’s Glamazon-


Seen at: Veronique Leroy(left), Saint Laurent(center), Loewe(right), Isabel Marant

Make it yours: Every few season’s the 80’s come & go, and while each iteration has us proclaiming it as the last time worth giving highlights from the decade of maximalism a try, there’s something to be said about the hints of power dressing that made the season ahead look robust and empowering. Think extra large sculptural earrings, a bolder shoulder and a cinched, high waist mixed with your favorite go-to classics for a boost.

Scarf Prints-


Seen at: Louis Vuitton(left), Balenciaga(right)

Make it yours: Upping the vintage ante that we saw throughout the Fall 2016 season came troves of novelty scarf prints remixed into off-kilter & asymmetrical yet wearable silhouettes that were anything but retro. And while swirling candy cane tights are definitely not worth discussing, there’s something to be said about the personality a scarf print exudes. They let you go bold while keeping it classical – just be sure to keep your accessories up to date.

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