(Clockwise from Top Left) Two dresses from Prabal Gurung, Michael Kors, two gowns from Naeem Khan, Tory Burch
Last week saw the wrap of New York Fashion Week’s annual September shows, showcasing designers’ Spring 2016 collections. We still can’t wrap our minds around what to wear next spring when fall is just beginning, but we combed through hundreds of runway photos to bring you our favorite spring looks that can be worn right now, in the cool fall months. Why wait, when these styles shift so nicely between seasons? Read on for an overview of each look along with some beading inspiration as you plan out your autumn jewelry projects.
First, it was hard not to notice the liberal peppering of runways with autumn leaf colors. The rich fall tones, shown above, remind me of crisp weather and brilliantly turning foliage. Planning on incorporating these warm hues into your wardrobe? You’ll need accessories to match! Check out our Amber Sun Earrings project, featuring Swarovski crystal pendants and Vintaj brass stampings. The Autumn Bloom Earrings are another fun and bright seasonal project, sure to echo your playful fall attire.
(L-R) Three gowns from Marchesa
Next, it was hard not to swoon when taking in Marchesa’s collection of opulent, glamorous gowns. I love the rich layers of tulle, embroidered lace and sequins, all wrapped up in fairytale designs befitting a modern princess. Some of the pieces in this season’s collection seem primed for midnight strolls beneath a chilly autumn sky. What better accessory to accompany such excursions than the sparkling Midnight Glam Necklace? Or if you’re in the mood to hearken back to a more romantic age, check out the Victorian Velvet Cuff.
(L-R) Three Ralph Lauren looks
Ralph Lauren’s collection also stuck out with its cool, classic look and clean, flowing lines. This season the designer focused his palette on navy, white and red, creating a nautical, very fresh theme. I know what you’re thinking: You can’t wear white after Labor Day! But fashion rules are changing, and I would cast my vote in favor of giving this old-fashioned custom the heave-ho. Then you could breeze through fall in complementary accessories including the tassel-adorned American Beauty Necklace, or the understated American Summer Necklace. Anchors aweigh!
Are there any fall styles you’re looking forward to? Let us know!