Trendspotting | Wearable Fall 2015 Fashion Trends

When eating breakfast, I’m already thinking of what to eat for lunch, while tea time is when I plan for dinner. With this in mind, now is the exact time for me to think about my fall wardrobe.

Autumn in Hong Kong starts in September, and all shops and boutiques are getting ready for the new season. Likewise at YesStyle, many of the brands have already launched their fall collections. This post aims to show you the most wearable trends of the Fall 2015 women’s ready-to-wear collections, straight from the runway. Enjoy!

(All runway images via Style.com)

Romantic Blouses


Chloe AW15 | Lela Rose AW15 | Longchamp AW15 | Valentino AW15

Valentino is without doubt the exemplar of sleek and romantic silhouettes, but other fashion labels are joining in this winter with their designs of classy, breezy blouses. Mostly made from chiffon or other sheer and soft materials, many of these blouses also come with a tie-neck accent for a romantic finish. Pair yours with tweed shorts, a pencil skirt or a flowy midi for work.

Plaid


Balenciaga AW15 | Banana Republic AW15 | Chanel AW15 | Pucci AW15

Plaid is always a fall staple, and this year the focus is on black and white plaid, which is still dynamic but demure enough to be worn to the office. Like stripes for summer, you can’t go wrong with plaids for fall and winter. Make it the pattern of choice for your scarf, oversized coat, flannel shirt, pants or dress. Wool and plaid go hand in hand, so do look out for woolen items.

Chevron


H&M AW15 | Jill Stuart AW15 | Missoni AW15 | Oscar de la Renta AW15

Chevron is a fancier version of stripes but it’s harder to pull off. Still, the pattern appears in big brands from designer labels like Chanel to fast-fashion H&M. I’d suggest a chevron stripe on the bodice or skirt, or to match with a plain top if you’re wearing a chevron skirt to make it less overwhelming.

Boho


BCBG Max Azria AW15 | Etro AW15 | Lanvin AW15 | Tory Burch AW15

Geometric prints, sandy colors and short, subtle fringes dominate this fall’s boho division. Think of Persian carpets made into longline cardigans, or a gypsy turban transformed into a breezy jumpsuit. Balance the nomadic vibe by throwing in some modern or structured elements, such as a baseball cap, Ray Ban sunnies, a leather belt or furry boots.

Denim-On-Denim


Anna Sui AW15 | Karen Walker AW15 | Moschino AW15 | Tom Ford AW15

I’m taking back my comment last year that denims from top to bottom should be avoided, because it’s now a major trend. Moschino and Tom Ford played with denim patchwork, while Anna Sui gave a sweet rendition with a cropped denim jacket and shorts over a transparent blouse, topped off with a small sheer scarf. Denim overalls and shirtdresses are foolproof, but you can also try tucking a chambray shirt into denim shorts of a darker shade.

Long-On-Long


Bottega Veneta AW15 | Dries Van Noten AW15 | Stella Mccartney AW15 | Theory AW15

Tops that end between the hips and mid-calf – including trench coats and shirtdresses, as well as summer tunics and tank dresses – can be worn over slim-fit pants for a long-on-long look. This gives the illusion of a leaner body shape, and it’s a good way to keep warm!

Robe Coats


3.1 Phillip Lim AW15 | Sportmax AW15 | Tod’s AW15 | Topshop Unique AW15

Add structure to your winter outfit with a knee-length robe coat in camel, gray or mélange colors. The lapels and tie-sash design carve an hourglass silhouette, while an open placket means greater freedom for movements and layering.