Runway-Inspired Fall Trends Under $100
Runways all around the world dictate the trends and styles that will represent the season. The runways are so influential that standout prints, special detailing, and colors make their way off the runway and right onto the racks of our favorite retail stores. What's great about this movement is that often times the clothes become much more wearable as they translate to retail level. To wit: That fully fringed dress you saw on the runway, the impossibly chic Mara Hoffman number (above, left) that looks like it could've easily weighed more than you, has translated to a miniskirt with easy-to-wear layers of fringe. The blue monochrome looks shown on the Proenza Schouler runway (above, center) hit the mall in separates that you can pair together or with anything else in your wardrobe. At Christian Dior, the hyper-pigmented color blocked dresses (above, right) sent out signals that the color method is here to stay—and the message was received as our favorite retailers delivered refreshing takes on the look.
Other prominent trends were windowpane-printed pieces that made an appearance on the Honor, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Tod’s runway and the long-sleeved crop tops shown at Louis Vuitton, Rag & Bone, Chanel. All of these trends are universally flattering and statement-making, so it's only natural that our go-to (affordable!) retailers embraced them and followed suit. Click through the gallery to shop runway-inspired pieces under $100 for fall's top five trends.
The clean lines bring a sophisticated feel to this print while the zoomed-in size supplies a fun and playful edge. Look for pieces with sharp silhouettes and dark colors with contrasting lines. Accessories-wise, opt for ladylike shapes, like a top-handle bag and pointy-toe pumps-they will add a dose of femininity to this borrowed-from-the-boys pattern.
Runway inspiration (from left): Honor, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Tod's
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This flapper-inspired trimming has become a bit more casual and a lot more wearable. On the runway, it was shown in bulk with layers and layers of fringe, but at the retail level you can shop pieces that are simply accented with the adornment. You want to seek out pieces with either long or short fringe-that in-the-middle length has too much movement for everyday wear. Last but not least, stick to black.
Runway inspiration (from left): Lanvin, Mara Hoffman, Milly
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This season, color blocking was reimagined with shapely patterns, geometric prints, and embellishments. Colors are extremely pigmented, intermittently muted, and oftentimes come in sets of three. These look-at-me pieces are easy to work into your wardrobe as they look best with simple staples.
Runway inspiration (from left): Bottega Veneta, Christian Dior, Roksanda
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Long-Sleeve Crop Top
Crop tops dominated this summer-so much so that it may be tough to tuck them into the back of your closet for fall. Instead, replace your airy, barely-there style with a hearty, long-sleeve option. The silo works best with high-waisted bottoms or layered over a simple, snug dress.
Runway inspiration (from left): Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Rag & Bone
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Treat your blue pieces as a neutral this season-just as you would black, cream, and gray. No matter what shade (think: cerulean, navy, royal, or cobalt), blue is a refreshing departure from wear-with-anything colors. So do just that: wear the hue with anything and everything. Mix your blues, too. The shades play well together and create a cool, cohesive look.
Runway inspiration (from left): Altuzarra, Reed Krakoff, Proenza Schouler