We're officially making the dogs days of fall a thing.
Sure, the season of summer Fridays and bikinis is coming to an end, but honestly, we're looking forward to the brisk, autumn temps and cuddling up with our favorite four-legged friends...in fall's finest trends, of course.
Before you break out the turtlenecks and corduroys, transition into next season's wardrobe with five must-wear looks we saw all over the runways. Here to break them down is resident E! Style Collective fashion expert Lindsay Albanese—and a few furry friends in need of your adoption. Because, hey, it is National Dog Day!
The Neck Loop: Seen on the runways at BCBG Maxazria and Altuzarra, the neck loop adds the perfect amount of texture to an ensemble. "We've seen infinity scarfs and regular scarfs a gazillion times, but the neck loop is so interchangeable," said Lindsay. "It can be worn like a necklace or as an extension of a dress." At the very least, your neck is snug and warm.
All-Grey Outfit: #Groutfit may have started as a social media trend, but designers and brands like Stella McCartney and Emporio Armani definitely took notes. How do you take this monochrome look from drab to high fashion? "Mixing textures and lengths is huge," advised Lindsay. "It's the key to turning a regular work outfit into fashionable attire. While black will always be a timeless, strong statement, grey switches things up. It's embracing the softer side of fall."
The Flouncy Hem: The pencil skirt has its polished and streamlined merits, but the flouncy hem is surprisingly modern. This is not your mom's skirt. "It's more contemporary, younger and relaxes the look a bit," noted Lindsay. "Just pair it with a sleek, pointed toe or narrow shoe—something streamlined, nothing too detailed. Play with proportions with an oversized top or sweater."
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The High-Waist Pants: The ‘70s-inspired trend is going nowhere soon, as evidenced by the collections from Zimmermann and Rodarte. To avoid Studio 54 costume vibes, "pull the look together with accessories with very clean lines and simple shapes," the celeb stylist recommended. "I personally love pairing very romantic, billowy blouses with this because you can play with proportions. That flowiness gives the look excitement with form-fitting pants."
Nineties Plaid: This year, wearing plaid is all about embracing the rebel (see: Alexander Wang and Vivienne Westwood fall '15). "I think this season's plaid is more punk, more street style. It's not so polished," said Lindsay. "Pair it with tough accessories like leather to give it a more ‘90s feel. This plaid is a little tougher than the prim and proper kind."