New worldwide trends

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There’s a boatload of new fashion concepts to choose from this fall.
Work with one or layer them up, almost anything goes. That makes for fun
dressing, but means nightmare shopping trips. Before you hit the
stores, check out this guide for navigating your options. 

Shapes

The ’60s are the new ’70s
Sixties-flavored A-line dresses, skirts and coats ruled the runways for collections such as Prada, Burberry Prorsum and Fendi, replacing all of those floaty ’70s looks you coveted last fall. Even trousers have a new feel to them in cigarette shapes with higher hemlines. Not that all of this is bad news for those who invested heavily in the Studio 54 look, though. That trend is still relevant, too.

Prints

Polka dots and stars are the new stripes
Last season, it was all about stripes. But this fall, polka dots and stars take the prize for the trendiest print. Thank Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney and Topshop Unique for all the spots you’re seeing in the shops, while Dolce & Gabbana are behind all those dresses covered in Milky Way twinkles that you’ve been seeing on the red carpet. If you don’t feel like committing to either print from head to toe, use a spotted shoe or bag to add pop to your look.

Extras

Maximal is the new minimalism
Embellished to the max in crystals and glitter (Dolce &?Gabbana) or patchwork (Fendi), details and ornamentation are suddenly very important. As seen on just about every runway, more is definitely more this season. And if you’re feeling really adventurous, combine them all in a single outfit and own it.

Three for less

1. The ’60s  H&M dress, $60, www.hm.com

2. Shine and shimmer, Zara jacket, $129,  www.zara.com

3. Polka dots Topshop dress, $120, www.topshop.com


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