New York Fashion Week is over and London Fashion Week is in full swing, which means our buyers just got back from NYC, where they were shopping the Spring 2016 collections.  While the rest of us are switching our closets from Summer to Fall and wondering where September went, a lucky few are already thinking ahead to next Spring.  We're happy to see that some of our favorite Fall trends are making an extended appearance into next season. 

Leather - Leather is going to be around for a while.  We saw it cut in feminine silhouettes and paired with delicate lace details at RED Valentino as well as super luxe, yet totally sporty separates at ATM.  No matter your personal style, you'll be able to find a leather piece for spring that fits seamlessly into your wardrobe. 

Menswear -  From sleek, tailored suits to lightweight blazers paired with oversized sweatshirts, the designers were pulling from their brother's closet for inspiration.  We love that the look can be streamlined for work or more formal events à la Theory's peplum blazer and cigarette trousers or kept downtown cool with distressed denim and a cotton tee as seen at Frame.

Sporty - We're excited to see that the athleisure styles are rolling over into Spring.  There's nothing better than looking super chic while wearing joggers (in leather no less) and a beautiful, not so plain, white tee.  Although the trend leans casual, the luxury fabrications seen on the runway certainly make it translate to after 5.

Bold Colors and Graphic Prints - From neon yellow tweed at Rag & Bone to dazzlingly graphic knit dresses in a rainbow of colors at M Missoni, spring is not lacking in color.  If a midi dress in a highlighter hue isn't your thing, you will find smaller pieces, from sweaters to cross-body bags, available in a rainbow of shades to get your color fix. 

XO
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