Very few things are certain about the future. Lucky for you, I have a crystal ball and it’s speaking to me about your closet.
Peep a few SURE things about A/W12:
Bomber Jackets. The store is stocked with lightweight bomber jackets for Spring. Fall will require a heavier fabric. What about a bright orange snake print bomber?! If you can’t handle that madness, turn to a classic. (Minimarket // Alex Wang)
Cropped Turtlenecks. Lots of layering this Fall, as per usual. Think about pairing all the jumpsuits you bought for Spring with chunky knit turtlenecks in cropped fashion. (Back by Ann-Sofie Back // Rodebjer)
Neoprene Fabric. Wetsuits aside, the use of Neoprene stretch fabric hasn’t made much of an impression since the 90s. Imagine a party frock or these platforms to add texture in that cushie way. (Jeffrey Campbell // Alex Wang)
Sneakers. Spikes, studs, fur all up on your sneakers for Fall. Think about how to make what you already own seem sporty-cool, not sporty-Spice. Adding a good pair of sneakers makes it easy. (LD Tuttle)
Sleeve Accessories. Bracelets, stretchy materials, anything well-fashioned that can also double as a sleeve accessory. Every Swedish designer was using fasteners to keep the sleeves at ¾ length. I think this one from Lady Grey will do double duty as it’s SO amazing even on its own.
Beanies. We’ll have a ton of beanies to choose from when Fall rolls around. But a beanie that stands straight up? That’s what you need. (Sunghee Bang)
Spikes! Go the glamourous route. Fall will bring back the spike, classy as all get down. Joomi Lim is remaking her classic spike bracelets in new colors, and introduced a spiked cuff that will blow you away. Jeffrey Campbell is making a hidden wedge sneaker (a la Marant) with a spiked counter. Probably not airport safe. (Joomi Lim // Jeffrey Campbell)
Looking forward to seeing time fly~