Our fall 2016 trend report is proof that Who What Wear editors love burning the midnight oil to deliver a guide to everything you’ll be seeing, shopping, and wearing this season. Curated shortcuts to the season’s top trends are a specialty of ours, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a backseat and let someone else guide the way.
Case in point: one of our favorite trendsetters, Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty, who is showing us how to transition a feminine slip dress into a cool downtown-feeling ensemble that’s fall-ready. The key? “It's all about how you layer and play with textures,” says Suarez. “The slip dress, something so sexy and luxurious, paired with more boyish [pieces] is immediately toughened up.”
Hover over the plus signs to reveal the Saks Fifth Avenue pieces that helped Nat nail her look.
Tanya Taylor Lucille Satin Slip Dress ($625)
We love a vibrant slip dress as an alternative to your standard going-out look because it can be styled many different ways—with a jacket like Natalie showcased, or layered over a cool long-sleeve turtleneck.
3.1 Phillip Lim Long Kimono Quilted Utility Jacket ($750)
If you’re looking for a topper that’ll give you that instant cool vibe with minimal effort, Natalie’s go-to Phillip Lim parka is the ideal pick.
Chloé Hudson Small Patchwork Saddle Bag ($2290)
As Natalie mentioned, this bag may be a statement-maker, but the classic shape makes it a staple you’ll be able to wear season after season.
Marc Jacobs Taylor Double-Strap Leather Booties ($495)
Turn to the runways or the street style set and you’ll quickly realize that the moto style is the go-to boot silhouette of the season.
Lanvin Mini Nomad Studded Leather Bag ($1695)
The grommet details and embossed accents give this classic Lanvin style a modern twist—it’s the perfect bag to incorporate into any fall look (including Natalie’s outfit here).
Haider Ackermann Long Sleeve Cotton Jacket ($1600)
This olive hue is very right now—and while we love it in the parka iteration, it’s just as gorgeous and cool in a bomber, too.
Elizabeth and James Marlee Windowpane Ruffle Dress ($395)
The beauty of this slip dress is that you can dress it down with a T-shirt, a denim jacket, and sneakers (or dress it up with mules and a moto jacket).
How would you style this slip dress? Share your tips with us.