As the fashion world prepares for the month-long style spectacle that kicks off with New York Fashion Week in February, it’s easy to forget that pre-fall 2013 collections have been pouring in during the last couple of months. Viewed as the more commercial (read: sellable) collections than the traditional spring and fall seasons, designers often diffuse their pre-fall lines with more directional looks for shoppers.
This season, the pre-fall collections have been exceptional—from the textured details at Calvin Klein to Hitchcock heroine-inspired looks at Michael Kors, there’s plenty we’re eager to scoop up for our own closets.
There’s just one minor snag: The designer price tags. Instead of waiting for these items to hit the sale portion of our favrorite stores and e-tailers, we rounded up items to recreate 10 standout pre-fall looks with items to shop now. Check them out!
See by Chloé struck a perfect balance between masculinity and feminine sophistication with the use of long lines and pastel shades.
Knitted Sweater, $90; at Oasap
Collar Tip Cotton Trapeze Top, $31.66; at Asos
Tailored Peg Trousers, $84; at Topshop
As usual, Calvin Klein's pre-fall collection featured the designer's signature refined elegance updated with textured coats and plays on proportion.
BB Dakota Dedrick Full-Length Coat, $44.99; at 6PM
Haniiy Colorblock Sweater, $166.80; at FarFetch
Frye Dorado Riding Boot, $329.99; at Amazon
Forever inspiring, Celine's pre-fall collection was nothing short of a revelation. Putting modern twists on classic staples, the French fashion house's collection was completely wearable yet highly cutting-edge.
BCBGMAXAZRIA Elsa Pleated Midi Skirt, $119.99; at 6PM
Cut-Out Silk Shirt, $130; at Topshop
Vixon Flatform Creepers, $61.57; at Asos
Leave it to Donna Karan to create the ultimate work outfit. Simple pencil skirts and comfortable sweaters joined the ranks of chic, sleek dresses, all of which could be mixed and matched to create the perfect day-to-night wardrobe.
Vince Pencil Skirt, $195; at ShopBop
Following its sleek, edgy Spring 2013 direction, Givenchy pre-fall offered basic options with relaxed menswear details.
Tuxedo Collar Blazer, $79.99; at Zara
Cinch Maxi Skirt, $62.50; at Oak NYC
Perfect Oxford Shirt, $49.95; at Gap
Katz Cut-Out Strap Shoes, $150; at Topshop
Lanvin layered heavily for this particularly enticing pre-fall look, and we love it.
Dents Leather Long Gloves, $146; at Asos
Maison Scotch Sweater, $122.50; at ShopBop
Michael Kors tapped Hitchcock heroines as his main influence, as each look incorporated slightly retro details without ever veering into costume territory.
Rounded Neckline Jumper, $29.99; at Mango
Leather Pants, $299; at H&M
Fravel Heels, $45; at Aldo
Carlo Fellini Tara Clutch, $23.99; at EBags
Rachel Zoe mixed West Coast cool with a downtown edge for her pre-fall collection.
River Island Leather Peplum Tank, $61.57; at Asos
James Jeans Humphrey Mid-Rise Flared Jeans, $80; at the Outnet
Leland Stretch Cotton Button-Down Shirt, $112.50; at Theory
Rag & Bone married ultra-girly dresses with tomboy details for its pre-fall collection.
Juicy Couture Heather Oyster Cuffed Hem Pants, $70; at StyleBop
Sam Edelman Petty Ankle Boot, $99; at Jildor
Stella McCartney, you've do We can't get enough of the designers minimal separates, effortlessly contrasted with rich, textured tops.
Fuzzy Black Sweater, $58.88; at Romwe
Long-Sleeve Turtleneck, $7; at Target
Collection Café Capri, $159.99; at J.Crew
Rachel Comey Admiral Loafer, $190; at Otte