What? Pre-Fall already? Are you kidding? Nope.

Pre-Fall in fashion jargon translates to ‘before autumn,’ meaning that—yes—it actually is time to start stocking up on chunky knits, ankle boots for every occasion, and jackets of all kind… despite the still-sweltering temps.

The Pre-Fall collections this past February featured some surprising (and not-so surprising) trends that got all the FROW girls wishing they could skip the summer months altogether.

  • Leopard is officially back and ready to pounce back into your autumn wardrobe.
  • Bomber jackets are no longer for your high school ex who peaked in his teens.
  • Menswear has been taken to a whole new level.
  • Plaid for Fall? Groundbreaking.
  • Shearling, of course.
  • Army green is here to stay.

Every designer and their mothers had the Kendalls and Karlies and Joans of the world modeling the collections draped in variations of these trends.

Balenciaga debuted a killer shearling trench that had all the editors drooling; Proenza Schouler showed 50 shades of plaid; Derek Lam proved that denim is indeed the end-all be-all of pants; and Chanel said ‘sir yes sir’ to utilitarian inspired dressing in a way only Karl could.

By now, we’re all itching to ditch the color and floral in exchange for even more black and camel, which is why we’ve already planned some killer autumn-sembles styled with our favorite on-trend pieces from high-end boutique powerhouse (and Giftbar merchant), Kirna Zabête.

To your closet we say, “You’re welcome.”

To your wallet we say, “This is necessary.”

Start the Day

Mixing trends can be a major risk when done with too much enthusiasm. So skip the second latte and remember to go big with one trend and subtle with the others.


THE KIRNA ZABÊTE LOOK: This Bouchra Jarrar Leopard Bomber is bananas (and conveniently two trends in one). Incorporate the menswear trend with a feminine Givenchy Studded Collar Blouse, and finish with the Mother Slouchy Boyfriend Jean (cuffed to show off your chic—yet doable—Chloe Block Heel Boots) and an easy Proenza Schouler Large Python Bucket Bag.

BEAUTY DEPARTMENT: Keep it simple with rosy cheeks and balmed lips topped with the half-do bun every fashion blogger has been sporting atop their mane as of late.

Finish Strong

For a nighttime look that’ll get your OOTN Insta to the popular page, choose one Pre-Fall ’15 trend and run (or march) with it.


THE KIRNA ZABÊTE LOOK: The Veronica Beard Military Jacket is the perfect choice when trying the utilitarian trend. Use it to balance the ultra-femininity of this gorgeous Givenchy Lace Dress paired with Gianvito Rossi Leather Lace Up Booties and the Fendi Mini Monster Baguette clutch for a bit of elegant whimsy.

BEAUTY DEPARTMENT: Red lips were all over the runway this season, and they really won’t ever go out of style. Keep the rest of the face simple and pull your hair back into a playful pony to show off your Yvonne Leon earrings and to really let the lips do the talking… Even though they technically already are.

Still not sure how to spend your Kirna Zabête gift cards? We suggest you just re-read.

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