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The Five Fashion Month Trends You Can Wear Now

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Fashion Month's storm has blown through once again, a transatlantic tornado of spring 2016 collections. Over the course of September and early October, hundreds of designers showed thousands of looks across the world's four fashion capitals. It's a lot to take in, but there are a handful of trends we spotted over and over again that you don't need to wait until spring (which is so achingly far away) to start wearing.

Below, find five ideas from the spring 2016 runways that you can work into your wardrobe right now, including outerwear, party looks, even some surprising layering inspiration. See what they looked like on the catwalk, what we loved about them, and where to shop them now.

Robe Coats

Left: Thakoon (Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images); Right: Givenchy (Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic)

Duster-length coats with sash belts — aka robe coats — populated collections from Thakoon in New York to Alexander Wang's final Balenciaga collection in Paris. The boudoir style is part of spring's larger lingerie dressing trend, which is best saved for actual warm months; as for now, consider cozying up in a wool or cashmere version, like those below.

Shop it:

  1. Uniqlo and Lemaire cashmere-blend robe coat, $190
  2. Capulet wool robe coat, $398
  3. Babaton wool coat, $425

Victorian-Style High-Necks

Left: Alexander McQueen (Francois Durand/Getty Images); Right: Proenza Schouler (Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)

Lacy, Victorian-influenced high necks are the turtleneck's fancy cousin. The face-framing style is universally flattering, even more so in the cream and blush colors we saw at Ryan Roche and Jonathan Simkhai. Pick up a blouse with the detail to contrast with trousers and denim through winter.

Shop it:

  1. Forever 21 high-neck lace dress, $23
  2. Topshop lace high-neck top, $80
  3. No. 21 ruffled crepe blouse, $530

Exposed Shoulders

Left: Creatures of the Wind (Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images); Right: Givenchy (Catwalking)

Graphic shoulder cut-outs were inescapable this season: Proenza Schouler, Givenchy, Creatures of the Wind, and plenty more showed cut-out tops and dresses. The idea of exposing any flesh in the cooler months might seem ill-advised, but it's just like three inches of each shoulder. If you're willing to give it a try, the Jonathan Simkhai sweater (below, number two) should make up for any lost body heat.

Shop it:

  1. ASOS spaghetti strap chiffon blouse, $29
  2. Jonathan Simkhai cut out shoulder knit crop sweater, $335
  3. Tibi cut out shoulder silk blouse, $450

Ruffled Dresses

Left: Zimmermann (Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images); Right: Rosie Assoulin (Andrew Toth/Getty Images)

For any and all holiday parties coming up, there is the ruffled dress. Designers like Rosie Assoulin and Zimmermann showed how cool grown-ups can do ruffles without conjuring up images of little girl Easter dresses or bad '80s prom looks. Get a jump start on the spring trend, and the festive party circuit, with picks from 10 Crosby Derek Lam, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Milly.

Shop it:

  1. 10 Crosby Derek Lam two-in-one dress, $450
  2. 3.1 Phillip Lim side ruffle dress, $795
  3. Milly ruffle dress, $825


Left: Tory Burch (Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images); Right: Genny (Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)

Opal hair is the new pastel hair and fabric is following suit. Subtle rainbow sheen popped up in floral patterns at Tory Burch and Delpozo, in solid cream and black at The Row, and in nearly liquid effects at Maison Margiela. Iridescent fabrics look especially cool next to fuzzy knits, making them a no-brainer to work in now.

Shop it:

  1. Opening Ceremony pebbled leather clutch, $345
  2. Osklen sleeveless dress, $560
  3. Marc by Marc Jacobs pleated skirt, $560