When it comes to dressing up, you may have spent the past year wearing pieces chosen primarily for their comfort and practicality. As you begin venturing out again, do it in clothes that express your personality—and hint at brighter days ahead. For pre-fall, designers embraced optimism, using bold colors and striking silhouettes to create compelling collections you’ll be excited to wear. Whether you’re looking to get a head start on the season ahead, or are simply ready to refresh your look, explore these inspiring new arrivals that you can buy—and wear—right now.
Excited to begin dressing up again, but worried you’ll have to sacrifice comfort? Designers anticipated this sentiment, creating sophisticated transitional styles that bridge the gap between loungewear and streetwear. Oversized silhouettes and lightweight fabrics meet soft tailoring and thoughtful detailing (e.g. elasticized waistbands, hidden-button plackets, and relaxed collars) for pieces that are comfortable and chic — perfect for easing back into a more sartorial style.
TAKE IT EASY
Heading out or simply hanging at home? Be ready for whatever’s on your agenda in casual-cool new pieces that match your style mood. For their pre-fall menswear collections, designers relied on playful florals, artful paint splatters, and bold colors to add visual interest to street-style essentials you’ll mix and match and live in.
THIS JUST IN
Just in time for your seasonal style refresh, Jil Sander ready-to-wear is now available at Neiman Marcus. Joining Neiman Marcus’ curated lineup of the Milan-based brand’s cult-favorite bags and shoes are flowing knits and relaxed but refined pieces designed with a focus on understated elegance and ease. Helmed since 2017 by husband-and-wife duo Luke and Lucie Meier, the newest arrivals include mood-boosting pops of color and feminine takes on essentials, for a collection that underscores the house’s minimalist ethos and commitment to crafting clothes that feel as good as they look.
BLACK TO BASICS
While styles change with the seasons, some things remain the same. Case in point: Black is always on trend, pairs well with virtually every other color, and is a go-to choice for adding polish to your look. Update your closet with bold new takes on fashion fail-safes, including the LBD and leather boots that can be worn year-round — miles of style.
Stride confidently into the new season in shoes that make a statement without sacrificing comfort. From sneakers that work equally well with cutoffs and day dresses to chunky sandals that cushion each step to soft suede mules that are one part slipper and one part ballerina flat, these versatile new shoes bring eye-catching foundations for your daily looks.
At the intersection of classic femininity and modern glamour, Valentino’s latest collection injects new life into closet staples.
Delicate lace blouses make a bold statement in vivid red, while fresh washes and fits make denim essentials feel new again.
Look for your favorite bags with signature Valentino Rockstud hardware updated in striking tonal finishes.
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