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As the shows in Milan have ended and the attention shifts to Paris, we’re calling the top-10 ultra-desirable ideas coming from the city for next fall.

The new romantic emerges strongly in bookish, vintage-inspired looks that feature lace and faded florals, while an emphasis on texture continues to dominate with layered and patched furs, shearling and richly hued styling brought up to date in unexpected techno fabrications and colors. The silhouette in general is long, lean and layered, and we’re seeing the continuation of the classics with menswear-inspired tailoring, rich tones of camel and the polished, tailored satchel—all key. Enjoy!

1. VINTAGE ROMANTICS

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2. WILD THINGS

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3. CLASSIC CAMEL

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4. RETRO FUTURE

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5. GEOMETRIC

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6. LONG LAYERS

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7. CLASSIC TAILORING

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8. CROP FLARE PANTS

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9. CLASSICS REWORKED

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10. TAILORED SATCHELS

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– The Fashion Office

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Annabel Rosendahl is working this retro look, but it is way more rock-and-roll than Woodstock. Velvet is a texture to watch in the coming seasons, and these slim crushed-velvet pants are so unique. A lace turtleneck adds some femininity to the rocker look, while a sleek Chloé handbag keeps things in the now.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:
Lace Tops | Chloé Handbags | Velvet Clothing

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Topshop Scallop Lace Shirt | Chloé ‘Everston – Medium’ Satchel | Jen7 Velvet Pants

Suede is the texture of the season, it seems. There have been so many suede jackets on the streets, and I love them all. Granted, they’re not very practical in the Pacific Northwest (where I call home), but we’re in Milan now! This outfit on Fer Medina has a decidedly Western vibe, thanks to the suede, denim and neck scarf. A wide-brim hat and classic shades don’t hurt either.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:
Suede Coats & Jackets | Square Scarves | Distressed Jeans

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Belstaff Suede Trench Coat | Michael Stars Square Scarf | BLANKNYC Boyfriend Jeans

Helena Bordon is a regular feature here on The Thread, thanks to her fun, trendy style. White shirting is having a huge moment, which I fully support. This sleek, striped maxi skirt works well with a menswear shirt. Bright heels and coordinating double bags complete this contrasting look.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:
Stripe Skirts | Yellow Pumps | White Collared Button-Downs

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Theory ‘Efersten’ Skirt | Stuart Weitzman ‘Queen’ Pump | NYDJ Fit Solution Poplin Shirt

Celine Aagaard is living up to her blog’s name, Hippie Hippie Milkshake. This all-white look has retro undertones, thanks to lace, flares and fringe. The palette and cool styling modernize the ’70s aesthetic. The Breton-style cap is the new It hat of the season, and it looks great with Celine’s style.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:
White Lace Tops | Fringe Handbags | White Trousers & Wide Leg Pants

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Everleigh Lace Top | Proenza Schouler ‘PS1′ Pouch | 3.1 Phillip Lim Trousers

Julia is back with another contemporary-cool outfit. The new wide-leg denim trend is a personal favorite, so this dark, cuffed pair is calling my name. A sleeveless turtleneck and artfully draped coat create interesting lines. The patterned handbag and bright red lip add just the right amount of color to this tonal look.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:
Polka Dot Coats | Wide-Leg Jeans | Turtleneck Tops

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

London Fog Polka Dot Trench Coat | 7 For All Mankind Jeans | Topshop Sleeveless Funnel Top

Now here’s what I was waiting for at Dolce&Gabbana! It wouldn’t be Milan without some sex appeal. Tasia stopped everyone in their tracks with this red-hot ensemble. Red is a trending color, and I love that Tasia went full-on bold with it. This is definitely a statement look, but there are elements of classic, feminine styling to balance out the sexiness.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:
Red Jumpsuits | Red Jackets | Red Hats

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Topshop Jumpsuit | Mural ‘Angel’ Blazer | Sole Society Wide Brim Fedora

No one can beat Emmanuelle Alt at classic chic tailoring. She can wear simple separates, but make them seem cutting edge. That’s the magic of Emmanuelle. A sleek black peacoat with skinny denim looks like a million bucks, and I love those fringed suede booties. Merci, Emmanuelle!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:
Black Peacoats | Fringe Booties | Black Skinny Jeans

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Fleurette Wool Peacoat | Saint Laurent ‘Cat’ Bootie | IRO Skinny Jeans

Ece Sukan does it again! I think I’m getting a little obsessed with Ece and her amazing style. She always looks flawless and is insanely good at blending genres. I’ve been enjoying experimenting with the season’s military themes, and Ece’s maxi coat is covetable. Layering the utilitarian coat with a sleek moto and sexy thigh-high boots adds a whole ’nother dimension to the look. Can’t wait to see what Ece has in store for us in Paris!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:
Military-Inspired Coats | Over the Knee Boots | Leather Tops

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Jason Wu Trench Coat | Stuart Weitzman ’5050′ Boot | T by Alexander Wang Moto Jacket

Denni Elias blog (Chicmuse) is aptly named, as she consistently inspires me to expand my style horizons. There’s a little superhero vibe to her look today that I am totally digging. There’s so much fun texture and pop prints, but it still feels refined in a youthful way. Those d’Orsay stilettos, however, are the scene-stealer for me. But, then again, I’m a shoe girl and can’t say no to a cool design.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:
Stella McCartney Super Hero Handbags | d’Orsay Pumps | Suede Skirts and Jackets

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Stella McCartney Clutch | Manolo Blahnik d’Orsay Pump | Herve Leger Suede Jacket