• 10 Trends for Fall/Winter Fashion 2015/2016

10 Trends for Fall/Winter Fashion 2015/2016

As much as I love New Orleans, this heat does nothing for my fashion sensibility. I’m a winter baby that was raised in New England cold and therefore, my fashion mantra has always been, “the more the better.” I’ve been counting down the days and now that temperatures are flirting with the 60’s and 50’s, we can start to utilize this Fall/Winter 2015-2016 fashion trends to their full potential. Lyons Den shares some of Fashion Week’s best fall and winter trends for any Lyon to stay warm this winter.


  1. Silk Neckerchiefs & Neck ties
    Silk Neckerchief from urbanoutfitters.com

Probably my most used fashion trend this season, neckerchiefs, are a fun step away from the knitted scarf. Silk is a natural fiber, which is why its great to wear in both cool and warm weather. Its low conductivity keeps warm temperatures closer to the skin. Not only is it warm, but the range of pattern and colors for silk scarves allows you to bring a bold statement to any outfit.


2. Velvet, Velvet, Velvet

Velvet is a classic that will never go out of style. This season is all about floor length velvet and plunging necklines. You can never go wrong with black velvet, but this fall/winter is more about unconventional colors, like mustard yellows, forest greens, and merlots.

Velvet Seen at Ralph Lauren, Valentino & Chloe F/W 2015-2016.
  1. Multi-patterns & Folk Patchwork

Another one of my favorites this season is pattern mixing. I like to call it “power clashing” in my own personal closet. Designers from Michael Kors to Chloe, and even the NYFW street style sported mixed patterns and folk patchwork.


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NYFW 2015/2016 Street Style. Photo by Dan Robert.

4. A Twist on Classic Fur

Fur is another holiday classic for obvious reasons being that it is warm and also looks amazing while keeping us cozy. The runways at Fashion Week were painted with Fur Stoles and off-colored fur embellishments on jackets and sleeves, and even neckties. Dark forest green fur coats were among my favorites spotted in the street style of NYFW.

Porter Lyons’ Wrought Iron Necklace.

 5. Statement Jewelry

Everyone loves a good statement piece. Whether it’s a ring or a giant statement cuff, a bold accessory can make or break any outfit. Porter Lyons just launched their Deco Bohemia collection this past October in time for some bold winter statements. From Large chevron designs to beautifully intricate line work, these statement pieces will be sure to light up any outfit.


Porter Lyons’ “Deco Bohemia” Look book featuring lace & furs, suede, and bold jewelry. Featured Deco Direction ring, Chevron Crawler Ring (stacked) & Sunburst Cuff.. Photo By Marianna Massey.
  1. Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 6.08.55 PMMilitant Jackets & Lapels

This trend is great for winter outings. A statement jacket can bring an entire outfit together with the snap of your fingers just by putting it on.

When I was in London last month, all I saw from street style was long A-line jackets and military buttons. This style is great for staying warm and fashionable.














7. Wrapped Silhouettes



From long evening gowns from Reformation, to wrap around Lapel jackets, this style sensation is wrapped around our fingertips this fall. This is great styled alone or with layers.









8. Suede For Days

Suede is another great fabric for staying fashionably warm. It’s a heavy material that traps heat, while also being versatile in the way it can be styled. Luckily for suede, fringe and ponchos are also trends bracing runways this season. Kill two birds with one stone by combining all three trends into a great statement piece like Porter Lyons did in their Deco Bohemia look book.

Porter Lyons’ Look Book featuring vintage suede poncho, Double Deco Pearl Ring, Double Chevron Ring, Chevron Armor Ring, Chevron Crawler Ring, Dainty Disco Deco Ring, & Triangle Cage Cuff. Photo By Marianna Massey.


Fall/Winter 2015/2016: Trending Transparencies
  1. Trending Transparencies

This combines my love for layering and my love for all fabrics gauze, lace, and see-through. Perhaps not the warmest of trends, but definitely one of the most versatile. I love pairing long laced shirts with pants underneath, or adding a long sleeve gauze shirt underneath another transparent crop top to give a more abstracted layered look.



Fashion week Street Style.

10. Jump into Jumpsuits

I love dresses and jumpsuits solely because it’s the laziest way to look like you’ve put a lot of effort into your outfit. All you have to do is put one on, and let your jacket and accessories do the rest. It’s comfortable and easy. This season, try something different and get a velvet jumpsuit or style it with any other one of these fall trends to put your style over the top.


Don’t let the cold get you down. Combine any of these trends and hit the town. Tis’ the season to layer on layers, so take full advantage while the weather permits. Check out Porter Lyons’ Polyvore Page for more winter fashion ideas on how to combine trends for the full fall/winter effect!


Love n’ Lyons,



Fall/Winter Fashion Trends 2015/2016


Brown coat

Sonia Rykiel jumpsuit
$2,260 – net-a-porter.com

Red purse

Steampunk glove

Julianne Merino

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Julianne Merino is an artist and published writer with ART+DESIGN Magazine and LyonsDenBlog.com with a concentration on arts writing. Winner of the Frederick Whitaker Foundation Award for excellence in painting, she also teaches printmaking at New Orleans Glassworks & Printmaking Studio, as well as works music festivals around the country.

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