13 pre-fall 2014 trends you should get on board with, STAT

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13 pre-fall 2014 trends you should get on board with, STAT

Christian Dior and Viktor & Rolf went back to school for their spring collections, and the vibe has trickled down to pre-fall. Designers kept things collegiate with skirts and a monochrome color palette.

Honor, A.L.C., Sea, House of Holland and Erdem.

The citrus hue was splashed across pretty much anything and everything, but looked especially great on cozy coats.

Fausto Puglisi, Opening Ceremony, Gucci, Cédric Charlier and Thakoon.

Forest greens, teals and pines popped up in plenty of collections, giving radiant orchid a run for its money.

Derek Lam, Nina Ricci, Louis Vuitton, Lanvin and Alberta Ferretti.

Designers played around with fringe in unexpected ways — our favorite being the spinal column on a souped-up dress from Alexander Wang and a skirt from 10 Crosby Derek Lam.

Tibi, Oscar de la Renta, 10 Crosby Derek Lam, Alexander Wang and Creatures of the Wind.

Consider this a fresh take on the always popular color-blocking, only this time combining not only color, but print and fabric.

Thom Browne, Cédric Charlier, Emanuel Ungaro, Sportmax and 3.1. Phillip Lim.

Livening up the staple bomber jacket were a variety of prints and fabrics. And we might be biased, but the cat print from Markus Lupfer was our favorite.

Kenzo, Marcus Lupfer, Jean Paul Gaultier, Clover Canyon and Emma Cook.

Workplace-ready but also adorable in more playful settings, pussy bows came in all shapes and sizes. We’re especially fond of the trompe l’oeil version from Alice & Olivia.

Chanel, M Missoni, Michael Kors, Mulberry and Alice & Olivia.

Everyone seems to be cozying up with a blanket coat. Chloé’s collection began with a version straight from the archives, and Chanel’s Western-inspired show would not have been complete without this cozy take on outerwear.

Burberry Prorsum, Chloé, Valentino, Stella McCartney and Chanel.

A blanket coat isn’t the only way to stay warm. Turtlenecks, whether soft and slouchy or stiff and straight, can do the job too.

Fendi, Pringle of Scotland, Opening Ceremony, Ports 1961 and Bottega Veneta.

Don’t count on the ’90s trend going away any time soon. Plaid is here to stay, and it looks like there’s no overdoing it.

Christian Dior, Marissa Webb, Altuzarra, Nicole Miller and McQ.

Whether a clever way to shorten the length of a dress or just a simple adornment, mesh and sheer hems were seen on plenty of frocks.

Monique Lhuillier, Jonathan Simkhai, MSGM, Emilio de la Morena and Lela Rose.

A month has passed since we caught this trend, and it didn’t slow down one bit. These are truly the pants of the season.

Derek Lam, Max Mara, Acne Studios, No. 21 and Valentino.

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Ah, pre-fall. It's the season (or "trans-season," as Michael Kors dubbed it) that keeps on giving. We wrote up our first collection for it in late November (it's been a while, Burberry), and now the time has finally come: Bring on the trends!

Per usual, things weren't as flashy as the main Fashion Weeks tend to be, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It means truly wearable, covetable clothes to buy and wear - even if we do have to wait until next summer. When thinking about the collections overall, "cohesive" is the word that first comes to mind, though "cozy" and "relaxed" were also bandied about in a lot of the reviews. Think Ralph Lauren's shades of gray, Calvin Klein's cozy knits, or Alexander Wang's solemn departure from spring's logomania. While these descriptors may not initially excite, there is definitely plenty to look forward to.

Click through to see all the notable trends from pre-fall 2014.

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