The Great Fashion Mash-Ups of 2016

We’re living in a post-normcore world. Here’s what it looks like.

Normcore has come and pretty much gone, a memory etched into fashion history. What’s replacing it is, among other things, a mash-up of oversize sweatshirts heavy on the graphics, strappy military pants and punkish boots. (Let’s call it post-normcore.) It’s an approach that’s more inventive than basic. The rule here is to break the rules. Mix Vetement-style streetwear and high fashion. Make a splash.

A Graphic Top: The New Basic for Fall

The most exciting part of the new fall look is an embrace of graphics, electric colors and varsity styles that

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can be styled up in inspired ways. Layer one over a slip dress over a long-sleeve moto-print tee; or wear a standout hoodie with a lace skirt and oversize blazer.

The Military Mood Marches On

This season, trousers come with military touches and unexpected twists. All-over buckles, oversize cargo pockets and dangling straps give this basic a fresh new spirit.

” The rule here is to break the rules. Mix Vetement-style streetwear and high fashion. Make a splash. “

Boots for Fall: Polished Punk

It doesn’t get much more street than a pair lace-front combat boots. But if you recall, lace-up moto boots were the footwear of choice at the Met Gala, with a strong crew wearing Louis Vuitton (Selena Gomez, Alicia Vikander, Michelle Williams and Grimes). These will do the trick for fall. Wear them sporty, grungy or dressy — the choice is yours.

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They Can Carry a Look

If the look this fall is all about a clash of colors, you’ll want to set aside that safe and solid tote for one that can be spotted a mile away.