The Only 4 New Trends You Really Need to Know

Pre-Fall 16 is currently in stores, replacing the rails of sales goods and looking entirely ripe for the picking. As your first dibs on the big new season ahead, you'll find there are some early trends you haven't quite geared up for (1980s-style strong shoulder pads, for example, may take some persuading), but there are plenty of easy new looks that can slide effortlessly, and very happily, into your existing wardrobes.

It's a selection of these key ideas and pieces that one finds most commonly popping up in shop after shop. The buyers know what will sell and what to offer from the vast range that now makes up pre-fall, so it's interesting to see how their eagle eyes have focused in on certain similar trends—making them the most instantly shoppable.

From the kind of new dress investment a girl should make (it's a really fun one) to the hot-ticket print that will carry you through from summer well into autumn, scroll down to see and shop the most popular—and important—moments of Pre-Fall 16.