What You Need Now from the Pre-Fall 2014 Collections

While you were busy putting together your holiday wish lists and working off a food coma, the Pre-Fall 2014 presentations quietly kicked off showcasing a collecting of covetable and wearable clothes that could work for this month, next spring and even the following autumn for which they're intended. This trans-season won’t hit stores until summer, so it’s best to treat Pre-Fall as a prelude to what’s to come in February for Fashion Week.

Like resort, the season is chock-full of clothes that sell quickly and are less flashy than your typical runway fare, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, especially when it means fashion that’s sure to become a transitional wardrobe staple. Since the fashion-forward set can never get enough of new and notable trends, it’s no surprise this chic in-between season is rolling out in full force. With the Fall 2014 shows just weeks away, and spring feeling as if it just wrapped, the Pre-Fall roundup just makes matters more confusing since we’re smack dab in the middle of winter. So which runway collections should you look to to influence your wardrobe? Let’s just say the early bird catches the worm, so why wait for Fall to catch on? Here are 25 must-haves to help you stay ahead of the curve this season.