Way before the leaves start turning, we begin to notice a seasonal shift in our wardrobe. The clock strikes midnight on Labor Day and, suddenly, most of the colors in our closets disappear, only to be replaced by a wave of blacks and blues. Though we turn to a couple of bright hues here and there this season, now's the time when we save the spotlight for those dizzying, eye-catching prints that liven up our #OOTDs when our layers have seemingly given up. And, this year, the classics are getting a makeover: The polka dots have become the statement-makers, the pinstripes get miniaturized, and the houndstooths go preppy.
To celebrate these wardrobe warriors, we're bringing prints to life, literally. Consider this animated guide to the season's hottest prints an amuse-bouche to the real-life spectacle, 29Rooms. (Stay tuned.) Wear them, mix them, and fill your wardrobe with them. We've got everything you need to ramp up your fall wears with the craziest patterns (starting with these GIFs), ahead.