11 Fall Trends That Are Kind of Just Basics

The lure of new trends can certainly be hard to resist, but the fact of the matter is that you'll never wear them as much as your basics, except when the trends are the basics. We saw our fair share of lamé, feathered, and voluminously proportioned pieces march down the F/W 19 runways, but we also saw plenty of versatile trends that are suitable for everyday wear, and the fashion crowd has already started wearing them, naturally.

Among the fall basics trends, you'll find the controversial denim style that's become a thing, several accessories we're seeing everywhere, and outerwear options to keep you cozy and cool. And the even better news is that it's highly likely these trends are going to stick around for a while, so feel free to stock up.

Keep scrolling for the 11 major fall trends that are also pretty much basics.

Utility Pants

Utility pants, including chino and cargo styles, are what fashion girls are reaching for instead of jeans right now. To make it easy, just wear them with whatever you'd pair with jeans.

Utility pants trend


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As when people say sarcastically that florals are in for spring, the same goes for checks in the fall. But we can't stress enough how into plaid and houndstooth designers were this season. Luckily, it's a trend that everyone can wear.

Fall plaid trend


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Frame Bags

Frame bags are both a classic and a trend this season, meaning they're one of the best investment purchases you can make.

Frame bags trend


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Belted Blazers

Blazers are obviously a wardrobe essential, and this season belted iterations were seen everywhere. Just as much of a basic as the former, if you ask us.

Leather Clothing

Luxe leather separates (whether genuine or faux) is the trend editors can't stop talking about. Stick to pieces in neutral shades for the most longevity.

Pleated Jeans

Pleated jeans are without a doubt the biggest new denim trend of fall 2019. And as you know, jeans will always be the top basic.

Pleated jeans street style


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As was the case last fall and winter, fleece is one of the biggest normcore trends of the season. 

Fleece fashion trend


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Trenches (especially very unique takes on the style) are trending this season, but you can always go with a more classic one that will stand the test of time.

Burberry trenchcoat, street style


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Maxi Skirts

Maxi skirts are giving midis a run for their money this season. Choose a neutral iteration if you want it to serve as a basic.

Chunky Chain Jewelry

Chunky chains are reigning supreme over delicate jewelry for fall, but truth be told, both styles will always be beautiful and classic.

Lug-Sole Boots

Every designer is busy releasing their version of this trend right now. Expect to see it on every fashion girl's feet (even on non–snow days).

Lug-sole boots


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