I'm Beating the Crowd and Buying These Fall Trends

It might feel a bit premature to be thinking about fall shopping. Yes, I know it's 80 degrees out today, but with September creeping closer day by day, I can't help but look ahead to what is arguably the best time of the year (sweaters! cider!). Now, not to resort to clichés here, but when it comes to trends, it's better to be the early bird. With fall styles arriving in stores, it's time to make moves and pick out the pieces that will put you on the forefront of the seasonal fashion wave.

Below you'll find an assortment of five trends I'm already putting my money toward. All are easy enough to incorporate into my already established wardrobe but still manage to prove to your friends (and all those Instagram strangers too) that you're ready for the coming months wardrobe-wise. So what exactly is it that you should be buying into this fall? Find the five trends I'd make moves on right now—don't sleep on them.