The Fall Trend That Comes Back in Style Every Season

Florals? For fall? (Actually) groundbreaking. Despite the harsh disapproval of Miranda Priestly's dry response in The Devil Wears Prada, she kind of has a point. The idea of breaking out floral prints sounds a bit too much like a broken record every spring. For fall, though, the lush prints feel oddly refreshing and undeniably current. One look at the F/W 18 runways and it becomes abundantly clear that florals fit in right alongside their other autumnal counterparts.

Since fall florals tend to be an everlasting trend that we've seen emerge year after year, you need only pay attention to the following iterations of the trend to pull them off in a very "fall 2018" way. Not just any florals will fly, so we're breaking down the only three micro-trends that matter—and, of course, the only pieces to shop to nail all of them. From dark and moody florals to sweet and dainty, see the prints that actually do feel groundbreaking.

Dark and Moody

Set on a black base, fall's moodiest florals are the easiest to master. This trend feels so right for the season ahead that it'll have you instantly forgetting what all the hype around summer was really about anyway.

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Collage Vintage

A classic style in an updated print.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Who cares that this is technically a cosmetics case? We'd 100% wear this little drawstring pouch as an evening bag.

This is the perfect top to dress up jeans.

Available in sizes 

Your work outfits will be way cooler with the addition of this shirtdress.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Warm tones are about to be a huge color trend for fall, and this top is a fun way to get on board.

Available in sizes 0 to 12.

Dainty and Precious

This season's array of delicate, vintage-inspired florals will have you channeling your inner prairie girl—no actual meadow necessary.

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Collage Vintage

FYI: This is how you mix prints.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Even the most avowed of minimalists among us (yes, even you) can get in on florals—we recommend a classic pair of earrings for the task at hand. Because your trademark all-black look could use a little lift right about now, no?

Did we just find the perfect summer-to-fall dress?

Available in sizes 10 to 18.

These might be the prettiest sneakers we've ever laid eyes on.

'80s vibes right this way.

Available in sizes 0 to 16.

Bold and Bright

Ready to go full tilt into fall florals? Graphic, oversize prints saturated in bright hues are arresting, yes, and make for a look that's undeniably current.

We suggest you wear these with the matching pants.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Just add a woven tote.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Trust us—Ganni knows its florals.

Available in sizes 36 to 40.

An easy way to get in on the trend.

Available in sizes 0 to 10.

Step 1: Wear this dress. Step 2: Sit back and enjoy the stream of compliments undoubtedly coming your way.

Available in sizes XS to 4X.