Splurge vs Save: The Ultimate Guide to Shopping Fall 2022 Trends

fall trends shopping guide 2022

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Prada; Jil Sander; Ludovic de Saint Sernin

Fall is officially on our minds and I, for one, couldn't be any happier for the season ahead. I always get giddy at the prospect of hitting refresh on my closet this time of year and I'm counting down the days until it's time to break out my boots, jackets, and knits. In my opinion, there's quite possibly no better season to shop for and with so many strong trends coming down the pipeline for fall 2022, there's a lot get excited about right now.

If you've been considering what to add to your cart for fall, you're in luck because our trend guide has arrived. Here, discover every cool thing you need to know for the season ahead and what to buy to tap into each trend. Whether you're looking to make a long-lasting fashion investment or are looking to save, we're highlighting the key buys for each budget.

With that, scroll down to read our ultimate fall trends shopping guide.

The Basic:

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Prada

The white tank top is an unexpected trend for fall 2022 because of its simplicity, but its presence on the F/W 22 runways can't be denied. At Prada, Bottega Veneta, and Chloé, the tanks accompanied luxe basics like leather trousers and slip skirts, proving how the plain staple can be the foundation for so many fall outfits.

The Tailoring:

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Jil Sander

Suiting isn't going anywhere, but instead of the big, boxy blazers we've seen for several seasons, suits tailoring is going in a new direction for fall with nipped-in blazers that lend a bold hourglass shape.

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Khaite

If there's one overarching trend that will come to define fall 2022, it's the biker aesthetic. The runways were flooded with toughened-up looks that featured loads of leather and cool hardware. Head-to-toe leather ensembles featured prominently, with pieces that go beyond the classic moto jacket.

The Skirt:

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Ludovic de Saint Sernin

Maxi hemlines have been trending all spring and summer and we're excited to see that they'll be sticking around for fall, too. Look for sleek column skirts that will lend a minimalist '90s vibe to your fall 'fits.

The Color:

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Valentino

As if Valentino's pink-doused runway wasn't enough to signal the arrival of fall's new It color, the internet is abuzz with the hue, dubbing it Barbiecore after images circulated from the set of the upcoming Greta Gerwig–directed Barbie movie. The fashion world is following suit with retailers offering clothes and accessories in the most vivacious shades of pink.

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Erdem

Yep, I already know the It piece that everyone will wear with their jeans and boots this season. Bomber jackets have returned after a several years-long hiatus—and they're even better. Thanks to countless cool designs from Prada, Versace, Stella McCartney, and more, the jacket style has resurfaced as a wardrobe must-have for fall.

The Evening Wear:

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16Arlington

Evening wear is getting a chic upgrade this season with delicate sheer sequins taking center stage. They're adorning everything from dresses to skirts and feel like a fresh way to approach party dressing.

The Shoes:

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Miu Miu

Speaking of the motorcycle aesthetic, moto boots are a key item of the trend that we're about to see everywhere this fall. With Balenciaga's Le Cagole boots paving the way, look for heavy-duty details like buckles and lots of hardware that give off the same feel.

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Fendi

Pretty slips that feature sheer fabrics, lace trimming, and soft shades of baby pink are having a moment and on the opposite end of the style spectrum from the aforementioned biker looks, the more delicate these dresses are, the better.

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