Let's be honest—as much as we like to study runway trends and predict which ones will be embraced on the street style scene and even the red carpet, we're fully aware that some of them wouldn't fly in the real world. For example, extra-long sleeves aren't the most practical option for everyday activities like typing, eating, holding things (you get the picture). But there are trends each season that are much easier to wear than others, and we found them for you for the upcoming fall season. Not only are these six trends accessible, they're also going to be everywhere, given that they popped up in several designers' shows and retailers are stocking them with abandon. From a classic print that's back in full force to the coat style that everyone from Zara to Tibi is endorsing, these are the most accessible major trends of fall. Keep scrolling to see and shop them all!
Western-inspired pieces can be as subtle or as literal as you'd like. Even just a Western-style blouse or suede jacket with a pair of jeans—or an accessory like a belt or boots—makes a stylish statement this season.
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Tuck this top into a denim miniskirt for an of-the-moment look.
You get two fall trends in one with this colorful varsity-inpired jacket.
Subtle embroidery adds a pretty, feminine element.
The It outerwear trend of the season is undoubtedly a military coat of any length. We're especially seeking an army-green or navy iteration.
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Of course Zara already created its own perfect version of the trend.
The details on this cropped version are too good to handle.
Golden trim and buttons are quite eye-catching (in a good way).
The runways were full of leopard, snake, and giraffe prints. While animal prints never truly go out of style, they're especially prevalent this season. Wear it as you would a neutral.
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We plan on wearing this with skinny black trousers and a pair of crimson ankle boots come fall.
Meet the fall-friendly version of mules.
Wear this shimmery top for a fun night out.
Models and street style stars alike love to wear a duster over everything from leggings to miniskirts. Follow their lead, as dusters make any outfit look so much cooler.
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We love the fact that you can wear this pajama-inspired option as a jacket or dress.
This is lightweight enough to start wearing sooner rather than later.
This unique trench is our idea of an investment piece.
You know a shoe trend is going to be big when Gucci gets on board.
This pair is so classic and only gets better with age.
Corduroy, along with velvet, is an all-important texture for fall. Pants or skirts in the cozy fabric paired with an oversized sweater is a perfect Love Story–esque fall look.
Start wearing the trend now via these under-$100 shorts.
Whether in the form of a half-zip pullover or a top-to-bottom zipper situation, this sporty mock-neck top style is the perfect way to continue the athleisure trend into fall. Proof: These were all over the runways of Dior, J.W.Anderson, Lacoste, and 3.1 Phillip Lim, to name a few.
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We've said it before and we'll say it again: You can never have too many striped shirts.
Wear this slim-fitting cardigan with everything from pencil skirts to leggings.
This is described as "tracksuit inspired," which couldn't be more on-trend.
Tell us which trend you find to be the most accessible, and find out which trends to adopt and which to retire for fall here.
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