As fashion editors, we pretty much eat, sleep, and breathe trends. But our awareness of them doesn't mean that we necessarily wear all of them ourselves. Trying them all would cause serious harm to our bank accounts, and we're firm believers that if something doesn't suit you, you shouldn't wear it just because it's "in."
Given the post–Labor Day timing of it all, we're currently all-consumed with fall trends, and among them are a few that we editors have already decided to skip this season. You should wear what you love this fall but if there's a surfacing trend you'd rather avoid, save your money for something you'll wear on repeat.
Read on to find out which fall trends Who What Wear editors will be passing on and which ones we'll be adding to our closets (and shop our top picks for each).
"Despite the fact that the bold, red pieces were seen on countless Fall 2017 runways, I've come to accept in life that it's never been my color. That said, I can appreciate the trend from a distance and instead invest in an updated suit this season. The suiting trend is calling my name in every form but most notably that of the checked blazer and matching skit like the Tibi set below." — Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour, market editor
Skipping: Metallic Shoes
"I'm loving the white shoe trend this season. As someone whose power outfit involves head-to-toe black, a white shoe is an eye-catching way to add color. I'm not daring enough to try metallics when it comes to shoes, although I've seen the shiny footwear everywhere for fall." — Anna LaPlaca, assistant editor
"I'm skipping the neon trend (for now). Instead, I'm adding lush jewel tones to my fall wardrobe like this amazing wrap top." — Michelle Scanga, managing editor
Skipping: Extreme Ruffles
"I've learned from past experiences to never say never, but I'm hesitant to dive into anything too ruffly or high-volume for the coming season. While a little statement sleeve is great, I'm afraid of anything that's too over-the-top clashing with my more dressed-down style and athletic frame. My solution: a more nuanced take on the [ruffle] trend, like this Prairie dress from Chloé." — Aemilia Madden, editor
Skipping: '60s Pop Art
"I've been seeing lots of pieces with '60s pop art motifs. While I think they're amazing, they don't really fit in with my personal style. Instead, I'll be opting for more subtle prints like the vintage florals that were all over the runways." — Kristen Nichols, associate editor
"While berets can certainly look cool on the right person (e.g., Rihanna), I think I'd look pretty ridiculous in one. An accessory trend that I am looking forward to wearing this fall is all the fun socks. It's not exactly a brand-new trend, but there are more cool options to choose from than ever this season." — Allyson Payer, editor
Skipping: Disco Reinvented
"I love testing out new trends as much as the next fashion-obsessed girl, but the whole disco reinvented trend we saw Gucci, Saint Laurent, and Petar Petrov send out this season just isn't for me. Instead, when I'm feeling a little saucy, I'll opt for the high shine trend in the form of patent coats, glossy skirts, and more." — Lauren Eggertsen, associate editor
Skipping: Wide Belts
"I thought I moved past the phase in my teens when I was all about wide belts (like WWE championship belt–wide), but then I saw similar styles popping up in fall collections. Nope—I'm not going back there. I'll stick with slim/medium-width belts for my short-torsoed frame, as well as the fall trend I look forward to taking for a spin: sleek, tailored suiting." — Gina Marinelli, senior news editor