How To Nail Fall Trends Without Stepping Foot In A Zara

Have you ever fallen down a shopping rabbit hole? You know, when one awesome brand leads you to another with a similar aesthetic, and then another, and then another? That's basically what happens when we shop on Tictail. Every two weeks, we'll be teaming up with the site—which makes it easy to discover emerging brands from around the world—to unearth a selection of brands you probably don't know about, but definitely should. Prepare to open a LOT of browser tabs.

It can be easy to fall back on the ol' reliable fast-fashion stores when you're trying to stock up on the latest trends for a new season. This month, for example, it's pretty much a guarantee that you can walk into Zara and find all the velvet, suiting, corduroy, and statement earrings your heart could desire without exerting much effort. But, isn't it so much cooler to get your hands on the on-trend items not everyone else will have? We've all had those clone run-ins with someone wearing the same shoes or top as we are one too many times, so this time around, we're up to the challenge of finding all the trends elsewhere.

And, Tictail, the best single destination for emerging brands around the world, is here to help. This time around, it's Raleigh Norris, Tictail's Instagram Manager, rounding up her picks from the marketplace. Scouring both Instagram and Tictail all day through, Raleigh is constantly on the pule of what's trending on the 'gram and the World Wide Web, and she just so happened to find on-point duds from places like Sweden, Spain, and Slovakia... So, um, we have a feeling you won't see anyone else at your office wearing the picks ahead.

Click through to stock up on all of the season's must-haves — that no one else will have​​.​

"Large statement earrings are a great way to stand out this fall without having to update your entire wardrobe. This pair by Art of Observance have a cool factor that’s still wearable for everyday."
Art of Observance Kora Earring, $52.00 Buy
"Swedish brand Nicojda is all about standing out from the crowd—this velvet skirt might scream rocker chic but the jewel tone green makes it perfect for the sophisticated woman looking to take a walk (or light stroll) on the wild side."
Nicojda Velvet Skirt, $58.00 Buy
"I’m obsessed with the puffy sleeve trend but have to admit that I’ve been a bit hesitant to dive right in. This raw cotton jacket by Le T-shirt Fantastique is a great way to try it out."
Le T-Shirt Fantasique Ice Jacket, $127.00 Buy
"A work pant that makes you look good, feel good, and will last for years to come? Yes, please. These trousers by Swedish brand F.A.S are made with durability and sustainability in mind. Plus, the classic print paired with the contemporary cut work together to create a look that’s both fashionable and professional."
FAS Bold Trouser, $197.00 Buy
"Juanma by el Cuco’s new collection is made up of updated takes on classics like jumpsuits and military jackets. This mustard yellow number is cool enough to turn heads and simple enough to wear with anything in your closet."
Juanma by El Cuco Mustard Jacket, $201.00 Buy
"I would wear turtlenecks all year round if I could and I love this one from Barcelona brand Habey because it’s super on trend but you won’t find anything like it anywhere else. The red knit is perfect for fall, while the pops of white add an unexpected and sporty twist."
Habey Club Red and White Jumper, $107.00 Buy
"Millennial pink + corduroy = a match made in trend heaven! This pair of cool gal pants (a totally real phrase that tons of people say) also looks comfy enough to be pajamas. And while you’re at it, check out the rest of Slowatch’s shop—they’re a Slovakian store stocked with the coolest Eastern European brands."
Slowatch Pink Pietra Pants, $136.00 Buy
"Admit it, you’ve been waiting for the return of the fanny pack. So convenient! So secure! And now, so trendy! This one from French brand Capsule let’s you keep everything you need close at hand without sacrificing style."
Capsule Store Belt Bag, $141.00 Buy
"Graphic tees are nothing new, but I’m still obsessed with the fresh design from Tees by Alex. It’s perfect for anyone who believes that fish are friends, not food."
Tees by Alex Nemo Tee, $32.00 Buy
"If you’re looking for one piece to add to your wardrobe this fall (isn’t everyone?!), these versatile overalls from German brand Halo hit the mark. The adjustable straps create endless ways to wear and the unique silhouette makes any outfit feel thoughtful."
Halo Labels Corduroy Overall, $141.00 Buy
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