Take A Chance On These 9 Tricky Fall Trends

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It can feel like you've hit the jackpot when something you normally wear becomes a popular trend. But it's the more challenging styles — the ones that require stretching your creativity (and closets) to the limits — that end up being our favorites. Of course, there's no reason to blindly follow the masses; for example, the sparkly lurex trend could feel like a no-brainer for more-is-more types and be a total no-go for the minimalists among us. But feeling provoked by a trend is a good thing.

We're all for going full-throttle on the weird trends that just click, but the key to tackling those that feel risky is to just ease in. Ahead, 9 fall trends you should be trying, whether you just dip your toes in or choose to go all the way (we dare you).
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Frayed Jeans: Ease In
Some might worry that a frayed jean looks off, or just plain sloppy. Ease into it by going for a raw hem that has just a touch of frayed threads. It takes on the trend while still feeling polished.


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Frayed Jeans: Go All The Way
These 3x1 jeans take the frayed hem to the highest level, with a solid few inches of raw thread hanging at the ankle. They're the statement jeans you've been searching for high and low.
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Lurex: Ease In
Instead of taking the plunge with a complete lurex top, try one with just thin stripes of sparkle. It's a subtle way to introduce the trend into your wardrobe.
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Lurex: Go All The Way
Bring on the metallics with this splashy gold turtleneck. It's perfect for your next night out, and its glittering fabric will spice up your most worn-in basics.
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Mod Dresses: Ease In
Keep your mod frock feeling fresh with a mock-neck and a flattering, ever-so-slight A-line shape. It's perfect for both the office and Friday night drinks.
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Mod Dresses: Go All The Way
Go full-on mod with a high-necked dress, complete with detailed embellishments.
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Oversized Turtleneck: Ease In
This will be a staple for colder days. But if you're worried about looking too bulky, start with a thinner knit and a slouchy turtleneck that flops over a bit.
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Oversized Turtleneck: Go All The Way
Winter doesn't stand a chance against this thick, structured, and totally cozy turtle-shell-like sweater. And since it's a smooth knit instead of a chunky one, you don't have to worry about feeling lumpy.
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Pajama Dressing: Ease In
A sheer, button-up blouse is the subtle way to ease into wearing your loungewear as streetwear. It has that pajama vibe (especially if you size up), but you can easily dress it up with a blazer.
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Pajama Dressing: Go All The Way
Either wear whatever you wore to bed last night, or look for a pajama-inspired blouse like this one by Rag & Bone. If Selena can do it, why can't you?
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Patchwork: Ease In
Don't overthink it — with this trend, start with one patch instead of allover patchwork. It adds interest to your denim without being the total center of attention.
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Patchwork: Go All The Way
Instead of just your bottom or just your top, wear patchwork all over with a jumpsuit. Say hello to your new weekend uniform.
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Pussybow Blouse: Ease In
If the pussybow trend feels too prim and proper for your taste, start small with more of a thin ribbon than a full-on bow. You can even style it with a moto jacket to toughen it up.
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Pussybow Blouse: Go All The Way
To go full-speed ahead, the bigger the bow, the better. Wear it tied tight and high on your neck, and fluff it up for as much volume as possible.
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Ruffles: Ease In
A touch of ruffle detailing never hurt anyone; it gives your typical button-up shirt an on-trend update, and it's cute for layering under pinafores and jackets.
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Ruffles: Go All The Way
Don't be afraid to go big with your ruffles — like on this top, which features just one big ruffle. We've been seeing these on the runways throughout fashion month, so you might as well be an early adopter.
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Sequins: Ease In
You almost need a magnifying glass, but believe it or not, this sweater has a bit of sparkle sewn into it. See? It is possible to wear sequins in your everyday wardrobe.
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Sequins: Go All The Way
You're secretly so excited that sequins are actually in style now — just embrace them with a full-on sequin-patterned top. Pair it with some black trousers and loafers for an unexpected going-out look.
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