Fall Checklist, Part 1: Our Top Fall Trends To Take Home Now

As summer starts to wind down, we're all getting the urge to stash our sandals and wispy dresses for pieces with a bit more substance. So, as you start hauling out all your forgotten trousers, knits, and little boots, we're throwing in a few perfect trends to seamlessly bring your autumn look up to date. A long-sleeved mini, faux-fur vest, and a lot of leopard all made our list--sharp-chic additions that lean more toward classic than trendy (just our speed!). Check out our other fall fixations, and stay tuned for more Checklist features every week as we count down to fall.
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1. Bolero Jackets
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On the Runway, from left: Alexander Wang, Ruffian, Julian Louie, Shipley & Halmos, photos via Style.com.
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The Goods, from left: Topshop Embellished Bolero Jacket, $240, available at Topshop; Kimchi Blue Cropped Jacket, $38, available at Urban Outfitters; ABS Band-Leader Jacket, $341, available at Chick Downtown.
2. Layered Chiffon
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On the Runway, from left: Chris Benz, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Thakoon, Zac Posen, photos via style.com.
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The Goods, clockwise, from left: 3.1 Phillip Lim Printed Chiffon Dress, $675, available at La Garçonne; Gryphon Boho Dress, $645, available at Shop Bop; Diane von Furstenberg Twyla Skirt, $275, available at Barneys New York; Forever 21 Persephone Chiffon Skirt, $22.80, available at Forever 21.
3. (Faux) Fur Vests
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On the Runway (Real Fur), from left: Alexandre Herchcovitch, Rachel Comey, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Derek Lam, photos via Style.com.
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The Goods (Faux), from left: BB Dakota Brown Potter Faux Fur Vest, $57, available at Chick Downtown; Vena Cava Hologram Vest, $750, available at Opening Ceremony; Rebecca Taylor Faux Fur Vest, $350, available at Bergdorf Goodman.
4. Leopard Print
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On the Runway, from left: Isabel Marant, Diane von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta, Rachel Comey, photos via Style.com.
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The Goods, from left: Rachel Comey Retractor's Dress, $430, available at Gargyle; Rika Lou Blouse, $266, available at La Garçonne; Mirror/Dash Leopard Print Dress, $58, available at Urban Outfitters; D&G Leopard Print Shoes.
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5. Rocker Minidresses
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On the Runway, from left: Marios Schwab, Peter Pilotto, Louise Goldin, Mark Fast, photos via nymag.com and Style.com.
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The Goods, from left: Antik Batik Walice Sequined Minidress, $600, available at My Wardrobe; Pencey Cut-Out Minidress, $325, available at Singer 22; Topshop Minidress, $80, available at Topshop.

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