7 Fall Trends Everyone Can Wear

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While most people count down the days until holidays, vacations, or birthdays, my calendar fills with red X’s until it’s finally fall. From leaves changing color to pumpkin spice everything (I have no shame in being #basic), there's too much to love about autumn — especially when it comes to fashion.

Thankfully, it’s leather weather again (and velvet weather, and bomber-jacket weather…), which means it’s time to break out all of your favorite fall trends. Not sure where to start? Click through to see the pieces we're seeing everywhere — from the runways to fast fashion. From statement sleeves to all velvet, all the time, one click through the slideshow ahead and your seasonal aesthetic will be all sorted out.
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DIY Denim
Unconventional jeans are back in a big way, and we’re very into the DIY vibe. Elegant embroidery, iron-on decals, fringed and raw hems, and patchwork are all currently dominating the denim scene. So whether you’re crafty enough to decorate your own or would rather splurge on a pre-made pair, there’s no wrong way to go weird this season.

Catherines Patchwork Jean, $69-$74, available at Catherines.
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Torrid Premium Boyfriend Jeans Dark Wash, $98.50, available at Torrid.
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Topshop Scribble Embroidered Jamie Jeans, $100, available at Topshop.
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Target Destructed Skinny Jean, $29.99, available at Target.
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Eloquii Fringe Skinny Jean, $89.90, available at Eloquii.
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All Velvet, All The Time
Where summer is about wearing the lightest clothes possible, fall fabrics are distinctly thicker and cozier. So it’s no surprise that velvet is seeing a resurgence, as the super-soft yet luxurious textile is the epitome of autumn style — and it's everywhere this season.

ASOS Curve Velvet Tracksuit Bomber Jacket, $49, available at ASOS; ASOS Curve Joggers with Tipping Co-ord, $41, available at ASOS.
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Reformation Mabel Top, $128, available at Reformation.
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OneOneThree Velvet Body-con Dress, $20, available at OneOneThree.
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Elvi Hayley Hasselhoff Collection Long Velvet Coat, $129.36, available at Elvi.
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Modcloth City Adventure Velvet Leggings, $29.99, available at Modcloth.
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Too-Cool Bomber Jackets
From the runways to the streets (to our own backs), the bomber jacket has been all over the place. And though the style tends to scream “Members Only,” it’s actually the perfect pick for everyone. Keep it casual with patchwork jeans and a tee, or toss it over a dress for a more model-off-duty vibe.

Eloquii Sporty Metallic Bomber Jacket, $119.90, available at Eloquii.
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Forever 21 NY Embroidered Jacket, $37.90, available at Forever 21.
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Petite Studio Bleecker Bomber Jacket, $119, available at Petite Studio.
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Isolated Heroes Mermaid Green Sequin Bomber, $233.68, available at Isolated Heroes.
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Boutique+ x Ashley Nell Tipton Sequin-Sleeve Bomber Jacket, $74.99, available at JC Penney.
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Tumblr Pink Takeover
Although pastels are primarily harbingers of spring, we can blame the popularity of dusty pink on Pantone, as rose quartz was named one of its colors of the year. Go full-on in a head-to-toe blush ensemble, or rough it up with some edgy faux-leather add-ons.

ASOS Curve Ridley Skinny Jean, $49, available at ASOS.
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Wilfred Gallet Sweater, $145, available at Aritzia.
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Missguided Waterfall Duster Jacket, $64, available at Missguided.
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Boutique+ x Ashley Nell Tipton Pleated Faux-Leather Skirt, $35.99, available at JCPenney.
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Lane Bryant Linen Mixed Fabric Tee, $24.99, available at Lane Bryant.
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Tie One On
Blame it on chokers, but tie-neck blouses are here to stay. The key to this look is picking a design that doesn’t overwhelm your outfit or detract from your face, so look for skinny scarf styles that feel ripped from the ’70s or dainty bows that sit comfortably on your neck.

Modcloth Coveted Career Top, $49.99, available at Modcloth.
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Zara Printed Blouse, $39.90, available at Zara.
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Lovesick Floral Print Bow Neck Dress, $49.90, available at Lovesick.
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Rachel Rachel Roy Anne Blouse, $99, available at Rachel Roy.
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Statement Sleeves
Simple sleeves are so 2015: From dramatic wizard sleeves and baby bells to split sleeves and poofy cuffs, there’s really no wrong way to wear this trend. Wear it solo or layer under a jacket or sweater. Either way, you're making a bold statement.

Forever 21 Cutout-Back Top, $19.90, available at Forever 21.
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Eloquii Flounce Sleeve Off-the-Shoulder Top, $62.90, available at Eloquii.
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Lane Bryant Bouclé Bell Sleeve Dress by Christian Siriano, $128, available at Lane Bryant.
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Ashley Stewart Cropped Tie Front Shirt, $23.70, available at Ashley Stewart.
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Style Mafia Mikko Top, $85, available at Style Mafia.
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Show Off Your Shoulders
The cold-shoulder trend is still holding strong, but the design is constantly evolving in minor ways. The new look has a slightly sexier, slouchier vibe, as if a halter or spaghetti-strap top suddenly sprouted sleeves. It gives a sneak peek of your shoulders without revealing a ton of skin, which is perfect for chillier temps.

Forever 21 Open-Shoulder Top, $17.90, available at Forever 21.
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Alice & You Cold Shoulder Coin Detail Top, $57, available at ASOS.
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Fashion To Figure Evie Cold Shoulder Top, $24.43, available at Fashion To Figure.
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Eloquii Off The Shoulder Ruffle Dress, $119.90, available at Eloquii.
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Alice + Olivia Layla Cold Shoulder Ruffle Blouse, $330, available at Shopbop.

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