A new season doesn’t have to mean a whole new wardrobe— just focus on these five smartest trends. Transitional pieces are a must as the crisp air starts to settle in, so pair your favorite summer pieces—like those crimson pants you can’t get enough of—with some of our fall favorites. First off, we suspect that there will be plenty of pretty pleated skirts in your future, so get a jumpstart on shopping for these now. Midi-length skirts don’t require tights as early in the season as a shorter skirt would, so take advantage of that and start rocking them as soon as possible.
Need to upgrade your outfit with minimal effort? Try statement cuffs. Get on this maximalist trend by finding a cuff that can make even the most simple black dress stand out from the crowd. A new idea for fall: clutches are no longer exclusively for nighttime use. Find a fun clutch to carry around during the day, so you only have to take what is necessary with you.
Shoe-wise, while heels aren’t going anywhere, this season it’s imperative that they’re both pretty and practical: enter the walkable heel. We found a style that won’t leave you with throbbing feet at the end of the night, so try it out then thank us later. Finally, no fall wardrobe could be complete without a classic blazer. This season, the blazer has been getting some unexpected updates. Think about adding a little embellishment or pattern to your blazer, it might surprise you.
Take a look at the five essential trends for fall below and our product picks.