Rock the Runway IRL With These Top Fall Fashion Trends

Get the top picks that made their way from runway to retailer.

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Fall is literally right around the corner, and the top trends from runways around the globe have trickled their way in from the runway to the retailers. 2018 has given us a lot to choose from, but after much deliberation, we've narrowed down our favorite trends that we'll be sporting this fall without fail.

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Classic Plaid
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Classic Plaid

There's nothing new about plaid for fall, but this season you can expect a more structured approach, with menswear-inspired silhouettes and suiting separates to wear on and off the clock. Along with the classic, muted tones, keep an eye out for more colorful versions of your favorite checks, too!

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Topshop
Topshop Tartan Pelmet Skirt
$34.99

With this tartan skirt-and-blazer combo, you can be on trend while channeling your favorite '90s Clueless characters at the same time. Just trade the crop top for a black turtleneck when the temperatures start to dip.

More: Cute Plaid Dresses You Need This Season

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Alice + Olivia
Alice + Olivia Deandra Plaid Cropped Top
$285.00

Suits aren't the only way to sport this pattern in a structured way. This crop top and miniskirt from Alice + Olivia still has clean lines, and it's ideal for a fall night out with your BFFs. (You just might want to add black tights!) You can also mix and match both pieces with other things in your closet. 

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Tibi
Tibi Oversized Belted Tartan Wool Blazer
$895.00

Go for a modern take with this blazer from Tibi's 2018 Pre-Fall collection, featuring an oversized fit and a cinched, belted waist. We also suggest styling it over a slip dress in place of a light jacket.

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Head West
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Head West

If there's one trend to know right now, it's Western styles! Tons of designers, including Coach, Louis Vuitton, and Veronica Beard, have incorporated Western details into their 2018 fall collections, and now we're inspired to do the same with our seasonal wardrobe. Shake up tired floral prints with suede jackets, cowboy boots, and flowy skirts and dresses.

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AllSaints
AllSaints Evans Studded Suede Jacket
$585.00

This studded suede jacket is all you need to add some Western edge to any outfit. It's surprisingly versatile for a statement piece, and it's easy to layer with neutrals, florals, and more when you need a break from your black leather jacket.

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Veronica Beard
Veronica Beard Marion Floral Silk Dress
$495.00

It's not fall without a dark floral print. This billowy silk dress with sunflowers is just the thing for pairing with Western-inspired ankle boots and a jacket for a perfect day-to-night look. 

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Marc Fisher LTD
Marc Fisher LTD Miggi Booties
$113.37

Speaking of Western-inspired ankle boots, we love the subtle styling of this Marc Fisher design. It'll go with dresses and skirts of any length, and it feels sleek and modern rather than right off the ranch.

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Animal Prints 
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Animal Prints

While leopard is always a staple for fall, you'll want to make room for even more of the spotted print this year (it's going to be everywhere!), along with snakeskin, zebra stripes, and tiger stripes. Wear them separately, or mixed together like this Tom Ford runway look.

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Etoile Isabel Marant
Etoile Isabel Marant Alone Zebra-Print Cropped Trousers
$395.00

Put your jeans on hold in place of these zebra-print pants! You'll feel like a rock star for the day, and they're actually easy to tone down with a simple black sweater and your favorite ankle boots. 

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Rixo London
Rixo London Katie Leopard-Print Silk Dress
$430.00

If you love leopard print, this might just be your favorite fall season yet. Three-quarter sleeves and a midi length make this dress a perfect piece for transitional weather, and you can switch out your accessories to create different looks.

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Chloe
Chloé Roy Mini Snake-Effect Leather Bucket Bag
$1,850.00

For those who feel like they can't pull off an animal-print outfit, try sporting an accessory instead. This Chloe bucket bag instantly elevates a basic sweater and jeans with its cool texture.

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Shearling Coats and Jackets
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Shearling Coats and Jackets

The rise in popularity of the teddy coat makes shearling even more of a must-have this fall. The best part about this cozy trend is that there are so many ways to wear it! Choose from full lengths, cropped hems, faux fur, shearling-lined styles, and more.

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Cupcakes and Cashmere
Cupcakes and Cashmere Ira Reversible Jacket
$155.00

You don't have to spend thousands to get the coziness of shearling. This jacket has a faux-shearling lining that's just as soft, and it can even be reversed for days when you want to go for a more furry look. 

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Mango
Mango Faux-Shearling Long Coat
$199.99

Turn up the texture with this knee-length faux-shearling coat that you'll look forward to bundling up with. The cream color is just as versatile as black. 

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Vince
Vince Cropped Shearling Fur Coat
$1,950.00

Ready to invest in the real thing? This Vince coat is on the lower end of the price spectrum for shearling, and it's an item that you'll be wearing for years. The dusty pink color is a great way to break up fall neutrals. 

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Futuristic
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Futuristic

You can always expect lots of metallics for the fall season, but this year, designers like Balmain, Christian Dior, and Prada added a futuristic twist to the high-shine look with the addition of iridescent materials and lucite.

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Jeffrey Campbell
Jeffrey Campbell Snowflake Embellished Slide Sandals
$74.96

Before the winter chill sets in, these holographic slide sandals will help you step into the future. Expect to see lots of clear, vinyl shoes this fall. 

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Alice + Olivia
Alice + Olivia Harmon Slip Tank
$195.00

Sci-fi runway looks might not translate to real life, but this metallic tank makes the trend much more wearable. Try styling it with leather pants for a night out, and then with a blazer and slacks for more formal occasions. 

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Tibi
Tibi Metallic Faux-Leather Midi Skirt
$495.00

This metallic midi skirt is where futuristic meets functional. Office looks will feel out of this world when you add it to your 9-to-5 rotation. It'll also serve as a compliment magnet at cocktail parties. 

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High-Voltage Hues
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High-Voltage Hues

Red ruled the runways last season, and this year it's back with all the bold colors. Bright green, yellow, pink, and cobalt blue starred on the runways of Versace, Balenciaga, and more. The '80s vibe will definitely brighten up your fall days, and it's easier to wear than you might think!

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Diane von Furstenberg
Diane von Furstenberg Polo Sweater
$268.00

The preppy polo sweater becomes a statement piece in this bright green shade. It'll bring some much-needed life to your fall sweater collection, and it's easy to dress down with your favorite denim styles, too.

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Alexander Wang
Alexander Wang Grommet Detail Slip Dress
$1,195.00

You'll stand out in all the right ways with this electric pink slip dress. Just add a leather moto jacket to make it fall-ready, or even a long-sleeve black tee underneath. Grommet details add a dose of Alexander Wang's signature edge. 

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Topshop
Topshop Cutabout Minidress
$34.99

Cobalt blue has to be one of the most flattering shades out there, so we're happy to see it having a moment this fall. This vibrant Topshop dress can be worn now with sandals, and later with black tights and pumps. 

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Check Mate
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Check Mate!

Plaid for fall and winter might sound typical, but this isn’t your ordinary lumber jack look. Designers like Versace and Alexander Wang went beyond bold with bright yellow plaids, and some designers even mixed and matched the checkered pattern. What’s the takeaway from this? Mild or wild, adding some plaid to your fall wardrobe is an absolute must!

More: All the Fall Trends You Need to Know!

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Brooks Brothers Black Watch Plaid Bomber Jacket
$148.00

The classic tartan print takes a bomber jacket to stylish new heights. The sophisticated look of this Brooks Brothers bomber instantly elevates any casual look this fall (even if you're wearing sweatpants!).

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Palm Angels Plaid Jersey Track Pants
$520.00

This cool California brand gives a preppy twist to their lust-worthy track pants! Keep the rest of your look on the simple side to really let these pants stand out.

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Pendleton Park Plaid Whisperwool Scarf
$69.50

If bold-printed clothing isn’t usually your cup of tea, adding a classic plaid scarf to your fall outfits is just enough to be on trend, while looking classic. Made in the U.S., Pendleton donates a portion of their proceeds to the National Park Foundation, making this a guilt-free purchase for doing good and looking good.

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Not-So-Mellow Yellow
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Not-So-Mellow Yellow

If orange was the new black last fall, this '70s yellow color is the new orange. Countless designers added a golden touch to their looks on the runway, including Tom Ford, Bottega Veneta, and Ermenegildo Zegna.

While it’s a tough color for certain skin tones to pull off, there’s no need to avoid a sunny accent to your fall wardrobe. Maybe this is the fashion solution to vitamin D deficiency in winter? Either way, hello yellow!

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Zara Textured Weave Knit Sweater
$49.90

The easiest way to add a little sunshine to your cloudy 9-to-5 day is a yellow textured sweater. When paired with a neutral pant and worn under one of your favorite fall jackets, the yellow becomes the perfect bright accent to lift anyone’s Monday mood.