We're in love—with fall fashion, that is. We've sifted through the fall/winter 2014 runway shows to bring you five standout trends that are not just beautiful but totally wearable. Stylist Brynn Watkins of Being Elliott translated our favorite runway looks into easy ensemble inspiration. Check out her expert advice below. What trends will you be wearing this fall?
A good coat can really elevate your outfit to the next level, especially in gray, a major trend this season. When looking for an oversized coat, make sure it fits your shoulders and the length hits just above your knees. You don't want to be drowning in fabric! This affordable H&M coat is versatile and rich. The key is to pair it with a more form-fitting piece, like a sweater dress or a sheath. Add interest with a texturized clutch, and you're set to hit the town.
Leave your pattern-mixing fears behind. When it comes to plaid, more is more. But keep in mind that it's best to mix smaller prints with bigger prints to create a balanced look that screams stylish, rather than "I just threw on whatever was in my closet." It's also good to stick to the same color palette, or in this case, goes-with-everything black and white.
Warm and thick knit sweaters are all over the place and should be a staple in your wardrobe this fall. Up your style game and mix a knit turtleneck with a dainty circle midi skirt, perfect for when you feel like twirling. (Find the best midi skirt for your body
) Keep your jewelry minimal: You don't need much with a turtleneck so sparkly stud earrings will do the trick.
Bring out your playful side with a little bit of fringe. The easiest way to rock this urban style is to keep the fringe short and subtle. We like that this leather jacket keeps the fringe nearly hidden on the underside of the sleeves. The rest of the outfit should be simple, like this forest green jumpsuit.
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A truly romantic trend like this one makes for a great nighttime look. For an ultra-ladylike take, pair a floral top with a floral bottom. Again, you can mix different patterns as long as you keep them in the same color palette—the vibrant fuchsia, deep navy, and black pair well together. To prevent the look from verging on grandmother-style, be mindful of the shape of your pieces and add modern touches like metallic jewelry and oxford shoes.