All summer long, we've let the warm weather dictate
what we're going to wear. Breezy skirts, linen tops, strappy sandals, every piece served one purpose: to keep us from melting in the blazing heat.
Now that Fall — AKA the season of anything-goes fashion — is in our midst, we're finally free to style ourselves with abandon. Add to that the fact that
fall brings hundreds of ~fresh~ new collections, and you've got all the inspo you need for a wardrobe of your choosing.
With all that being said, an endless treasure trove of
Fall fashion can be tricky to navigate. To ensure that you get the most out of the season, we're breaking down today's top trends, from A to Z, and shopping out all 26 of them. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. Asymmetry
From patchwork denim to mismatching sandals, the concept of asymmetry is taking hold across all facets of the fashion industry. This fall, we're expecting the trend to continue being a favorite amongst fashion's elite.
Patchwork Denim Shirt, $250, available at
Patchwork Denim Slit Pants, $235, available at
Ganni Photo Courtesy of Ganni. More Belted Blazers
Snakeskin takes a sophisticated turn.
Snake Jacket, $907.53, available at
Georgia Alice Photo Courtesy of Georgia Alice. More Corsets
It's no secret that 18th century fashion is back. From flouncy blouses to bourgeois dresses straight off the set of Sofia Coppola's
Marie Antoinette, we can't escape that era and it's many sartorial themes. Case in point: the recent influx of corset-like silhouettes. Orseund Iris
Ribbed-Knit Corset, $175, available at
Net-A-Porter Photo Courtesy of Net-A-Porter. More Double-Layer Sweaters
Quote of the day: If Jacquemus builds it, we will come. It happened with itty bitty bags and extra large hats, and now, the French designer has singlehandedly kickstarted another trend: two-in-one sweaters. These double knits have a built-in second sweater that's perfect for tying around your shoulders or using as a makeshift turtleneck.
Ahwa Mesh Sweater, $675, available at
Shopbop More Extra Volume
If you've ever had the urge to feel like a majestic cloud or a commanding wizard, then go big with volume! Take up that space, and swish, swish to your heart's desire.
Alexa Oversized Tiered Cloqué Dress, $1195, available at
Net-A-Porter Photo Courtesy of Net-A-Porter. More Farm to Closet
We're not totally sure when it started, but apparently, we're taking all our sartorial inspiration from animals now. It started with leopard print, closely followed by snakeskin and mock croc. This fall, the animal print trend is moving away from the wild and heading right into the barnyard. First up to bat: Cow print.
Leia Corset, $225, available at
Shopbop Photo Courtesy of Shopbop. More Green, Pistachio Green To Be Exact
The delectable pastel color you can still wear in the Fall.
Pistachio Lizard Embossed Bag, $234.17, available at
Staud Photo Courtesy of Staud. More Houndstooth
The quintessential day-to-night dress.
Francois Belted Houndstooth Silk-Georgette Midi Dress, $244, available at
The Outnet Photo Courtesy of The Outnet. More Incognito Mode
It me. Or
is it? Sensi Studio
Trinado Straw Panama Hat, $175, available at
Moda Operandi Photo Courtesy of Moda Operandi. More Jammies
wish I woke up like this. Sleeper
Light Blue Pajamas, $189, available at
Sleeper Photo Courtesy of Sleeper. More Kilts
Maybe it's because we've all been watching a wee too much
Outlander, but the idea of wearing a kilt 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is seriously growing on us. Golden Goose
High-Rise Pleated Check Wool Midi Skirt, $307, available at
MatchesFashion.com More Lug Boots
Nowadays, the rule of thumb when it comes to boots is: the chunkier, the better. And the biggest pair of all is always the lug boot. With heavy soles and workman-like leather bodies, these fall boots don't only look good, they'll also keep you nice and dry once winter arrives.
Ortega Leather, $520, available at
EYTYS Photo Courtesy of Eytys. More Mother of Pearl
Grandma's pearls just got a chic update.
Pearl Hoop Earrings, $176, available at
Net-A-Porter Photo Courtesy of Net-A-Porter. More Not Your Average Sized Headband
You can blame the return of Blair Waldorf for this one.
Henriette Von Grünberg
Kiwi Silk Alice Band, $69, available at
Henriette Von Grünberg Photo Courtesy of Henriette Von Grunberg. More Organza Dresses
Turn to sheer fabrics like organza and mesh for a peek at what's underneath — which, in this case, is just another perfect dress.
Nine Twenty-Seven Dress, $325, available at
KKCo Photo Courtesy of KkCo. More Platform Mary-Janes
Let these chunky, punked out Mary-Janes wipe away any bad memory you have of wearing the child-like versions. You wore them to every school picture, forced play date, and family soiree between the ages of six and twelve? Us, too.
Embossed Leather T-Bar Shoes, $680, available at
Burberry Photo Courtesy of Burberry. More Quilted Bags
Say hello to the chicest carry-on you'll ever own.
Large Glam Slam Tote Bag, $1790, available at
Farfetch Photo Courtesy of Farfetch. More Rhinestones
Add a little bit of sparkle — in the most unexpected place.
Crystal-Embellished Cotton Blouse, $550, available at
Barneys New York Area
Crystal Net Mini Skirt, $725, available at
Barneys New York Photo Courtesy of Barneys. More Sheer Knee Socks
A highlight at
Prada's spring 2019 show, the sheer knee sock trend is every private school kid's worst nightmare. But it looks so chic. Prada
Lightning Bolt Socks, $136, available at
Farfetch Photo Courtesy of Farfetch. More Trench Coats
Battle rainy day blues with this mod-inspired take on the classic trench coat.
Violeta By Mango
Plus-Size Prince Of Wales Trench, $74.98, available at
Mango Photo Courtesy of Mango. More Ugly, Swishy Sweatpants
Friction never sounded (or looked) this good.
Reebok by Pyer Moss
Derrick Adams Vector Logo Joggers, $170, available at
Pyer Moss Photo Courtesy of Pyer Moss. More Vaginas Are En Vogue
Women's reproductive rights are under attack, and designers are fighting back one hand-stitched fallopian tube at a time.
"We Won't Go Back" Cashmere Sweater, $380, available at
Lingua Franca Photo Courtesy of Lingua Franca. More Watercolor Tie-Dye
Tie-dye, but better. Just add water.
Midi Slip, $295, available at
SVNR Photo Courtesy of SVNR. More XXXtra Large Collars
A product of
Ganni's fall 2018 collection (and again for resort 2020), XL collars are our big secret for modernizing a basic white tee. Wear it plain or under a chunky knit, but no matter what you do, never hide the sheer size of these neck embellishments. Zara
Peter Pan Collar Poplin Blouse, $49.9, available at
Zara Photo Courtesy of Zara. More Youthful Silhouettes
Don't be jelly! Some silhouettes have stayed with us longer than we care to admit — including these iconic sandals.
Melissa x Opening Ceremony
Hatch Sandal, $119, available at
Opening Ceremony More Zoobiloo Zoo
A leopard can't change its spots and a tiger can't change its stripes, but us mortals get to mix and match the whole animal kingdom on a whim with fall's clash of roaring prints.
Adam Selman Sport
French Cut Booty Biker, $105, available at
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