10 Major Fall Trends You Probably Already Own

1. CHUNKY KNITS

ChunkyKnits1Image Source: Altuzarra, net-a-porter, Zara

Turtlenecks are especially trendy this fall, but any thick knit will do. For a more modern look, try tucking a fitted chunky sweater into a high-waisted pencil skirt. Or, for a more relaxed but equally stylish look, take an oversized sweater and laver it on top of everything from skinny jeans to maxi dresses. The bigger and chunkier the sweater, the better.

Top to Bottom: Silk, mohair and wool-blend turtleneck sweater, $1,442.23, Chloé, (Available at net-a-porter.com); Cropped Sweater in Sand/ Mari, $69.90, Zara

2. FLAT BLACK BOOTS
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Image Source: Balenciaga, H&M, Mango, Zara

Take your old go-to black leather boots to the shoe repair place for a little TLC and a nice high-polish shine, then wear them with everything from silk dresses to tweed pencil skirts.

Top to Bottom: Chelsea Boots, $59.90, H&M; Buckle Boots, $61.90, Mango (Available on zalora.sg); Flat Track Ankle Boots, $99.90 Zara

3. MINI SKIRTS

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Runways this season were full of mini skirts in every colour, print and texture you can think of. Pair yours with a long-sleeved shirt or fitted sweater and some chunky flats to bring your look up-to-date.

Top to Bottom: Printed Skirt, $69.90, Zara; Plaid wool and cotton-blend boucle-tweed mini skirt, $1,357.07, Miu Miu (Available on net-a-porter)

4. FLARES

jcrewImage source: JCrew, Zara, Topshop

Flares are back in a big way, but they can be tough to pull off. The trick is sticking to high-waisted styles and then accentuating your waist by either wearing a crop top or tucking in your shirt. Thankfully, the low-rise flare trend that defined the early ’00s has yet to be resurrected.

Left to Right: Flared Cropped Leggings, $49.90, Zara; Tall Moto Tally Flare Jeans, $89.90, Topshop

5. PLAID EVERYTHING

5plaidImage Source: Marc Jacobs, net-a-porter, H&M, Chanel

Shirts, skirts, jackets, pants, boots, bags – all plaid is good plaid. And don’t feel the need to limit yourself to one piece of plaid at a time either. Treat it like a neutral and mix in other prints, even other plaids, for a more fashion-forward look.

Top to Bottom: Checked Cashmere Scarf, $1,366.62, Burberry Prorsum, (available at net-a-porter); Long Shirt in Red/Checked, $39.90, H&M; 2.55 Tweed Flap Bag, $6,870, Chanel

6. LONG CAMEL COATS
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Image Source: MaxMara, Zara, net-a-porter

You may not own this exact coat, but you’ve probably got something similar with a belt at the waist to give a more feminine look. Give your coat a mini makeover simply by tying the belt loosely behind your back, or removing it entirely so that the coat hangs straight down instead of cinching in at your waist.

Left to Right: Masculine Coat, $269.00, Zara; Wool-blend trench coat, $1,639.70, Carven (Available at net-a-porter)

7. PATTERNED TIGHTS

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From fishnet to lace to animal print, to embellished, this fall is all about using texture to up your tights game. Keep the look sexy and cool by sticking to neutral colours like black, white, and nude, and choosing sheer fabrics and patterns that let your skin peek through.

Left to Right: Clair Floral-lace tights, $73.40, Wolford, (Available at net-a-porter); Emily bead-embellished 20 denier tights, $209.691, Wolford (Available at net-a-porter); As Nike Leg-A-See-Windblur, $69.00, Nike (Available at Zalora.sg)

8.PUFFERS

8puffersImage Source: Moschino, H&M, Zara

The puffier your puffer coat is, the trendier you will look. Seriously, if there was ever a year to embrace your inner Michelin man, this is it.

Top to Bottom: Quilted bomber jacket, $299.00, H&M; Ultra-Light Jacket in Navy, $139.00, Zara,

8. STATEMENT EARRINGS

9earringsImage Source: Zara, Accessorize, Tibi

The real statement here is asymmetry. Instead of wearing two big, bold earrings, wear one on one side and a simple stud on the other.

Top to Bottom: Elle Stone Mini Statement Earrings, $21.60, Accessorize; Long Geometric Earrings, $25.90, Zara

10. PARKAS

10parkasImage Source: Prabal Garung, Zara, Zalora.sg

The trick to making your old parka feel fresh and new is wearing it over something soft and feminie, like a lingerie-inspired slip dress or slinky silk camisole.

Top to Bottom: Love Oversized Parka, $39.90, Zalora.sg; Parka with Faux Fur Hood, $139.00, Zara

*Written by Charles Manning. This first appeared on Cosmopolitan.com.