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7 Fall 2020 Fashion Trends to Keep on Your Radar

Anyone else excited about leather pants?

Design by Morgan McMullen

You're already well-versed on the spring 2020 trends (if not, here ya go), so let's move along to discuss fall/winter 2020. Now that NYFW is behind us, the runways have given us a glimpse into what will end up on everyone's wishlists for next autumn. Yes, this might seem far away, but the seasons have a way of creeping up on us, so it's better to be informed and prepared wardrobe wise. We've narrowed down the fall 2020 trends to the seven you should know, and can shop right now. Take notes on your favorites, ahead.

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Leather Pants

Left to right: Veronica Beard, Self-Portrait, R13, and Khaite

If you have yet to find a pair of leather pants you love, good news: This classic style will be abundantly available in various colors and fits once fall rolls around. They popped up in many runway collections, styled with button-down shirts, breezy blouses, and knit sweaters. No matter what pair you choose, you'll have more luck getting into/out of them than Ross did in Friends.

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Frankie Faux-Leather Cargo Pants

This pair of faux leather bottoms from Guess offers a tapered and cropped fit, so you can show off your shoes or socks. You can even wear this in the spring and not feel overly suffocated in the material.

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Bruni Leather Pants in Pale Blue
Song of Style revolve.com

These blue leather pants are so light, comfortable, and form-fitting. This will be the statement piece in your outfit, meaning you can do a bit more simple on top with a white sweater or cream-colored top.

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Paneled Leather Wide-Leg Pants
Gucci net-a-porter.com

These Gucci pants are high-waisted and come in a wide-leg style should you want the flare. Front patch pockets add that look-at-me detail. With these on, you'll feel impossibly cool at work even when you're just in sneakers.

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Mix and Match

Left to right: Rentrayage, Tory Burch, Monse, and Prabal Gurung

Whether it was two different patterns stitched together to create a garment or two items juxtaposed into one, designers had fun creating pieces with dual personalities. A jacket or dress received fresh life with this mix-and-match theme. For fall 2020 look for this genius tweak in design to your favorite basics, which will make them not so...basic.

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Flannel Cascade Hoodie
Monse shopbop.com

Monse's entire fall 2020 collection seamlessly merged opposite looks together, so the brand should be your first pit stop in channeling the trend. Here's a flannel-meets-hoodie combo that will speak to the Netflix-and-couch gal in all of us.

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Mix Media Water Repellent Trench Coat
Ellen Tracy nordstrom.com

The plaid pattern on the upper half of this trench coat and on the pockets give it a quick revival for 2020. If you're looking for a trench coat that's sophisticated yet cool and affordable, this is my pick.

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Split Viviane Blazer
Veda shopbop.com

This half leather, half plaid blazer is one of my all-time favorites. It's the fashion-girl piece that will be timeless to wear because both sides are classics on their own.

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Victorian Glamour

Left to right: Tory Burch, Zimmermann, Rodarte, and Anna Sui

Some designers took a trip to the past for their fall 2020 collections, drawing on the Victorian era to create modern versions of frilly high-neck tops and lace ensembles. The contemporary pieces featured on the runways above are glamorous and wearable, so you won't feel dated in any of the looks.

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The Victorian Blouse
Marc Jacobs marcjacobs.com

This floral and lace top from Marc Jacobs is called "The Victorian Blouse," if you needed confirmation on the style. Rock it with blue straight-leg jeans or a black pleated skirt with knee-high-boots.

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Kim Floral Jacquard Mini Sheath Dress
Rotate Birger Christensen saksfifthavenue.com

This Victorian romance mini dress features a puff-sleeve design with elegant rouleau button details. The high-neckline gives the dress a more buttoned-up look while the floral print and length keep it fun and lively.  

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Floral Print High-Neck Blouse
River Island

For a blouse that has a bit of a Victorian vibe (you're not sure if you want to fully commit to the look yet), slip into this patterned blouse. The color is lighter and brighter, making it the perfect spring-to-fall or fall-to-spring top.  

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Left to right: Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, Dion Lee, and Monse

The theme for fall 2020 is "show a little skin," whether you're picking out a dress with side cutouts or a top that shows off a hint of collarbone underneath. Designers like Prabal Gurung and Dion Lee incorporated this sensual element to their garments for a flirty take.

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Raundi Sweater
Paige shopbop.com

A turtleneck sweater can sometimes feel stuffy, I know. The solution? Take a pair of fabric scissors and slash one side of the shoulder to get some air. If you don't trust yourself to create this look, shop this sweater from Paige.

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Long Velour Dress
H&M hm.com

It's party time and you need a dress that's fancy but also sort of sexy. Slip into this stretch velour gown with side cutouts. It's perfect for a cocktail event or even a black-tie wedding. Drape a blazer cover the look, if you want to be a bit more covered. 

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Curve Hem Cutout Crop Top
Topshop nordstrom.com

This top might be considered avant-garde for the more casual dresser, but I assure you it's completely wearable. Style it with a pair of cargo pants or your favorite pair of denim to dress it down. 

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Left to right: Jeffrey Dodd, Michael Kors, Gabriela Hearst, and Veronica Beard

Fringe comes and goes every season and it looks like they're still trending for fall 2020. We spotted the detail on numerous pieces, from the hemlines of a coat at Gabriela Hearst to the lapel of a blazer at Veronica Beard. If you want your outfit to have some movement when you walk, opt for fringe.

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Wool Fringe Skirt
Mango mango.com

Sometimes I wish I could just drape a blanket over myself and leave the house. This skirt is one way for me to channel those cozy vibes outdoors, but in a fashionable way. 

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Oversized Fringed Suede Jacket
Miu Miu net-a-porter.com

This Miu Miu jacket is sure to get you all the compliments, whether you're rocking it at a music festival or at a dive bar with friends. The piece feels vintage/thrifted but with that polished, sophisticated touch.

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Erica Longline Cardigan
Band of Gypsies nordstrom.com

Not completely sold on this trend yet? Don't worry, you'll warm up to it. To help you do that, give this boho cardigan with minor fringing at the bottom a try. It's not too much all at once.

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Knit Sets

Left to right: Carolina Herrera, Eckhaus Latta, Jonathan Simkhai, and Ulla Johnson

I swear by sets because they're easy to throw on and give you the illusion of having spent a ton of time on your look (when in reality it took two minutes to get dressed). For fall 2020, keep your eyes pealed for more coordinating top and bottoms to be readily available. It'll be the quick style hack to looking your best always.

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Oversize Knit Sweater

Zara already carries a few good sets like this knit sweater that can be paired with the matching knit skirt (in the next slide). You can wear this top separately, too, if you wish.

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Ribbed Midi Skirt

Speaking of knit skirt, here's one you can style with the matching top or with a simple bralette once the weather gets warmer. Rock some knee-high leather boots underneath for that fall 2020 lewk.

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White Sand Sweater Set
Free People freepeople.com

This set is one you start wearing this spring because of the short-sleeve top. Once fall rolls around, layer a long-sleeve thermal top underneath and cover up your ankles with a pair of booties.

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Voluminous Eveningwear

Left to right: Carolina Herrera, Christian Siriano, Oscar de la Renta, and Brandon Maxwell

More is more for fall 2020, from oversize bags to voluminous gowns. Designers like Brandon Maxwell and Wes Gordon of Carolina Herrera seemed to have a taste for drama and flair, sending dresses that almost took up the entire runway. Let this be a lesson to all of us in 2020: Don't be afraid to take up space—and look f*cking amazing while doing it.

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Asymmetric Gathered Silk-Taffeta Gown

The vivid-yellow painterly floral print on this resort 2020 look was inspired by the label's native Australia. It's made from a silk-blend linen with lustrous sheen and has a cutout waist to show off some skin underneath all the voluminous elements. 

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One-Shoulder Asymmetric Distressed Silk Gown
Alexander McQueen net-a-porter.com

This Cinderella-esque blue gown from Alexander McQueen gives you the chance to feel like a red-carpet star. When the clock strikes 12, you won't want to change out of it. PSA to future brides: here's your something blue.

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Draped Tulle Taffeta Gown
Rodarte modaoperandi.com

This gown gives me adult Tinkerbell vibes. (Sorry not sorry about the back-to-back Disney references.) The draped tulle train adds volume and lightness to the overall look while the vibrant colors make it a fit for those seeking to wear bold hues for formal occasions. 

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