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5 Great Looks for Fall and How to Wear Them

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By Elizabeth Trach, Contributor

With another Fashion Week in the books, it’s time to start searching in earnest for the best new looks to add to your wardrobe for the season. Here’s a roundup of the most wearable fall fashion trends, along with suggestions about how to pair new items with wardrobe basics for greater wearability.

1. Bohemian Rhapsody

Flowing florals got dressed up for evening on the runway, with maxi dresses rendered in silky fabrics instead of summer knits. Whether worn long or short like Splendid’s Birdeye Drop Waist Dress, this look pairs perfectly with your favorite fall boots.

2. Pumpkin Spice

Orange is the hue du jour, and it’s showing up everywhere this fall. From the pumpkin-patch hue of Juicy Couture’s Menara Lace Top to the deep burnt umber of Frye’s leather Sabrina 6G Lace Up boots, orange is easier to wear than you think. Pair it with neutral brown and khaki shades for work and with denim on the weekends.

3. Reconstructed Denim

The runways were full of artfully patched-up denim for fall. To avoid sewing your own patches on your old distressed jeans, get the look with Ankle Skinny Jeans in Light Patched Denim from 7 For All Mankind. Pair them with your favorite tee or a chunky sweater for casual weekend flair.

4. Extra-Long Sleeves

Flowing coats and sweaters featured knuckle-grazing sleeves this season, which is perfect for anyone looking to keep warm as autumn progresses. The Hybrid Fairisle Car Coat from NYDJ gives you the look without the hassle of too much fabric. Pair it with trousers for work or jeans for the weekend.

5. Dashing Lapels

Miniature capes and shoulder-dusting lapels add interest to outerwear and keep you warm this season. For a chic yet practical take on the trend, try Paige’s Lily Coat. This versatile style works equally well with a dress as it does with cigarette pants, so it’s a great investment piece.

A few on-trend statement pieces go a long way toward giving your wardrobe a boost for the fall. When you pair new looks with old classics like your favorite jeans, high boots and a white button-down shirt or tee, you’ll have no trouble staying true to your own sense of style while keeping on top of the latest from the fashion world.