How To Wear 3 Of Fall’s Biggest Trends Without Looking Like You Tried

There’s a fine line between embracing a new trend and looking like a lemming. To help you avoid the latter, we’re showing you how to incorporate three of fall’s biggest trends into your rotation in a subtle-yet-stylish way. One factor that remains constant is the juxtaposition of the trend-forward item with classic, timeless pieces. For example, pairing a statement blazer with a simple white tee, or mixing a shimmering shirt with straight-leg denim. Following this basic rule guarantees your outfits will come off sophisticated and not studied.

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Trend: The Statement Blazer

Rachel Zoe, Hannah Velvet Blazer $495

Tailoring is having a major moment, with the most fashion-forward iterations featuring oversized shoulder silhouettes or sculptural waists. For those not strutting the runway, opt for a style in fall's plush velvet, like this vibrant blue version. Pair with of-the-moment plaid and a tee.

Trend: '80s Shimmer

Rachel Zoe, Courtney Sequin Pussy-Bow Blouse $325

The decade of excess is back with a vengeance. If you're not down to go full Bowie, reach instead for the reliable sequin. A pussybow iteration looks great with denim and feels decidedly less try hard than, say, a sequin minidress.

Trend: Long & Lean Silhouettes

Rachel Zoe, Lovey Metallic Jersey Midi Dress $345

The silhouette for fall is more linear than seasons past. While a maxi column dress may not make sense in your daily life, try layering a long cardigan coat over a clingy calf-length dress. We're also incorporating a nod to the folk trend with this longline knit.