6 Trends Our Editors Love for Fall (and 4 We’re Ready to Retire)

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New season, new trends—and a whole lot of new feelings. We’re currently making our fall shopping lists, and for some PureWow editors, that includes controversial pieces (ahem, bucket hats), while others are all about universally beloved power suits and blazers. In honor of fashion month, we’re taking a stance on our favorite fall trends—and calling out the looks we’d like never to meet again, thank you very much. Read on to see if you agree with our team.

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Love: Mint Green

“It's a surprisingly easy color to add into my current wardrobe (mostly jeans and various shades of black and white) and it's so damn cheerful.” —Dena S., fashion editor

Get the look: Jeffrey Campbell shoes ($125); Lovers + Friends midi dress ($198); Ganni dress ($595)

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Love: Plaid Blazers

“I'm finally ready to hop aboard the blazer train, but only if it's of the glen plaid variety. The soft, muted grayish brownish hue feels equal parts Meghan Markle, Alexa Chung and Outlander, aka my *ideal* aesthetic for fall.” —Roberta F., editor, news and trends

Get the look: Line & Dot ($127); Tularosa ($218); Anine Bing ($349)

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Love: Faux Crocodile

“I got this Brahmin bag a few weeks ago, and it kick-started my obsession with faux croc. Even though the bag is black, the texture adds a little something something to my everyday, all-black wardrobe. It's also a safer bet than black patent, which has a tendency to look cheap. Once I find a pair of black faux-croc ankle boots—preferably with a 2.5-inch block heel—it's over for you all.” —Sarah S., editor 

Get the look: Blondo boot ($150); Brahmin bag ($265); Staud bag ($375)

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Love: Power Suits

“I'm weirdly excited about the power suit—especially when I see really interesting options like this one from Boden or this one worn by Millie Bobbie Brown. I have plenty of ‘power suits’ in my closet from over a decade ago when I was first starting my job search, but they are far from chic. I’m looking for an updated version that I can wear to the office without making my boss think I’m interviewing elsewhere.”—Rachel B., director, special projects

Get the look: Anne Klein jacket ($83); Anne Klein pants ($53); Theory pants ($275); Theory blazer ($475)

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Love: Leather Everything

“I’m already a big fan of moto jackets, but I’m ready to experiment with leather in unexpected new ways. Currently, I’m on the lookout for faux-leather culottes and a lightweight button-down that’s way more seasonally appropriate for September than a heavy jacket.” —Brianna L., commerce editor

Get the look: LPA pants ($288); Tibi button-down ($395); Equipment shirt ($550)

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Love: Fitted Turtlenecks

“I love the idea of thin turtlenecks under T-shirts, because it lets me showcase my graphic tees in a more exciting way. There's nothing quite like pairing a vibrant Spider-Man T-shirt with a peekaboo turtleneck. Shirts on shirts keep me cozy, comfortable and—most importantly—cool.” —Charlie K., executive assistant + editorial coordinator

Get the look: Spiderman tee ($34); Vince turtleneck ($95)

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Retire: ’80s Shoulders

“I see the volume and...I don't want it! Whenever I spy a top with shoulders that extend both up and out (at the same time), all I can think about is how much the wearer will regret that look in two to three months.” —Dena S., fashion editor

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Retire: Bucket Hats

“Sorry in advance to anyone I’m offending, but this is not Disney World circa 2001, nor is it a cruise. Stahhhhp.” —Katherine G., associate food editor

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Retire: Bell Sleeves

“I'm tired of looking like a Von Trapp and they just don't fit under my jackets, no matter how I tuck them in.” —Jillian Q., SVP of content

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Retire: Ironic Pukka Shell Necklaces

“If someone wore a pukka shell necklace back in the day, the mere fashion statement was enough to sum up that person's entire personality. Now, the pukka shell necklace is back—as are so many '90s things—but they're being worn by fashion bloggers and trendsetters. They're apparently ‘cool’ because they're so ‘not cool,’ but unlike the dad sneaker trend, they provide no real function besides appropriating bros in pukka shell necklace culture.” —Dara K., senior editor

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