You were still checking off your summer bucket list, and then you blinked and fall was here. And honestly, we’re not mad about the idea of the fresh chilly weather and a new wardrobe to match. But with a big crop of trends coming at you from every angle—including some pretty lofty ones, like sweater bras (eek)—it’s tough to make the transition no matter how ready you are. So here are five of fall’s most wearable trends that you can test-drive as we speak.
The 5 Most Wearable Trends to Try Right Now
Forget what you thought you knew about cardigans—words like preppy and grandma no longer pertain. These days, they’re trending as a chic alternative to a blouse. To nail the trend, button your cardigan all the way up and skip wearing a layer underneath. Soft and fuzzy materials are especially in, making them all the more warm and cozy.
Maxi skirts have taken on a new level of sheen this season, and the sophisticated material is surprisingly easy to wear. Just swap in a satin maxi whenever you would normally wear your nicest pair of slim jeans: with a tee and blazer, your favorite sweater, even a turtleneck. These skirts have a body-skimming fit, so don’t be afraid to go bulky up top.
Another day, another animal print. What we love about faux croc is that it’s all about texture in a single color rather than a busy pattern. It’s a perfect neutral staple that won’t clash with any of your other fall wears, but it still maintains a trendy edge.