Fall fashion style guide

Use our fall fashion shopping guide to turn designers' runway concepts into real-life style you'll want to wear on the streets of New York

With temperatures cooling, it's beginning to feel a lot like sweater weather. Discover the best new trends this fall and step out into that awesome fall foliage in NYC with style. This year is all about bold prints and colors (think vermilion red), head-to-toe knitwear, plaid and more. Visit the best shops in NYC and get ready for autumn with these fall fashion essentials.

Fall fashion 2014 trends

'60s Mod

It's a mod, mod world this fall, thanks to miniskirts, slim lines and other swinging looks from one of our favorite decades

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Knitwear

Cozy up to this fall trend, which features some of the most comfortable—and stylish—sweaters you'll ever wear

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Men's looks

For guys this fall, it's all about '60s mod, Western influence and more key fashion trends fellas shouldn't miss

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Bold prints

Go bold or go home: This fall fashion trend is all about trippy, graphic prints on everything from sweatshirts and dresses to shoes and other accessories

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Vermilion

We're calling it: The official color of fall fashion this year is this red hue

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Western

Saddle up to one of fall's biggest fashion trends—no Southern accent required

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Sparkle and shimmer

Your fall wardrobe is going to shine, thanks to these sleek and shimmery items

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Plaid

We're mad for plaid this season: And this time, the pattern gets an update on everything from shirts to accessories

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Drag Race's Courtney Act talks fall fashion trends and reality TV​

As gender-bending performer Courtney Act (a.k.a. Shane Jenek) proves, this season’s biggest trends are strong enough for a man and fit for a queen Read the interview

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Fall jewelry trends

Complete your look with a few—or all five—of this season’s accessory trends

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Floral-print items

Floral prints have blossomed into a darker and moodier trend this season

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Animal print bags

From leopard to zebra, animal print is still a big trend this season

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Wearable tech accessories

We love a smart outfit, and this season your look is going to be really smart

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Last year's fall fashion trends

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Colorful socks

Colorful socks are an easy and affordable way for guys to add personality to fall fashion ensembles. More essential fall fashion Brighten up basic outfits with fun socks in bold patterns and vibrant solids. Shop for the accessory at local NYC stores Happy Socks, In God We Trust and the Sock Hop.RECOMMENDED: See all of this year's fall fashion content Most popular in Shopping & Style Brooklyn Flea It’s that time of year when the Brooklyn Flea comes back outside in Fort Greene on Saturdays and Williamsburg on Sundays. Keep an eye out for Trees and Nails’ salvaged-wood kitchenwear ($30–$200) and wool cat sculptures by artist Mihaeko ($60–$200). Stop by Saraz Closet’s table to nab a ’90s Betsey Johnson swing skirt ($88) and an ’80s Pucci cropped silk jacket ($220). Foodies, take note: Both locations feature plenty of edibles, from Fine and Raw coconut chunky bonbons ($7) to Porchetta chicory salad with garlic dressing ($6). Where to shop in Soho: Best stores for fashion, design and books Shop in Soho for everything from cult fashion and cool design goods to bestselling fiction and natural-history curiosities. Despite the “mallification” of the neighborhood (and consequent slow-moving foot traffic), the retail-rich area is an intoxicating consumer playground. You can shop in Soho for everything from cheap street fashion to upscale designer garb and stylish items for the home—including taxidermy! We’ve selected the best shops in the area, including fashion-cognoscenti favori

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Military

Men can take a modern approach to the military fall fashion trend by suiting up in utilitarian jackets, accessories and shoes. More essential fall fashion You don’t have to wear full military regalia to try this menswear fall fashion trend. Guys can arm themselves with canvas bags, lace-up boots, and clothes with camo accents and uniform details. Shop for the army-inspired goods at NYC stores such as Tommy Hilfiger, Jack Spade, Fine and Dandy, and Dr. Martens.RECOMMENDED: See all of this year's fall fashion content Most popular in Shopping & Style Brooklyn Flea It’s that time of year when the Brooklyn Flea comes back outside in Fort Greene on Saturdays and Williamsburg on Sundays. Keep an eye out for Trees and Nails’ salvaged-wood kitchenwear ($30–$200) and wool cat sculptures by artist Mihaeko ($60–$200). Stop by Saraz Closet’s table to nab a ’90s Betsey Johnson swing skirt ($88) and an ’80s Pucci cropped silk jacket ($220). Foodies, take note: Both locations feature plenty of edibles, from Fine and Raw coconut chunky bonbons ($7) to Porchetta chicory salad with garlic dressing ($6). Where to shop in Soho: Best stores for fashion, design and books Shop in Soho for everything from cult fashion and cool design goods to bestselling fiction and natural-history curiosities. Despite the “mallification” of the neighborhood (and consequent slow-moving foot traffic), the retail-rich area is an intoxicating consumer playground. You can shop in Soho for everything from cheap str

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Punk

Try out the punk trend by donning leather, studs, spikes, houndstooth and tartan in your own unique way. More essential fall fashion After this summer’s “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” exhibit at the Met, and countless labels such as Chanel, Versace, Rodarte, Alexander McQueen and Jeremy Scott sent punk ensembles down the fall 2013 runway, see how to dabble in this fall fashion trend in a wearable way. Shop for the best punk-inspired clothing and accessories, including mesh dresses from Pixie Market, studded caps from Aldo and spiked cropped tees from Topshop.RECOMMENDED: See all of this year's fall fashion content Most popular in Shopping & Style Brooklyn Flea It’s that time of year when the Brooklyn Flea comes back outside in Fort Greene on Saturdays and Williamsburg on Sundays. Keep an eye out for Trees and Nails’ salvaged-wood kitchenwear ($30–$200) and wool cat sculptures by artist Mihaeko ($60–$200). Stop by Saraz Closet’s table to nab a ’90s Betsey Johnson swing skirt ($88) and an ’80s Pucci cropped silk jacket ($220). Foodies, take note: Both locations feature plenty of edibles, from Fine and Raw coconut chunky bonbons ($7) to Porchetta chicory salad with garlic dressing ($6). Where to shop in Soho: Best stores for fashion, design and books Shop in Soho for everything from cult fashion and cool design goods to bestselling fiction and natural-history curiosities. Despite the “mallification” of the neighborhood (and consequent slow-moving foot traffic), the retail-rich

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Leopard-print

This classic animal print was seen all over the fall 2013 runways on everything from structured jackets to flirty skirts and sunglasses. More essential fall fashion You’ll be seeing spots this fall at NYC stores like J.Crew, Rebecca Taylor and Equipment. The fierce leopard-print fashion trend finds its way onto party dresses, skirts, handbags, watches and more. Shop for Nine West clutches, Vince Camuto multicolored scarves and Patricia Field moto vests.RECOMMENDED: See all of this year's fall fashion content Most popular in Shopping & Style Brooklyn Flea It’s that time of year when the Brooklyn Flea comes back outside in Fort Greene on Saturdays and Williamsburg on Sundays. Keep an eye out for Trees and Nails’ salvaged-wood kitchenwear ($30–$200) and wool cat sculptures by artist Mihaeko ($60–$200). Stop by Saraz Closet’s table to nab a ’90s Betsey Johnson swing skirt ($88) and an ’80s Pucci cropped silk jacket ($220). Foodies, take note: Both locations feature plenty of edibles, from Fine and Raw coconut chunky bonbons ($7) to Porchetta chicory salad with garlic dressing ($6). Where to shop in Soho: Best stores for fashion, design and books Shop in Soho for everything from cult fashion and cool design goods to bestselling fiction and natural-history curiosities. Despite the “mallification” of the neighborhood (and consequent slow-moving foot traffic), the retail-rich area is an intoxicating consumer playground. You can shop in Soho for everything from cheap street fas

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Fashion insiders' must-have fall fashion items

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David Morgan of Etsy

Etsy’s social-media coordinator favors color for fall, and references the ’80s and ’90s for his funky ensembles. Check out his favorite fall fashion outfits and find out how to spin his style. More essential fall fashion Jennifer Olson of Club Monaco Club Monaco’s social-media and marketing manager Jennifer Olson sticks to a uniform of timeless basics and comfortable investment pieces. Check out her favorite fall fashion ensembles and find out how to spin her style. More essential fall fashion Club Monaco’s social-media expert combines classic clothes and accessories to create an effortlessly cool look. Her fall fashion style is laid-back and refined with an edge. When she’s not shopping at Club Monaco, she prefers to frequent NYC’s flea markets and vintage stores, such as 10 Ft. Single by Stella Dallas.RECOMMENDED: See all of this year's fall fashion content Most popular in Shopping & Style Brooklyn Flea It’s that time of year when the Brooklyn Flea comes back outside in Fort Greene on Saturdays and Williamsburg on Sundays. Keep an eye out for Trees and Nails’ salvaged-wood kitchenwear ($30–$200) and wool cat sculptures by artist Mihaeko ($60–$200). Stop by Saraz Closet’s table to nab a ’90s Betsey Johnson swing skirt ($88) and an ’80s Pucci cropped silk jacket ($220). Foodies, take note: Both locations feature plenty of edibles, from Fine and Raw coconut chunky bonbons ($7) to Porchetta chicory salad with garlic dressing ($6). Where to shop in Soho: Best stores for fas

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Gabe Alonso of Gilt

As social-media manager for designer discount site Gilt, Gabe Alonso has developed a penchant for brand names for less. See his favorite fall fashion outfits and find out how to crib his style. More essential fall fashion Jennifer Olson of Club Monaco Club Monaco’s social-media and marketing manager Jennifer Olson sticks to a uniform of timeless basics and comfortable investment pieces. Check out her favorite fall fashion ensembles and find out how to spin her style. More essential fall fashion Club Monaco’s social-media expert combines classic clothes and accessories to create an effortlessly cool look. Her fall fashion style is laid-back and refined with an edge. When she’s not shopping at Club Monaco, she prefers to frequent NYC’s flea markets and vintage stores, such as 10 Ft. Single by Stella Dallas.RECOMMENDED: See all of this year's fall fashion content Most popular in Shopping & Style Brooklyn Flea It’s that time of year when the Brooklyn Flea comes back outside in Fort Greene on Saturdays and Williamsburg on Sundays. Keep an eye out for Trees and Nails’ salvaged-wood kitchenwear ($30–$200) and wool cat sculptures by artist Mihaeko ($60–$200). Stop by Saraz Closet’s table to nab a ’90s Betsey Johnson swing skirt ($88) and an ’80s Pucci cropped silk jacket ($220). Foodies, take note: Both locations feature plenty of edibles, from Fine and Raw coconut chunky bonbons ($7) to Porchetta chicory salad with garlic dressing ($6). Where to shop in Soho: Best stores for fa

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Aliza Licht of Donna Karan International

Aliza Licht engages with almost half a million Twitter followers every day, dishing about everything from fashion and food to her favorite DKNY finds and reality TV. More essential fall fashion Jennifer Olson of Club Monaco Club Monaco’s social-media and marketing manager Jennifer Olson sticks to a uniform of timeless basics and comfortable investment pieces. Check out her favorite fall fashion ensembles and find out how to spin her style. More essential fall fashion Club Monaco’s social-media expert combines classic clothes and accessories to create an effortlessly cool look. Her fall fashion style is laid-back and refined with an edge. When she’s not shopping at Club Monaco, she prefers to frequent NYC’s flea markets and vintage stores, such as 10 Ft. Single by Stella Dallas.RECOMMENDED: See all of this year's fall fashion content Most popular in Shopping & Style Brooklyn Flea It’s that time of year when the Brooklyn Flea comes back outside in Fort Greene on Saturdays and Williamsburg on Sundays. Keep an eye out for Trees and Nails’ salvaged-wood kitchenwear ($30–$200) and wool cat sculptures by artist Mihaeko ($60–$200). Stop by Saraz Closet’s table to nab a ’90s Betsey Johnson swing skirt ($88) and an ’80s Pucci cropped silk jacket ($220). Foodies, take note: Both locations feature plenty of edibles, from Fine and Raw coconut chunky bonbons ($7) to Porchetta chicory salad with garlic dressing ($6). Where to shop in Soho: Best stores for fashion, design and books Shop

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Chloe King of Tibi

Tibi’s PR and social-media manager takes cues from the brand’s urban sensibility to create feminine and functional autumn outfits. Check out her favorite fall fashion ensembles and find out how to spin her style. More essential fall fashion Jennifer Olson of Club Monaco Club Monaco’s social-media and marketing manager Jennifer Olson sticks to a uniform of timeless basics and comfortable investment pieces. Check out her favorite fall fashion ensembles and find out how to spin her style. More essential fall fashion Club Monaco’s social-media expert combines classic clothes and accessories to create an effortlessly cool look. Her fall fashion style is laid-back and refined with an edge. When she’s not shopping at Club Monaco, she prefers to frequent NYC’s flea markets and vintage stores, such as 10 Ft. Single by Stella Dallas.RECOMMENDED: See all of this year's fall fashion content Most popular in Shopping & Style Brooklyn Flea It’s that time of year when the Brooklyn Flea comes back outside in Fort Greene on Saturdays and Williamsburg on Sundays. Keep an eye out for Trees and Nails’ salvaged-wood kitchenwear ($30–$200) and wool cat sculptures by artist Mihaeko ($60–$200). Stop by Saraz Closet’s table to nab a ’90s Betsey Johnson swing skirt ($88) and an ’80s Pucci cropped silk jacket ($220). Foodies, take note: Both locations feature plenty of edibles, from Fine and Raw coconut chunky bonbons ($7) to Porchetta chicory salad with garlic dressing ($6). Where to shop in Soho:

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