Fall 2017 Trends: Here Are the Pieces You Need to Invest In Now

Want to bring back corduroy, à la Marc Jacobs? Or blast off into the future with Chanel? Maybe it’s time to (dare we say) pack away the black and pull out the red? That shearling you’ve had your eye on? We’ll give you an excuse to spring for it, as it is still the coat of choice for Fall 2017. Perhaps you need an excuse to finally but that romantic rose-print dress, velvet clutch, or feather trimmed pant. No one said Fall 2017’s trends were all practical, but here is some practical advice–invest now in pieces that will fit in with the trends come fall. Here’s how.

Corduroy is Back strong text

Finally, Marc Jacobs and his 90s hip-hop inspired Fall show has given us a reason to snap up corduroy once again. Although the fabric is quite polarizing (you either love it or hate it), we’re fans.

How to shop Corduroy now

Try Balenciaga’s pleat-front corduroy midi skirt, $995,

Lady in Red

Simply put, red was everywhere for fall. Givenchy drove the idea home by presenting Riccardo Tisci’s greatest hits, all 27 fall looks, in the hue.

How to shop Red now

Try Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini’s red dress, $765,


Shearling as a trend is not going anywhere. Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs and Balmain all sent out shearling options, and others used it as trim, like this Proenza Schouler fall look.

How to shop Shearling now

Try Altuzarra’s leather and shearling jacket, $2,398,


Because we’ve exhausted every other flower print possible. Also, Roses can be worn in a casual way, like they are on this denim Adam Selman look, or they can be the height of romantic glamour.

How to shop Roses now

Try Vetements’ rose and polka-dot print jersey dress, $1,865,

Checks & Plaids

Always a fall favorite, this season glen plaid seemed to be the check of choice. Calvin Klein kicked off the trend in New York with this plastic-covered checked jacket.

How to shop Checks & Plaids now

Try Isabel Marant’s plaid linen jacket, $530,


A breakout trend for Fall 2016, this lush fabric is not going anywhere. For next fall, go outside your comfort zone and opt for a bold gem tone in velvet, like this Erdem coat (no, navy doesn’t count).

How to shop Velvet now

Try Eddie Borgo’s Boyd Vanity leather-trimmed shoulder bag, $990,

Soft Leather

Sometimes the best trends are elevated essentials. This supple leather dress from Alexander McQueen is so covetable, and its criss-cross ties are a cool detail.

How to shop Soft Leather now

Loewe bow-embellished black leather dress, $2,450,

Ultramodern Metallic

Chanel’s metallic capes may be a bit unrealistic for the street, but this fall Loewe look is perfect inspiration for how to wear the silver trends in real-life.

How to shop Ultramodern Metallic now

Ellery metallic blouse, $1,578,

Colored Fur

Trust us, it was everywhere, and in literally every color of the rainbow. This blue fur was one of the many colored fur spotted at Miu Miu.

How to shop Colored Fur now

Saks Potts color-block shearling coat, $1,810,

Feminine Feathers

Mrs. Prada started it, as she does with so many trends. Feathers appeared in both her Prada and Miu Miu runway shows. And they also made an appearance in her spring Prada show, and those pieces just so happen to be in stores now.

How to shop Feminine Feathers now

Prada feather-trimmed printed crepe de chine straight-leg pants, $1,200,