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The Early Bird’s Guide to Fall 2020 Shopping

If summer has got you down and you’re craving the day you can begin your fall 2020 shopping, consider your wait officially over. There are some people who enjoy waiting until the last minute to do everything, but I am guessing if you clicked into this story, you are not one of those people. There were tons of trends debuted on the fall/winter runways—most of which we have to wait a while to drop in stores—but if you’re itching for the early bird special, we’ve got the low-down for you right here. 

Ahead, get ready to shop seven fall 2020 trends that will not only reign supreme but that you can also shop right this second. Building your seasonal wardrobe with the trends ahead will ensure your closet is more than ready to welcome the rest of the season’s most popular styles once the time comes. Whether you’re in the mood to splurge or save, the assortment below—featuring both versatile and niche styles—will show exactly what to buy and at what price. 

Sweater Vests

This layering separate is one that took the fall runways by storm. Sweater vests were styled in such variety this season that we are deeming them one of the must-haves as you begin your seasonal shopping. 

Splurge:

We11done Oversized Appliquéd Cable-Knit Vest ($423)

Dries Van Noten Cropped V-Neck Wool Vest ($365)

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Paisie V-Neck Sleeveless Top With Cut Out Neck in Orange ($61)

Zara Cropped Knit Top ($26)

Reworked Blazers

Reworked blazers were a major theme spotted this season. Everything from cropped, cutout, and crisscrossed styles were on display amongst multiple major designer collections. While you might not be wearing yours with hot pants this fall, this update to the classic blazer will be just the thing your closet is missing. 

Splurge:

Michael Lo Sordo Cropped Wool Wrap Blazer ($590)

Matériel Tropical Wool Panel Blazer ($870)

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Topshop Beige Jacquard Stripe Blazer ($130)

More Than Yesterday Lauren Jacket ($135)

Opera-Length Gloves

To be honest, I can’t think of a more relevant accessories trend considering the current state of the world. It is quite a coincidence that lengthy opera gloves accompanied look after look on the fall runways and we can’t wait to see how you style them yourselves in the coming months. 

Splurge:

Manokhi Textured Style Long Gloves ($386)

Off-White Long Leather Gloves ($519)

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Ci-One Opera Gloves ($9)

Dreamhigh Evening Long Satin Finger Gloves ($9)

Hairy Shearling

Shearling seems to be an outerwear trend that gets recycled season after season, but this year, the shearling showed up longer and hairier. So as you begin your fall shopping, just remember that the shaggier the coat, the better. 

Splurge:

Sies Marjan Pippa Oversized Reversible Glossed Cracked-Leather and Shearling Coat ($1318)

Yves Salomon Belted Curly Shearling Coat ($1998)

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& Other Stories Oversized Shaggy Faux Fur Coat ($219)

Line Emile Faux Shearling Coat ($148)

Lots of Leather

Leather is another trend that seems to bubble season after season, but we certainly aren’t complaining. Including leather frocks, trousers, and more, a head-to-toe leather look is being championed yet again. 

A.W.A.K.E. Mode Vegan Leather Tiled Skirt ($680)

Nanushka Chimo Vegan Leather Straight-Leg Pants ($230)

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Ganni Leather Shirt ($190)

Eloquii Faux Leather Trench Dress ($150)

Flat Boots

It’s been a while since flat boots have been trending thanks to its slightly more elevated-feeling replacement, the kitten heel. However, this season, flat boots ranging from equestrian-inspired to chunky are proving to be one of the biggest boot trends of fall 2020. 

Splurge:

The Row Gaia Platform Chelsea Boot ($1350)

Legres 08 Leather Ankle Boots ($735)

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H&M Leather Boots ($99)

Vagabond Shoemakers Amina Bootie ($175)

Tartan Plaid

Tartan plaid can often feel a tad stuffy and preppy, but this season’s runways displayed the pattern with an edge od grunge that made it feel particularly fresh. 

Splurge:

Pushbutton Front Wrap Over Pants ($502)

Pari Passu Plaid Wool Gauze Button Shoulder Top ($325)

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Beautifulfashionlife High Waisted Pleated Skirt ($21)

H&M Jacquard-Knit Sweater ($17)

Next up, shop the dress trend we thought was gone for good but is now back and better than ever.  

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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