The Only Fall Trends That Really Matter, According to an Expert

If you're anything like us, you've been studying the fall collections for months now (really since last winter) and making a list of every trend you want to try. But let's be honest, the offerings are just too good, this go-around, and it's tough deciding which looks you really want to go for first. Well, to give you a little guidance, we caught up with Holly Russell, senior buyer at Net-a-Porter, to give you a sense of the only trends that really matter.

Keep scrolling for your fall fashion short list, and shop the trends from Net-a-Porter, too. Plus, go a bit further to scoop up more affordable iterations as well.

"A blouse is an amazing transitional piece that works wonders when you travel a lot like me. You can pair it with jeans just as easily as you can dress it up with a skirt. I love the covered-button look from Chloé, the pop colors from Gucci, and the blouses from Frame." — Holly Russell


"I love that trainers are having a stylish moment right now. There is a purposeful appeal to these no-nonsense flats. I love the classic Adidas in solid white, and I’m excited about our upcoming Raf Simons collaboration." — Holly Russell

"I’m channeling my inner Farrah Fawcett this season with flare jeans. I'm swooning for Victoria Beckham’s rendition in black, as they’re long, and I’m on the tall side. I also love J Brand, which just launched an amazing velvet pair, and for a more tailored look, Altuzarra's are great." — Holly Russell

"Whether it’s rock 'n' roll, retro, or romantic, a skinny scarf is a statement-maker this fall. I love the styles by Vanessa Seward and Rockins." — Holly Russell

"Over-the-knee boots are a game-changer this season. With their leg-lengthening proportions, they look amazing with miniskirts and even long boho-chic dresses. I especially love the lace up look from Aquazzurra as well as Saint Laurent." — Holly Russell

"I’m so excited for long-line coats in all themes this season. From double-breasted at Gucci to wide-collar at Chloé to military style at Balmain, I’m looking forward to adding one of these looks to my fall wardrobe." — Holly Russell


Mango Tie-Neck Blouse ($60)

What's your favorite fall trend? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!