The fall season is nearing and soon we’ll be putting away the flip flops and looking toward chilly weather and pumpkin spice lattes. While the heat may be sticking around for a little while longer, now is the time to start picking up the essentials — I know I’ve got a list of things I “must” add to my closet this season. Unfortunately, deciding what trends from the runway will translate into everyday life isn’t always easy. Check out these great trends that are sure to be a hit this fall and plan a trip to the mall before the selection is picked over!

fall 2012 fashion trends

Knee-high Riding Boots

If you’re on Pinterest, there’s no way you haven’t seen the surge of adorable outfits complete with riding boots. Last year heeled boots and ankle boots were all the rage. This year, the more simple knee-high riding boot is quickly rising to fashion stardom. Whether you are wearing skinny jeans, leggings, or even casual dresses, this boot will be a necessity. Don’t forget the shades! The SW Oversized Style #8822 is a perfect addition to any look this fall!

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Peplum

Peplum is a surprising trend to some. Traditionally, peplum was seen as a super dressy style, but this season we are seeing the emergence of the dressed-down peplum. Choose tops and dresses in dark jewel tones and pair them with denim, boots, heels, or fun metallic accessories for a fun look. Complete the look with the super trendy SW Animal Print Extreme Cat Eye Style #9105  and be ready for a stylish day at school or work.

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Statement Collars

The statement collar is a new trend and we’re pretty excited to try it out this fall. The “blingier” the better! Whether a shirt or jacket with an embellished collar or a collar necklace added to a non-bedazzled outfit, this trend is a great way to add a flash of color or sparkle to your look. You may choose to combine trends this season and opt for a peplum top with a statement collar — two birds with one stone! The SW Oversized Rhinestone Style #1022 is an ideal complement to your blinged-out look.

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Military

Military styles never really drift too far off the fashion radar, but this season you can expect military jackets to be a must. This look can be dressed up or down, which is one reason we love it, but don’t feel like you have to stick to the typical green and tan. Look for unique pieces like the black leather beauty above, or even something with fur or metallic accents. Nothing says military like aviators! How perfect is the SW Fashion Aviator Style #31126?

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What’s on your “must” buy list for fall?