11 Fall Trends You Hate Now--But Will Be Wearing Next Month

August 30, 2013 by Tracey Wallace
shefinds | Style
Patchwork Denim Seen on the runways of names like Jen Kao, Ashish, Phillip Lim and Junya Watanabe, patchwork denim is sure to a hipster's new best friend, but only after the fashion elite are done with it. Get over your cringe reaction by giving in to the trend with these Ashish relaxed patchwork denim jeans ($694).

Lug Sole Shoes For the sake of reducing cellulite everywhere, the lug sole shoe a la Doc Martin style is back thanks to Stella McCartney, Vivienne Tam, Prada and Mui Mui. This time though, the heavier sole carries the shiny shoes and cut-out boots you've been stocking up on since spring. Why not get your fall leg workout on now with this Opening Ceremony grunge oxford bootie ($400)?

Slouchy Beanies Let's be honest, the beanie is practical fall/winter wear, but its place in the fashion world has long been questioned. As the weather gets colder this season though, you won't have to worry about hat hair or judging eyes for keeping warm under your beanie, because BCBG, Kate Spade, Rebecca Minkoff and M.Patmos made the look not only wearable, but stylish. Grab yourself a casual, slouchy beanie like this Tildon ombre one ($28).

PJ Pants Casual and comfy is going to be making big waves in the dressed up world this season as PJ pants start showing up in workplaces, VIP events and the runways of Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Rochas, Emilio Pucci, The Row and Prabal Gurung. You might think the look now seems a bit lazy, but you'll change your tune once the colder weather sets in. Try a fun, bright pair like these Nanette Lepore printed pants ($104).

Baseball Hats This season's baseball cap isn't your average Yankees hat. With Stella McCartney, Timo Weiland and Max Azria putting unexpected textures like leather, velvet or wool on the classic cap shape, it's likely you won't ever wear this to an actual game. Add a fuzzy texture like this Stella McCartney wool baseball cap ($256) to your cotton collection.

Capes If you're still upset over the Ben Affleck pick for Batman, then go ahead and grab yourself a cape made trendy by Antonio Berardi, Yigal Azrouel, Elie Saab, Rochas and Derek Lam, and be your own superhero. An oversized version like this Boglioli cape ($452) is perfect for keeping you warm this fall.

The Bell Shape The 1950s are calling and they want their bell shape back, but Thom Browne and Rochas have a different idea. This style cinches at the waist and bells out down to below the knee. It may seem a little retro, but a classic style like this really can't go wrong. Test out the full skirt trend with this Stella Jean piece ($577).

Training Pants OK, of all the Fall 2013 trends, this one definitely takes the cake for the most absurd. But, that doesn't mean we won't be buying in to it. Yes, these are trained pants, taking after trained wedding dresses in which a long train trails you on the way to the alter. The style might seem weird, but so did pants when Coco Chanel first introduced them, and now, it definitely is not the pants that have you looking twice. You can thank BCBG, DKNY, Naeem Khan, Acne, Jason Wu and Vera Wang for making this trend a real thing. These Gareth Pugh train leather pants ($2,200) are a good starting ground for getting used to the look.

Over The Thigh Boots Sky high heels no longer impress us so designers like Emilio Pucci, Phillip Lim, Chanel, Tibi and Ralph Lauren are going the opposite direction and giving your thigh high boots instead. These alice + olivia thigh high boots ($695) will last you all fall and winter.

All Leather Everything It's been a long time coming for fashion to just stop with the leather accessories and accents and put the texture on full throttle. This fall, you'll see all leather looks everywhere you look, but not the S&M kind. Meadham Kirchhoff is making sure that while the look is all leather, it comes in a classy skirt, moto jacket and paneled top outfit. If you are unsure about the trend, try out these Vince leather jogging pants ($690) as a starter piece.

Oversized Everything Menswear for women is having a big comeback this season and with the menswear trend comes oversized, well, everything. From jackets and shirts to pants and hats, a lot of the styles this season will be a bit baggy thanks to designer brands like Proenza Schouler, Carven, Honor and Theyskens Theory, but trust that you have the right size on. Check out this Mantu bi-color oversized coat ($832) to try out the trend.

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