Wondering what fall fashion trends are worth the investment right now? Looking at what some of Hollywood’s A-listers are wearing is always a good idea, as they often set the trends and wear pieces before they become bonafide It pieces. Case and point: Since September, stylish stars have been stepping out in a variety of wardrobe staples that feel both fresh and modern—and there’s already been some key outerwear, knitwear, and accessories that have proven to be breakout hits of the season.
Some of the leading fall trends of the moment include items that subvert the seasonal classics. Sexy suiting, oversized moto jackets, and structured maxi skirts all fall into familiar fall fashion territory, but the updated silhouettes feel new and current. The must-buy accessories—like a messenger bag or comfy sneaker—are also grounded in practicality, a refreshing antithesis to the itty-bitty micro bags and sky-high platforms that trended this summer. Comfort and cozy season go hand-in-hand, after all.
If you’re in need of inspiration for how to wear these emerging staple pieces, there are also celebrity styling approaches to replicate during the cool season ahead. So, consider these fashion-forward outfits your seasonal wardrobe mood board—only, paparazzi not included. Below, 6 celebrity-approved fall fashion trends.
The Roomy Moto Jacket
A leather jacket will forever be a fall staple, but the new crop of bomber jackets is decidedly boxier and oversized—think big shoulders, and baggy, puffy silhouettes. Rihanna paired her XXL black zip-up style over a long black dress for a night out, while Kendall Jenner and Julia Fox both offset their boxy jackets with skin-tight trousers.
The Hefty Messenger Bag
So long, mini bags: Huge crossbody messengers are having a moment. The good news? They’re big enough to carry all your essentials. Jennifer Lopez paired her Gucci messenger with a white button-up and bike shorts, while Julianne Moore styled hers with a blazer and jeans. Bella Hadid, meanwhile, opted for a vintage Chanel messenger and paired it with sweats.
The Sexy Suit
A tailored suit is a must for days at the office—but these sexy two-pieces would make many any HR executive nervous. Paired with bra tops, the celebrity approach to suiting is surprisingly sexy. Zendaya paired her monogrammed Valentino skirt suit with a sheer top and hosiery. Tessa Thompson and Alexandra Daddario paired their black suiting with ab-revealing bra tops.
The Structured Maxi Skirt
A swishy maxi skirt is a summer staple—but for fall, stars are sporting long silhouettes that are more structured. Gigi Hadid paired her vintage Roberto Cavalli denim maxi skirt with a cropped turtleneck and leather blazer—a similar stylish approach to Elsa Hosk, who opted for a khaki style. Emily Ratajkowski wore her Tod’s leather maxi skirt with a classic white shirt.
The Chunky, Comfy Sneaker
When you think of fall, you may think of boots—but sneakers are all the rage with stars. Mary-Kate Olsen wore a tailored overcoat with comfy sweats and New Balance runners. Hailey Bieber did athleisure right in a crewneck sweater, bike shorts, and white low-top Raf Simons sneakers. Finally, Dua Lipa paired her baby tee and baggy jeans with chunky black kicks, which grounded the look.
The Bodycon Turtleneck Dress
Knitwear and fall go together like pumpkin spice and lattes, but the new take on the turtleneck is wearing it as a dress. Jodie Turner-Smith proved it could be red carpet-worthy in Christopher Kane’s cut-out turtleneck dress, as did Kaia Gerber in her form-fitting Alaïa gown. Janelle Monae also paired a red turtleneck dress with an oversized blazer, giving it a fun, formal feel.