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How To Wear Fall's Biggest Trends Right Now

From military jackets to major brocade, the Fall 2012 collections were packed with stellar trends we can't wait to try. But when it's still in the sweltering mid-80s outside, what's an ahead-of-the-curve girl to do?

We've rounded up some of the coming season's best styles and tweaked them for late summertime—so you can feel fashion-forward without breaking a sweat. Click through for our runway inspiration, styling tips and shoppable picks.

Marching Orders

Ten-hut! We spotted military-style jackets, trench coats and dresses on Altuzarra (left) and Victoria Beckham's runways. The trick to wearing the trend right now? Skip the army-inspired coats in favor of khaki circle skirts, sleeveless combat dresses and loose-fitting button-ups in shades of olive drab. Until it's cool enough for knee-high boots, try a sturdy-looking buckled sandal instead.

Runway photos: left, fairchild archive; right, wwd/john aquino

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