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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.

Asia Major

Designers looked to the Far East for inspiration this season; Dries Van Noten (left) incorporated digital prints of Japanese kimonos, while Jason Wu showed Mao jackets, epaulet dresses and mandarin collars that were straight out of China. One statement piece in an Asian print is all you need to achieve this look—more, and things could seem gimmicky—so choose a kimono-style jacket or boldly patterned dress in a simple shape.

runway photos: fairchild archive

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