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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.

White Decision

At Derek Lam (left) and Peter Som, feminine looks were white-hot. Perhaps the simplest fall trend to "summer-fy," just be sure you go sleeveless and keep your hemline short. Add extras in the same shade, and you're all set. A word of warning, though: on white garments and accessories, shoddy stitching and finishing is easy to spot. You might want to shell out a bit more money on items in this on-trend color—especially since they won't go out of fashion anytime soon.

runway photos: left, fairchild archive; right, WWD/Thomas Iannaccone

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