NYFW Fall 2013: Shop Our Editors' Favorite Trends

Our eight favorite NYFW trends don't come with a six-month wait. Shop next season's best looks now in the slideshow below.

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Turtlenecks

"I'm predicting that the fashion crowd's cozy knit of choice will soon move away from sweatshirts—both the ubiquitous gray athletic ones and the more polished, printed Kenzo versions—to different iterations of the turtleneck instead. They were everywhere on this season's runways, in both skintight, sporty versions and grandpa-inspired chunky cable knits. Whatever their style, the flattering effect is the same: they make your jawline look more defined, which is slimming. And they eliminate the need for major jewelry efforts, which is always welcome on too-lazy-to-accessorize days. What's not to like?" - Natalie Matthews, Digital Fashion Writer

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Tibi (WWD/John Aquino), Rachel Comey (Fairchild Archive), The Row (Fairchild Archive)

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Patchwork

"Pieced-together styles for Fall 2013 are sleek, urban and utilitarian—not the kind of thing you'd wear with daisy crowns and peasant tops. And for days when it's too hot to layer, one item adds lots of interesting texture without uncomfortable bulk." - Alison Syrett Cleary, Digital Writer

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Tess Giberson (Fairchild Archive), DKNY (WWD/Robert Mitra), Jen Kao (WWD/John Aquino)

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Houndstooth

"I'm obsessed with this versatile, easily mix-and-matchable classic pattern. Its menswear roots mean it'll add a bit of tailored androgyny to even the shortest skirt or flounciest dress, but I like it best on blazers and boyfriend-style knits." - Elana Fishman, Digital Fashion News Editor

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Tommy Hilfiger (Fairchild Archive), Rag & Bone (WWD/George Chinsee), Karen Walker (WWD/George Chinsee)

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Beanies

"Beanies have always been a popular winter accessory, of course, but their styling at this season's shows pushed them into fresh territory. Paired not just with layered, model-off-duty looks but also more surprising complements (floaty dresses, polished coats, pencil skirts) they lent everything a bit of slouchy swagger. Thanks to that, I'm expecting the beanie to become an indoor accessory too, the kind of thing you don't want to take off 'cause it's part of your lewk, you know?  I could already see tons of showgoers adopting the trend in many audiences, in spite of their fresh blowouts. That's commitment." - Natalie Matthews, Digital Fashion Writer

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BCBG Max Azria (WWD/George Chinsee), Katie Ermilio (WWD/John Aquino), Victoria Victoria Beckham (WWD/George Chinsee)

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Army Green

"Fashion's having a military moment—as it's wont to do every several seasons—and I'm loving the army-inspired color palettes I've been seeing on the runways. Like khaki, olive's a classic neutral that flatters most skin tones and works for any season. Camouflage has been big news for a couple of years now, but for those hesitant to give the bold pattern a try, army green pieces are a nice compromise." - Elana Fishman, Digital Fashion News Editor

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Timo Weiland (WWD/Robert Mitra), Prabal Gurung (WWD/John Aquino), Richard Chai Love (WWD/John Aquino)

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Black and White

"Black and white stripes are a big thing for spring and the trend looks to continue straight through to fall. It's a classic combo, for sure, and probably the most approachable trend we saw." - John Jannuzzi, Digital Editor

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Altuzarra, Band of Outsiders , Proenza Schouler (all via Fairchild Archive)

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Double-Slit Skirts

"Side-slit skirts have been everywhere since the birth of @AngiesRightLeg, so this a pretty natural evolution. As you can see, there are varying levels of commitment for this one—choice range from a modest two or three inches on each side to loin-cloth-like flaps I shall call 'the Rihanna.'" - Alison Syrett Cleary, Digital Writer

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Rebecca Taylor (Fairchild Archive), Cushnie et Ochs (WWD/John Aquino), Thakoon (WWD/Thomas Iannaccone)

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Fur

"There's always a lot of controversy when fur appears on the runway, but nevertheless, it was everywhere this time around. Sometimes we saw full fur coats, other times just in trims—make no mistake it will be around next fall." - John Jannuzzi, Digital Editor

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Ralph Lauren (Fairchild Archive), Prabal Gurung (WWD/John Aquino), Timo Weiland (WWD/Robert Mitra)