Now that New York Fall Fashion Week has come and gone, what are the trends that New Yorkers will be wearing this season? Here are five looks that are exploding on the scene and where to buy them in the city. By Carly Petrone.

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Leather Fanny Packs

(credit: Molly Shaheen)

(credit: Molly Shaheen)

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Fanny packs aren’t just for tourists anymore. Designer Molly Shaheen is creating her own versatile “Mollypacks” for the stylish city girl on-the-go. Not only are they gorgeous but they can be worn around the waist, as a clutch, over the shoulder, or as a cross-body bag. These fun leather accessories go with any outfit and are donned with adorable accents like scaled stone fringe, cat and mouse ears, and shearling. They come in bright colors and textured fabrics, making it an easy to add a bit of flair to any outfit. Prices range from $175-$295 and they’ll sure to last more than one season, making it a great investment for fall. Learn more about Mollypacks as well as Molly Shaheen’s other designs on her website.

The Pant Suit

Badgley Mischka - Runway - Spring 2011 MBFW

(Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for IMG)

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For those who think pantsuits should stay in the 80’s obviously didn’t attend last week’s New York Fashion Week. This menswear-inspired trend was seen on numerous runways from Versace to Ralph Lauren. H&M offers a wide selection of wide-leg and flared suit pants that can be paired with a jersey or cotton blazer for less than $100 total. Opt for a fun patterned pant or brocade jacket to make a statement if a bright color isn’t your thing. Noticing all of those Karlie Kloss’ Express ads all over the city? There’s a reason for it –  this store is the ideal place to buy quality fitting separates for a low price. Their Black Pleated Front Culottes ($59.90) paired with their Long Sleeve Tie Neck Blouse ($49.90) is an adorable way to rock a playful suit to the office (and beyond).

Car Wash Hems



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If you like the fringe, you’ll love car wash hems. This feminine look is a cross between pleats and fringe but with more of an edge. From skirts to jackets, this trend was seen all over the catwalk and best of all, it’s totally wearable. You can show some skin while still being tasteful and weather appropriate. Pair it with a structured blouse or short jacket so you can show off those slits. High-end department stores like Barneys New York and Bloomingdales are getting in on this adorable trend while online sites like Shopbop are carrying dresses, tops, and skirts by Jason Wu and Tibi (as part of their designer boutique).

Ponchos & Cropped Sweaters

(credit: Minnie Rose)

(credit: Minnie Rose)

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What do you wear when it’s not cold enough for a thick coat but not warm enough for just a scarf? The answer is Minnie Rose. Designer Lisa Shaller-Goldberg offers a variety of lightweight ponchos, ruanas, and shawls that are perfect for fall. Not only do they go with almost any outfit but they’re travel friendly and easy to throw over you when that air conditioning kicks in on the plane. The Minnie Rose Fringe Hankie Poncho Cashmere ($348) is a poncho style throw with detailed fringe trim that comes in a variety of colors ranging from black to a beautiful native turquoise. This 100% cashmere top is both luxurious and soft while its one size fits all option makes it a great gift for the upcoming holidays. The Minnie Rose Cashmere Cropped Crew Neck Pullover ($247) is another must-have piece. It hits around the belly but has an open neckline shape, making it the perfect boyfriend sweater with more of a feminine touch. It’s great to throw over a fitted tank or layer with a long sleeve basic. Check website for more stylish trends and information about this New York City-based line.




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It’s time to break out the hosiery! Finally, after a long summer, you can show off those cute patterned stockings that have been balled up in your sock drawer. This year, bright colors and geometric patterns are in so stock up on those stockings. TopShop is selling fun printed animal tights for $16 while bohemian store Free People proves how pretty lace cuff tights ($20) can be. Uniqlo is the place to grab your neon pair (less than $10!) and Anthropologie carries more artistic prints like textured florals and gridded plaids ($29.50). Make your legs a piece of art this fall with this fun trend.

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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.