Fall brings plenty of iconic, if obvious, fashion motifs to mind: chunky knits, plaids galore, and shades of brown and gold. On the other end of the spectrum, this season’s mega-trends are as theatrical as they are fleeting — from laughably tiny handbags to elaborate, asymmetrical necklines. For those looking to strike a balance in between, there’s a way to feel au courant without becoming a fashion victim. The pieces below are perfect examples for fall, all sourced from Amazon’s Staples by The Drop collection, which consists of street style-inspired essentials that won’t feel dated in a month or two. And for a few, more intentionally trendy items to pair them with, you can sign up for text notifications about The Drop, Amazon’s complementary line of limited-edition, influencer-designed capsules.
Try in-right-now hot pink on a simple, ribbed turtleneck — ideal for wearing solo or peeking out from other layers.
The block heel, suede texture, and as-neutral-as-black cognac shade make these shoes perfect for ringing in boot season.
Suiting is everywhere right now, but if you’re wary of investing in an eccentric print or super-popular lavender version, wear these tailored pants with an oversized, classic check blazer for a look that still feels fresh.
For an on-trend approach, style the back-again cardigan buttoned up and tucked into your favorite high-rise denim.
A belt bag in a luxe-looking texture and warm orange hue is subtly fashion-conscious, with the benefit of being hands-free.
Cooler than a plain long-sleeved tee, a slim ribbed crewneck is the sleekest sweater style du jour.
When warm accessories become a necessity, opt for a modern, minimalist approach with a neutral-colored add-on.
Go for a bold, timely shade of red to make a statement in this knit dress.
A white mule might be an any-season trend, but it makes that much more of a statement in a mostly darker fall fashion lineup.
Gracefully stand out from a sea of silky midi skirts by pairing a leather-look alternative with soft, oversized sweaters — it’s all about clashing textures.
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