Wedge boots – It’s about time fall boots became a little more practical. Last year we saw a lot of open-toed boots – are you kidding me? Open toes for the rainy fall is about relevant as sheep skin coats for the spring. But checking out some of the shoes on the shelves – we love Pierre Hardy’s stuff for the Gap (pictured) – bigger soles, bigger wedges means better weather durability (erm, aside from the suede ones above), not to mention a comfy alternative to the skinny heel.

Capes – Okay so maybe not as practical due to lack of arm mobility (a small price to pay!) a cape is the perfect coat for the fall. Its romantic quality brings to mind doomed lovers in Gothic novels meeting in secret under the church tower. Check out the one we picked on, a fervent cape-lover myself I admit I’ve been eyeing this once since the fall was just a far off twinkle in mine eyes. Pictured:, £70

Long skirts – Hello Fall, good-bye bare legs. Consolation: the maxi skirt is carrying on its legacy right into the fall (and, if ongoing fashion weeks have taught us anything, they’ll be back for the spring). Wear them with a pair of ankle boots or aforementioned wedges. You’d be surprised how much fun you can have with a simple ankle-length skirt. Pictured: H&M, $24.95

Ladylike – Think structured purses, long A-line skirts and all things Mad Men-y. The joy of this trend is, sure, go out and buy a Prada dress (for the price of 4 months rent), or hit up your a vintage store. This one’s easy to improvise – so whip out the cardigan, it’s ladies-who-lunchtime. Pictured: Anthropologie, $188

Oxfords – You can’t go wrong with Oxfords. If this trend was around last fall (and probably the one before that) it’s back this season with a vengeance. Best thing about oxfords? Aside from those upcoming snowy months, they’re the perfect sidekick to a pair of skinny jeans year round. This fall try them with an A-line skirt or dress for that extra sophisticated look. Pictured: Aldo, $80