Lifestyle Style Fall's 12 Must-Have Trends From sexy black leather to romantic ruffles, find out the key pieces for your fall wardrobe – and get our editor's picks for less! By Melissa Liebling-goldberg Published on August 27, 2009 08:20 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 12 BLACK LEATHER T. Conrad/AdMedia Forget the accessories! For fall, sexy skins – and fab faux look-alikes – are showing up in slinky dresses (like Michael Kors), tough-girl jackets and retro minis. 02 of 12 RED Fame Take it head-to-toe like or just add a pop of color through fiery bags and shoes. 03 of 12 SHEATH DRESSES Doug Meszler/Splash News Online You don’t have to be as slim as to look good in a sheath dress this fall. Look for subtle prints and tailored details for a figure-flattering look. 04 of 12 BRIGHT BAGS Doug Meszler / Splash News Online Add a pop of color to any outfit with a graphic, jewel-toned purse like Tod’s satchel. 05 of 12 LEOPARD PRINT Donato Sardella/WireImage This wild print shows up in tamer versions this fall, from snowy gray tones like Dolce & Gabbana to chic tan flats and purses. 06 of 12 NEON PINK AND BLACK Disciullo/Bauer-Griffin This ’80s color-combo makes a sophisticated comeback in outfits like bright top and tailored pencil skirt. 07 of 12 RUFFLES Pacific Coast News From frilled edges on leather jackets like favorite William Rast to cascades accenting tops and booties, ruffles add a touch of romance to any piece. 08 of 12 BOLD GOLD NECKLACES Albert Michael/Startraks Take any simple outfit to a polished place with a sculptural, gilded necklace like fringed bib. 09 of 12 SPARKLY SHOES Matt Symons/Pacific Coast News Add an instant pick-me-up to any casual look with a pair of sequined and sparkling shoes like Miu Miu pumps. 10 of 12 EMBELLISHED T-SHIRTS Johns PkI/Splash News Online Comfy, chic and no need to hunt for accessories? Try an embellished top like Michelle Trachtenberg’s Alice + Olivia with a built-in necklace for insta-glam. 11 of 12 DRESSY LEGGINGS Donato Sardella/WireImage Sure, they may be comfy, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be glamorous! Leggings with sequined or lace detail, like Stella McCartney pair, are nighttime-worthy. 12 of 12 VINTAGE-Y JEWELRY Axelle-Bauer-Griffin Crystal and ribbons add a sweet chic flair to jewelry, like layered J.Crew and David Yurman pearl necklaces.