The Mommy Stylist

7 fabulous fall trends that any woman can wear

7 fabulous fall trends that any woman can wear

Red Valentino cape Fashion Week fall 2013
This fall, make gray your go-to neutral. It pairs beautifully with any color of the rainbow (and then some). Style.com
Prabal Garung Fashion Week fall 2013
Whether army green or emerald, this oft-overlooked hue is finally at center stage. It complements just about every skin tone and hair color and works with neutrals or bright colors. Style.com
Prada Fashion Week fall 2013
Reminiscent of the Mad Men era, structured bags are both functional and versatile. You always look classically chic while carrying one. Style.com
Moschino plaid jacket Fashion Week fall 2013
Plaid can go from one extreme to another. Pair with riding boots for an all-American ensemble, or try it with motorcycle boots to let out your inner tough girl. Style.com
Givenchy leather jacket Fashion Week fall 2013
Leather, zippers and studs, oh my! Give yourself an edge this season with a touch of rock-and-roll.  Style.com
Chanel Fashion Week fall 2013 boots
Over-the-knee boots don't have to be trashy. Wear them with skinny jeans and a blazer for a sophisticated look. Not convinced? Skip the heels and try a flat pair. Style.com
Antonio Marras Fashion Week fall 2013
It's time to put away those soft, fluttery florals and make way for a darker, more mysterious version. Fall's florals are just as pretty but understated. Style.com
Red Valentino cape Fashion Week fall 2013
Prabal Garung Fashion Week fall 2013
Prada Fashion Week fall 2013
Moschino plaid jacket Fashion Week fall 2013
Givenchy leather jacket Fashion Week fall 2013
Chanel Fashion Week fall 2013 boots
Antonio Marras Fashion Week fall 2013

Keeping up with trends is one way to be "that" mom — the one who always looks modern and youthful. That doesn't mean you should dress like a teenager, but it does require an awareness of the current styles to know which ones to follow and which ones to leave to the kids.

This coming fall, not all trends are conducive to a mom's lifestyle. Sure, fur is nice, but it's hardly appropriate for a varsity basketball game. However, there are many fall 2013 trends suited for play dates, watching cheerleader tryouts or chaperoning a school dance.

Because you don't time have to sift through them on your own, we've done the work for you. From leather to plaid, these top trends can help fluff up your fall wardrobe. Just a few key pieces can make a big impact.