How to Dress Fall’s Trendiest Fits Up or Down

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So you really want to go all in this fall and upgrade your closet with statement-making outfits? Good for you! You deserve that head-to-toe, monochromatic fit! But don't limit yourself — if you're going to invest in on-trend pieces, make them stretch all season with a few simple additions (or subtractions, in some cases).

First, you're going to want to check out Macy's Icons of Style collaboration. They tasked five fashion visionaries to curate capsule collections that will make your stylish heart sing. Once you've secured your desired look, you're going to want to also add a few key accessories to your cart — think heels, jewelry, and jackets — that will help you dress up (or dress down) these fall trends, so you can wear them for any occasion.

The Micro Mini
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The Micro Mini

Oh, I love a good mini ($60). It's one item you'll reach for again and again well into the winter season. Dress it up with a fitted top and heeled boots. For colder days, take it one step further and add a matching jacket and opaque tights. If you want to dress it down for class or day-to-day, pair it with a sweater or something soft to contrast the shiny texture. Next, throw on platform white sneakers, and you're looking chill and cool.

The Knitted Maxi
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The Knitted Maxi

A timeless edition to any wardrobe, you can never go wrong with a knitted maxi ($100) . This season, try it in a bold shade, like purple, to really make a statement. Dress it up with gold-chain heels ($130) and a matching coat, or dress it down with booties and a cropped jacket.

The Matching Set
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The Matching Set

Everyone loves a matching set ($60) because it feels like you're getting three outfits in one. Wear it together for a big, bold look, or break up the set for more casual outfits you can get away with wearing every day. These pants would look just as stunning with a T-shirt and slides as they would with a silk blouse and gold jewelry ($35).

The Utility Pant
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The Utility Pant

The millennial in me never thought I would see this trend resurface, but I have to say — I am here for it! Utility pants are usually made with a sturdy fabric that sits low on your hips and has tons of pockets. This navy pair ($80) is so good because the slight sheen in the fabric means you can make it more dressed up or more casual depending upon your mood. Sneakers and a turtleneck sweater ($70) are great options for regular wear, but you could also opt for a button-down and loafers for a slightly elevated look.