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A key component of staying up-to-date on what's trending is being able to tell the difference between a trend with staying power and a fad that will be over in a few months. The easiest way to do it? Focus on the broad themes that are gaining traction this season, rather than individual microtrends.
For instance, this fall, the rise of maximalism can be seen in everything from mismatched patterns in home decor to over-the-top flavor profiles in trendy recipes. Here are six macro trends that are worth your time (and money!) this fall, from style to food to decor.