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How to shop fall's top 5 trends, fresh off the runway and into your closet

The Canadian Tuxedo is on the list!

The Canadian Tuxedo is on the list!

(Photo illustration by Kyle Richmond)

Fall really is the best season for fashion. The ability to layer fabrics and mix textures (without having to cover them up with bulky parkas) makes for the most eclectic and interesting outfits of the year. And this year's trends, a mix of classic autumn looks and surprising colours and patterns, bring even more potential to craft some expressive ensembles.

Here's a look at of some of the hottest, fresh-off-the-runway styles for fall 2017 and all the ways you can wear them.

Seeing red

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While burgundy and maroon are fall runway staples, it's less common to see more primary shades like the bright cherry red that keeps popping up this year. Don't be afraid to wear the hue head to toe for a gorgeously monochrome look that will definitely stand out.

A statement piece you can wear now and into the fall and winter with tights.

Banana Republic Flutter-Sleeve Lace Polo Dress, $185, bananrepublic.ca

This coat has just enough orange to feel truly autumnal, while looking trendy red.

French Connection Platform Felt Long Sleeved Smart Fit Coat, $328, frenchconnection.com

Worn as a blazer or outerwear, this mod coat will add energy to any outfit.

H&M Short Coat, $69.99, hm.com

Why should fall boots only be black? These are so much more fun! Plus, they'll look endlessly fab with a matching red coat.

Mango Over the Knee Heel Boots, $119.99, mango.com

Flower power

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Generally a spring trend, floral prints were all over fall runways this year. To make them work for the cooler months, layer your soft florals in delicate fabrics under thick wool coats and even mix them up with the season's vintage plaid pieces.

Millennial pink, a splash of red and a pretty floral print make these pants perfect for fall and next spring, too. Wear them with a red blazer for a bold combination.

Scotch & Soda Colour Block Tailored Pants, $175, scotch-soda.com

While this dress looks great all on its own, as the weather cools, layer it under a woolly sweater or over a thin turtleneck for added interest.

French Connection Allegro Poppy Sheer Dress, $238, frenchconnection.com

Such an easy way to add the floral trend to your wardrobe! This bomber can be worn as a blazer with skirts and suit pants or thrown over a t-shirt and jeans for a more casual feel.

BCBG Darin Floral-Print Bomber Jacket, $296, bcbg.com

Mad for plaid

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Of course we see plaid every fall, but the twist this year is that it has more of a vintage '70s vibe than the '90s grunge thing that's been happening. While much of the plaid on the runways this year came in the form of wool coats, you can also get the look with tops, dresses and pants.

The bell sleeves and ruffle on this top definitely feel vintage without looking outdated. We love how they're paired with patterned pants for extra oomph.

J.Crew Collection Ruffle Top in Glen Plaid, $259, jcrew.com

While this dress is a bit '90s with its babydoll silhouette, the classic tartan, gathered high neck and metal tabs at the wrists make it feel more modern.

Zara Checked Dress with Frill, $49.90, zara.com

Yes, you can wear cropped pants into fall! These ones look great with mules and an oversized sweater or your favourite white tee.

Sea Cropped Checked Tweed Wide Leg Pants, $385, net-a-porter.com

The only coat you'll need this fall. Sharp shoulders, double breasted and enough length to keep you warm on the coolest days.

Zara Checked Wool Coat, $139, zara.com

This oversized plaid shirt could double as a dress with thick wool tights — or wear it over last year's skinny jeans tucked into heeled ankle boots.

Wilfred Free Rompaey Shirt, $95, aritzia.com

Canadian tuxedo

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Jeans never go out of style and this year it seems that almost anything — from wash to fit— goes. What is new for fall this year, is the ultra-Canadian combination of denim on denim. So stock up on denim shirts and jackets to go with your collection of jeans.

This is such a cool jacket. The pockets make it almost a blazer, so it'll look even more like an actual denim suit when worn with jeans in a similar wash. And that's a good thing! (No, really.)

J.Crew Denim Chore Jacket with Patch Pockets, $168, jcrew.com

Update your denim collection with novelty details like these laced jeans and jacket. Wear them together for full effect.

Zara Straight Jeans with Eyelets, $49.90 and Denim Jacket with Eyelets, $69.90, zara.com

Don't have a classic denim jacket? It's time to get one. We love this pick because it's unstructured enough to tuck into high waisted jeans.

Mango Dark Wash Denim Jacket, $69.99, mango.com

Take a second look at this sherpa-lined coat. The soft-looking denim and knee-length make it the perfect cozy yet fashionable find.

TNA Murad Coat, $228, aritzia.com

Silver shimmer and shine

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Slick, high-tech or shimmery, silver made the all fall runways shine. The trend is about way more than choosing the right metals and hardware, too. This time, fabric got the metallic treatment and it looks totally luxe.

You don't need to be going back to school to invest in a backpack. The silhouette is still trending, even more so when oversized and high shine.

Zara Maxi Metallic Backpack, $79.90, zara.com

Swap your everyday black boots for these silver ones to put a new spin on everyday outfits.

Zara Silver Stiletto Heel Ankle Boots, $49.90, zara.com

Don't be intimidated — just style these faux leather pants as if they were jeans. You'll be surprised at just how versatile they are and how often you wear them!

Mango Faux Leather Trousers, $59.99, mango.com

Silver isn't just for evening-wear. This shimmery sleeveless tee would look great tucked into dressy black pants at the office or thrown on with your best worn-in jeans.

H&M Shimmery Top, $19.99, hm.com

Not a spiked heel ankle boot kind of gal? Show your silver in these comfy Adidas kicks!

Adidas Superstar Sneaker, $100, aritzia.com

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