5 Uncomplicated Fall Trends My 59-Year-Old Mother Is Jazzed to Try

Before we dive in, let me give you the deets on my dear mother, Nancy. She's 59 years old, lives in the Midwest, and is into fashion. Yes, (don't roll your eyes) she's not just a regular mom; she's a cool mom. Given her sartorial curiosity, she's sharpened her stylish and functional personal wardrobe through decades of trial and error. As a result, her signature looks skew more classic and practical rather than forward and experimental. While she's always interested in "what the cool girls are wearing," she often finds herself sticking to the more uncomplicated looks that can easily work into the timeless wardrobe she's been curating forever.

Oh, I should've mentioned earlier, but she's also extremely opinionated. Therefore, she isn't afraid of speaking up if she isn't feeling the new fussy trends the fashion scene seems to be into.

While there's a sampling of fresh fall 2019 trends she wouldn't dare go near (sorry, crayon tights), there's certainly an offering of looks she'd test out in her rotation. With that in mind, I thought there would be no better person to share feedback on the accessible fall trends that would work for anyone's classic wardrobe. Keep on scrolling to read what my mom had to say, and shop her picks for each of her must-try trends. You won't be bored. After all, mother knows best.

The Trend: Statement Knits

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Nancy's Notes: "Who wouldn't want to try this look? These sweaters are warm, comfortable, and cool. Plus, a cozy knit is so simple to toss on with just about anything like jeans or a skirt. Nothing else to say here."

The Trend: Reworked Outerwear

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Nancy's Notes: "I like a little drama (not a lot, just a touch), so I'm feeling this coat trend that's timeless but has a little something extra."

The Trend: Structured Bags

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Nancy's Notes: "This is by far my favorite trend of the season. I'm feeling a structured bag like this because it's an easy way to make a personal statement while adding sophistication to any outfit."

The Trend: Buttery Yellow

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Nancy's Notes: "So many words to describe this unexpected fall color—fresh, happy, positive, joy, and a feeling of self-confidence. Yes, yes, yes."

The Trend: Loads of Leather

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Nancy's Notes: "I've always liked adding a little leather to my fall outfits to bring a luxurious spin to it. The leather-on-leather look is definitely out there, but it feels cool. The other perks to leather (or faux-leather) pieces are that they never look old and often hold their value. Here for it."