Leather Jackets: This fall staple can be very costly depending on the brand or label.
The top picture is of a Diane von Furstenberg 'Alphie" Leather Jacket which costs $695 at Nordstrom. The bottom one is a Miss Sixty Faux Washed Leather Motorcycle Jacket which costs $78 at the same store.
See what I mean?
Leopard Print: Use it as accents, rather than an entire outfit of leopard-ness.
The top shoes are American Eagle Leopard Ballet Flats that cost about $25. In the middle is a Foiled Leopard Print Burnout Tee from Forever 21, about $14. Last is a Wet Seal outfit. This is wayyyyy too much leopard. Remember, less is more.
Last trend is lace lace lace: Make it sophisticated and tasteful.