Adding one of the season’s heavy-hitting trends to your wardrobe is thrilling, no doubt about that. Creating cool outfits with said pieces is even better. And earning tons of compliments on them? Well, that’s the fashion equivalent to winning the lottery. I know this because I own several very-specific fashion items that seem to nail this trendy and compliment-worthy trifecta. I’ve noticed that nearly every time I step out of the house wearing one these, I’ll earn a kind word or two from someone I encounter and since I’m pretty enamored with these pieces myself, I thought I’d share.
Below, you’ll find the list of fashion trends that have consistently earned me loads of compliments and a flurry of “where did you get that?” inquiries from friends, coworkers, and strangers alike each time I wear them. The fashion world has crowned these as veritable trends, but I can attest that they are crowd-pleasers IRL, too. From sleek leather outerwear staples to classics like pearl jewelry and a specific type of ankle boots that are having a moment, keep reading to see how I’m wearing each one and peruse my favorite versions of each.