5 Fall Trends That Will Be Your Multitasking Style Heroes

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Nick Eucker

There are a lot of roles wrapped into being a parent: teacher, coach, friend, head chef, director of transportation, stylist to tiny humans with strong opinions. With so much to do in so little time, it only makes sense that your personal wardrobe should be as versatile as you are, which is why we've curated five multitasking trends to carry you through the back-to-school season.

In partnership with I.N.C. International Concepts, Created for Macy's, we're featuring five trends that will soon become the key style players in your wardrobe. From an office-ready power suit that effortlessly transitions to post-work dinner to a statement stripe blouse that’s as perfect at brunch as it is for date night with your partner, these are the effortlessly chic looks you'll want to snag for your closet ASAP.

Polka Dots

Featuring: Polka Dot Dress, Coletta Slingback Pointed Toe Pumps in Black Polka Dot, and Black Handbag by I.N.C. International Concepts, Created for Macy's

This classic print has been holding its own for years. Whether you're headed to a business lunch or running across town to your kid's school play, polka dots strike a versatile balance of playful and polished.

Rainbow Stripes

Featuring: Striped Wrap Top in Candied Stripe, Averry Tunnel Convertible Crossbody in Salsa/Gunmetal, Black Cropped Pant, and Hadwin Scallop Two-Piece Sandals in Black Suede by I.N.C. International Concepts, Created for Macy's

Splash into fall with colorful statement pieces that ensure your entire look stays on-trend without taking itself too seriously. Perfect for a playground playdate or brunch with the in-laws, a little saturation usually goes a long way.

Black & White

Featuring: White Blouse With Black Tie, Striped Ponté-Knit Bootcut Pants, and White Booties by I.N.C. International Concepts, Created for Macy's

Kick things up a notch with an all black-and-white palette. The simplicity keeps things elegant but adaptable — easily worn from that big boardroom presentation to post-work dinner with friends.

Accent Colors

Featuring: Black Dress, Faux-Leather Moto Jacket in Real Red, Valliee Top-Handle Crossbody in Salsa/Gunmetal, and Floriann Block-Heel Ankle Booties in Black Suede by I.N.C. International Concepts, Created for Macy's

Make your accessories shine even brighter by incorporating color thoughtfully into an otherwise monochrome ensemble. Choosing a rich color, like this cherry red, ensures that your that fave style staples get all the time in the spotlight they need.

Bright Outerwear

Featuring: White Tee, Indigo Denim, Moleskin Moto Jacket in Golden Sun, Molyy Leopard-Print Party Wristlet Clutch, and Hadwin Scallop Two-Piece Sandals in Pink Bloom by I.N.C. International Concepts, Created for Macy's

Fall's change in weather typically calls for gloomy skies and bone-chilling winds. Embrace the bright side with colorful outerwear choices that keep the weather's worst at bay. After all, a sunny marigold can burst through any overcast sky.

This post is sponsored by I.N.C. International Concepts, Created for Macy's.

Photo: Nick Eucker; Set Design: Espen Gjertzen Øydvin; Stylist: Laura Pritchard; Hair: Aki Yamaguchi; Makeup: Sarah Appleby; Art Direction: Molly Kugelmann; Senior Editor: Jenna Wexler.