You might have noticed with the wording of my post's title that this is not about current fall fashion trends but style choices I personally like to make when fall rolls around. I don't have anything against trends or people who follow them, but there was a point in high school (a little over a decade ago) that I found the trends during that time drifting away from my current tastes and body type, so I just kind of lost interest in following them. I have also found that trends tend to operate on a cycle, and many "trends" are just basic timeless fashion advice on how to dress well. This isn't to say I never look into current trends, and I always really enjoy when something novel is created, but most of the time I'm going to do me and dress in what caught my eye at the local Goodwill. For me, fashion is all about self-expression, and sometimes the trends don't line up with what I want to say.
Keep in mind, I live in Florida, so my fall weather is very different than many other places, but I'm also perpetually cold, so it evens out.