By Alexa Taylor

We’ve all been there. You’ve spent your entire wardrobe budget on pretty dresses and skirts, and now that summer is over you’re wondering how these beauties are going to transition to fall. As a fashion blogger and celebrity stylist, I believe that this fall everyone can raise the sartorial bar with the dress-over-pants fashion trend (or D.O.P for short). The new modern way to pull off a D.O.P is more streamlined and sophisticated and it isn’t tough to master at all! Emma Watson may have brought the D.O.P idea back for the masses this past awards season, but these five fashionable ladies I selected were rocking the look long before the fashion-forward actress.

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1. Casually Cool: A sweater dress over jeans is proof that a statement piece (or two) can amp up any old look. One tip to keep in mind when rocking skinnies underneath a heavy dress and coat combo is to keep them as skin-tight as possible.

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2. Sophisticated Layering: Nothing is worse than making a 45-minute commute in a pencil skirt and heels, and it’s even worse when it’s blistering cold. This office-appropriate layering trick is a simple, straight-cut dress over slim pants.

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3. Edgy Princess: While this D.O.P. has nothing to do with utility, you’ll no doubt get attention from street style shutterbugs in a wispy look (even if you are shivering). The man-repelling Leandra adds a punch of drama to an otherwise boring outfit with layered tulle and two-tone tap shoes.

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4. Pretty in Pink: Not only do leather pants add a dose of badass to a super girly getup, but they allow you to wear that too-short-to-be-worn-alone babydoll dress. I love how this editor mixes her prints.

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5. The Mix Master: Who says duck boots have to be frumpy? Take a cue from Taylor Tomasi Hill, the crimson-haired editor-turned-florist, in this winter-ready outfit. She’s a pro when it comes to mixing flashy accessories like this glam gold plated belt ($20) with everyday staples like this over-sized plaid shirt.

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Be bold this next fall and try one of these D.O.P looks your next date night! You’re sure to turn some heads with this feminine and slightly edgy ensemble, not to mention you’ll also be warm and toasty as you go about your day.

For more on Alexa Taylor visit her Instagram @alexa__taylor or website alexa-taylor.com.