Welcome to our World's Best Shoppers series, a monthly feature in which we tap into the shopping leaders of the fashion world—the best fashion directors, buyers, and stylists—for sartorial insight on what to buy each season.
Fashion's most exciting season is finally here friends, and if you're looking for a little guidance and inspiration on the pieces you should be investing in this fall, you've come to the right place! Today, our sartorially savvy fashion experts are sharing the of-the-moment pieces you'll want to wear, cherish, and Instagram this autumn. From lug-sole boots to chain-link necklaces, scroll below as they share their must-have picks for the season ahead.
"Invest in a rich color palette for fall. Think paprika, copper, cocoa, burnt oranges, and chocolate brown. These hues are ideal for timeless, wearable staples. I love to pair these tones with a shot of bright color—fuchsia, mint, lemon yellow—for an unexpected, updated take on my look."
"I struggled with finding a clutch that isn't cheesy, but the Whirl style leather clutch is the best example for an evening clutch that is not about glitz and glam. It is minimal in shape but still gives that wow factor you want and need when attending an event or very classy dinner."
"Within our new virtual world, we are all very focused on curating the top-half of our wardrobes. The color blocking and volume sleeves of this Kenzo sweater have just the right touch of interest for virtual meetings, while the texture and neutral hues make it cozy for the crisp weather. Win-win!"
"I have these Dr. Marten boots in white (also available in black) and absolutely live in them. There isn't an outfit they don't work with. They're perfect for toughing up long romantic dresses or for pairing with well-loved denim, and the platform adds a fun '90s touch."
"This piece is stunning and the dyeing process is traditional to Lagos. Knowing that female artisans are working on each one of these pieces makes it that much more special. I would pair this jacket back to high-waisted printed leggings or with medium wash denim."
"This color is perfect for the season, the lime-yellow algae tone is stunning and this piece is exclusive to McMullen. It’s also made of cotton which makes it feel more relaxed for everyday wear. You can pair it over black trousers and leave it open at the bottom. I plan to wear it with tall boots for fall."
"Some days, when it's very cold, one might be okay with looking and feeling like the Michelin Man in a big, bulky coat. For all the rest, enter this Balenciaga coat. It's so flattering on the figure with the cinched waist and sculpted hips—the antithesis of the puffer jacket."
"I'm personally not much of a handbag gal, so utility is very important to me when it comes to my wardrobe, especially in the fall when we're very busy with the fashion week circuit. Form truly meets function in this Prada skirt, made in the brand's signature nylon. I'll carry my AirPods in the belt pouch."
"This Adam Lippes black neoprene dress is the perfect base for fall dressing. It's effortless but still high fashion and a great foundation for layers—button-down shirts, jackets, coats—it works with everything. Neoprene is one of my favorite transitional fabrics, as it's not too hot."
"As more of us are spending time at home, it's clear house dresses are here to stay. I love the subtle print and ruffle details of this Free People dress. As the weather cools down, you'll find me throwing on a chunky cardigan over this dress while listening to Folklore."