There are two types of people in this world: the kind who hit "add to cart" with little intention of actually purchasing, and the kind who do not. I've never considered myself to fall into the former category, but for some reason or another, this fall, I've been dillydallying around every e-commerce site known to mankind.
In other words, there are a lot of full shopping carts with my name on them peppered about the internet. Because of this, I've concocted a fairly comprehensive autumn shopping list that paints a picture of how I'll be dressing in the cooler, cozier months ahead. And in an effort to take action, I'm editing down my cart to pieces I fully intend to purchase—and ditching the pieces I'll be passing on.
Ahead, shop the 23 fall must-haves that'll take your outfit game up a notch—and see which trends I'm saying farewell to (at least for now).
A pop of sock is the perfect way to take an all-black look from ordinary to oh yes.
What I'm Leaving Behind
Cowboy Boots As much as I wish I was all aboard the Western train, this footwear trend doesn't mirror my aesthetic and therefore doesn't really go with anything in my existing wardrobe. I'll be leaving the cowgirl vibe to those better suited for it.
Skinny Jeans The last few years, I've stopped wearing skinny jeans for a few reasons: 1) They're really not that comfortable, and 2) I don't find them to be all that flattering on my body. Even though there were a few key runways that spotlighted this slim silhouette (Celine, for example), I won't be partaking.
Backless Loafers I've become tired with this footwear trend, and because I live in New York and commute everywhere by foot, I need a fall shoe that doesn't run the risk of falling off.
Chunky Sneakers I already have big feet… I don't need to emphasize them with clown-like kicks. End of story.
Tie-Dye My love affair with tie-dye is far from over, but I'll be retiring this psychedelic pattern for the time being to make way for moody florals and cozy plaids.