My Friend Asked Me What's Cool, so I Forwarded Her These Items


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Like many people at this very moment, my friend is in the process of fleshing out her fall wardrobe. As I'm the friend who also happens to be a fashion editor, it didn't take long before a series of texts popped up on my phone asking me for shopping advice. She wants pieces that are cool but not too out-there so that she can still wear them to the office and pieces that are timeless to the extent that they'll remain relevant after a year. As a New Yorker, she'll be in for 50-degree days sooner or later, so sturdy boots, knits, and jackets are also top of mind.

With the influx of trends landing just in time for fall, fulfilling her request didn't take all that long, especially when it came to coats and sweaters. Cool cropped jackets are having a moment, and fuzzy mohair pullovers are making a return. My detailed list of cool fall pieces was too good to keep in the chat, so I've shared it here for your shopping pleasure. Keep scrolling to find a selection of fall fashion items that define what's cool right now.

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Fashion Market Editor

Indya Brown is a fashion editor, stylist, and writer living in Los Angeles. While going to school at Columbia University in New York City, she got her feet wet in the fashion industry interning at Elle magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and New York magazine's The Cut. After graduating in 2016, she joined The Cut as a fashion assistant, eventually working her way up to fashion editor. There, she worked on a multitude of projects, including styling inbook feature stories for New York magazine's print issue, writing and pitching market stories for The Cut, and serving as fashion lead for The Cut's branded content. While New York has been her home for over 10 years, she moved to Los Angeles in the midst of the pandemic in 2020 for a new chapter. Now she is a fashion market editor for Who What Wear, focusing on emerging designers, rising trends on and off the internet, interior design, and BIPOC creatives and brands. Aside from her duties as a fashion market editor, Brown is also a freelance stylist and writer, working on national print and video commercial campaigns for Sephora, The Independent, and Cadillac. Her bylines also include Harper's Bazaar, Vox, and The New York Times. But once the computer goes down and the emails turn off, she's likely eating her way through Koreatown, hunting down vintage furniture, scoping out new outrageous nail designs to try, or taking a hot cycling class.