Welcome to the Starter Pack series, a Who What Wear column that dives deep into the seasonal trends everyone's talking about.
Sorry to disappoint you, but this starter pack does not include pumpkin spice lattes, Ugg boots, or infinity scarves. Instead, it features all the chicest items your closet will require should you want an on-trend fall wardrobe. Each season, there is a slew of new trends that circulate, each more tempting to buy into than the next. In a perfect world, where money grows on trees and we have infinite closet space, buying one of each trend would be the obvious answer, but sadly, that isn't the case.
So instead of listing all of the fall trends out for you here, we present you with the trends from this season that we think should be top of the list as you begin your fall shopping. In other words, this is a checklist of the freshest items you should consider buying for your most stylish season yet.
Ahead, you'll find the seven fall trends that are guaranteed to be heavy hitters once the season shifts, including statement chain chokers, sweet skirt suits, and, of course, a few handbag and shoe trends. Purchase one of each of these trends ahead and you'll find yourself extremely satisfied with the well-rounded fall wardrobe you have sitting in your closet. We promise.
Bandanas worn as a hair accessory were spotted all over the runways, but what we loved most was the unexpected ways they were styled. My personal favorite? Bandanas paired with relaxed tailoring.
Chains were a consistent theme (yet again) this season—spotted everywhere from bag handles to shoes—but it was the chunky choker moment we think is about to really make it big.
We've been talking about cutout dresses for some time now, but that's because they are going to continue to have a major moment for the rest of the season. From knitted to silky versions, this is basically the only dress trend that matters.
And the number one boot trend this season is… flat boots! For years we have seen heeled boots from stiletto to kitten styles dominate the market, but this year, times are changing and our footwear is adapting along with them.
From the sweet cardigan sets you are used to to cozy matching top and bottom moments, the sweater sets trend is here to make your wardrobe ten times cozier and trendier.
Looking for a new bag that feels classic but still has a twist? Then these woven leather bags are for you. Bottega Veneta is certainly dominating the market when it comes to this trend, but there are more contemporary brands like Heru and affordable retailers like Charles & Keith that are not too far behind.