It’s officially that time of year when all my friends, mom, and sisters ask me about are boots, jeans, and sweaters. Where should I shop? What are the best pairs? The most flattering? The most affordable? Everyone wants to know and while I admit I am a trove of answers—after all, it is my job—10 heads are better than one, so I decided to tap my colleagues to see which of the aforementioned essentials they’re loving most this season.
As always, they delivered with options ranging from old faithful like Levi's and Uniqlo to It-brands including Wandler and Gia Borghini and even a few picks I myself didn’t see coming. Ahead, see and shop all the boots, jeans, and sweaters I and they are recommending everyone invest in for the coming months. When you're done, I highly suggest checking out these other up-and-coming basics no fall wardrobe is complete without.
After lusting over them for months, I finally splurged on these Khaite boots and am so glad I did. The heel height is perfect for both day and night, and they add so much more to an outfit than all my other basic black boots. I've been wearing them nonstop.
"I'm a self-proclaimed knee-high boot snob, mostly because I wear them almost every day, even when I'm just at home working. So when I tell you that these caught my eye immediately, you can be sure that they're really, really good. Plus, at $229, they're about a quarter of the price of most knee-highs on the market right now."
"Black jeans are often overlooked despite the fact that they're much more versatile than standard blue jeans or white jeans. This pair is especially great because they're high-rise but not too high-rise; aren't washed out, making them easier to dress up; and are long enough to fall perfectly over the top of boots, heeled sandals, or pumps."
"I finally pulled the plug and purchased a pair of Manu Atelier's Duck Boots. Fellow editor Anna has had them since 2019 and claims they're worth the hype. Plus, I feel like they're a boot I'm going to cherish for a long time because they're that beautiful."
"I bought this cardigan last fall and still am very much obsessed with it. I think I may have to repurchase in more colors. I always gravitate towards oversize sweaters, but I've actually ended up wearing this cropped fit a lot. It pairs well over dresses, high-waisted trousers, and skirt outfits. Sometimes I even like to throw it over my shoulders as a little accessory!"