I Was Ambivalent About Fall, But These 28 Finds Triggered My Excitement


There's a large corner of the internet devoted to the joys of fall. If you're active on any social media platform, it's hard to miss the countless memes and videos celebrating the arrival of hot drinks, crunchy leaves, and apple-picking. But I for one would rather live in a perpetual summer than experience the impending descent into cold temperatures. Sure, fall has its bright spots—thigh-high boots and apple-cider donuts are glorious— but it still wasn't enough to convert me into one of those fall season enthusiasts.

As usual, clothing is always the best motivator for me to embrace a new season, and in true editor fashion, I've already found the pieces I'm dying to break out ahead of the colder weather. Fall's going to look a bit different for me this year, now that I've moved to the west coast, so I'm looking forward to basking in the mild temps with cool leather pieces and mid-weight layers. I've hoarded these finds in my bookmarks folder for far too long, and I'm eager to share.

From sumptuous knits to eccentric boots, I'm laying out all the pieces that are currently shoving me into the autumnal mood. There are 27 pieces to choose from so guaranteed you'll find something you love here, too. If they've won me over into joining Team Fall, you know they got to be good.


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Coming Up: Your Fall-Basics Checklist: The 7 Handiest Buys of the Season

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.