Fashion’s most exciting season is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for a little guidance and inspiration on what to invest in for fall, then this one’s for you. We tapped the world’s best shoppers to pick their brains on the trending items to buy this season. These sartorially savvy women are always two steps ahead of the fashion curve, they’re attuned to every brand under the sun (from the big fashion houses to emerging designers), and they’re on top of all the latest seasonal trends before everyone else. So it's best we listen up.
From the of-the-moment brands you want to be spotted in this season (Bottega Veneta!) to classic pieces that will see you throughevery occasion this fall (check blazers!), scroll below as our world’s best shoppers share their must-have picks to buy for the season ahead.
“I am a big fan of the new leather-on-leather trend, and these leather culottes are timeless and make any of your outfits look instantly cool. Bottega Veneta is the ultimate brand for next season. Everything it does you just want to have for your wardrobe and wear it all together.”
“Oversize suits with shorts will be a big thing for fall. Suiting is a trend that’s not going away, but who wants to look like an estate agent? I, therefore, wear mine oversize with shorts, as its smart and relaxed at the same time."
“For fall we have an abundance of dressing from the head down. Whether it was hats, turbans, headbands, hair clip, or hair accessories—specifically, with pearls and elegant detailing for fall. We have a variety of collaborations in this space coming for fall to spice up your look.”
“As an evolution of The Row's barely there sandal, we’re seeing a lot of square-toed shoes and boots for this season by brands such as By Far, Gianvito Rossi, Wandler’s new shoe line and Bottega Veneta.”
Lisa Aiken: Fashion & Buying Director, Moda Operandi
"Trench coats are among my favorite pieces of outerwear. I somehow always find a reason to fall in love with a new one. For fall, I’ve been gravitating toward unexpected leather pieces. This A.W.A.K.E. trench is the newest iteration I want to add to my wardrobe."
"My number one must-have for fall is The Pouch Clutch in black, or whatever color you can get your hands on! Bottega Veneta is definitely having a resurgence, and everything from this brand is wish list–worthy!"
"Now I know it's 100 degrees outside, but you can't sleep on this one. Everyone needs to invest in a great outerwear piece that will last you a lifetime. I love this Teddy Coat from Max Mara, it's timeless and will just never go out of style."
"This piece is a good cocktail dress that makes a bold statement, yet the cotton fabric gives it a more casual vibe. I wore this piece on my birthday while on vacation in the south of France, celebratory champagne in hand."