The One Accessory You Should Buy for Fall, According to Our Editor in Chief

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At Who What Wear, we pride ourselves on predicting trends early so that our audience (hey, that's you!) is as prepared and educated as possible when making fashion purchases. Naturally, after nearly 10 years at the company, our editor in chief, Kat Collings, is an absolute wiz at both spotting trends and, of course, wearing them. 

One of Collings's big bets for fall? The carryall tote bag. She just invested in a very chic one from Bottega Veneta, which she discovered on luxury resale site The RealReal. There are so many great designer finds on this site, and we're about to sweeten the deal by offering 20% off during our Shop With WWW event in partnership with Affirm (valid from 12:01 a.m. PST on August 26 to 11:59 p.m. PST on August 27). For now, see how Collings is styling fall's It bag.


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Behold the beautiful Bottega Veneta bag, featuring the brand's iconic quilted fabric. "I can't think of a single brand that's bigger than Bottega Veneta right now, and it's my job to track these things! The house's accessories are such standouts," Collings says. But why this particular bag, you might ask? In Collings's words, "She's a very chic lady." That she is.


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At first glance, you may not notice that the tote is made of durable canvas material. "To be honest, I don't think I could possibly envision a more elevated canvas bag," Collings says. "I love the contrast of the luxe leather handles with the more daytime-friendly, low-key canvas. There's also a handy detachable pocket inside to keep your keys and wallet together." My ears immediately perk up at her mention of the pocket because I've never not lost a lip balm or concealer that I aimlessly tossed in a tote bag.


(Image credit: @katcollings)

Collings's style is very elevated, so I'm not surprised she's chosen a polished tonal suit (another big fall trend!) to pair with her new child—I mean handbag. "This purse is all grown up, so I picked an outfit to match," she says. "I love tailored pieces, so a suit is an easy choice. A few pops of color in the form of a lavender plissé turtleneck and some mustard strappy heels add dimension to the neutral look."


(Image credit: @katcollings)

Collings notes that she'll also style this bag with a pair of cream-colored denim pants and a matching oversize sweater. "Extra points for clogs," she adds. I'm personally envisioning myself wearing this tote with a simple long-sleeve, knit dress; high socks; and chunky boots, but I really don't think it's possible to go wrong.

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Associate Fashion Director, Branded Content

Michaela Bushkin is the associate fashion director on the branded content team. She is based in Los Angeles and is going on her sixth year at Who What Wear. Michaela has always worked in the content world, previously at Whalerock and The Zoe Report. Her current role involves executing content, photo shoots, and events for fashion brands from retailers to luxury designers and everything in between. She spends her free time online shopping (or "researching" as she likes to call it), reading at the beach, and trying as many new restaurants in L.A. as possible.