I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't feeling a tad nostalgic for Phoebe Philo's 10-year tenure at Celine, given that this season marks the first collection for the French fashion house since Hedi Slimane replaced Philo as creative director. The specific brand of minimalism that Philo dreamed up was arguably the reason I fell in love with fashion long, long ago, and I've recently found myself digging through seasons and seasons of Celine archives to fill up on visual inspiration before the company's impending rebrand.
If I sound like a freakish fan, it's because I am. But it seems I'm not the only one looking back at Philo's Celine collections for inspiration. I've noticed quite an influx of styles at my favorite retailers right now that seem to be keeping the Philo dream alive, so to speak. Thankfully for me and my wallet, affordable retailers like Mango are offering up the same clean, tailored essentials like checkered overcoats, relaxed suits, and sleek leather pieces. I took a deep dive into the retailer's site and am sharing the best fall shopping picks from Mango. If you share my love for all things Celine, continue on to shop my edit of the retailer's affordable yet expensive-looking finds.
Because winter is coming.
I'm picturing these Victorian-inspired boots with a floral dress.
Relaxed tailoring is a Celine signature, and Mango's suiting fits the bill.
High waist? Check. Wide leg? Check. Subtle pleating? Check.
Style this fall dress with knee-high leather boots.
This pair hits on so many fall boot trends at once.
A timeless caryall.
If you buy anything from this edit, make it this amazing leather jacket.
The ultimate layering piece.
Steal the model's styling idea here.
I'm losing it over these perfect sock boots.
Relaxed yet polished at the same time.
Those buttons, though.
These cool trousers pair so well with the current cowboy boot trend.
These will make you a ballet-flats person.
So Celine never made belt bags, but if it did, I bet they'd look something like this.
This color is too good to pass up.
These will elevate even your simple T-shirt outfits.
For even more affordable fashion, shop the top 11 Zara buys of the season, according to Instagram.