I Have Celine Taste on a Fast-Fashion Budget—Here's What I'm Buying for Fall


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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.

For even more affordable fashion, shop the top 11 Zara buys of the season, according to Instagram.

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.