There are many facets to writing about fashion on a daily basis—and one of them just so happens to involve opening about a hundred browser tabs for research purposes (and nearly crashing your computer in the process).
At least, that’s what happened as I began researching my F/W 18 wish list earlier this month. In search of the must-know emerging designers, key pieces from brands we Who What Wear editors have already gone all-in on, and interesting new textures and shapes, it’s certainly possible that I went a bit OTT.
Which feels fitting, because all of my favorite fall trends are a bit out there. From neon green to animal prints to futuristic patent leather, the trends you’ll see represented in the roundup below hit all over the spectrum. Keep reading to see and shop 22 pieces I’m adding to my virtual cart.
Net-a-Porter always stocks the coolest designers on the rise. London-based label Rūh is really speaking to me right now with its impeccable tailoring and retrofuturistic silhouettes.
Because lately it feels like fashion is all about looking like an extra from Little House on the Prairie at all times.
The affordable way to get into the lace-up boot trend I’ve been lusting over. (Also, say hello to these gorgeous By Far boots.)
I’ve searched high and low and have yet to find a pair of high-rise vintage-looking denim that fits quite the same way as my favorite Agolde style.
Fanny bags made their triumphant return a few seasons ago (rechristened “belt bags,” of course), and now we’re getting all these fun nylon Prada iterations that look straight outta 1994.
The recent tortoiseshell revival feels like the precursor to F/W 18’s animal-print explosion. Which is to say I’ll definitely be scooping up these sculptural mules.
ICYMI, Paloma Wool now does handbags, and obviously, I need this structured green leather beauty in my life stat.
One of the best takes on the boilersuit trend, no? Snag this one before it’s gone for good.
Cat-eye sunglasses are changing shape a bit for F/W 18, and I like the monochrome effect here.
Black pants might seem like a boring buy, but they’re the backbone of my wardrobe, and until now, I never seemed to find a pair with a wide enough leg or the perfect cropped length.
An abstract take on the Western trend. (Obviously I’m really enjoying green this season.)
My favorite wide-leg pants just got a color upgrade, and not to get all L.A. on you, but my inner Pisces is feeling it.
I’ve been through dozens of pairs of Mary Janes in my time—and still rely on my trusty black Dr. Martens—but I’ve never seen a pair quite like this one. (Don’t sleep on Yuul Yie.)
An effortless (and on-sale) dress pick from Mango.
Pouch-style micro-bags are a definite thing, and I don’t even care that I can barely fit my phone and wallet in them.
Love a good square neckline, especially when paired with very on-trend sheer sleeves.
Square vamps? Also high up my F/W 18 priority list. Given the color and the sparkle factor, I’d call these a no-brainer.
An easy choice you can dress up or down, in a color that’s still going strong this season.
Pink layer sold separately—but I do like the look.
Speaking of WWW-favorite designers making a foray into handbags, don’t miss By Far’s croc-effect leather tote. (Available in a few colors at the moment; waiting on that green one María Bernad is carrying up top, TYVM.)
Speaking of shopping season, check out the best fall wardrobe pieces under $100.