24 of the Most Interesting People in Fashion Share Their #1 Item for Fall

What qualifies someone as interesting? For this author, it means someone doing something outside the norm. Whether that means breaking boundaries, like Maye Musk, who has been modeling for a staggering 55 years, or crafting a career that is the stuff of fashion dreams, such as Instagram Director of Fashion Partnerships Eva Chen. People who have influence in the fashion community, like Kimberly Drew or Candace Reels, but more closely identify with the art world or activism. Image creators like Karla Welch who are styling looks that have the power to instantly change the landscape of fashion. The entrepreneur multihyphenates who are styling, consulting, and writing all while making our social feeds a more inspiring place. It’s an impressive group that we could ask a million questions of, but today we have just one: What are you buying for fall? Ahead, see the number one picks gracing the shopping carts of fashion’s most interesting people.

“Ren [my daughter] is really into beading right now, and it’s making me love pearls.”

“The pink corduroy suit from Hiraeth and, of course, my Hanes x Karla crew tee! Because it’s a suit in corduroy and it’s pink, so that’s sort of perfection! My tee because that’s also perfect!”

“They are great with a jean and black sweater but also pair well with a sleek pantsuit. Pro tip: The bow is removable, so it’s like two shoes in one.”

“Okay, totally dreaming of an event to wear this to. It’s one of the prettiest prints that I’ve seen in a while. It makes me happy every time I search for it!”

Shop a more affordable strapless floral dress: Likely Ali Dress ($198).

“The croc-effect leather tote is a must-have for fall. The stamped croc looks so luxe.”

“Red faux-leather pants, as they will work with all my classic black tops. I just love a pop of color.”

“Since my closet is already full with basics, and especially for fall, this season I’d go for a long velvet robe. I find they’re super easy to wear and pair with the simplest outfits. And they make you stand out a little. An oversize men’s blazer is great, but to me, it’s what I would go for this fall, for sure.”

“This fall, I’m lusting over tartan trench coats. I love the idea of a fun print paired with the classic silhouette.”

“I’m still trying to figure out who me/she/her is going to be this fall—I admittedly hate the colder months—but I think the Telfar shopping bag in white is a must-have. And while my usual style is a little sexier, I can’t help but feel drawn to the prairie-girl dresses by Batsheva. The style feels buttoned up and modest, but it’s really all an act. I love that polarity.”

“I love Rejina Pyo’s mules. They are chic yet comfortable, and I love the tiny details: the gold twisted heel and the little toe divider, which reminds me of Phoebe Philo’s shoes at Celine (RIP).”

“The thing that I have just bought that I’ve had my eye on for a while is this Temperley knit dress.”

“My number one item on the shopping list for this season is something with feathers, tiger animal print, or something in green, but I’m still looking for the perfect vintage piece that has all of the above.”

Rachael Wang Fall Shopping Picks


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“I love Christina Tung’s line of repurposed jewelry, especially mismatched earrings made from delicate shells, which feel unexpected for fall.”

Candace Reels Fall Shopping Picks


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“Boots and something leopard are always my go-to for fall, so with these leopard-print booties, I get two of my favorites in one. I love that I will be able to dress these up or down. I will definitely pair these with my favorite vintage wide-leg jeans.”

“This exhibition is so good! If you’re in L.A., I highly recommend.”

“This dress is pure perfection. It makes a statement, yet is super easy to wear for any formal event.”

“I’ve been eyeing Saks Potts coats for about a two years now. I’ve been waiting for the perfect pastel coat to hit their website. I’m obsessed with how soft yet dramatic this sunshine leather coat looks. I can’t wait to feel like a movie character in it.”

Shop a more affordable coat with a faux-fur collar and cuffs: Reformation Templeton Coat ($288).

“Loving the Rochas glitter faux-snakeskin combo, and it’s such a fun exaggerated heel shape! Plus, it seems like a great color for fall.”

“I just bought this puffer from No.21 after having it on my shopping list, and I am obsessed! The color combo with a pop of leopard is everything. Animal print, bright bold colors, and chunky texture—this jacket is a statement and hits all the trends for the season.”

Shop a more affordable leopard puffer: Kate Spade New York Leopard Print Puffer Jacket ($349).

“The iconic model launched by John Galliano, who in the 2000s made Carrie Bradshaw crazy in Sex and the City, is finally back in patchwork with embroideries, beads, and ’70s-inspired fringe.”

Dior Saddle Bag in Embroidered Canvas (available in Dior boutiques)

You can also shop pre-owned Dior saddle bags.

“I think it’s the perfect item to transition into fall mode, especially as I’ve been loving wearing poofy sleeve all summer!”

“The number one item on my shopping list for fall is the Quinn dress by Rejina Pyo. I’m digging the patchwork trend this season. It reminds me of sewing quilts with my grandma and cousins back when I was a kid and didn’t have a care in the world.”

“I love the attention to details regarding the silhouette. The belt that cinches the waist gives a very feminine yet powerful look.”

“I am all about a layering piece for fall—and this Balenciaga turtleneck checks all the boxes for me. I can wear it underneath a heavy sweater or even a bustier, and the black-and-white logo goes with everything.”

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