I grew up in Arizona and spent most of my adult life in California, so I’m a summer girl through and through and love nothing more than warm, sunny days and the outfits that go along with them. Recently, though, something inside me kind of clicked, and I’ve been craving all things fall. Sure, it’s easy to blame it on the unrelentingly scorching weather we’ve been having in L.A., but really, the thing pushing me over the edge is the fashion waiting on the other side of this season.
As an editor for Who What Wear, I’ve been evaluating the fall 2018 fashion trends for upward of six months—and now that all of the pieces I first spotted on the runways in NYC and Paris are trickling into stores, naturally, I’m ready to put a real-life spin on them and add the pieces to my own closet.
That being said, my approach to trends is always measured, meaning my wardrobe is a healthy mix of pieces I’ll wear year after year and some of the key trends of the season. With autumn in mind, I’ve developed a capsule wardrobe built around the pieces I’m planning to wear. Ahead, learn about the rules I follow to make smart purchases and limit my wardrobe to just 15 items.
Now, this is where I end up splurging. Each season, I’ll land on a few investment pieces in the form of shoes and bags. These are always items I know I’ll have in my closet for years to come (e.g., my Chanel slingbacks), so I choose them carefully before making a purchase. These are some I’ve landed on for fall 2018.
Fall style is all about the jacket or coat you’re wearing since it usually ends up being layered over your other clothes. I always pick pieces that are versatile and can be worn with a range of outfits.