I Asked Fashion People What They're Buying for Fall and Their Finds Are Epic

Best fashion to buy for fall


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If you're anything like me, you'd probably be thrilled to get a private look inside the closets of the fashion set and the new items landing on their shopping looks. With so many trends and buzzy fall fashion pieces on the horizon, I've been curious about which ones have the stamp of approval from insiders. Instead of waiting around to see the covetable looks on their Instagrams, I reached out to some of my favorite buyers, editors, models, and creative consultants to see which pieces they can't wait to start wearing for the season ahead.

Many of their selects revolve around investment buys—versatile pieces like chunky riding boots and fringe bags that tap into the biggest new season trends. Others focus on elevated basics like reinvented knits and high-waisted jeans that are destined to be worn on repeat. Ahead, see exactly what landed on their fall shopping lists, as well as my personal picks.

Kristen Nichols, Senior Editor, Who What Wear

Fashion to buy for fall: Kristen Nichols


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As basics become more core to my everyday wardrobe, I've been excited about new takes on tanks and T-shirts. I have a feeling that the one-shoulder silhouette will be the go-to shape this fall.

Chunky boots are destined to be huge this fall and I'm very ready to embrace the trend. I especially love this pair that balances out the lug sole with a high-leg take on Chelsea boots.

My glasses have been getting more wear than ever now that I'm spending more time at home, so I'm in need of an upgrade. This aviator style from Chanel just launched and I can't wait to order them to replace my current pair. They actually remind me of a pair my dad wore in the '90s, which immediately sold me on them.

Tiffany Hsu, Fashion Buying Director, MyTheresa

Fashion to buy for fall: Tiffany Hsu


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Shop Tiffany's picks:

"Jacquemus does amazing shirting, and the great thing about this cotton-linen piece is that it can also be worn as a dress."

"For outerwear, I like oversize silhouettes, and this Jil Sander puffer coat perfectly fits the bill. I also love the idea of a light-colored coat versus just sticking to the usual dark hues.“

"I adore this color on Bottega Veneta's fringe pouch. It matches my coats and jackets perfectly."

Alexis Foreman, Art Director, Style Curator, and Creative Consultant

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"I had this coat on my wish list last autumn/winter and am so pleased Totême has relaunched it this season! Can't wait to style with knee-high flat boots to wear in the city, or with wellies on autumn walks."

"There are some lovely knee-high boots around this season, but these classic riding boots by Ann Demeulemeester are my favorite style. Looking forward to wearing them with skirts or dresses and cozy knits."

"I'm a sucker for cashmere knitwear, and Extreme Cashmere do the best. I love this chic white style, and the relaxed cut is ideal for layering."

Amy Lefévre, Model and Influencer

Fashion to buy for fall: Amy Lefévre


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"Fall is the best time to wear sweaters, but this sweater is special! You can match it with so many different looks and it looks amazing. This one is a must!"

"The color on this turtleneck is stunning. It would be beautiful to pair with leather pants or a black leather jacket. It's the perfect way to stand out!"

"I love trench coats, and this one especially for how long it is. It would look amazing with a turtleneck, a tight pair of jeans, and knee-high boots."

Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour, Senior Market Editor, Who What Wear

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"I'm set to deliver just before fall officially starts, and if there's one thing I've missed wearing, it's jeans! This perfect pair from Levi's might just have to be my first postpartum fashion purchase."

"What will I be styling the jeans with, you may wonder? Ideally, this Dion Lee sweater set."

"If I had to throw myself a party of one just to wear this dress at home next season, it would be worth it."

Libby Page, Senior Fashion Market Editor, Net-a-Porter

Fashion to buy for fall: Libby Page


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Shop Libby's picks:

"Bags took a soft and subtle approach this fall. The shapes were practical yet chic. A twist to the iconic Pouch bag, the chunky chain strap will elevate any look. This style from Bottega Veneta will undoubtedly be the It bag for fall.”

“Men's inspired knitwear absolutely dominated for fall. I am obsessed with this style from Loulou Studio. It's still feminine, and in this neutral color, it will go with everything from relaxed tailoring to high-waisted denim.”

“I don't usually do thigh-high heels, but given the amount of sleek styles this fall, it seems like the right time to invest. This suede pair from Saint Laurent are perfect because they're not too high and have just enough slouch that you can still feel as 'comfortable' as possible. I'll be styling mine over the top of '90s leggings and an oversize black turtleneck dress.”

TyLynn Nguyen, Designer and Creative Consultant

Fashion to buy for fall: TyLynn Nguyen


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"This sweater is chic and comfortable—an elevated approach to easy wear at home."

"The perfect shorts for warm California weather and also comfortable for home/Zoom calls/teaching children and schoolwork."

"Stunning dress for date night at home with my husband."

Lisa Ruffle, Buying Manager, Moda Operandi

Fashion to buy for fall: Lisa Ruffle


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Shop Lisa's picks:

"Esse Studios is a new emerging label for Moda Operandi. We all fell in love with designer Charlotte Hick's approach to building a concise capsule wardrobe. Each piece is highly considered, it's slow fashion at its best. I can see myself wearing this sleek strapless top back with relaxed tailoring for warmer, early fall nights, or layered with an oversize blazer for when it is colder."

"I'm forever on the hunt for the perfect blue jean (who isn't?), and the fit on these Danielle Jeans by Khaite is impeccable—structured with a high rise and a stovepipe fit that is ultra-flattering. So much so that we haven't been able to keep them in stock! I'm waiting patiently for mine to arrive."

"The double-layered knit trend isn't going anywhere, and I particularly like this oversize cashmere knit from LouLou Studio as a modern update to the trend. Interesting, elevated knitwear is key to transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall without having to overhaul the whole thing."

Grece Ghanem, Personal Trainer, Fashion Model, and Content Creator

Fashion to buy for fall: Grece Ghanem


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Shop Grece's picks:

"The unstoppable return of fringe! It has become more of a distinctive accent to any piece rather than a thematic look. It could be a fringe trim on a sweater or fringe gathered on a leather bag. There are endless possibilities to suit everyone's comfort."

"Leather shorts have been a wardrobe staple for me this year. I even opted to start wearing them as early as in summer. They can be transitioned into the fall with a cashmere bodysuit for edginess or a cotton sweater for a clash of silhouettes and fabrics."

"My go-to color for this fall will be acid or limoncello, and it would look great as a knit top or dress. The color is so vibrant and blends well with autumn neutrals like browns and beiges."