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.
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.
"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 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."
"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.”
"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
"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."