I'm Updating My Closet in New York This Season—These Are My Top Trends


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Elaine Davis is known for her inspiring style. After living in New York City for years, she's perfectly mastered a vibe that's forward, versatile, and comfortable enough for her busy life in the city. Given her adoration for fashion and her willingness to try new things, she likes to switch it up and incorporate new looks into her wardrobe now and then. "My closet is always full of timeless pieces, but that doesn't stop me from updating it with a few trends each season," she said. "It helps to keep my style current and fresh."

Below, you'll uncover the top trends Davis is mixing into her rotation to update her closet for fall and winter. There's everything from strong outerwear picks to gorgeous separates. You'll also find outfit ideas showcasing each trend and inspired shopping picks in case something catches your eye.

1. Colorful Coats


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"Coats in a pop of color have always been my weakness."

2. Checkered-Print Pieces


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"Give me all the box-check pieces. It's my new favorite neutral print."

3. Plaid Separates and Outerwear


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"Love plaid. Green and plaid—the perfect combo."

4. Fringe Details


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"One word: fringe. That's it." 

5. Leather Jackets


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"I'm just ecstatic that the leather jacket has circled back around. I love a cute oversize, cropped moto."

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Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.