I Got to Try On Whatever I Wanted From Reformation—These 7 Pieces Won Me Over

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Welcome to The Great Try-On. With fall on the horizon, we seized the opportunity to try on some of the best fall pieces from some of your favorite brands, documenting the process along the way. We believe that the most foolproof way to shop online is to see an item IRL and to read candid reviews, so we hope that this leads you to some successful fall purchases.

Hello, fellow Reformation fan. I'm guessing that you are one because you're here. I'm a firm believer that Reformation is just as good at designing fall and winter clothes as it is at designing its covetable summer dresses that it's known for. And I got the opportunity to try on some pieces from the recent fall drop. I chose from lightweight sweaters, long-sleeve dresses, chic coats, trousers, and more, all in fall-friendly prints and colors. Below are my reviews and IRL photos of seven of the pieces that I had the pleasure of trying on. Find out why they're great and shop all of my Reformation favorites for fall below.

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Reformation Capello Cotton Tank and Cardi Set

Reformation sweater set

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My review: This trendy yet classic sweater set was one of my favorite selections. Specifically, I liked that the tank was more fitted and not too cropped and that the cardigan was more loose and slouchy. The 100% organic cotton is cozy but not extremely warm, so it's a great option for fall, and it's not so thick that you can't layer it under a coat in the winter. I love this pretty mossy green, but it also comes in an equally sumptuous chocolate brown. 

Reformation trench coat

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Reformation Holland Trench

Reformation trench coat

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My review: There's something that's so chic and luxurious about a long trench coat. It makes me feel like a glamorous French woman on a train. Over the years, Reformation has designed plenty of trench coats, but I have to say that this one is probably its best yet. All the classic details are there, including the sleeve straps, the detachable belt, and the single back vent. It's one of Reformation's more classic pieces, but it feels cool. I'm wearing my usual size small, and there's room for a sweater underneath.

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Reformation Montaigne Sleeveless Sweater and Flounce Skirt

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My review: These two pieces were practically made for each other, so I tried them on together. I was drawn to the sleeveless sweater because of the rich chocolate-brown hue and the slightly cropped fit, and it delivered in every other front, too. I appreciated that it's slim and thin enough to be tucked in, but the fit is still relaxed. This is something I'd wear a lot in the fall, and it would be easy to layer come winter. 

The Flounce Skirt is a breezy little miniskirt that would look great with boots, loafers, sneakers—you name it. I'd especially recommend wearing it with knee boots when the weather cools. The length was great for someone like me who's on the short side (5'4"), and the viscose material falls so nicely. This check print is almost sold out, but it's a Ref staple, so it comes in several other prints. But if you prefer this one, Reformation is one of those brands that makes a habit of restocking (and I love it for that).

Shop the Montaigne Sleeveless Sweater and Flounce Skirt:
Reformation Montaigne Sleeveless Sweater
Reformation top

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Reformation Reign Top

Reformation top

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My review: I love a good daisy print, so I was instantly drawn to this top. It's the perfect transitional piece—long sleeved but still lightweight. If you've been thinking of trying the corset-top trend but don't want to get too literal with it, the Reign Top is definitely worth a try. I love it tucked into a pair of high-waisted jeans, but it would also look really nice with a pair of loose black trousers and heels. The back is smocked, so even though it's a slim fit, it's nice and comfortable. 

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Reformation Carolena Dress

Reformation dress

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My review: I noticed that Reformation has made this dress in several prints already, which usually means that it's a popular one. Kelly green is a big It color right now, and I'm always on the lookout for cool midi dresses to wear with boots in the fall, so I was eager to try the Carolena Dress. In person, the dress is lovely and romantic yet vibrant. I should warn you that the slit is quite high, and I wish I would've sized up, as it's slim fitting. But all in all, I can see why it's so popular. It's a Ref classic.

Reformation Bailey Pants

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Reformation Bailey High Rise Utility Pants

Reformation Bailey Pants

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My review: Just like all of my other fashion friends, I've been on the hunt for a pair of cargo pants as of late after spotting them in my Instagram feed and on all the trendsetting models. My first impression of Reformation's pair was that it was unbelievably soft, which is always a plus. I'd wear these with crop tops, T-shirts, button-down shirts (with just a few buttons buttoned), and pretty much anything else. They're just as versatile as jeans, and they're machine washable. To achieve the slouchy look on the model, I would recommend sizing up. 

Shop the Bailey High Rise Utility Pants:
Reformation Bailey High Rise Utility Pants

Shop More of My Favorite Reformation Pieces

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I fully expect this to sell out in no time.

This is a piece you'll reach for on a daily basis—trust me.

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