10 Things to Buy and 10 to Skip From Shopbop's Massive Fall Sale

The best kind of sale is the one where you can purchase items you'll actually wear during the same season you're buying them. In other words, while it may be exciting to score that swimsuit you've had your eye on all summer, doing so at the end of September has slightly less of an appeal going into the colder months of the year. That's why Shopbop's Event of the Season sale is particularly exhilarating. From now until September 27, you can get 20% off any order under $500 and 25% off orders of $500 or more with the code STOCKUP19.

While this may have you flying toward your computer to add to cart, check out our helpful roundup of the pieces that are especially worth buying right now and the ones you may want to skip.

The Bag to Skip

This woven bag became a street style sensation several years ago thanks to its peculiar shape and texture. However, it seems its time in the spotlight has ended, and now that we're heading into the cooler months, it's probably a good idea to get a bag that can withstand the elements. Plus, shoppers have noted the bag is very fragile, which doesn't bode well with rain and snow.

The Bag to Buy

Staud accessories show no signs of slowing down, but the classic Bissett Bag is a solid entry option if you haven't invested in the cult-favorite label yet. Plus, this color feels slightly more exciting than black but is still versatile.

The Earrings to Skip

The summer was chock-full of pearls and seashells, and while these trends will most likely never go out of style, maybe consider experimenting with a new jewelry piece for the months ahead.

The Earrings to Buy

Heading into holiday season, you'll be smart to equip yourself with splashy earrings you can slip on with a dress and go—like these multicolor beauties.

The Shoes to Skip

Sure, flip-flops are the new casual shoe choice among influencers and editors, but skip the flops for now and look toward something more appropriate for fall.

The Shoes to Buy

You'll never regret investing in a pair of comfortable, stylish ankle boots. These have all the trappings you'll ever need.

The Leggings to Skip

Shoppers have commented that these leggings are shorter than expected and sit uncomfortably lower on the back. Might be a good idea to skip if you're looking for leggings with complete coverage.

The Leggings to Buy

These classic leggings have garnered several five-star reviews on Shopbop thanks to their flattering fit and durability.

The Sweater to Skip

Unless you're a die-hard zebra fan, if you're looking to invest in an animal print for fall, consider a python print instead—it's decidedly the pattern to wear.

The Sweater to Buy

Come fall and winter, you may be tempted to dress in a sea of darker neutrals but resist the urge and add in a pop of color to brighten up your look.

The Dress to Skip

Smocking was a big trend for summer, but it's usually done on warm-weather pieces, like this little white dress. Look for autumnal embellishments and textures, like velvet and ruching, instead.

The Dress to Buy

This statement red dress is already marked down quite a bit and has several sizes left—act fast!

The Jeans to Skip

Shoppers have noted that the "very bottom of the jeans aren't fitted and the red tag on the back pocket doesn't say Levi's; it's just plain red." If you're searching for a true skinny, then it might be best to try another pair.

The Jeans to Buy

Straight-leg jeans are one of those supremely simple yet stylish denim silhouettes that's well worth investing for the fall season—make it this pair.

The Leather Jacket to Skip

One shopper noted that though the exterior of this jacket is well-made, the "inner material does not correspond to the high price. The lining comes out through mini holes, which looks like small lint. If you want to remove them, parts of the filling come out." Though Iro is well-known for its expertly crafted pieces, might be better to look at its other jacket options as a backup.

The Leather Jacket to Buy

This leather jacket has six five-star reviews and counting. Shoppers noted standout details like the "beautiful, quality leather" and "spot-on sizing" as reasons to invest.

The Tights to Skip

According to one shopper, "Two pairs have run on first wear." If you hate dealing with holes in your tights, maybe skip these.

The Tights to Buy

One shopper noted that these tights have no holes in them after an entire year of wearing—now that's an endorsement.

The Blazer to Skip

Several shoppers noted that this blazer was much smaller than they anticipated and some of the buttons fell off easily. 

The Blazer to Buy

There's no better time to invest in a cute plaid blazer than now—the color palette on this version is perfection.

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