I Spot Trends for a Living—Here's Everything I'm Buying for Fall

trendy clothing for fall


@anna__laplaca; Pictured: Khaite Leather Jacket ($4400)

As a fashion editor, I'm acutely aware of all the current trends on the scene and have basically made it a pastime of mine to uncover emerging micro-trends about to make it big next. Since I spend so much of my time trendspotting and reporting on the styles that are in and out, I tend to rack up a massive shopping list for all the holes in my own closet. At the start of each new season, I keep a running tab of all the pieces I want to add to my wardrobe to nail each of the overarching trends I'm seeing.

On my list of trendy clothes for fall 2022 are items such as leather bomber jackets, relaxed denim, and puddle pants (just to name a few) that represent each of the larger trends I want to test out myself. By keeping a list like this, I'm able to avoid making impulsive purchases and ensure that each item I add to my virtual shopping cart is one that I'll be satisfied with in several months' time.

Drop-waist dresses are on the rise and this silhouette from beloved minimalist label ESSE Studios is at once timeless and modern.

I've hardly been able to keep my mind off this boxy little bowler-style bag ever since I glimpsed it on Khaite's fall runway. It's the perfect everyday bag.

There's always an H&M piece that seems to make all my fashion editor colleagues lose their minds and right now, these puddley chinos are it.

Nobody is doing the motorcross trend quite like Diesel. The label's recent rebrand has garnered the attention of the whole fashion industry—this editor included. A perfectly distressed leather jacket is key to accomplishing fall's biker aesthetic and I couldn't think of a better option than this men's style.

I consider discovering and supporting emerging brands to be a hobby, if not a full-blown obsession, and Tae Park is a label I've been following for a minute now. Moda Operandi recently named them a buzzy label to know for 2023 and with an industry backing like that, they're clearly going places. I'm a fan of this one-of-a-kind exposed-bra top.

The mini skirt trend is only going stronger as we move into fall and I love this cool leather version that taps into both micro hemlines and the rising bikercore trend.

Sleek riding boot for just $150? Sign me up.

I can't stop seeing these puffy heart necklaces all over my social media feeds. Can you blame me for wanting in?

The Nordstrom find I'm recommending to everyone.

I'm a Prada girl through and through.

My closet is already full of big menswear-style blazers, so this sultrier cutout silhouette feels especially fresh.

Kate Spade just re-released their iconic Sam Bag from 1993 in a pretty glossy update. And I'm all in.

I'm eschewing my neutral, tailored outfits for one party-ready piece this fall: this whimsical sequined skirt that I just know will be fun to wear.

Yep, button-downs will still be having a moment next season.

I can't believe I don't own a classic pair of penny loafers. That ends now.

I don't have anything on my calendar that warrants this purchase, and yet I need it nonetheless.

The most elevated cargo pants I've ever laid eyes on.

The most expensive-looking $50 you'll spend all season.

Knee-length skirts were all over the fall runways and this semisheer version is delightful.


Delicate slip dresses are ranking high on my shopping list.

Because my cargo fascination is showing no signs of slowing down.

A PSA that Nordstrom's fall shoes are really good right now.