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.
If you've been to Urban Outfitters in person or online lately, you'll know that the brand is coming with that heat. From cargo pants and stretchy knits to loafers and leather trench coats, it currently has a wide assortment of all the fall trends I'm interested in trying out expeditiously.
I was able to pick my favorite 12 pieces and try them on from the comfort of my home, and these seven items are the ones I would buy immediately. You'll see that I found everything from a going-out dress that I've already worn out to my new staple pleated pants and a plush jacket that will serve me well as temperatures drop. I was able to style many of the pieces together, which I hope can get you excited about all the possibilities.
Keep scrolling to see my reviews of the items I tried and all my favorite pieces that you can currently find at Urban Outfitters. Without further ado, or as Doja Cat would say, let's get into it.
Lioness Mirror Image Mini Dress
My review: The dress is a dream—I've already worn it to a wedding and on a date. The fabric has a beautiful sheen to it that looks far more expensive than it is and feels like it has lasting power. I also love how the top half of the dress has a baggy fit that transitions into a fitted skirt right at the waist. The length is definitely mini, balancing out the proportions of the baggy top. It's a simple, timeless dress, and I know I'll be wearing it for years to come.
UO Dylan Ribbed Flyaway Cardigan
My review: I was immediately drawn to this gray ribbed top because of the retro vibes, which are super trendy right now. This top is made of a juicy, stretchy material and feels like a warm hug on the body. Unique details like the '70s-style exaggerated collar and wide cuffs make it stand out among the competition. I'm wearing it buttoned up, but you can also wear it unbuttoned like a cardigan. It also comes in a warm, chocolatey brown that you'll want to check out.
Out From Under Riptide Seamless Ribbed Bralette
My review: Since the beginning of the pandemic, I've collected my fair share of bralettes, and this one by Out From Under is, by far, my favorite. It's made from a soft ribbed material that almost feels like you have nothing on. The material also has superpowered stretch capabilities that provide lots of support for a busty girl like me. It looks great under oversize blazers and button-down shirts and comes in eight different colors. This is a staple bralette you'll reach for every day—trust me.
BDG Keaton Pleated Chino Pant
My review: I recently wrote about my obsession with pleated pants this fall, and this BDG pair hits every mark. These mid-rise chinos sit right at the waist and are spacious around the hips and thighs, making them almost as comfortable as sweats. The combination of this roomy fit and a partially elastic waistband creates a nice cinched waist and an hourglass shape that is super flattering. They also have spacious pockets made to actually use, and that's always a plus.
BDG High-Waisted Skate Jean
My review: These jeans are made from a thick, rigid denim material that feels like it can outlast any adventure, skateboarding, a NY winter, and anything else. They are made in a relaxed fit and hit at the perfect location—right below the ankle on my 5'5" frame. From personal experience, I can tell you the utilitarian pockets can fit more than some of my purses can, which I plan on utilizing to the fullest. Plus, the ginormous pockets look super cool.
BDG High-Waisted Cowboy Jean
My review: These '90s-inspired straight-leg jeans are made in a washed chestnut brown that will pair beautifully with the khakis and tans I plan on wearing from now into the winter months. The rips along the thighs and bottom hems give them a genuinely vintage feel that will only get better as they naturally fray over time. They sit at the natural waist and fall just below the ankle, giving the illusion of longer legs—a superior fit if you ask me.
BDG Quilted Shirt Jacket
My review: This quilted jacket is perfect for L.A. winters. It falls somewhere between a puffer and a shacket (i.e. shirt jacket) to provide just enough warmth. The 100% cotton padding is soft and machine washable, which is a huge plus for me. Quilting and paisley are both trends to watch out for, and I love that this jacket has both. As you can see, although the jacket is printed, it looks quite neutral and easily pairs with other colors in the same family.
Shop More of My Favorite Urban Outfitters Pieces
Cross the perfect leather jacket off your wish list. It also comes in black. You're welcome.
Pinstripes make this halter top look grown.
You can wear a regular bra with this top—major plus!
This clasp is too adorable and will look great stacked with other silver bracelets.
A pair of Dickies will last a lifetime and never go out of style.
This bag looks handmade.
Chunky-cardigan season is my favorite season of all. Plus, the pattern goes all the way around how we like it.
A simple corset can do wonders to elevate an outfit.
This belt would look super cute over a skirt or a loose-fitting dress.
The texture is giving.
Asymmetrical shapes make life a bit more fun.
This washed brown is so gorgeous in person.
I dare you to find one person who has these and isn't obsessed. Pro tip: learn from me and order yours now before they sell out.
Why fuss with your cardigan when you can buy one that is permanently tucked in?
Love the pattern the knitting provides.
Just add a sweater on Monday, button-down on Tuesday, trench on Wednesday, etc.