We are heading into winter, and the items that are defining the season are growing significant roots. A few straggler pieces are sure to pop up, sure. But for the most part, the pieces that'll live on your feeds for the next months are set in stone, and they're good—like really, really good.
From the Prada kitten heels that have been the talk of the fashion world ever since they debuted on the runway way back in February to the $128 viral handbag, all of the items that are destined to become winter's most ubiquitous buys are lined up below, ready to be added to your wardrobe and posted about with vigor. With that, start scrolling to shop 30 of the season's MVPs.
Every time Melie Bianco releases a new color of this braided shoulder bag, I see it all over TikTok in a matter of days. First, it was the classic black and dark green, then red, and now, it's this stunning shade of mocha brown. All I have to say is get one before they're all snatched up.
Studs are in, and that's been made perfectly clear by the fashion crowd. But some studded items are simply superior to others (e.g., Alaïa's Mary Jane flats, Khaite's belts, etc.). The latest to reach that top-tier status are these Reformation jeans that snap up the sides like the breakaway pants I wore in elementary school but in a way that screams "Chic!"
Ever since hoodies became the centerpiece at Miu Miu, I've been trying to find one with the same elevated look and feel as the ones that debuted at the brand's F/W 23 show to no avail. Luckily, Zara recently dropped a neoprene-effect style in three colors that I and plenty of others will gladly grab to re-create Miuccia Prada's now-iconic no-pants looks.
If you want a statement belt but aren't quite ready to spend $500+ on it, this B-Low the Belt option featuring a Western-inspired buckle and chrome studs is just the one for you. My co-worker Anna already owns it, and IRL, it's even better than it looks online.
It's rare that one of the buzziest items of the moment is one from a previous season, but ever since Tory Burch put this hook-and-eye tunic from its S/S 23 collection on sale a month ago, it's been all anyone's been talking about and wearing. During New York Fashion Week, I saw it at least three times.
Not only did this dress already make its NYFW debut on Elsa Hosk at a celeb-packed David Yurman dinner, but it's also making the rounds all over social media and selling out extremely quickly. That's not a huge surprise, of course, given Helsa's history since it launched. But this dress, in particular, continues to get lots of attention.
Of all the major designer bags that are having a moment right now, the purse I'm really dying to get my hands on most is this Elena shoulder bag from the NY-based label Khaite. The studded version is so chic and Sofia Richie approved, and the style is everything I've been searching for this season. It's too bad that I'm just like everyone else. That style is entirely sold out, and the plain black leather version is going fast.
Lace has gone through countless periods of fashion highs and lows, ebbing between tacky and elegant every few years or so. In 2023, though, the lace offering is anything but the former, with brands like Khaite, Saint Laurent, and Beaufille designing decadent creations using the delicate material.
Every season, one pair of sneakers from Wales Bonner's collaboration with Adidas goes viral. This time around, it's these chrome, crochet Sambas that are growing in value by the day on secondhand stockists like StockX and GOAT after they completely sold out online.
Though it is the spring runways that are really pushing pedal pushers on us right now, I've never been very patient when it comes to trends, which is why I'm delving into the capri-length bottoms immediately (before it gets too cold) instead of waiting all the way until 2024.
Shorts for these colder months are unexpected enough, whether they're micro shorts or longer pleated styles. As much as we once collectively hated tights paired with shorts and heels, it's all anyone can talk about on TikTok of late, which can only mean one thing: utter ubiquity for the remainder of 2023.
If you haven't heard of the London-based brand Liberowe, now that it's officially hit Net-a-Porter, let me introduce you. Founded by Talia Loubaton in 2021, the label that specializes in expertly crafted outerwear is quickly becoming one of fashion's favorites, with sightings on tastemakers like Claire Rose and Blanca Miró Scrimieri.
I shouldn't have been at all surprised when I started seeing this Norma Kamali faux-leather mini all over my FYP. After all, it hits on so many of this season's top trends, from the off-the-shoulder neckline to the very Alaïa-esque skater silhouette.
The Loewe Small Squeeze Bag may have arguably been the bag of New York Fashion Week and is a favorite of celebrities like Sofia Richie Grainge, Emily Ratajkowski, and Jennifer Lawrence, so I shouldn't be shocked that it's sold out all across the internet. While we wait for it to be restocked, Loewe's Flamenco bag is dominating—everything about it is effortlessly cool.
Cartier's Baignoire timepiece is one of 2023's most sought-after investment items, with many hoping to get their hands on one of the beautiful oval-shaped styles, even if it means spending a hefty chunk of change to do so. My suggestion? Score one on the luxury resale market at a place you trust.
This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.