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Shop Our Editors' Picks For November Before They Sell Out!

Nov 23 2013 - 5:00am

We've officially hit the limbo month of Fall: too cold to go without tights or a scarf, not cold enough to break out the big guns (read: our heaviest, most serious of Winter coats [1]). So, what to do? We've scoured our stylish sources for the best Fall-cum-Winter transitional pieces and some other fashionable favorites to keep you looking your best, no matter the condition.

So, what will you be adding to your list? There's a vest that performs double-duty and more than a few killer collaborations — from Preen x Aldo Rise to Kate Bosworth [2]'s sell-out Topshop partnership to a little-known get-together between Isabel Marant and H&M. And, spoiler alert: there's a real page-turner in the mix. Shop all our editors' November must-have fashion picks right here.

The Fall runways were covered with references to midcentury fashion, and you can't help but see that spirit echoed in APC's '50s Coat [3] ($585). It's like one of Edith Head's Hitchcock costumes come to life.

— Justin Fenner, associate editor

Kate Bosworth [4] never looks anything less than perfectly chic, so why wouldn't I want to snap up a piece of her new collaboration with Topshop? The leather skirt [5] ($170) is not just a great price but also an on-trend shape in an unexpected color. Perfect for holiday parties and for a daring day at the office.

— Melissa Liebling-Goldberg, fashion and beauty director

I've been waiting for these puppies to go on sale ever since I first spotted them at a press preview earlier this year. And who can blame me? Dog owner or not, these adorable C. Wonder dachshund slipper loafers [6] ($138) deserve to go for a walk.

— Kate Schweitzer, editor

My friends and I share everything from restaurant recommendations to fashion finds. Maje's high-contrast slashed wallet [7] ($260) falls into both categories — when a close (and particularly stylish!) pal debuted her similar design while splitting our dinner check, I knew I needed to own it, too!

— Randy Miller, associate editor

When Fall hits, I'm all about layering — playing with silhouettes, prints, and textures is my M.O. — and this colorblock Mcginn vest [8] ($325) is the ideal transitional topper. I'll stay toasty in the cashmere and shearling fibers without the worry of hiding my entire ensemble. Bonus: it has a hood to battle the weather or bad hair days.

— Mandi Villa, contributing editor

While the classic Ugg boot might be a polarizing piece of fashion, there can be no debate about the Australian brand's other cold-weather gear, like these Fur Trim Leather Smart Gloves [9] ($125). They're made from ultrasoft shearling, and the insides are lined with buttery cashmere. But the conductive thread in the thumb and pointer fingers that allows you to use touchscreen devices and keep your hands warm? That's just genius.

— JF

Giancarlo Giammetti is my favorite person to follow on Instagram [10] — so, you can imagine my excitement when I found out he was coming out with a book! Behold, Private, Giancarlo Giammetti [11] ($250), which will provide hours of coffee-table-book fun for the Valentino lover in all of us.

— Robert Khederian, editorial assistant

True story: I own a pair of bright red booties, and without fail, someone stops me to chat about them every time I wear them. The color seems surprisingly hard to find, so I was especially jazzed about these bright beauties from the latest Preen x Aldo Rise [12] ($230) release. Prepare to make new friends.

— Leah Melby, associate editor

The worst part about Fall dressing is hiding my party dresses under boxy blazers. Theory's shapely style [13] ($415) is the perfect plus-one for my eveningwear.

— RM

I adore Monica Rich Kosann and the personal feel she works to imbue all of her pieces with; it's only fitting that she's just come out with a bridal collection. Along with pieces for the bride, she did some really elegant options for the bridal party, including this necklace [14] ($395) that your maids could wear every day.

— LM

All hail the perfect sweater. With sporty raglan sleeves, supple merino wool, and a colorblock leopard print, it's easy to see why this sweet Juicy Couture sweater [15] ($148) is a must have.

— MV

It's no secret that we love a mini bag [16], but I am currently fixated on the brand-new Rag & Bone Mini Pilot bag [17] ($395). The colors scream Fall but are still miraculously neutral, and you can fit everything you need for a day out inside the deceptively small bag.


Hands down, there is no better jacket to stand up to those extracrisp late Fall days than a waxed-cotton Barbour coat [18] ($379). It's classic, it lasts a lifetime, and it's approved by the Queen of England. You don't get more official than that. Get the removable lining, too, to make this the perfect Winter jacket!

— RK

It was love at first sight with these BCBG Max Azria jacquard sweatpants [19] ($198). The slouchy style juxtaposed with delicate lace makes for the perfect cool-weather staple.

— MV

I love anything convertible, especially for travel, so this Ashley B Two in One Coat [20] ($995) is like an answer to my holiday travel prayers. The army anorak and the puffy jacket look equally cute on their own, but you can layer them for a warm and practical approach. One coat, three looks for three different temperatures. Sold!


I love playful jewelry, and although this Eddie Borgo bear trap ring [21] ($225) — with its jagged edges but almost liquid finish — means business, it's sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

— KS

What's cooler than Isabel Marant?! It's not easy picking favorites in the designer's H&M collab, but when the collection launches this month, I'm scooping up these boots [22] to nail the Parisian-chic vibe with skinny denim and a double-breasted coat, à la Emmanuelle Alt.

— Hannah Weil, associate editor

As Burberry transitions from one game-changing CEO (Angela Ahrendts) to another (Christopher Bailey), I've got the British brand on the brain. Adding one last updated classic from the Ahrendts era, like this Blue Check Scarf [23] ($481) in brilliant sapphire cashmere, is a way to honor the house's past while looking into its future.

— JF

Since I live in my jeans, I firmly believe in investing in a truly flattering pair. You get your money's worth with MiH's new body-con jean [24] ($215). The high rise and curve contouring is like body-shaping magic that holds you in all the right places. It's kind of jean-ius, no?

— HW

The most stressful part of traveling during Thanksgiving isn't deciding on the perfect dish to make — it's figuring out how to look cute while still catching your flight on time. This T.Anthony trolley [25] ($695) will take care of that. It's roomy, it's stylish, and it fits overhead. You'll never have to worry about losing your luggage again.

— RK

Super-heritage brand Woolrich John Rich & Bros. has fully entered the 21st century with a new ecommerce site! There are lots of good coats and sweaters, but it was this dress [26] ($365) that caught my eye. It's the brand's classic red plaid but done in luxurious silk.

— LM

These tassel loafers [27] ($148) are just one reason we fell for Boden's contemporary twist on the classics. The British clothier also nabbed style-savvy Zanna Roberts Rassi as ambassador, which means you may want to familiarize yourself with the rest of its polished, peppy staples.

— HW

After spending the first few weeks of chillier weather mixing up tights and skirts, I've already hit Fall fashion fatigue. Too lazy to put on another pair of tights but not yet resigned to days of jeans and boring black pants, these Nonoo snow-leopard trousers [28] ($395) are the perfect antidote.

— KS

When I'm running to and from Connecticut for the holidays, I won't need a large bag to get me through. Rather, Kate Spade Saturday's graphic design [29] ($160) is the perfect size to tote to Grand Central and compact enough to fit on my lap.

— RM

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