I'm a Professional Shopper, and These Are the 15 Must Haves I'm Excited to Buy For September

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Although the weather isn't as chilly as usual in California, I'm fully leaning into fall fashion this week. Plus, I'm always searching for the buzziest new products out there as a senior shopping editor. This season, I'm loving velvet dresses, bold sweatsuits, and feathered pajamas.

If you have ever wondered what shopping editors add to their wish lists, now is the time to see for yourself. I curated a roundup of the coolest releases out there to get you in the September state of mind. Prepare to reach for your credit card — I already did.

Head-to-Toe Red: Zara Knit Jogging Pants
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Head-to-Toe Red: Zara Knit Jogging Pants

I am all for the candy apple red shade of this Zara Knit Sweatshirt ($50) and Zara Knit Jogging Pants ($50) — it's giving me childhood back-to-school vibes. I'll throw it on with some white sneakers on the weekends.

Easy Breezy Shift: Show Me Your Mumu Birdie Mini Dress
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Easy Breezy Shift: Show Me Your Mumu Birdie Mini Dress

When it's too hot for sweaters but too chilly for shorts, this Show Me Your Mumu Birdie Mini Dress ($158) is the perfect transitional piece. I personally love how it looks with white boots.

Feathery Fabulous PJs: Sleeper Party Pajamas Set with Feathers
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Feathery Fabulous PJs: Sleeper Party Pajamas Set with Feathers

I think my heart skipped a beat when I laid eyes on this fun and gorgeous Sleeper Party Pajamas Set with Feathers ($290). Whether you're preparing for the holidays or you just want to feel fabulous, I think this design is a must have.

Effortless Autumnal Top: Free People Keep It Sleek Printed Bodysuit
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Effortless Autumnal Top: Free People Keep It Sleek Printed Bodysuit

Another great summer-to-fall transitional piece is this Free People Keep It Sleek Printed Bodysuit ($68) — I bought one and it's incredibly flattering and smoothing. Put it on with high-waisted jeans and you've got a cute September outfit.

'60s Vibes: Staud Jenga Dress
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'60s Vibes: Staud Jenga Dress

I can't get my mind off of this cool and retro Staud Jenga Dress ($275). The leather accents and bold color-blocking make it such a special piece.

A Handmade Fall Accessory: Heads of State Hat
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A Handmade Fall Accessory: Heads of State Hat

If you want a truly special accessory that will top off a chic fall outfit, this Heads of State Hat ($199) is worth the investment, trust me. You can build your own hat perfect for you, selecting everything from the silhouette to the color. The Brooklyn-based brand handcrafts these hats and for every one sold, a portion of the profits is donated to the Melanoma Research Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the treatment and cure of melanoma cancer.

A Cool Leather Bag: Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B. Crossbody With Studs
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A Cool Leather Bag: Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B. Crossbody With Studs

You can never go wrong with a timeless design like this Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B. Crossbody With Studs ($198). It goes with everything and instantly elevates any outfit.

A Graphic Pullover: Lou & Grey Mountainside Sweater
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A Graphic Pullover: Lou & Grey Mountainside Sweater

Isn't this Lou & Grey Mountainside Sweater ($90) so beautiful? Prepare to get a truckload of compliments.

An Affordable Design: Universal Thread Balloon Long-Sleeve Dress
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An Affordable Design: Universal Thread Balloon Long-Sleeve Dress

Honestly, I can't believe how affordable this stylish Universal Thread Balloon Long-Sleeve Dress ($35) is — it looks designer. I would get it fast before it sells out.

A Cute Autumnal Mini: Cider Retro Pattern Skirt
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A Cute Autumnal Mini: Cider Retro Pattern Skirt

I'm a suck for a mini, and this Cider Retro Pattern Skirt ($18) will look amazing with knee-high boots. The '70s-inspired print gives it a vintage look.

Next-Level Cuddly: Skims Teddy Zip-Up Hoodie
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Next-Level Cuddly: Skims Teddy Zip-Up Hoodie

This Skims Teddy Zip-Up Hoodie ($88) looks ridiculously soft and comfy — it even comes with matching sweatpants. The collection will go out of stock fast because it's so coveted, so grab your pieces quickly.

A Wedding Guest Must Have: AQ/AQ Extra AF Holly Dress
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A Wedding Guest Must Have: AQ/AQ Extra AF Holly Dress

The rich blue hue of this AQ/AQ Extra AF Holly Dress ($261) is absolutely stunning. I have my eye on this piece for a wedding I'm attending, and I think it's finally time to make the purchase. It's the perfect design for a fall celebration.

Statment Shoes: Loeffler Randall Natalia Plaid Platform Bow Heel
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Statment Shoes: Loeffler Randall Natalia Plaid Platform Bow Heel

Whether you're wearing a fancy dress or your favorite pair of jeans, this Loeffler Randall Natalia Plaid Platform Bow Heel ($450) is so pretty and goes with everything. The print is definitely giving me fall vibes.