I’m a Fashion Editor, and These Are the Fall Pieces I’m Most Excited About
As a fashion editor, I'm constantly looking for small ways to update my closet and stay on top of trends. Sometimes all it takes to breathe new life into your style rotation is the addition of just one new amazing piece such as a killer pair of sunnies or a sweater in an unexpected hue. To welcome the new season, I've got my eyes on more than a few (seven, to be exact) Fall items that are guaranteed to make getting dressed exciting again.
While pops of pastel and silky midi skirts are a must, I'm also looking forward to the continuation of animal print and the reliability of black boots and retro-inspired shades. Ahead, find the pieces I cannot wait to wear and the pieces to incorporate into your own wardrobe immediately.
The Chic Shades
Retro with a modern spin, these Vogue Eyewear sunglasses ($140) from Sunglass Hut will be the knockout final touch on many of my Fall looks. Edgy yet feminine, these sunnies ooze confidence, and I can't wait to wear them with everything from a basic tee and jeans to a slip dress and leather jacket. Available in tortoise, red, brown, and black, there's a color to suit every mood and style.
The Plaid Blazer
The plaid blazer has officially gone from a seasonal trend to an essential closet staple. This season, I'm after a slightly oversize look, and I love how this one ($139) hits mid-thigh, making it a perfect layering piece. Incredibly versatile, it'll even work underneath your heaviest coat once Winter hits.
The Essential Black Boot
Black booties are a forever staple in my wardrobe, and for good reason. Elevated and virtually seasonless, black boots literally go with everything and, while they're at it, never fail to add an extra dose of polish to your look. This pointed-toe pair ($648) look especially fierce in crinkled patent leather.
The Pastel Sweater
Now's the time to stock up on cozy sweaters, and it's soft and fuzzy knits in unexpected pastels that are stealing the spotlight. Whether you choose a cropped or boyfriend fit, you can't go wrong in a sweater like this cotton-candy-colored one ($98). I plan to layer more just like it over my favorite slip dress and pair them with anything high-waisted for an extrasoft take on Fall and Winter dressing.
The Extravagant Hair Piece
When it comes to headgear, the bolder the better! From ornate barrettes to oversize hats, hair accessories are making a major statement this Fall, and I am personally loving decorative headbands. I'm anxious to update my collection with these larger-than-life styles, and I'll be starting with a pearl-ified version like this one ($150); sweet and dramatic.
The Statement Bag
Baby blue may not seem like a Fall color, but I find it incredibly refreshing. Just as versatile as your basic brown or black crossbody, I can easily see this bag ($525) becoming my favorite plus-one through the season and beyond. And as if the powdery hue wasn't fun enough, the croc-effect texture instantly gives it a luxe feel that's irresistibly on trend.
The Slip Skirt
Silky midi skirts were everywhere this Summer, and you can expect to see them straight through Fall. I have my eye on neutral animal-print versions to liven up my wardrobe, and I love how this zebra style ($69) hits just high enough to be worn with any kind of boot, sneaker, or sandal.