When Rachel Zoe packs her bags for NYFW they are plentiful and bulging at the seams thanks to a hefty helping of fall trends. This season, we went behind-the-scenes while RZ edited her wardrobe and snapped some photos of a few spectacular ensembles that made the cut. Here, 4 hero pieces in Rachel’s bag and the drool-worthy accessories she plans to wear with them. (Yes, that is a vintage suede Chanel messenger bag!) Plus, a parallel universe that allows you to steal her look without breaking the bank.
The Hero Piece: Leopard Topper
Rachel's statement jacket du jour—this leopard-print shearling number from Burberry Prorsum—is the ultimate Fashion Week essential. Bold patterns are more versatile than you think and can be worn with everything from your favorite LBD to fall's ubiquitous wide-leg trousers.
Pictured: Burberry Prorsum jacket, Chanel bag, Eric Javits hat, Brian Atwood platform sandals, motorcycle gloves, Salvatore Ferragamo sunglasses, Hermès cuff.
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The Hero Piece: Evening Jumpsuit
Since a single evening during NYFW is likely to be triple-booked with a fashion show, cocktail party and a dinner, an embellished jumpsuit is RZ's answer to seamless party hopping. This elegant pearl-encrusted one-piece from her namesake collection (available at the end of September at Nordstrom)—is best paired with minimal jewelry and classic accessories.
Pictured: Rachel Zoe Collection jumpsuit, Oscar de la Renta clutch, Brian Atwood pumps.
Vinny Deep-V Tuxedo Jumpsuit
The Hero Piece: Bohemian Dress
This fall's version of bohemia has a strong Laurel Canyon vibe, making this folk-inspired dress one of RZ's favorites. Channel your inner hippie with a printed '60s frock and shaggy vest, dressed up with a posh lady bag and sky-high heels.
Pictured: Burberry Prorsum dress, Isabel Marant vest, Hermès Kelly bag, Giuseppe Zanotti wood platform sandals.
Flowy Long Dress
The Hero Piece: Knit Duster
An effortless duster is not only a wardrobe staple that every woman should own, but also a big silhouette for fall. Here, RZ doubled up on luxe Missoni knits with a striped duster over a sleeveless maxi dress. Light layers are key to navigate the unpredictable New York weather.
Pictured: Missoni knit striped duster, Missoni knit dress, Chanel necklace, Tom Ford sunglasses, Missoni belt, vintage Chanel suede bag, Casadei platform wedges.
Striped Long Cardigan