The Pieces Fashion Insiders Are Buying For Fall


Ahead of a new season, the best way to ensure you secure the greatest pieces is to shop well before the change in weather (if you hadn’t noticed, we’re all about getting you ahead of fall’s biggest trends). While your swimwear and sandals are still seeing much use at the moment, the newest collections have started hitting stores and are filled with new trends you’re going to see on every fashion girl in your circle. Since we know the thrill of fresh boots, coats and layering pieces can’t be beaten, we tapped some of the industry’s most stylish women from fashion and buying directors at major retailers (these ladies are the ones who pick the exact pieces you’ll shop) to stylists (they know a thing or two about making a sartorial statement) to serve as inspiration for what trends and items are most worth investing in early.

Here, read on to see what six ultra-savvy shoppers are spending on for fall from the tops, skirts and shoes you can wear now to coats and boots you’ll need in time for winter. We know you’d hate to miss out on a cult item because it sold out too fast, so act swiftly on pieces that catch your eye.

Courtesy of Farfetch

Candice Fragis, Buying and Merchandising Director at Farfetch

Neous Black And Brown Eralda 60 Leather Pumps



“I love the color combo of this shoe which works trans-seasonally. The Neous aesthetic and style is so refreshingly chic.”

Sies Marjan Sander Silk Dégradé Shirt



“I love this colorway as a transitional fall piece—it works well for my post-summer tan (which I intend on having) and also has warm enough tones to take me through winter.”

Off-White Long Sleeve Oversized Single Breasted Coat



“This teddy coat is street style glam—it's super relaxed but seriously fabulous, so it can work with almost anything.”

Courtesy of Shopbop

Caroline Maguire, Fashion Director at Shopbop

I.AM.GIA Capella Jacket



“A colorful faux-fur topper is the perfect statement coat for the season. Skip neutral colors and opt for something vibrant. This bright yellow jacket from I.AM.GIA is street-style worthy.”

R13 Tailored Drop Trousers



“Tartan plaid (not just any plaid!) is the must-have print for fall. I'm buying these wool pants from R13. I love that it’s a heritage print, but it’s updated in a drop crotch harem style—très chic!”

Koche Pleated Polo Shirt



“Animal prints with color! I absolutely love this unexpected multicolored polo shirt from Koché. The red leopard with a pleated peplum detail is everything.”

Courtesy of Micaela Erlanger

Micaela Erlanger, Author and Stylist

Shirley Bag



“PVC isn't just a spring trend! I love the affordability and modern feel of this everyday leather and PVC bag.”

Michael Kors Collection Leopard-Print Double-Breasted Haircalf Trench Coat


Bergdorf Goodman

“Leopard is the new neutral and can be incorporated into anything. Consider it your new favorite layering piece, like this amazing Michael Kors Collection coat.”

Brandon Maxwell Pineapple Swarovski Crystal Drop Earring


Moda Operandi

“You can wear a statement earring with anything from jeans to a party dress. I cover all accessorizing tips in my new book How to Accessorize: A Perfect Finish to Every Outfit, available on Amazon.”


Natalie Kingham, Fashion and Buying Director at MATCHESFASHION.COM

Batsheva Ruffle-Trimmed Floral-Print Cotton Dress


“Upcycled fabrics and 1970s Laura Ashley-style dresses from Batsheva are a personal favorite. The floral dresses, adorned with bold prints and ruffle, are reminiscent of Little House On The Prairie girls.”

Maison Margiela Western Leather Ankle Boots


“Stomping boots have been a key trend for the AW18 season where shoes that have made themselves known. Western boots have been a favorite style of mine with these ones for Margiela being a key stand out.”

Pallas x Claire Thomson-Jonville Dali Leopard-Print Double-Breasted Jacket


“Tailored blazers are an essential for winter seasons. I love this animal print-style from a collaboration between Pallas and stylist Claire Thomson-Jonville. Animal print has been done in an such an elevated way this season and the slits on the sleeves are an interesting yet subtle detail.”

Courtesy of Erin Walsh

Erin Walsh, Celebrity Stylist

Aquazzura Palace Ruffled Suede Ankle Boots



“An ankle bootie is the answer to most outfit questions. I love the feminine ruffle twist on this one—and a belt on a shoe! Brilliant. Also, it's a reasonable height for all the running around I have to do in a day.”

Balenciaga Double-Breasted Houndstooth Wool-Blend Coat



“This coat brightens up anything including pajamas. A classic print and I love the cinched waist—polished with a twist which is, in general, my mantra. Love what Balenciaga is up to these days.”

Pleated Checked Crinkled-Taffeta Skirt


Victoria Beckham

“Isn't this just the cutest skirt to take you from day to night? The prettiest color on a classic print. Either with a crisp blouse or a cropped turtleneck sweater and maybe cinch up the waist with a great belt. And a fab earring like an Erin hoop from Jennifer Fisher—done.”

Courtesy of Bloomingdale’s

Erica Russo, Vice Present and Fashion Director for Accessories and Beauty at Bloomingdale’s

Mateo Madeline Leather Bucket Bag



“This bag makes any outfit more interesting and the red adds the perfect pop of color.”

Sandro Solution Checked Double-Breasted Blazer



“Plaid and blazers are two big trends for fall 2018. This Sandro jacket is a wardrobe staple that I’ll be reaching for all season long.”

Gucci Women’s Unia Leather & Crystal G Mules



“I’ve had my eye on these for a while. I love that you can dress them up or down to create completely different looks. Plus, the kitten heel makes these easy to run around in all day.”