Fashion Month is underway with stints in New York City, London, Milan, and Paris, so we thought it only fitting to go straight to the pros for a little fall fashion inspo. See what Nanette Lepore, Margherita Missoni, and more top fashion designers (who create trends every day, mind you) are coveting right now from their own lines (and the competition), then prepare to get your shop on.

Nanette Lepore — Designer, Nanette Lepore

“I’m going glam this season and I can’t wait to wear my Luxe Midi Devoré Velvet Dress ($678). To keep it casual, I’m still hunting for the perfect super-soft hoodie.”

Margherita Missoni — Designer, Margherita kids

“A Proenza Schouler Knit Bondage Dress ($890) in magenta, because it’s a sexy piece that I’m dying to add to my wardrobe, Fabrizio Viti Mille Deneuve Kitten Heel Pumps ($770), which are my new must-have shoe, a Missoni Plaid Coat ($3,640) that’s a total investment piece that will never go out of style, and an Anya Hindmarch Degradè Strap Crossbody Bag (above, $825) — a new variation of my go-to style of a bag.”

DIANE GILMAN — Designer, DG2 by Diane Gilman

“Fall is my favorite season, so my first must-have is a big fuzzy coat in a crazy color like this misty pink Miu Miu Oversized Faux Fur Coat ($2,510) — it’s fabulous. The next item on my list is an oversized chunky sweater; I love the Tibi Turtleneck Tunic Wweater ($750). Of course, jeans anchor my seasonal wardrobe, and for fall I’m wearing my new DG2 Distressed Washed-Out Black Skinnies ($40). I even love my skinnies in a gray color and a gorgeous embroidered indigo.”

Miranda Frye — Designer, MIRANDA FRYE Jewelry

“Hands down layered gold coin necklaces. They’ve been a hit ever since Kim Kardashian stepped out wearing Kanye’s new line of Yeezy jewelry; however, most of us can’t afford to drop $11,000 on a single piece. My collection of charm necklaces is way more affordable and just as chic. The Hope, Nativity, and Peace Charms ($22-24) are perfectly paired with simple gold chains at varying lengths and help put the finishing touches on any look.”


“My fall (and year-round) staple is our Rayna flats ($350). Every chic wardrobe needs a statement flat that can take you from a.m. to p.m. in style, and our textured leather is soft and buttery and molds to the shape of your feet. The lines of this design are bold, yet understated, and the gold heel adds the right touch of oomph.”

Kara Mendelsohn — Designer, COOPER & ELLA

“I’m excited to wear this Linnea Sliding Blouse ($134). It’s sexy, yet forgiving in all the right places. I love the super cute detailing at the hem of these Mother Denim Swooner Dagger Ankle Fray Jeans (above, $228) — so unexpected.”

Michael Saiger — Designer, Miansai

“My fiancé and fashion director, Rachael Russell, loves the M12 Rose Gold Watch (above, $355) on vintage cognac leather, which is well-priced for the quality and technology behind it. Additionally, every man needs a stylish, sophisticated timepiece, and the M12 Swiss Silver Vintage ($355) is the perfect accessory for fall as it automatically upgrades any look.”

Maggie Marilyn — Designer, Maggie Marilyn

“Our Heart Whisperer Knit ($440) is the perfect layering piece going into the cooler months, and red is such an uplifting color to wear.”

Conna Walker — Designer, House of CB

“I love oversized outerwear at the moment. Pair a jacket like this Padded Velvet Parka ($209) with a mini dress for night time, or jeans and a band tee for day.”

Toni Ko — Designer, Perverse Sunglasses

“Pink and yellow transparent lens sunnies like the Crisp Aviator Sunglasses ($65), for sure. I think this trend will stay through spring and summer 2018, and it looks good on everybody.”

Brandon Blackwood — Designer, Brandon Blackwood

“My fall item would definitely be the Portmore Backpack ($575-$775). It’s a favorite of Lupita Nyong’o, Brie Larson, and Amandala Stenberg because it’s extremely versatile and pairs well with any wardrobe staples. What’s more is that it comes in black and an assortment of muted tones — perfect for those with a classic minimalist style or those who choose to be louder in their aesthetic.”


“I can’t wait to get new motorcycle boots and accessorize with jewels to brave the weather change in Paris. I’ll pair the boots with our French Rebel Bomber Jacket ($388), just because.”

BIANCA GATES — Designer, Birdies

“I see a leopard print as a fun neutral and it goes with everything, so I’d have to say The Wren Flat ($140) is my pick. Plus it has faux fur lining, which is great since I’m always cold!”

Mark Williams — Creative Director, Ben Sherman

“I’m a big fan of outerwear so the key item I’m going to get this fall is the Ben Sherman Satin Bomber Jacket (above, $160) with sports piping. It’s lightly quilted and can be worn as a casual look with denim or smartened up with chinos and a tee. Another key piece for fall is a chunky AMI Ribbed Roll Neck Sweater ($320) — I can’t seem to get enough of that look in the winter.”

Mignonne Gavigan — Designer, MIGNONNE GAVIGAN Jewelry

“My fall must-have is a bold statement earring! I’m loving our Meredith Earrings ($150) as they’re so lightweight and add a special burst of color to any outfit. The richness of the blue variations also work nicely to dress up plush, cold-weather fabrics.”

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