Fall is synonymous with chunky knits, oversized outerwear
, football, and pumpkin spice
everything — and we're here for it. Which is why we consulted experts of the industry to help us with our new fall wardrobe
checklist. Ahead you'll find trend tips from our favorite bloggers, models, stylists, and influencers
to help us navigate all the leather tunics, metallic dad sneakers, menswear-inspired coats, bright tights, and midi skirts that this season has to offer.
"I've always loved fall and winter fashion [and] to be able to wear boots, coats, and suede, but when I moved to Miami six years ago it was a challenge to wear my favorite wardrobe due to the tropical weather year-round," says Lourdes Fernández-Velasco, creative director of Miami Fashion Week
. "Now I take advantage of the weather when I travel to New York City (and my native Spain), to strut in animal prints, silver, pleats, and capes. Right now I'm currently obsessed with leather dresses, particularly this Maje Leather Tunic Dress
The Dad Sneaker:
"The spring/summer it shoe was the chunky trainer or dad sneaker and this trend is definitely continuing into the fall season," says Erica Russo, Bloomingdale’s
vice president, and fashion director for accessories and beauty. "I love FILA's Disruptor II Premium Lace Up Leather Dad Sneakers
($75) paired with a cropped vinyl skinny pant and a chunky sweater in a bright color."
"Bare legs are not in season," says actress Cara Santana
. "Instead, stock up on bold colors and lots of prints for extra oomph to up your fall look. From Tom Ford to Alexander Wang — everyone is adding hosiery to their new collections and we should add it to our closets too, in the form of these Accent Your Ensemble Tights
($15) that come in a slew of different shades."
"Whether I'm picking a fall piece or a spring and summer piece, I make sure I'm wearing something sustainably made, with people and the planet in mind," says designer Christy Dawn
. "This fall, I'm excited to wear our Dawn Dress
($208) layered with the Lost Explorer Armadillo Jacket
($158) — it's a men's line, but I just size down."
"I love Western anything!" says stylist and blogger Betty Gulko
. "It allows me to get back to my roots (being that I’m from Memphis and all) and put together right, it can be so
rocker babe gone chic. Add a cowboy boot to a silk dress — hello! — and a Woody Western Buckle Belt
($30) to a tee shirt — you’re instantly cool!"
"I have my eye on a couple of oversized coats from Max Mara a la Meghan Markle," says Tinsley Mortimer
, star of Real Housewives of New York City
. "This camel Max Mara Manuela Icon Coat
($2,950) is a classic staple and the perfect addition to any outfit."
Leopard Print Coats:
"I'm obsessed with our leopard Kylie Hoodie Coat
($795) for fall," says Ali Valenti
, brand marketing and communications director at Alice + Olivia
. "Any opportunity to rock a leopard statement piece, I'm in, and the detachable hoodie is such a cool update for this coat."
"Every year during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale I always end up purchasing a cute bootie for fall, like this BP. Barris Block Heel Bootie
($90)," says Emily Jackson
, founder of Ivory Lane
and creator of #GRLPWR Running Guide
. "I love them because they are so versatile and can be dressed up with a dress or skirt, or down with your favorite skinny jeans and a sweater. Booties are a must-have for the season!"
Vinyl and PVC:
"Who doesn’t love a '90s fashion throwback?" says Maxine Silva, editorial director at Infinity Creative Agency
. "It’s minimal-meets-maximum and with this clear-blocking Tony Bianco Kiki Heel
($131), you get the barely-there style."
"I’m excited to work the oversized outerwear trend that I've been seeing for fall in something like this Elizabeth and James Russell Classic Coat
($795)," says model Sif Saga
. "I try to veer away from too much black, so this pastel color keeps it still very fresh for me."
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