Editors' Picks: What We're Buying This Fall

Ready for a refresh? Yep, us too. Here's what we're adding to our wardrobes this fall to start the new season off in style

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Ronny Kobo Dress

Ronny Kobo “Opal” Dress, $368; ronnykobo.com https://ronnykobo.com/collections/dresses/products/opal-dress
Courtesy Ronny Kobo

Andrea Lavinthal, Style + Beauty Director: My birthday is coming up and since I didn't get to do much in the way of celebrating last year, I'm going all out this year. And by all out, I mean a 7 p.m. dinner with a few friends so we can all be in bed before 10 because that's considered a perfect Saturday night when you're my age. But one thing I have not outgrown is wanting a new party dress. The subtle cutouts on this knit design say, "I'm the birthday girl" while the stretchy knit fabric says, "and I'm eating two pieces of cake."

Buy It! Ronny Kobo "Opal" dress, $368; ronnykobo.com

02 of 27

Sarah Flint Loafer

Sarah Flint "Rosie" Loafer
Courtesy Sarah Flint

Brittany Talarico, Senior Styled Editor: I've decided it's time to retire my "WFH" slippers for a pair of timeless slides. Enter this chic style from celeb-loved footwear designer Sarah Flint. They make any outfit look polished and will help ease me into wearing "real shoes" now that outfits are a thing again.

Buy It! Sarah Flint Rosie flats, $375; sarahflint.com

03 of 27

Bonito Jewelry 'Ocean' Huggies

Bonito Jewelry - editors' picks fall
Courtesy Bonito Jewelry

Alex Apatoff, Executive Editor:I've got about 13 million pairs of hoops, but that's not going to stop me from adding these to my collection. I love how the crushed pearls give the look a little texture and iridescence that you can only see if you get up close.

Buy It! Bonito Jewelry ocean huggies, $110; bonitojewelry.com

04 of 27

Leatherology Crossbody

Editors Picks Fall - Leatherology

Alex Apatoff, Executive Editor: I've also got about 13 million handbags, but I find myself reaching for my simple Leatherology purse every day. It's a classic and stands up to a beating, so I figured it's about time I treat myself to another style from the same brand.

Buy It! Leatherology convertible Meadow double-zip bag, $140; leatherology.com

05 of 27

Madewell Sweater

Madewell - fall editors' picks

Alex Apatoff, Executive Editor: And finally (you're going to see a trend here) I also have way too many striped sweaters. But as Selena Gomez once said, the heart wants what it wants. And I want this cute drop-shoulder striped Madewell pullover to add to my way-too-large collection.

Buy It! Madewell Seagrove pullover in stripe, $65; madewell.com

06 of 27

DeMellier Shoulder Bag

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Sarah Ball, Market Editor: A splurge a season, I say! This terracotta shoulder bag has my name all over it. It's the perfect color for fall because it goes with everything and the soft and puffy style is so of-the-moment!

Buy It! DeMellier The Midi Milan shoulder bag, $480; demellier.com

07 of 27

Anthropologie Jeans

Anthropologie jeans

Colleen Kratofil, Style Editor: I don't know about you, but I'm just not ready to embrace all my tight-fitting denim post-pandemic, so I'm easing in with this oh-so-comfy slouchy mid-rise pair from Anthropologie. I love how the distressed look adds that little something extra to make my jeans stand out from the crowd.

Buy It! Anthropologie Pilcro The Wanderer relaxed jeans, $148; anthropologie.com

08 of 27

Sachin & Babi Sweater

Sachin + Babi Dallas Knit Sweater https://www.sachinandbabi.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/dallas-knit-cognac
Courtesy Sachin + Babi

Brittany Talarico, Senior Style: I know the Zoomers will make fun of me for saying "sweater weather," but this is the most "sweater weather" pullover I've ever seen. It's pricey, but the exceptional quality is worth it. Plus, I plan on pairing it with every bottom in my closet (jeans, leather leggings, a silk midi skirt) and accessorizing it with a PSL (can't help myself) to hit the autumnal vibe all the way home.

Buy It! Sachin & Babi Dallas knit cognac sweater, $325; sachinandbabi.com

09 of 27

APL Streamline Sneakers


Kaitlyn Frey, Assistant Style & Beauty Editor: I noticed I started to become a shoe junkie as my collection gradually grew during quarantine. Now that I'm embarking on a newfound running journey — with a goal to do a 5K — I realized I needed sneakers that were just as functional as they were stylish. This new sleek silhouette from APL met all of my criteria. They're as cushiony as a cloud, support my sore ankles and look just as great when I rock them with leggings to bottomless brunch. I'm already dying to buy my second pair.

Buy It! APL Streamline sneakers, $300; amazon.com

10 of 27

See by Chloe Backpack

SEE BY CHLOÉ Joy Rider shell backpack

Jackie Fields, Style + Beauty Editor: In anticipation of our return to office, I need to shake up my handbag game. A hybrid schedule means I'll be commuting with my laptop, and for that I've decided I need a durable, lightweight backpack that's both cute and comfortable. This one checks all those boxes, plus it has internal and external pockets for everything else I need, from my masks to my keys.

Buy It! See by Chloe Joy Rider shell backpack, $295; net-a-porter.com

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For Days Knit Cardigan Maxi Dress

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Sarah Ball, Market Editor: A maxi dress is always my go-to (it's like wearing pajamas!), so when I found this cool ribbed button-front knit style, it was an automatic add-to-cart in both camel and black. The long length means added warmth, so no tights for me! And an added bonus: it's upcycled!

Buy It! For Days knit cardigan maxi dress, $89; fordays.com

12 of 27

Abercrombie & Fitch Vegan Leather Ankle Straight Pants

Abercrombie & Fitch

Kaitlyn Frey, Assistant Style & Beauty Editor: I bought these on a whim one Friday night as I was scrolling through TikTok and saw a woman modeling her own pair in a "try-on" video. It's been hard to break out of my millennial skinny pant habits, but these officially made me a convert. With just enough flair to achieve that on-trend, slightly slouchy style, plus a flattering and quite forgiving material (I surprised myself by sizing down) these faux leather pants make getting dressed up feel so easy. If your size is sold out, don't fret: the brand's always restocking this bestseller so you'll be sure to find the perfect fit.

Buy It! Abercrombie & Fitch vegan leather ankle straight pants, $99; abercrombie.com

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Jenny Bird Initial Necklace

Jenny Bird Monogram G Necklace, $85; jenny-bird.com https://jenny-bird.com/products/monogram-necklace-gold-g
Courtesy Jenny Bird

Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: Since welcoming my daughter Grace in April, I've been all about purchasing sentimental pieces of jewelry with her initials. I love how modern this "G" necklace feels without being too loud.

Buy It! Jenny Bird monogram G necklace, $85; jenny-bird.com

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COS T-Shirt

Cos - fall editors' picks
Courtesy Cos

Alex Apatoff, Executive Editor: I know you have been looking for a great t-shirt that hangs nicely, isn't see-through and holds up to a ton of washing. I found it! I have it in white, and am now picking up black and gray.

Buy It! COS regular-fit T-shirt, $22; cosstores.com

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Paige Silk Face Mask

Paige Face Mask - Wine Silk

Colleen Kratofil, Style Editor: What really needs a refresh in my fall wardrobe is my face mask collection. And I'm going all-out with one that's luxe looking and comes with all the trimmings (adjustable ear straps, extra inner layer of cotton, flexible nose bridge). Plus, I love that it's machine washable (just put it in a mesh delicates bag first!).

Buy It! Paige face mask in wine silk; $35; paige.com

16 of 27

AYR Striped Button-Down

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Sarah Ball, Market Editor: A striped button-down is a wardrobe staple, and AYR is the best-of-the-best for closet classics like this. The perfectly oversize style makes it look extra cool with a front tuck into your jeans or black skinny pants, which is why I own this top in multiple colors.

Buy It! AYR "The Deep End" blouse, $125; ayr.com

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Alo Yoga Sherpa Jacket

Alo Yoga Sherpa Varsity Jacket, $198; aloyoga.com https://www.aloyoga.com/products/w4408r-sherpa-varsity-jacket-camel?modelCode=m29
Courtesy Alo Yoga

Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: I'm all about investing in pieces that pull double duty in my wardrobe, and this faux fur jacket looks just as cute paired with black leggings and a sports bra as it does with a bodysuit and jeans.

Buy It! Alo Yoga Sherpa Varsity jacket, $198; aloyoga.com

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Naghedi St. Barths Mini Bag

Courtesy of Naghedi

Andrea Lavinthal, Style + Beauty Director: I carried the large size of this handwoven neoprene tote in hot pink to the beach all summer (and got countless compliments on it). I was so bummed to stash it in the closet at the end of the season, until I realized that the brand makes a smaller crossbody version in a range of fall-friendly colors. I'm going for this neutral cream and brown combo and plan to wear it everyday until it's beach weather again.

Buy It! Naghedi St Barths mini bag, $210; naghedinyc.com

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Threads 4 Thoughts Leggings

Buy It! Threads 4 Thought Jackie Animal Print Hi-Rise 7/8 Legging, $68; threads4thought.com https://www.threads4thought.com/collections/womens-active-leggings/products/jackie-animal-print-hi-rise-7-8-legging-neultral-multi
Courtesy Threads 4 Thought

Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: In an attempt to give my boring black leggings a much-needed break, I plan on wearing this fun leopard style on (and off!) the Peloton. Not only are they trendy thanks to the print, but the sustainable brand uses fabric made from regenerated beech trees, organic cotton, recycled plastic bottles and fishing nets for all its clothing, making this a purchase I can feel really good about.

Buy It! Threads 4 Thought Jackie Animal Print Hi-Rise 7/8 Legging, $68; threads4thought.com

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Current Air Ruffled Mini Dress

current air dress

Colleen Kratofil, Style Editor: While the weather is still in that in-between phase, I need a dress that mixes some in-between summer and fall elements too. Thanks to the long-sleeves and mini skirt length, this is the perfect find! I plan on pairing it with heels until the weather turns chilly, then swap for a knee-length heeled boot and tights to take me into winter.

Buy It! Current Air ruffed detail mini dress; $135; shopcurrentair.com

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MM LaFleur Belted Cardigan

MM LaFleur

Sarah Ball, Market Editor: Each season I treat myself and invest in one really nice sweater. I'm obsessed with this belted style from M.M. LaFleur. It's long enough to wear with leggings and a tee or over a dress. The cinched waist delivers a looks polished look without sacrificing comfort!

Buy It! M.M. LaFleur The "Snyder" jacket, $295; mmlafleur.com

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Spanx Faux Suede Leggings

Spanx Leggings

Sarah Ball, Market Editor: I'm obsessed with Spanx's faux leather leggings. I wear them religiously with oversize sweaters all fall and winter, so when I heard the brand launched a collection of faux suede styles I had to have them.

Buy It! Spanx faux suede leggings, $98; spanx.com

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DKNY Effortless Tote

Buy It! DKNY The Effortless Tote Size Medium, $398; donnakaran.com https://www.donnakaran.com/product/the+effortless+tote+medium.do?sortby=ourPicks&from=fn&selectedOption=580089&fr=heartingPage&pid=KZD13870
Courtesy DKNY

Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: This versatile tote is a modern-day Mary Poppins bag. It's big enough to carry everything you might need from day-to-night (iPad, a change of shoes, and if you're a new mom like me it even fits a bottle and a few extra diapers!) and chic enough that you'll still feel put together. Fashion and function for the win.

Buy It! DKNY The Effortless Tote Size Medium, $398; donnakaran.com

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Loeffler Randall Clogs


Sarah Ball, Market Editor: These clogs are the perfect in-between-season shoe. I plan to wear these with everything from my jeans to midi dresses.

Buy It! Loeffler Randall "Merrill" black heeled braid clog, $395; loefflerrandall.com

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MOTHER shirt

Colleen Kratofil, Style Editor: I know, I know, I'm supposed to be switching my shirts to sweaters this time of year. Except, it's still very warm on the East coast during the day. So I've been living in this blouson-sleeve top because it's super lightweight, which makes it the ideal piece for layering. It's breathable during the day when the sun is hot, and looks great layered under a cardigan or jacket in the evening.

Buy It! MOTHER The Gatherer shirt, $228; motherdenim.com

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MASONgrey Duster

Mason Grey Scarlett Duster https://masongreyla.com/collections/scarlett-duster/products/copy-of-copy-of-blythe-duster-chai
Courtesy Mason Grey

Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: The fall piece you never knew you needed? A "plane duster" that not only will keep you warm in a freezing plane cabin, but also looks super chic when you're jetting through the airport. This one is so cozy and roomy. I plan to also use it as a shield when breastfeeding my 5-month-old.

Buy It! MASONgrey Scarlett duster, $125; masongreyla.com

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Alo Yoga Contour Jacket


Kaitlyn Frey, Assistant Style & Beauty Editor: I've been in the market for a sporty fall jacket for quite some time, and when I stumbled upon this one by Alo Yoga I fell in love. The ergonomical design makes it great for outdoor jogs, but the slim fit is also really flattering when it's casually worn on a weekend.

Buy It! Alo Yoga contour jacket, $128; aloyoga.com

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