PEOPLE's First-Ever Style Awards Are Here — Debuting with 15 Essentials You'll Wear Forever

For our first-ever Style Awards, we asked celebrity stylists, top influencers and our editors to put fashion finds to the test and share their go-to pieces. The result: a foolproof fall shopping list!

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Best Blazer

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"Every woman should have a navy blazer. Wear it with a turtleneck in the winter and a T-shirt in the summer. For an evening look, go for a lacy bodysuit." – Julia von Boehm, Celebrity Stylist

Buy It! Express Supersoft Twill Peak Lapel Double Breasted Blazer, $158;

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Best Denim

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"Even though the brand is on the pricier side, it's worth it. As a curvy girl, I love that they have different categories for a range of body shapes." – Remi Bader, Influencer

Buy It! Good American Good Legs Deep V Jeans, $119;

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Best Sneakers

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"This slip-on on style is a classic for a reason; it adds a touch of cool to everything from jeans to a dress." – Avo Yermagyan, Celebrity Stylist

Buy It! Vans Slip-on Sneakers, $50;

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Best LBD

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"You can wear this versatile dress with any jewelry and just change your shoes to take it from day to night. Plus, it's machine-washable, which is so convenient." – Wendy Naugle, Deputy Editor

Buy It! M.M.LaFleur "Lara" Dress, $225; Get 20% off full-priced dresses with code "PEOPLE20" through Oct. 3 (one-time use).

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Best Crossbody

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"I've owned mine for more than eight years, and it still looks great. It's like a Mary Poppins bag — it fits so many things." – Hitha Palepu, Influencer

Buy It! Lo & Sons "Pearl" Crossbody, $298; Get 30% off full-price items with code "PEOPLE30" through Oct. 10.

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Best Athleisure Set

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"It feels like butter and is so flattering. The square neck top frames your face, and the leggings snatch your waist!" – Christina "Tix" Najjar, Influencer

Buy It! Alo Alosoft Bra Tank, $58; and Alosoft High-Waist Legging, $98;

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Best Button-Down

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"A classic white shirt is a must-have. This has a relaxed fit, but it's refined enough to wear out on a Saturday night with great earrings and jeans!" – Jill Martin, Today Contributor

Buy It! J.Crew Washed Cotton Poplin Shirt, $80;

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Best Flats

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"I consider myself a flat-shoe aficionada, and this sustainable style — they're made from plastic water bottles — is my gold standard. Go bright — you won't regret it!" – Jackie Fields, Senior Style & Beauty Editor

Buy It! Rothy's "The Point" Flats, $145;

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Best Cashmere Sweater

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"Cashmere this plush for under $100 seems too good to be true, but this is the real deal. With so many pretty options, you'll want to buy a few." –Sarah Ball, Market Editor

Buy It! Naadam "The $75 Cashmere Sweater," $75;

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Best Tote

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"I have a closet full of bags, and this is the one I always grab. It's lightweight and roomy, which is key when you schlep as much stuff as I do." – Andrea Lavinthal, Style & Beauty Director

Buy It! Cuyana Classic Leather Tote, $175;

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Best Trousers

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"The instant you slip on these pants, you look and feel more put together. They have a touch of stretch, so you can wear them comfortably all day." – Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor

Buy It! Banana Republic, "Sloan" Pant, $90;

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Best Fashion Jewelry

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"This is my favorite for everyday. The accessible prices mean you can layer several delicate pieces or go with one great statement item." – Janelle Marie, Influencer

Buy It! Daphine Earrings, $91; Get 20% off site-wide with code "PEOPLE20" through Oct. 10.

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Best Shapewear

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"This slip is invisible even under the most revealing dresses. And the wide range of skin tones makes it perfect for everyone!" – Micaela Erlanger, Celebrity Stylist

Buy It! Open Bust Slip Dress, $68;

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Best Pumps

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"The classic shoe is my favorite. It always fits perfectly, plus it looks luxe without the price tag to match." – Jessica Paster, Celebrity Stylist

Buy It! "Analira" Pump, $98;

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Best T-Shirts

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"It's everything you want in a basic tee: incredibly soft and cut just right. I started off with white, and now I own it in a bunch of colors." – Colleen Kratofil, Style Editor

Buy It! Pact Softspun Crew Neck Tee, $30; Get 20% off full-priced items with code "PEOPLE20" through Oct. 3 (one-time use).

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