Scouring the online shelves of the biggest fashion brands and retailers for the newest fashion releases, as well as keeping eyes and ears to social media to identify any fashion trends cropping up before they explode as ESSENCE editors isn’t just our daytime jobs. Naturally, it’s often the starting point for our personal wardrobe shopping lists as well, and it goes without saying we have a few thoughts on the styles and trends to shop for fall this season — Or at least, we’ve got our wish lists packed with styles we think you’ll love, too.
This fall, it isn’t lost on us that brands are offering up some of the coolest versions of season staples, be it boots with statement details such as hardware or eye-grabbing colors, oversized takes in the grandpa sweater vest, and earth-toned accessories to go with it all. Ahead, take inspiration from styles we’re loving most right now for your own autumn closet capsule needs.
Shelton Boyd-Griffith, Contributing Beauty & Style Editor
“All year round, I opt for cozy (cue Beyoncé), but in the fall especially, it’s comfort or nothing. I like a cute sweat moment. It’s comfortable enough to relax in but then still chic enough to transition into a night-out outfit. These Acne Studios sweats are just really cool, relaxed, and oversized but could easily be dressed up with a mule and an oversized button-up.”Available at SSENSE
Greg Emmanuel, Style & Beauty Contributor
“I’ve had my eyes on this timeless beauty for a couple of years now – the steep price tag is the only reason that my purchase has been delayed. However, once I muster up the strength, I know it will be well worth it because of its chic, classic aesthetic.”Available at https://www.bottegaveneta.com/en-us/clasp-fondant-641563V06J02145.html
D’Shonda Brown, Associate Girls United Editor
Jamila Stewart, Contributing Commerce Editor
“For me, a jacket has to add something interesting to an outfit (outerwear solely for practically is no fun!), so I love when a new jacket trend emerges. I’ve decided I must get my hands on a biker jacket, and I love the red details on this one from Zara. I’m eagerly awaiting styling it with jeans or leather pants and heels upon its arrival.”Available at Zara
“I’ve been patiently waiting for the perfect black boot to come around. The first style I fell in love with didn’t fit my calf (the struggle), but this style fits like a charm. I was on the hunt for one with statement hardware details, and I like that this option is a bit more subtle than others. And though it make not look like it, the way the heel is set inward under the foot makes these way more comfy than you’d think.”Available at Steve Madden