Our editors share the trends at the top of their shopping lists.
As stylists, editors and visual artists, our contributors are constantly keeping track of what’s new, packing their schedules with countless fashion previews and product launches each week. Getting a first look at the latest collections, they make it their job to note the trends worth knowing.
Now that the weather is finally cooling off, and there’s no better time for you to actually do something about your fall wardrobe, we asked these pros to share what’s on their wish lists.
“I’ve been seeing high-necked, floral frocks everywhere. They are feminine yet strong, and extremely wearable even when colder weather hits. Just add tights and loafers!” – Michelle Bilodeau
“The older I get, the less willing I am to suffer fools, or foolishly painful shoes. But while I’d rather be dashing around in Miss Stans many days, sometimes the occasion calls for something a little more elevated (in all senses of the word). Thankfully, fall brings more footwear options that don’t force me to choose between stylishness and the ability to walk. So I can’t wait for strappy sandals to make way for boots which give height without making me regret my life decisions.” – Wing Sze Tang
“I always love menswear-inspired, tailored pieces for women. A structured jacket is a foolproof foundation for any outfit. It works with jeans and a t-shirt, or layered over a lightweight, feminine slip dress. There are great options this fall at every price point. I especially love this slouchy, slightly oversized one from H&M.” – Claude Laframboise
“For myself, I’m in a never-ending blue period and have developed a serious penchant for anything by Sandro. And now, the chic Parisian label has one more reason to attract me: its Blue Mood collection. Hint for my uninspired friends: my birthday is coming up.” – Claude Laframboise
“This is a funny juxtaposition, but I love the feeling of being really enveloped in my clothes, and I’m also really obsessed with dancewear, which is pretty body-conscious. But, that means that this season’s trend of pairing an oversized sweater with a more delicate midi skirt, like we saw on the runway at Victoria Beckham, Balenciaga, and Dior, is so perfectly me. That’s what I’m looking for this season: a ballerina skirt and an oversized, black ribbed knit sweater with a high, slouchy neck.” – Lindsay Tapscott
“I’ve been seeing a lot of ’70s-inspired pieces lately that I’m very into. I live in maxi dresses in the summer, so I’m currently dreaming of a long-sleeved version I can wear for fall without feeling too dowdy.” – Lauren Kerbel-Kennedy
“I think the best investment anyone can make for fall — no matter the year — is a showstopper of a coat. I prefer classic, feminine shapes, because I find they look better on my pear-shaped figure than anything androgynous or oversized. My pick for this season is Mackage’s Mai Belted Wool Coat in a striking shade of marigold. The hue is reminiscent of changing autumn leaves and is the perfect contrast to my red hair.” – Andrea Karr
“An embellished-heel bootie is at the top of my list this season. I’ll wear it with bare legs to give some edge to my dresses and skirts for as long as I can, and then to dress up cropped pants and midi skirts when the cold inevitably sets in.” – Janna Appleby
Aqua Feather Earrings, $25 at Winners.
“Right now, I’m loving anything with feathers. Whether it’s topping off a stiletto heel or trimming the hem of a dress, I’m delighted to see such a playful and dramatic embellishment get so much attention.” – Liv Judd Soye
“At Calvin Klein, designer Raf Simons showed one of my favourite collections for fall. The retro, slightly Americana references in the show are so timely, and I love the idea of wearing blue denim head-to-toe, with a simple white turtleneck peeking out for contrast.” – Truc Nguyen