If you're anything like me, you'd probably be thrilled to get a private look inside the wardrobes of the fashion set and the new items landing on their shopping looks. With so many trends and buzzy autumn fashion pieces on the horizon, I've been curious about which ones have the stamp of approval from insiders. Instead of waiting around to see the covetable looks on their Instagrams, I reached out to some of my favourite buyers, editors, models, and creative consultants to see which pieces they can't wait to start wearing for the season ahead.
Many of their selects revolve around investment buys—versatile pieces like chunky riding boots and fringe bags that tap into the biggest new season trends. Others focus on elevated basics like reinvented knits and high-waisted jeans that are destined to be worn on repeat. Ahead, see exactly what landed on their autumn shopping lists, as well as my personal picks.
My glasses have been getting more wear than ever now that I'm spending more time at home, so I'm in need of an upgrade. This aviator style from Chanel just launched and I can't wait to order them to replace my current pair. They actually remind me of a pair my dad wore in the '90s, which immediately sold me on them.
"I had this coat on my wish list last autumn/winter and am so pleased Totême has relaunched it this season! Can't wait to style with knee-high flat boots to wear in the city, or with wellies on autumn walks."
"There are some lovely knee-high boots around this season, but these classic riding boots by Ann Demeulemeester are my favourite style. Looking forward to wearing them with skirts or dresses and cosy knits."
"I'm set to deliver just before autumn officially starts, and if there's one thing I've missed wearing, it's jeans! This perfect pair from Levi's might just have to be my first postpartum fashion purchase."
"Bags took a soft and subtle approach this autumn. The shapes were practical yet chic. A twist to the iconic Pouch bag, the chunky chain strap will elevate any look. This style from Bottega Veneta will undoubtedly be the It bag for fall.”
“Men's inspired knitwear absolutely dominated for autumn. I am obsessed with this style from Loulou Studio. It's still feminine, and in this neutral colour, it will go with everything from relaxed tailoring to high-waisted denim.”
“I don't usually do thigh-high heels, but given the amount of sleek styles this autumn, it seems like the right time to invest. This suede pair from Saint Laurent are perfect because they're not too high and have just enough slouch that you can still feel as 'comfortable' as possible. I'll be styling mine over the top of '90s leggings and an oversized black turtleneck dress.”
"Esse Studios is a new emerging label for Moda Operandi. We all fell in love with designer Charlotte Hick's approach to building a concise capsule wardrobe. Each piece is highly considered, it's slow fashion at its best. I can see myself wearing this sleek strapless top back with relaxed tailoring for warmer, early autumn nights, or layered with an oversized blazer for when it is colder."
"I'm forever on the hunt for the perfect blue jean (who isn't?), and the fit on these Danielle Jeans by Khaite is impeccable—structured with a high rise and a stovepipe fit that is ultra-flattering. So much so that we haven't been able to keep them in stock! I'm waiting patiently for mine to arrive."
"The double-layered knit trend isn't going anywhere, and I particularly like this oversized cashmere knit from LouLou Studio as a modern update to the trend. Interesting, elevated knitwear is key to transitioning your wardrobe from summer to autumn without having to overhaul the whole thing."
Grece Ghanem, Personal Trainer, Fashion Model, and Content Creator
"The unstoppable return of fringe! It has become more of a distinctive accent to any piece rather than a thematic look. It could be a fringe trim on a sweater or fringe gathered on a leather bag. There are endless possibilities to suit everyone's comfort."
"Leather shorts have been a wardrobe staple for me this year. I even opted to start wearing them as early as in summer. They can be transitioned into the autumn with a cashmere bodysuit for edginess or a cotton sweater for a clash of silhouettes and fabrics."