“These will be in heavy rotation this fall.”
-Taylor Tomasi Hill, Creative Director
OSCAR DE LA RENTA
"The must have item for fall is a great jacket. This Saint Laurent biker is the perfect nod towards Hedi’s luxe grunge trend yet a versatile style to compliment all outfits."
-Helen David, Head of Womenswear
Leather Biker Jacket
“I’ve chosen this brand as it is one of the top for FW 13. This piece is edgy and feminine; it is elegant and sophisticated yet at the same time has a “rock” look and feel. It perfectly fits in with the “winter landscape” trend of the upcoming season.”
-Alessandra Rossi, Commercial Director Multi-brand
“Fall’s grunge revival is in full swing—but it’s all about making it current with decadent detailing. Kick up the trend with Giuseppe Zanotti’s lambskin combat boot. With its sturdy shape and gleaming gold hardware, this is the ultimate mash up. Rock them with jeans, or opt for a flirty baby doll dress for a head-to-toe remix!”
-Laila Yavari, Fashion Director
Leather Buckle Strap Boots
"The must-have piece of the season is without a doubt Givenchy 3D Bambi print sweatshirt paired with a long sheer skirt in nappa leather and silk georgette. Riccardo Tisci's edgy underground vibe is definitely the best interpretation of luxury street style."
-Silvano Vangi, Head Womenswear Buyer
Printed Neoprene Jersey
"The beautiful Carven pre-collection has just landed on the site, I could easily wear every piece in this collection but I particularly have my eye on the cute collage printed A line skirt, the quirky print is unique and timeless"
-Carmen Borgonovo, Fashion Director
Collage Print Wool Skirt
“Moreau- a rare bag which exudes understated beauty.”
-Tomoko Ogura, Senior Fashion Director
Bregançon Open Tote
"The sporty bomber jacket is a key silhouette for Fall, and supple lambskin gives this version a grown-up luxe factor. Mix with your wardrobe favorites for an instant modern update."
-Beth Buccini and Sarah Easley, Owners and Founders
Cropped Biker Jacket
“I like this hypnotic forest print canvas ballerina flats mad by Greek designer Mary Katrantzou together with iconic ballet shoe label Repetto to create a hypnotic capsule collection for Colette.”
-Sarah Andelman, Buyer, Créative Director, and Co-Founder
REPETTO X MARY KANTRANTZOU
“Giles stud button shirt dress – the perfect transitional piece. Wear now with bare legs and a white brogue and then add opaque’s and a chunky low heeled shoe to update for next season.”
-Natalie Kingham, Head of Fashion
“My favorite piece for fall is this Balenciaga Join a Weird trip bomber. It definitely has the now iconic saying on the back and it's quilted inside which adds a luxe feel. It looks just as cool with jeans as it does with an evening dress, my kind of jacket!”
-Rebecca Osei-Baidoo, Womenswear Buyer
Embroidered Bomber Jacket
“Rocker Chic is the hottest trend for Fall 2013. My favorite piece? From Hedi Slimane at the house of Saint Laurent. This Black Leather Biker Jacket is absolutely magnificent with its motorcycle styling. A must have for Fall, and an item that will transcend trend and become your best friend every time you open your closet!”
-Ken Downing, Fashion Director
Leather Motorcycle Jacket
“I remember falling in love with the red tartan dress the instant I saw it in the Valentino showroom. We had just begun our Punk related initiatives for the Met Gala and I found that the dress was the perfect application of red tartan that I had been drawn to in the archives.”
-Indre Rockefeller, Director of Ready to Wear
Plaid Long Sleeve Dress
With Voulant Cuff And Hem
‘Tough glamour, street sophistication, raw beauty…this could go on for a while. These Givenchy boots are fall’s adjective.’
-Justin O’Shea, Buying Director
Chain-Embellished Leather Boots
FARFETCH.COM"While not a season of radical reinvention there were still plenty of fabulous clothes and accessories to pique a fashion girl’s interest. Many of my favorite designers delivered a sophisticated, high-fashion remix of classic menswear shapes, all the hard-edges softened with a touch of whimsy. In particular Haider Ackerman’s distressed biker vest mixed with his jacquard cropped pant from H. Lorenzo in Los Angeles.”
-Gabrielle de Papp, SVP Brand Development
Distressed Biker Vest
Best Shopping Sites
Guide to What to Buy for Fall
I don’t know about you, but I’m having a hard time figuring out what to buy for fall while it’s still nearly 90 degrees outside. I may have discussed the importance of shopping a season ahead in this month’s asset allocation, but sometimes it’s difficult to practice what I preach.
To give you a bit of fall shopping inspiration, I’ve turned to the experts themselves; our favorite online retailers—or in other words, the best shopping sites. If you didn’t realize it, there are talented professionals at each of your favorite shopping haunts who are responsible for making sure the runway trends are translated into what you’ll find in store and online. (You didn’t think Neiman Marcus was an actual person, did you?) From fashion directors to head buyers, these men and women act as style influencers, curating a unique mix of clothing and accessories based on what they feel you’ll want most each season. And here is what they suggest…
From the quirky, yet classic (Moda Operandi’s creative director Taylor Tomasi Hill’s top pick is a polka dot pump from Oscar de la Renta) to the trendy but super-wearable (Neiman Marcus’ fashion director Ken Downing’s must-have is the Saint Laurent motorcycle jacket), there is something to inspire every style-driven shopper.
Click through the slideshow above to shop the fall favorites from the best shopping sites we know. Deciding what to buy for fall is just a click (or two) away.
If you’re still wondering what to buy for fall, check out some of these stories:
Cher Coulter shows you how to wear leopard print.
Rachel Zoe answers the question; what is prefall?
Exactly how to spend your money for the month of August.
Regardless the season, you need good jeans. Here are the best for your body type.
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