How To Buy Into Fall’s Biggest Trends Now

Most Wanted - September 2017 - Fall Orientation
Photographs by Jeff Henrikson, Styled by Lindsey Frugier; Hair by Neil Grupp for Orlando Pita Play at The Wall Group; Makeup by Susie Sobol at Julian Watson; Manicure by Alicia Torello For Dior at The Wall Group; Model: Isabella Ridolfi at DNA; Photography Assistant: Jordan Zuppa; Fashion Assistant: Callie Turner.

While designers will beginning to show their Spring 2018 collections this week with the start of New York Fashion Week, Labor Day weekend also signifies another fashion milestone: Fall 2017 pieces are officially in stores. And with the long weekend, what better to do than track down the season’s most covetable pieces? Luckily, we’ve broken down the key items you’ll be remiss not to have once the chilly weather sets in. Among the biggest must-haves? Chic, neutral-toned outwear, luxe lace-up boots, and ultra-modern top-handle bags. And don’t forget the extras: multi-colored stone that play into the season’s tapestry trend, and earthy scents that match the browns and rust colors that dominated the runways. Here, the must-have pieces to buy now.


“For me, corduroy will forever conjure that back-to-school feeling. This season, though, designers are giving it a sophisticated and surprisingly sensual spin.” -Rickie De Sole, Fashion Market and Accessories Director

Marc Jacobs coat, $995, marcjacobs.com; Marni dress, $1,440, renttherunway.com; Stella McCartney earrings, $1,195, similar styles at Stella McCartney, New York, 212.255.1556.


Nina Ricci blazer, $2,990 , ninaricci.com for stores.


Tabitha Simmons boots, $1,195, tabithasimmons.com.


Gucci bag, $5,500, gucci.com


Elizabeth Locke bracelet, price upon request, Neiman Marcus, 800.937.9146.


“This is what I wish I had worn in my college days, running from class to class through New York’s Washington Square Park at the start of the school year. I guess now’s my chance.” -Sarah Zendejas, Fashion Market Editor

Prada Jacket, $2,680, and Pants, $980, prada.com; Prada bra, necklace, belt, prices upon request, scarf, $1,200, prada.com.


“I loved this season’s nod to the 
’70s. These pants exude a vintage vibe but are tailored for the 
modern woman.” -Courtney Costello, Fashion Market Assistant

Etro Trousers, $435, etro.com


“This gorgeous bauble reminds 
me of the solar system. You can 
get lost staring at it.” -Grace Fuller, Jewelry Editor

Noor Fares Ring, $2,920, 


“Aix-en-Provence native Frédéric Fekkai and his wife, Shirin von Wulffen, have relaunched 
the storied French beauty and fragrance brand Côté Bastide. Everything is made by local artisans using ingredients from the region.” -Mia Adorante, Beauty And Health Editor

Bastide Soaps, $20 each, 


“There is nothing I adore more than a classic trench, which may explain my attraction
 to this leather bag, inspired by the grain of 
the house’s signature gabardine.” -Nora Milch, Senior Accessories Editor

Burberry Bag, $3,795, burberry.com


“Buying a new pair of boots for fall is one of my time-honored rituals. This year, I’m throwing practicality to the wind in favor of something quirky and bold.” -Caroline Grosso, Senior Digital Fashion Editor

Miu Miu Boots, price upon request, miumiu.com


This new inn, located in New York’s Catskills, offers chicly appointed rooms, picturesque river views, and incredible farm-to-table meals.” -Karin Nelson, Senior Features Editor

The DeBruce, thedebruce.com


“Staying true to its affinity for colorful knitwear, Missoni delivers the perfect sweater vest to wear with your favorite jeans.” -Gabriella De Givenchy, Fashion Market Assistant

Missoni Top, $795, Missoni, New York, 212.517.9339


“The chic new tube offers leather notes—
inside and out.” -Nada Abouarrage, Beauty Assistant

Louis Vuitton Leather Travel Spray Case, $280, louisvuitton.com


“Thanks to florists like Siapua’s Sarah Ryhanen, gone are the days of stiff cookie-cutter bouquets. Her Brooklyn studio is abundant with unusual blooms, handpicked from her farm in upstate New York, which she transforms into wild-and-natural-looking arrangements.” -Sam Walker, Accessories And Men’s Market Editor

Saipua Floral Arrangement, $300,