The piece: Banana Republic Windowpane Sweater
The price: £65
Why we want it: You know when you're searching for something you've started to think doesn't even exist? That's how we felt until we unearthed this perfect piece. It's the windowpane print we've been nutty about all season and is fitted with a sweet peplum flare — the perfect antidote to the oversize jumpers we've been living in all Autumn. If black and white isn't your thing? Don't freak out . . . it comes in pink, too.
The price: £316
Why we want it: If there's one type of shoe we couldn't make it through Autumn without, it'd be the dependable, goes-with-everything bootie. And this Marc by Marc Jacobs style, casual but chic, could be one of the mightiest options we've seen in awhile. Smart enough to go with black tights and a dress but low-key enough to be paired with your favourite beat-up skinny jeans, these babies might not have a day off until next May rolls around.
Jet-set darling Olivia Palermo is a huge street style star— but to hear her tell it, this well-heeled young woman is just trying to wear what works best for her. In an interview at a party celebrating Stuart Weitzman's 5050 boot this week, Palermo told us about everything from how she gets ready every day to her favourite thing about Fall in New York City. Read on for more of our interview with Palermo.
The piece: Eddie Borgo Peaked Link Earring
The price: £254
Why we want it: Forget all those images of Cleopatra Halloween costumes you have in your head. Eddie Borgo was inspired by the real, powerful, distinctly uncheesy queen for his art deco-tinged Autumn collection. What does that mean for your ear lobes? These strong earrings combine enamel with new jade and howlite for a twist on the black-and-white trend that feels utterly original. And if you are still dying to go for a blunt black bob to show them off to full effect, we certainly understand. How's that for girl power?
The price: £35
Why we want it: Let's face facts: you don't look very sexy heading out in a skimpy vest top come Autumn and Winter — you look silly (and very cold). But the chill doesn't have to wreak havoc on your social life or your going-out wardrobe; you just have to think outside of the box, like H&M did for us. The label crafted a sweatshirt with a few important caveats. Sure, it maintains the sporty silhouette, but with allover lace and a sultry peekaboo effect, this isn't exactly the sweatshirt we'd throw on with our workout gear. It's the one we'd pick for date night.
Remember the way you absolutely agonized over what backpack to buy at the start of a fresh school year? Well, expect that familiar feeling to be coming back again. Brands like Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Zara are taking a stance on the accessory and it's resounding approval.
Take a look at the designer styles we've got our eyes on and be prepared for your back to thank you.
We've all heard it before: "Blank is the new black." Truth is, no matter what you insert into that "blank," there will always be a new black as long as each season brings another trend-filled crop of runway shows. Which is fortunate for us, because there's plenty to look forward to now that Autumn 2012's florals, strong shoulders, and oxblood seem a bit last year.
Whether it's swapping those flowers for plaid, severe lines for rounded ones, or burgundy for deep blue, you won't miss last year's looks once you say hello to 2013's freshest styles. See all eight designer-inspired trends to get you ready for the chilling months to come!
Certain pieces scream Autumn — chunky knits, fur coats, tweed skirts — and then there are those items that can't wait in the back of your closet until the weather cools. Gwyneth Paltrow, Diane Kruger, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Zoe Saldana can clearly relate!
This stylish set has long walked the red carpet in next season's best before most of us have even ripped the tags off our Summer buys. Whether it's floral Erdem separates, a plumed Gucci gown, or Roland Mouret's animal-print peplum top, see the Fall runway looks that made us feel inspired to skip ahead!