Fall's arrival is imminent, and with it, hundreds of new collections from around the world. With Instagram's growing presence in the fashion 'scape, we no longer have to rely on the runway for inspiration. No, nowadays, the sheer number of brands on our radar — on and off Instagram — is enough to make our heads explode. Thankfully, it's someone's job to curate the best fashion brands of the bunch.
Caught — we're talking about
ourselves. As fashion editors, we scour the collections to decide which pieces are worth buying every season. So to keep your wardrobes looking their best, Refinery29's fashion team set out on a mission to find the items worth shopping right now. From investment pieces to elevated basics, these are the 15 pieces we’re sending from shopping cart purgatory to wardrobe heaven. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.
Channing Hargrove, Senior Fashion News Editor
I typically do not respond well to this silhouette, but I want to wear this Zara dress under chunky knits and boots all fall.
Asymmetrical Poplin Dress, $49.9, available at
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How cute will this bag be with a sweater dress? Insert several heart emojis.
Caramel Mini Fringe Bag, $295, available at
Petit Kouraj Photo Courtesy of Petit Kouraj. More
Every fall, I invest in a good, sturdy boot and this pair looks delectable.
Goldy Tall Boots, $695, available at
Loeffler Randall Photo Courtesy of Loeffler Randall. More
I know I am supposed to be putting the tube tops away but this one gives me grown-up chic Clueless vibes.
Kam Tube Top, $110, available at
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This isn't a trendy buy but I lost one of my hoops and feel naked without them. This pair is 14K (and not plated) so they won't irritate my sensitive lobes.
Oversized Thin Hoops, $250, available at
Mejuri Photo Courtesy of Mejuri. More
Eliza Huber, Fashion Market Writer
First things first, I know that this is a crazy purchase. But no matter how many times I walk away from these Miu Miu ballet flats, I always find myself signing onto Farfetch.com and gravitating toward them.
Black Leather Double Buckle Ballerina Flats, $750, available at
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Ask anyone, I'm addicted to tank tops. I have an entire dresser drawer committed to Hanes little boy tanks that I buy weekly in a convenient 6-pack. But just because I love Hanes, doesn't mean that I'm unwilling to try out a promising new tank. So, when I found out that Scott Disick's brand, Talentless, would be designing classic tanks, I just had to try them out.
Premium Modal Tank, $34, available at
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I’m obsessed with oversize headbands! There’s something so regal about them. The Prada logo makes this one even more special.
Nylon Headband, $240, available at
Prada Photo Courtesy of Prada. More
I've recently fallen hard for the way that split-leg pants look with boots for fall, so naturally, I'm going to find every possible pair on the market and... buy them all?
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Straight Stretch Long Leg Jeans, $79, available at
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As a uniform dresser, I'm not one to buy a bunch of different, multicolored knits every fall and then ditch them once spring comes around. Instead, I tend to invest in just one or two quality sweaters every few years. Case in point: Acne Studios knits. Last year, I bought two, both on sale, and wore them constantly (literally daily). This navy quarter-zip style is enough to convince me to keep the pattern going.
Half-Zip Sweater, $480, available at
Acne Studios Photo Courtesy of Acne Studios. More
Jessica Andrews, Deputy Fashion Director
This delicate pearl-embellished bag makes all my outfits better. And it’s just so damn pretty to look at!
Antonia Mini Faux-Pearl Embellished Bag, $575, available at
MatchesFashion.com Photo Courtesy of Matches Fashion. More
I didn’t think I could find jeans that fit my butt and thighs before Levi’s ribcage denim. I can’t wait to style these with ankle boots all Fall.
Ribcage Straight Ankle Jeans, $98, available at
Levi's Photo Courtesy of Levi's. More
From the primary color blocking to the chic print, this is the Fall dress of my dreams.
Charlene Silk Crepe De Chine Dress, $380, available at
Selfridges Photo Courtesy of Selfridges. More
Tie-dye is a huge trend but TBH, I was on the fence about trying it ... until I saw this top. The patchwork design — and the myriad colors and prints — really makes it a work of art.
Hotwok Asaicon Patchwork Tie Dye Top, $365, available at
Opening Ceremony Photo Courtesy of Opening Ceremony. More
I fell in love the minute I spotted this Hanifa dress on Instagram. It’s dressy enough for fancy parties but I’d also pair it with my bright Sacai x Nike sneakers just because.
Keala, $325, available at
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