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It’s entirely too easy to get into a style rut for fall – especially when the temperature hasn’t really dropped below 60 yet Halloween is just two weeks away. But deep down, we know that eventually (and probably on a day when we least want or expect it) fall will be here in full, rainy, windy force.
Since we like to be over prepared and overdressed always, we’re going to keep our standard black sweater and old pair of knit tights in the background season. Instead, we’re looking to buy some statement investment pieces that will kick our basics up a notch.
We asked four top celebrity stylists for their tips on what those pieces should be, and considering their experience ranges from dressing Selena Gomez to designing a jacket for Bella Hadid, we’re going to just go ahead and trust (and buy) every word they say.
Stylist: Jason Bolden
His Fall Style Staples: Diane Von Furstenberg Asymmetric Two Ring Charm Earrings and Raf Simons “I Love You” Wool Sweater
"These earrings are totally on trend. They’re young, they’re beauty, they’re cool–you just can't go wrong with them. And I’m obsessed with this sweater. It’s unisex so it works for anybody. You can dress it up or down. Super easy and chic!”
Coveteur’s picks based on Jason’s suggestions:
Raf Simons I Heart NY Oversized Intarsia Wool Sweater, $955, Mr Porter | Ellery Forbidden Fruit Gold-Plated Earring, $485, Net-A-Porter | Love For You Cashmere Turtle Neck Black Jumper, $526, Bella Freud | Proenza Schouler Hammered Earrings, $5,632, Farfetch
Stylist: Sarah Slutsky
Her Fall Style Staple: The Arrivals Moya III Oversized Shearling
“For fall, I think a jacket is the BEST investment. I love this leather jacket from the arrivals, it’s warm cozy, great for jeans or dresses. It even comes in a rich forest green for a break from the everyday New Yorker black.”
Coveteur’s picks based on Sarah’s suggestion:
Ian Shearling Black, $2,600, Acne Studios | Vila Vibordia Shearling, $105, Zalando | SJYP Mustang Buckled Faux Shearling Jacket, $775, Net-A-Porter | Balenciaga Le Bombardier Oversized Shearling Jacket, $4,600, Net-A-Porter
Stylist: Christian Classen
His Fall Style Staple: Cate Turtleneck Bodysuit in Red
“I’m obsessed with turtleneck knits. What makes Khaite’s version (‘Cate’ turtleneck) of this timeless staple so perfect is the bodysuit factor which creates an easy, seamless line. The red is impactful and on trend for this season. I like pairing with the brand’s ‘Vanessa’ denim and a Manolo Blahnik black pump for a cool, classic look.”
Coveteur’s picks based on Christian’s suggestion:
Turtleneck Wool Sweater, $90, Mango | Calvin Klein Embroidered Cotton-Jersey Turtleneck Sweater, $295, Net-A-Porter | Monse Cutout Wool Sweater, $990, Net-A-Porter | Gabriela Hearst Steinem Cashmere-Blend Sweater, $595, Net-A-Porter
Stylist: Colin LoCascio
His Fall Style Staples: Chen Peng black puffer and Y/ Project double denim jacket
“I remember seeing Bella Hadid in Chen Peng's silver puffer on the cover of Elle China, and tracking down who the designer was for pull requests for editorials — something that I do a lot as a stylist, but rarely are the pieces I request the ones that I buy. It wasn't until I stumbled on their website and I was looking at their store, that I realized how incredibly wearable the puffers actually are. They provide a huge range of colors, ranging from a dusty lilac to a copper to a navy velvet all the way to a maroon marble print. I think for me I'm constantly on the lookout for winter coats, investing in one a season. I’ve been building an army to combat this bizarre weather, and not looking basic as hell.
“With everything going on politically, I've become attached to denim and its history of youth rebellion of politics in the late '50s / '60s. With that said, it's hard not to show up anywhere without everyone and their mother and their grandmother and their uncle in a denim jacket. This is the perfect denim, as it's Y/Project–which is kinda enough said. It almost appears to be two separate jackets while the inner layer is buttoned, which is not only cool and incredibly warm, but also cost effective–double denim for the price of one! It's this really special piece.”
Coveteur’s picks based on Colin’s suggestion:
Women's J.W. Anderson Light Down Jacket, $150, Uniqlo | Balenciaga Swing Oversized Denim Jacket, $1,150, Net-A-Porter | Padded Jacket With Hood, $60, H&M | Y/Project Oversized Denim Jacket, $695, Net-A-Porter
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