New York Fashion Week kicks off today, marking the monthlong marathon of runway shows that inform us on the spring styles we’ll be coveting months from now. But before our attention turns to breezy dresses and open-toe sandals, let’s focus on fall. Get inspiration on your big buys of the season from these three fashion experts who tell us what they’re lusting after right now.
Eva Chen. Editor-in-chief, Lucky magazine
Topshop Faux fur coat in navy, $1,100, Topshop.com “There are so many great faux fur options for fall: Topshop, ASOS, Shrimps among them! I think navy is a perennially chic color — more interesting than black, but just as timeless.”
Wwake Open opal and diamond ring, $542, Wwake.com “I stack these rings on middle joints. ... Opals are my favorite stones, I love how alive they are.
Mansur Gavriel Bucket bag, $695, MansurGavriel.com “We’ve deemed it the new Birkin at Lucky, because it’s just as hard to get your hands on (but it’s under $1,000). This bag is a modern classic, one that my future daughter will surely ‘borrow’ from my closet!”
Fendi Iridia sunglasses, $545, Fendi.com “The next level of cat-eye glasses! Definitely not for shrinking violets.”
DKNY Slim boyfriend jeans with badges, $258, select DKNY locations “Not your mother’s jeans — these patchwork pants are a serious style statement! I wear them with a simple black T-shirt and basic black flats.”
Roopal Patel. Fashion consultant
Isabel Marant Samuel oversized sweater, $845, Netaporter.com “I am obsessed with blanket dressing. The graphic ivory and black sweater is just the right amount of casual, cool and effortless chic.”
Sacai Chiffon blouse and reverse cardigan set, $1,825, Barneys.com “I love Sacai’s take on mixing vivid printed silk dresses and blouses with cable-knit sweaters. The outerwear is also a standout and going to keep me warm during this winter’s polar vortex.”
Rosie Assoulin Fig sleeve dress, $2,895, Bergdorf Goodman “I can’t wait to wear one of Rosie’s original creations. Her play on color and proportion are always flattering. The red velvet crop top and skirt would be perfect for a night out on the town.”
Leila Yavari. Fashion director, Stylebop.com
Valentino Rockstud flats, $995, Stylebop.com “Every girl should have a pair (or two) of Rockstuds. I went for the Bordeaux flats — the perfect statement shoe to complement an off-duty jeans and T-shirt look.”
Salvatore Ferragamo Mini quilted handbag, $675, Stylebop.com “Salvatore Ferragamo’s quilted handbags are perfect for day-to-night dressing. I’ll typically pair one with a leather jacket and jeans for feminine polish.”
McQ Alexander McQueen Hybrid boyfriend jean, $505, Stylebop.com “Denim and leather, two of my favorite things, come together in McQ’s patchwork jeans. The leather adds a hint of edge and the silhouette is relaxed and cool.”