We've asked some of our favorite fashion editors and bloggers to share their must-buys to create the ultimate fall shopping list. Here is part 2 of our series.
Via Spiga Over the Knee Stretch Leather Boot, $498 at nordstrom.com
"Sure the over-the knee boot is a trend, but this pair, in its simplicity, can work with your wardrobe to give you multiple looks. If you love leather and spandex leggings but can't quite go there, these boots are a great alternative. They can be casual with leggings or skinny jeans and a chunky cardigan. Or you can add some edginess to a girly silk ruffle tunic or layered sheer dress. And then again, these boots would be perfectly classic and elegant under a belted wool coat. They have a practical side: a forgiving 3/-3/4 heel height and slight platform that makes them easy to walk in, and keeps you from looking like you are a member of KiSS."
- Carol Calacci, Second City Style
Theory Anorie Velvet Riding Jacket, $375 at saks.com
"This blazer is perfect to wear all dressed-up for a night on the town, holiday parties, or just casual with a pair of jeans. The fit is very flattering and the soft velvet also keeps you warm. I know I'll definitely get a lot of wear with this piece!"
- Natalie Zee Drieu, Coquette
Charles David Women's Sophomore Platform Oxford, $274.95 at endless.com
"The lace-up oxford adds a fresh dash of menswear chic to any outfit. Although it's right on trend now, an oxford bootie is also a classic shoe style that you'll be able to wear for seasons to come - thus, providing some bang for your style buck!"
- Sharon Haver, FocusOnStyle
Alice + Olivia Sequin Leggings, $298 at shopbop.com
"Trends come and go, but rarely do we get to indulge in a night out look that really is all new. Sequin leggings are the perfect antidote to a tired going out wardrobe. Paired with a simple draped white blouse and super high heels, sequin leggings create a nighttime look that is fresh, fun and completely on-trend."
- Stephanie Rahlfs, Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle
Silence & Noise Black Long Party Blazer, $78 at urbanoutfitters.com
"Universally flattering, a well-cut blazer can work with the wardrobe staples you already own. Paired with a striped tee and skinny jeans or dressed up over a high-waisted skirt and ankle boots, the blazer is of-the-moment and versatile. A definite must-have for any fashionista!"
- Sally Glover, Frugal Fashionista
Vaseline Cocoa Butter Vitalizing Gel Body Oil, $7.49 at walgreens.com
"I think it's easy for us to concede to lackluster, sallowy skin during the winter. (Admit it-we're all guilty of running out of the house once or twice without putting on lotion, especially since no one really sees your skin when it's cold outside.) I'm a big advocate for taking care of your skin all year long. This Brazilian nut and almond oil gel glides on to lock in moisture for the entire day. Plus it smells downright divine-what's not to love?"
- India-Jewel Jackson, Glam
BDG Pull On Ponte Pant, $38 at urbanoutfitters.com
"These pants are the perfect fall weekend solution - tuck them into boots, wear them with flip-flops, or slip on a pair of UGGs to get your groceries during the day. At night, top with a sequin tank and throw on ankle boots."
- Michelle Madhok, SheFinds
Giuseppe Zanotti Studded Ankle Boot, $950 at barneys.com
"Why is this my Must-Have? Because we are sick of being slaves to the recession, and because we should gift ourselves one nice thing before the holidays when we'll find ourselves dropping all of our hard-earned money on others. Also, ankle boots are hot, hot hot this Fall! But what really sets this boot apart from the rest as is it being trimmed with shiny studs that transform this sleek and classic silhouette into a bad-ass, rocker-chic, totally-on-trend shoe with sex appeal."
- Morgan Williams, Running With Heels
Want more? Check out Part 1 of our series.