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What R29’s Shopping Team Is Buying For Fall

Fall is just around the corner, which means your wardrobe will soon be experiencing the ol’ classic switcheroo. Knitted sweaters will be swapped in for tank tops, mini skirts will be in hibernation in favor of loose pants, and toe-covered shoes will reign while sandals rest. Since we’re folks who spend our days scouring the interwebs for cool stuff to recommend, you can be certain that the Refinery29 shopping team is already eyeing the autumnal gems we want to buy for ourselves. Curious to know what’s on our stylish editors’ minds, I went straight to Slack to ask, “What are the items on your ultimate fall fashion wishlist?” The responses did not disappoint, and, in fact, revealed a lot about what the vibe may be for the months ahead. As you’ll see, we’re edging towards earth-toned clothing, we’re bringing denim back, and we’re building our looks around mix-&-match capsule pieces (hello, Everlane). Want to shop like our editors this fall? Scroll on for our hand-picked faves ahead.

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Levi’s Ribcage Straight Ankle Jeans

“Word on the street is that jeans are about to make their big comeback this fall. In anticipation of that, I’ve decided to freshen up my existing denim stock with a new classic cut from Levi’s. I already own (and swear by) a pair of the brand’s iconic Wedgies but have yet to try the Ribcage Straight Ankle — and, this here true-blue Georgie colorway is speaking to me.” – Elizabeth Buxton, Deputy Director

Shop Levi’s at Shopbop

Levi’s Ribcage Straight Ankle Jeans, $, available at Shopbop

Everlane The Canvas Basket Tote

“I love a good tote — and this $58 style from Everlane checks all my boxes: oversized to fit all the stuff, crafted from a durable cotton canvas in a fall-perfect hue, and fashioned in a modern basket-y, bucket-y design that will comfortably fit over my shoulder while still looking cool. It’s definitely poised to be my cute-commuter-bag MVP.” – Elizabeth Buxton, Deputy Director

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Everlane The Canvas Basket Tote, $, available at Everlane

Urban Outfitters Stormy Plush Fleece Jacket

“On my quest for the perfect fall fleece, I stumbled across this funky Urban Outfitters number that’s attractively priced at under-100 buckaroos. Although it comes in three other poppy colors (like neon orange and bubblegum pink), I am particularly taken with this faded-khaki green. The style and cut reminds me of a Sandy Liang meets Patagonia (aka the perfect balance of trendy-sporty) and I plan to wear it with wide-leg jeans, chunky boots, and a comfy tee.” – Elizabeth Buxton, Deputy Director 

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Urban Outfitters Stormy Plush Fleece Jacket, $, available at Urban Outfiiters

Jenni Kayne Suede Mule

“Although I’ve never been one for dropping $$$ on shoes, these saddle-hued suede mules by Jenni Kayne stopped me in my tracks. They cost a very pretty penny but are well worth the investment for the quality craftsmanship, slip-on comfort, and wear-with-anything style. They’re handmade in Italy from 100% suede and feature a chic pointed toe with a comfy padded sole. I plan to wear them with everything from jeans to sweatpants and flouncy fall dresses.” – Elizabeth Buxton, Deputy Director

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Jenni Kayne Suede Mule, $, available at Jenni Kayne

Eloquii Menswear Vegan Leather Blazer

“I’ve been looking for a plus-size-friendly leather jacket with this exact cut in all the vintage/second-hand stores. I’ve yet to find one that fits right, but I think this one by Eloquii might just be perfect!” – Chichi Offor, Affiliate Associate Writer

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Eloquii Menswear Vegan Leather Blazer, $, available at Eloquii

Stuart Weitzman Norah Bootie

“I have been a fan of Stuart Weitzman shoes for a while. I especially love that they have wide widths, so I can comfortably rock any style. These are the ultimate bootie — like truly what shoe dreams are made of. I’d love the indigo embossed pair for a statement piece!” – Chichi Offor, Affiliate Associate Writer

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Stuart Weitzman Norah Bootie, $, available at Stuart Weitzman

Wray Nina Dress

“I literally want every single piece that Wray makes, but alas, my bank account would suffer. I don’t know if it’s my Aries soul, but I want this chili pepper red dress so bad. It’s the perfect hue!!!!” – Chichi Offor, Affiliate Associate Writer

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Wray Nina Dress, $, available at Wray

Emmibehappy Puffy Hood Scarf

“I’m one of those people who really got into the silk headscarf babushka look this past summer — and I’m not done with it yet! I love this puffer hood from Etsy accessories maker Emmibehappy. I already have one of in a terra cotta color that I bought last year and now I want to grab a second color in a more standard black.” – Jinnie Lee, Freelance Fashion Writer

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Emmibehappy Puffy Hood Scarf, $, available at Etsy

Lattelier Tie-Waist Blazer & Front Slit Trousers Matching Suit

“When it comes to dressing up, I prefer pantsuits over dresses, hands down. One of my childhood pals is getting married this fall and I plan on wearing this two-piece suited number to his ceremony. Plus, a suit is such a wardrobe expander because it’s like scoring a twofer deal when you wear them as separates: the blazer can be worn anytime as a lightweight jacket and the trousers can sub in for any pair of jeans if I’m trying to look fancier.” – Jinnie Lee, Freelance Fashion Writer

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Lattelier Tie-Waist Blazer, $, available at Lattelier

Lattelier Front Slit Trousers, $, available at Lattelier

Aritzia The Stedman Coat

“I think a camel coat is one of the chicest, most versatile outerwear pieces because of its neutral color — but it has to be a proper trench length, and not cropped like a pea coat. It inevitably becomes my most worn piece throughout fall. This year, I’d like to give my tattered older style an upgrade! But I have a few rules for the new coat: It absolutely has to be wool, the bottom hem has to hit below my knees, and it needs to be slightly oversized to accommodate for thick knits.” – Jinnie Lee, Freelance Fashion Writer

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Aritzia The Stedman Coat, $, available at Aritzia

Seb Brown Neapolitan Multi-Stone Signet Ring

“I have a real knee-buckling weakness for jewels and gold and things I can put on my fingers — and this ring makes me so emotional I want to cry. Honestly, I salivate over everything Seb Brown makes. While I know rings can be worn all year round, this multi-stoned signet reminds me distinctly of fall with its vibrant colors and various jeweled textures. I faint!!!” – Jinnie Lee, Freelance Fashion Writer

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Seb Brown 9ct Gold Neapolitan Multi-Stone Signet Ring, $, available at Liberty London

Holzweiler Vivian Recycled Twill Mini Dress

“I’m not quite ready to give up dresses yet, so I’m eyeing transitional pieces with longer sleeves, that would look good with boots or loafers or that can even be styled over pants as a long top. This Holzweiler dress does all three, plus it’s made from recycled polyester.” – Amanda Randone, Freelance Fashion Writer

Shop Holzweiler at Net-A-Porter

Holzweiler Vivian recycled twill mini dress, $, available at Net-A-Porter

Notte Lover’s Tear Necklace

“All those chunky sweaters call for chunky accessories, like this handmade, sparkly glass pear pendant on a ball chain that’ll stand out against any knit.” – Amanda Randone, Freelance Fashion Writer

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Notte Jewelry LOVER’S TEAR NECKLACE, $, available at Notte Jewelry

Alex Mill Button-Back Crewneck Sweater

“Speaking of chunky sweaters, this cream-colored, balloon-sleeve option from Alex Mill has me wanting to fast-forward straight into the fall.” – Amanda Randone, Freelance Fashion Writer

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Alex Mill Button-Back Crewneck Sweater, $, available at Alex Mill

Pleats Please Issey Miyake Midi Skirt

“I’m truly an Issey Miyake fangirl and I’ve always wanted something from the Pleats Please line. It’s definitely a wardrobe investment, but this skirt is a stunner and would be the best fall staple to wear for literally the rest of my life.” – Kate Spencer, Creative & Updates Editor

Shop Pleats Please Issey Miyake at MatchesFashion

PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE Technical-pleated midi skirt, $, available at MatchesFashion

Uniqlo Extra Fine Merino Crew Neck Sweater

“I live in crewneck sweaters during the fall and winter, and Uniqlo is a great place to grab a few new ones each season. They’re always really reasonably priced, great quality, and come in a nice range of colors and cuts. I’ll usually size up for a more relaxed and oversized look.” – Kate Spencer, Creative & Updates Editor

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Uniqlo EXTRA FINE MERINO CREW NECK SWEATER, $, available at Uniqlo

Dr. Martens Oxford Mono Derbys

“I love my Dr. Martens Mono Derbys, but I’ve had the same pair for at least six years and am wayyyy overdue for a replacement. They’re super comfortable, go with literally any outfit (I love wearing them with skirts and big sweaters in the fall), and they’re my go-to shoe for wet and rainy days.” – Kate Spencer, Creative & Updates Editor

Shop Dr. Martens at SSENSE

Dr. Martens Black 1461 Mono Derbys, $, available at SSENSE

Girlfriend Collective Taro Classic Hoodie

“In a perfect world I would want to buy some sophisticated business clothes that make me look like a bonafide professional, but I just want to add to my sweatshirt collection like I do every fall. I do think the lovely Taro hue and the supple sustainable organic cotton make this hoodie a tad more classy than your average sweatshirt (especially if I pair it with matching sweatpants!).” – Alexandra Polk, Lifestyle Writer

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Girlfriend Collective Taro Classic Hoodie, $, available at Girlfriend Collective

Everlane The ReNew Transit Backpack

“I highly underestimated how much you still need a backpack in post-grad life when you’re no longer running to class every day. This Everlane pack is so pretty on the outside with its earth tone and simple design, but it also has enough storage to haul everything I need whether I’m commuting to the office or heading to the airport.” – Alexandra Polk, Lifestyle Writer

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Everlane The ReNew Transit Backpack, $, available at Everlane

Zara High Collar Knit Sweater

“It’s not officially fall for me until I bust out the turtlenecks. It is so easy to make your winter wardrobe look effortless and chic when you buy a hundred turtlenecks in different colors and variations. You can always find me making a beeline to Zara for the brand’s inexpensive yet durable cold-weather basics.” – Alexandra Polk, Lifestyle Writer

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Zara HIGH COLLAR KNIT SWEATER, $, available at Zara

Everlane The Denim Jacket | Uniform

“Something that’s been on my wishlist forever is a good black denim jacket. Well, the search is over because this is the one. The boxiness (with the androgynous feel) of this jacket will pair so nicely with all of my outfits, and give them the right amount of a masculine flair.” – Mercedes Viera, Associate Deals Writer

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Everlane The Denim Jacket | Uniform, $, available at Everlane

Everlane The Drapey Square Shirt

“Who said you can have too many button-down shirts? Absolutely no one. Most of my summer closet consists of oversized button-downs, so what’s one (or four) more? This color and the structure of this shirt is so good and unique. I can just picture it, paired with my favorite black boots.” – Mercedes Viera, Associate Deals Writer

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Everlane The Drapey Square Shirt, $, available at Everlane

Pilcro The Breaker Relaxed Jeans

“I simply cannot do jeans during the summer. That’s why I’m so excited to get to wear them this fall. I definitely need more relaxed fit jeans in my life so these Anthropologie Pilcro ones seem perfect. The blue wash is one I don’t have in my closet right now, so this is a definite must-have.” – Mercedes Viera, Associate Deals Writer

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Pilcro Pilcro The Breaker Relaxed Jeans, $, available at Anthropologie

Madewell Seagrove Pullover Sweater

“Because I recently moved and left behind my fall wardrobe, I need to start my fall style from scratch. And a definite must-have are Madewell sweaters. I’m very picky with the texture of my clothing, especially sweaters, and I just know that I’ll have the easiest time finding just the right amount of softness that I need at Madewell.” – Mercedes Viera, Associate Deals Writer

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Madewell Seagrove Pullover Sweater, $, available at Madewell

Madewell Harlow Wide-Leg Pants

“When I tell you that I need these pants, I literally NEED these pants. Oh my god! I feel like they were meant for me. They’re so perfect for fall, and they are androgynous enough to live permanently in my closet.” – Mercedes Viera, Associate Deals Writer

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Madewell Harlow Wide-Leg Pants, $, available at Madewell

Thousand Fell Lace-Up Sneakers

“I already own a pair of white sneaks from sustainable brand Thousand Fell, and am fully obsessed with them. (The kicks are 100% animal-free and vegan, but as they like to say, I wouldn’t even be able to tell.) These black ones are so chic, and I already know I’ll be able to wear them with everything in my closet.” – Karina Hoshikawa, Beauty & Wellness Market Writer

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Thousand Fell WOMEN’S LACE UP, $, available at Thousand Fell

Abercrombie & Fitch Denim Jacket

“Since I recently moved to Miami, fall is going to look different for me this year. I expect to the season to hover around denim jacket weather and not a degree chillier. This Abercrombie find is everything I could ask for in a light-medium layer: It’s slightly cropped (which is perfect for petite gals like me) and has a boxy fit that isn’t too bulky. Plus, at under $100? I might even pick up a few washes.” – Karina Hoshikawa, Beauty & Wellness Market Writer

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Abercrombie and Fitch Denim Jacket, $, available at Abercrombie and Fitch

Olive & June Geometry Nail Polish

“Olive & June’s gorge fall collection just dropped, and there’s truly a shade for every nail personality. However, I immediately developed a serious color crush on Geometry, the dreamy hunter green seen here. I may not have been much of a math person growing up, but this hue is definitely speaking my language.” – Karina Hoshikawa, Beauty & Wellness Market Writer

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Olive and June Geometry, $, available at Olive and June

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