The weather in October is unpredictable, with a sudden return to summer warmth and then a cool autumn breeze. We are forced to wear oversized coats and sunglasses.
Our editors have embraced the fall transition with a variety of footwear options, including knee-high boots decorated in silver harnesses and cozy slippers. This month they were also drawn to statement lingerie, including a pink silk corset, with pearl straps and a cheeky bralette, as well as a matching black-cat set. Also, we can’t get over cute accessories like heart-shaped puffy bags, Halloween phone ornaments, and emotional support water bottle. Of course, you can’t forget the classics. Think gold hoops or timeless LBDs.
Scroll down to shop (and see) all our October favorites. Our October favorites.
Anna Sui Low Back Midi Dress, $405, here, and on sale for $204 here (sizes XS-L): This dress not only gives the perfect amount of minimalism from the ’90s, but it is also incredibly comfortable, does not wrinkle, and is perfect for weddings in fall or winter. You can read more about this dress here. —Dhani Mau, Editor-in-Chief
Agolde Cooper Cargo-Rise Jeans $250 Here is a list of all the available languages (sizes 23-32): The denim pair has a distinctive ‘Kim Possible” vibe, but the pockets are incredibly functional. Since Agolde denim is my favorite brand, I bought these pants this month. The jeans run a bit big, so you may want to size down. —Steph Saltzman, Beauty Director
Extreme Cashmere N.280 Bi, $700, available here (one size): I’m afraid of cashmere because, as I admit, I am lazy with my laundry and don’t always follow the instructions for garment care. It’s not great, I admit. This means that if I see a garment with the label “machine washable”, my ears perk up. Extreme Cashmere from the Netherlands is an extremely chic (sorry!) cashmere label that tucks in a very simple-to-follow product care label to every one of their knit products. Founder Saskia Dijkstra styled me in an oversized rounded-neck cardigan herself, tucking and scrunching up in all the right places, and I have never felt cooler (or cozier!).” —Ana Colón, Deputy Editor
Senia Small Wavy Hoops in Gold, Available Here: $75 Simple gold hoops have always been my go-to earring style, but I like the fun and whimsical look of these squiggly earrings. —Steph
Coachtopia x offbeat Sweet Loop Puffy heart bag in black, $175. Available here: The puffy hearts shape is adorable on its own but the chain handle? “It’s so whimsical and joyful.” —Liza Sokol, Sr. Manager of Audience Development
Maison Margiela Tabi Ballet Flats, $690, available here: The Tabi ballet flats are timeless. I spent a lot of money (for me) to get them. The leather is of excellent quality, and the shoes are more comfortable than expected after several wears. —Dhani
Buy The Series Ballet Balustrade Barbie Puffer, $260 here in one size: “The Series has taken vintage sleeping bag and reconstructed them into nostalgia filled puffer coats for a while now. But nothing got me more enthusiastic than this ballerina-Barbie version. The insulated sleeping bags make it warm and adorable. —Brooke
Ruslan baginskiy Houndstooth Check Baker Boy Hat $179 is available here: This hat is a great addition to the fall fashions with its patent brim, houndstooth design and elegant style. I like how well-structured and well-made it is.” —Andrea Bossi, Staff Writer
Sanjo BSK 33, €129, available here: I was looking for a neutral, cushioned sneaker that would be just as stylish and comfortable as my tennis sneakers. Enter this ultra-comfy-all-around, off-white style from Sanjo, which looks to me like a basketball and tennis sneaker had a baby.” —Brooke Frischer, Staff Writer
Adore Me Alyshia Black Cat Bra & Panty Set, $55, available here (sizes 30A-46DDD; XS-4XL): “As a Scorpio rising that’s invested in all things spooky, October is my favorite time of the year to shop, especially with all of the limited-edition Halloween gear, like this intimates set adorned with little black cat patches — for good luck, of course.” —Savannah Sitton, Contributing Market Editor
Anthropologie Royal Heart Post Earrings – $44 Available Here: “Although my favorite jewelry is gold hoops, something about royal style jewelry just appeals to me.” These elegant heart earrings are a great addition to any outfit. —Catie Pusateri, Contributing Writer
Uggs ultra mini classic boot, $125, available at: These are my absolute favorite Uggs. So simple and comfy.” —Olivia Novato, Contributing Writer
CharCharms Pumpkin Bundle for $19 is available here. “If you know me, you know I never go anywhere without my Hydro Flask and a lip balm. So, as soon as I saw these customizable charms that stick to phones, bottles and anything you want, really, I knew I needed the Halloween set. Now I’m afraid I Need to know more? more.” —Savannah
Brandon Blackwood Ribbed Coat, $275. Available here in sizes XS-XXL. This puffer is exactly what it sounds like: you feel like you are wrapping yourself up in the fluffiest of comforters. “But still look chic, of course. —Ana
Nooworks Burger Babie Teedress is available in sizes XS-5X. “Nooworks’s M.O. The collaboration with artists to create textiles is always fun, but the print on a classic t-shirt dress from Addeline Gristwold (which I love and am known as) is very tempting for me as a burger aficionado. —Liza
Buck Mason Highland Alpaca Cable Cardigan $328. Available here in sizes XS-XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.This cable cardigan is my winter wardrobe staple. It has a luxurious feel. It’s a blend of Peruvian wool and alpaca, which is super soft. —Andrea
Kate Spade Faux Fur Trim Wool Coat, $798, available here (sizes 00-16): This classic black and white wool coat has appeared in my daydreams of online shopping all month. —Catie
Cos Mini quilted leather bag, $350, Here: “This bag is perfect for every day use, from the quilting and size to the style.” —Olivia
Uniqlo C Pufftech Oversized Coat, $100, available here (sizes XXS-XXL): The coat is lightweight, folds up into nothing and has enough room for layering. —Dhani
Noir Kei Ninomiya Hunter Harness Rainboots, $940. Available here: “These are the BDSM versions of the classic Hunter Boots I wore everyday to high-school. Even when it didn’t rain. The amount of energy and time I’ve spent on these has been as taxing as the steep price tag. Can you help me justify this purchase by doing the girl’s math?” —Savannah
The End Oops Halter bralette in pink mesh, $92, here (sizes from XS to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX). The barbell rings placed cheekily on the front are very fun. I would layer this bralette on top of an undershirt to make it more visually appealing. —Liza
Ferragamo rectangular frame sunglasses, $395. Available here: Ferragamo sunglasses can add a touch of elegance to a more modest look. —Andrea
Wilson Westwood Cardigan (sizes XS to XXL), $128. Tennis is still a big part of my life, even though the season has ended. This cardigan in particular is a great balance of preppy and cool — plus it’s the perfect burgundy cable knit, perfect for translating the trend for autumn energy.” —Brooke
Gardenheir Italian Garden Clogs Brown, $78 Available Here: A recent example of a New York Times The profile reminded of the gardening clogs that I saw a few years ago and how much I wanted them. Covid made me a clog lover, and my Crocs are on the verge of breaking, it’s about time I bought some new ones.” —Dhani
Sandy Liang X Subu Slippers Rosettes, $145. Available here: “Slipper Season is quickly approaching and with these rosette embellished puffer-inspired slip ons, I am ready to take my dog for cold walks in stylish comfort.” —Savannah
Shushu/Tong White Enamel Heart Dual Arrow Necklace, $155, Available Here: “All of the Shushu/Tong x YVMIN collab pieces are right up my alley, but the big red heart on this necklace makes *my* heart flutter.” —Liza
Cult Gaia Casella Knit Cardigan, $448, available here (sizes XS-L): Since Jacquemus’ viral version of this style, open-front cardigans are having a moment. This Cult Gaia cardigan is my favorite because of its looser fit, funky closure embellishments and the relaxed fit. After seeing Meghan Markle wearing the brand at the beginning of September, I am keeping an eye out for the latest releases. —Andrea
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$20 Sizes XXS to XXL are available for $14. “Finding those crucial wardrobe staples — like a quality plain T-shirt, the perfect pair of jeans or the best-fitting blazer — can be extremely difficult. It’s been difficult to find a tank-top that’s not see-through and doesn’t move once it’s on. Macy’s Private Label has met all my needs and been my favorite top for the month.” —Brooke
Little Miss Pumpkin Spice Jumper: $88, Available Here (Sizes XS-XL). “I love it so much, I couldn’t even try.” —Savannah
Scarlett Gasque Pearl Basque Corset $666. Available here in sizes XS-XXL: This pink, silk, corset is perfect for someone who likes to combine masculine with feminine elements. I wear it with cargo or baggy denim pants. The pinup-inspired piece, which was made by a former Central Saint Martins Student, has become my favourite lingerie. —Andrea
Banzo Shkirt $5400 MXN is available here in one size: “I am obsessed with everything Banzo releases. The’shkirt (two upcycled shirt reworked into a unique skirt) was something I had to own. Each piece is different in color, size and shape, which makes it more special to own one. —Brooke
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