It feels like fall has been well under way, but I keep reminding myself that we’re still several weeks from the official start of the season (shocking, I know). At least I know I’m not the only one whose mind is existing in the future because whenever I open my Instagram feed these days, it’s filled with everything fall fashion: leather jackets, maxi dresses and denim abound in the digital realm. So while it’s still a bit early to be making blanket fashion-item predictions for the season ahead, I’ve done enough research to name a few frontrunners.
Based on my screen time and experience with spotting It items, I’ve landed on eight fashion buys that I predict will be the must-haves everyone will be after this fall. Some pieces like Miu Miu’s satin ballet flats are already cult popular while other new buys like the cargo pants from The Frankie Shop are earlier contenders with a lot of potential. I’ve vetted each of the below based on the insiders who’ve worn them and the trends they align with, so keep reading to see the photographic evidence I’ve gathered and shop my list of fall It items below.