Shop Talk

TREND SPOTTING: Pointy pumps, timeless trenches, and other fall fashion picks

Shop Talk is written by OM senior editor Dayanti Karunaratne and Sarah Fischer, OM account executive and fashion maven.

At this time of year, there are trend reports popping up all over the place and it can be a bit overwhelming to think about all the new things one simply *must* go out and purchase. But we can’t completely duck what is arguably the biggest fashion season.

Here, Sarah Fischer offers a few pieces she believes are the easiest to add to your wardrobe for the change in season.

Photo by Sarah Fischer

Pointy-toed pumps: I don’t think these will ever go out of style so invest in a classic pair. Ankle straps are big this season and so is the T-strap. I picked up these Ivanka Trump heels last year at Town Shoes as a birthday present to myself and I am in love! Ivanka makes very comfy shoes.

Anything leather: I have been avoiding this trend because I find it hard to find the right piece at an affordable price, especially since leather comes in and out of style. However, I don’t think the leather jacket will ever go out of style so this would be a good piece to invest in considering this is a very hot trend this fall. I picked up a leather coat a few years ago and my goal this season is to find more interesting ways to wear it, such as on top of a dress to add some edge. If I was considering another leather piece to add to my wardrobe, I would pick up a black leather peplum that would work well with any skinny pant.

Photo by Sarah Fischer

Statement coat: I love statement pieces! I am one of those who helped crash the Target website last year when the Missoni collection dropped. I lucked out and picked up a fall coat that so far I haven’t had much chance to wear. I am looking forward to some cooler weather so I can bring this out! If you don’t want to go extreme, adding a classic, timeless structured trench is a great choice.

Click on the images for more photos from Fischer’s closet.

Want more advice on what’s hot for fall? Check out this trend report on our sister site, FASHION Magazine.