Welcome back to Personal Shopper, where we tap a fashion buyer to give us the goods on what fashion and accessory must-haves we need to #addtocart each season. It’s sort of like having your own personal shopper with you as you make your way through the store or online shop. We connected with Caroline Maguire, Shopbop’s Fashion Director, to give us a preview of the pieces you need to upgrade your fall wardrobe.
Key Piece #1: The Menswear Trouser
Get a borrowed-from-the-boys look with a plaid or pinstripe pant with a high waist and roomy wide leg. Styling tip: “Femme it up with a pointy toe kitten-heel slide and a chunky sweater,” says Maguire. 29Secrets Pick: Milly Italian Pinstripe Pant.
Key Piece #2: The Puffer Jacket
A bold colour such as crimson red or a statement print at a maxi or midi length will give your outerwear an edge this season, says Maguire. “This is a must for fall/winter, as it will keep you warm and makes a statement.” 29Secrets Pick: ASOS Warehouse Oversized Longline Padded Coat.
Key Piece #3: White Booties or Mules
The mule is still reigning strong for fall, and in the accessory colour of the season, white, it makes a chic statement. “I have my eye on white pointy mules that can be easily styled with my favorite denim or a midi skirt,” says Maguire. Need a little more warmth? Try an ankle bootie in crisp white. 29Secrets Pick: Louise et Cie Karas Pointy Toe Slide Pump.
Key Piece #4: Floral Printed Dress
“Beautiful floral prints on darker backgrounds” are key for dresses, in a calf-skimming midi-length or longer. Styling tip: “Pair it with a knee-high boot, tights and a slouchy pouch bag.” 29Secrets Pick: Zara Printed Midi Dress.
Key Piece #5: An Heirloom Pendant
A gold pendant necklace with a vintage feel is a great piece to add polish to everything from turtlenecks to tees. “I love it with a floral print dress,” says Maguire. “Opt for more than one charm and layer the necklaces.” 29Secrets Pick: Gorjana Chloe Double Pendant Adjustable Necklace.