27 Things on the Elysian Staff’s ‘MUST HAVE’ List This Season
Fall is our favorite time of year to shop for clothes. Maybe it’s leftover nostalgia from our school days, but something about the leaves changing color and the chill in the air makes us want to reinvent ourselves, one wardrobe staple at a time. This fall, designers are letting their freak flags fly and rewriting the rulebook. Sure, you can wear traditional fall colors like burnt orange and brown if you want, but neon yellow, orange and pink are the season’s hot palette. Sneakers are still au courant, and so are boots with innovative heels, the kookier the better. This summer’s mainstay, ruffles, carries on into fall. Metallics continue to loom large as do animal prints. And cut-out sweatshirts and asymmetric silhouettes are still on the table. With so many trends swirling, how do you make sense of it all? Don’t jump on any bandwagons: choose the looks that feel right to you. Things really get interesting when you mix new with vintage, luxury with economy and fancy with casual. Above all, remember that the one thing that never goes out of style is being true to yourself.
Rejina Poya Marta Ankle Boots
We love a kitten heel. Loooooove. It has a feminine flourish that a flat cannot touch, and you can still navigate on cobblestone streets. The sleek silhouette of these Rejina Pyo ankle boots works well with skinny jeans and skirts alike.
$595 | net-a-porter.com
McQueen Printed Jacquard
The architectural shape of this midi skirt, combined with its vibrant print render it a design masterpiece. It is as stylish today as it will be in 20 years. Take good care of it so your future daughter won’t be disappointed when she peruses your vintage wardrobe in 2038.
$2,240 | net-a-porter.com
Why are there so many songs about rainbows? We don’t know. But we do understand why rainbows are showing up this season on sweaters and puffer jackets and blouses and socks and hats and gloves and skirts and dresses. Rainbows are cheerful and hopeful and magical. And we need cheer, hope, and magic right now, more than ever.
$890 | net-a-porter.com
Karl Donoghue Shearling Fingerless Gloves
You spend all that time and effort maintaining your perfect mani, so why obscure your lacquered masterpieces for a little thing like weather? Fortunately, Karl Donoghue’s cute Shearling gloves are fingerless, so that solves everything.
$210 | net-a-porter.com
Lim’s Handkerchief Dress is feminine in a badass way. It flutters when you walk, but pairs nicely with Doc Martens or sneakers.
$495 | ssense.com
Women by Common Projects Silver Sneakers
We love these silver sneakers so much, we’ve decided to make them our new go-to’s. Silver is the new black.
$410 | ssense.com
The cutout detailing on the sleeves and gentle fitted crop waist make this sweatshirt an ideal accompaniment to skirts or jeans.
$49 | bloomingdales.com
Frame Crossover Waist Leather Pants
Leather pants have that biker danger and rockstar cool, but sometimes they can be dreadfully uncomfortable. The crossover waist of Frame’s leather pants makes these as easy to wear as yoga pants.
$845 | bloomingdales.com
We know it’s just a t-shirt dress with tulle, but we like it. A lot. And just so you know, we’re going to wear it once a week for the next six months. But we promise to keep the accessories interesting.
$450 | ssense.com
Eytys Black Ortega Boots
These Eytys boots are everything: comfortable, attractive, durable, shit-kicking. You know what we mean.
$520 | ssense.com
Sometimes you just need a cool dress to wear under your statement necklaces that won’t muss up your silhouette too much. Here it is.
$795 | ssense.com
Gucci Black GG Martmont Tote in Quilted Leather
Simple. Elegant. Timeless. Gucci.
$2,980 | ssense.com
Lately there has been a lot of confusion over where socks end and boots begin. But with Sock Boots that look this good, we don’t mind the ambiguity.
$1,730 | net-a-porter.com
MM6 Maison Margiela Oversized Metallic Shell Jacket
Maison Margiela rarely ventures outside a black palette, but this metallic puffer jacket is proof positive that things get interesting outside your comfort zone.
$1,980 | net-a-porter.com
Calvin Klein Belted Asymmetric
Sometimes you need a sensible, stylish, warm coat that goes with anything. Thank you, Calvin!
$258 | bloomingdales.com
Carven Stripe Mix Shirt
Carven took the simple old button-down shirt, and turned it into a sartorial masterpiece.
$590 | ssense.com
A dramatic silhouette makes these Gucci Block Heel Slides a showstopper.
$890 | ssense.com
Le Gali Deanna Ruffle Sleeve Blouse
The ruffles add interest to the Le Gali blouse, but it is still understated enough to be office-appropriate.
$119 | bloomingdales.com
Known for dazzling designs and a flattering fit, 16Arlington is a favorite of Jennifer Lopez and Sara Sampaio.
$920 | net-a-porter.com
Thom Browne Black Longwing Brogue Curved Heel
Brogues have been turning up in all kinds of manifestations this season: as platforms, mules, pumps and with block heels. But Thom Browne’s Brogues with a curved heel are the most bewitching of all. Wear them with skinny jeans and a button-down or a maxi pencil skirt and a black trench.
$1,570 | ssense.com
Don’t wear this dress unless you are prepared to captivate everyone who crosses your path. In this flowy, asymmetric design, chiffon moves like shadows in the moonlight.
$1,715 | net-a-porter.com
Lysse Vegan Leather Leggings
Lysse’s Vegan Leather Leggings have struck the ideal balance between stretch and support, so they fit like a second skin.
$98 | bloomingdales.com
A flattering v-neck embellished with grommets elevates the style of McQueen’s pull-over sweater dress.
$465 | bloomingdales.com
Prada Pink Techno Logo Trousers
Fluorescents have been big all summer, and that is carrying over powerfully into fall. Suits, dresses, shoes and backpacks are all cropping up in day-glow shades of pink, yellow and green. We love Prada’s logo trousers because they are on-trend but impeccably tailored.
$890 | ssense.com
We are wild about the circular design of this bag, however we would be hard-pressed to advise on the correct pronunciation of its design house.
$1,250 | ssense.com
Fendi Black Forever Over-the-Knee Boots
Fendi tackles the over-the-knee trend with an elegant design that is as comfortable as it is stylish. It will keep our miniskirts company all winter.
$1,490 | ssense.com
Virgil Abloh’s Off-White line is dedicated to the intersection of streetwear and high fashion. We think this dress says it all.
$1,080 | ssense.com