The Fall 2019 Starter Pack: Everything You Need for Your Most Stylish Season Yet


Welcome to the Starter Pack series, a Who What Wear column that dives deep into the seasonal trends everyone’s talking about.

Sorry to disappoint you, but this starter pack does not include pumpkin spice lattes, Ugg boots, or infinity scarves. Instead, it features all the chicest items your closet will require should you want an on-trend fall wardrobe. Each season, there is a slew of new trends that circulate, each more tempting to buy into than the next. In a perfect world where money grows on trees and we have infinite closet space, buying one of each trend would be the obvious answer, but sadly, we live in the ~real~ world. So instead of listing all of the fall trends out for you here, we present you with the ultimate fall 2019 capsule wardrobe. In other words, everything you should consider buying for your most stylish season yet.

Ahead, you’ll find the nine fall trends that are guaranteed to be heavy hitters once the season shifts, including the color trend (pistachio), the print trend (houndstooth), and, of course, a few handbag and shoe trends to accompany each. Purchase one of each of these trends ahead and you’ll find yourself extremely satisfied with the well-rounded fall capsule wardrobe you have sitting in your closet. We promise.

It’s no secret that blazers are having a major moment right now, but come fall, they are getting a sliver of an update that makes all the difference: belts. Buy a blazer that comes with the cinching accessory or throw one on over your go-to blazer for this trendy take on this timeless classic. 

Fall’s biggest boot trend will be one you’ll be extremely thankful for come winter thanks to its durable sole. This season, any Chelsea boot with an extremely heavy lug sole is where it’s at. Wear these with everything from suits to dresses for a look that’s instantly on trend. 

The color of the season is undoubtedly pistachio. From outerwear to colored tights, this hue is one to stock up on if you want to add an easy breath of fresh air into your fall wardrobe. 

A common theme we saw this season was something we are calling “classics with a twist.” However, our favorite iteration was the slew of atypical trenches that came down the runway. 

Chunky chain-strap bags are the only statement accessory you need this fall. End of story. 

When it comes to print trends, it’s hard to narrow down the “one thing” you should buy, so we’re here to let you choose how you want to incorporate the print into your wardrobe. Trust us—no matter what you choose, wearing this iconic pattern will have you looking beyond relevant. 

Sweater stacking of all kinds flooded the F/W 19 runways. Whether you choose to wear a coordinating sweater set or are stacking one sweater on top of another, this look is something retailers have already started selling in bulk. 

The square-toe shoe trend picked up steam early this summer and hasn’t slowed down since. If you’re not a boot gal, we have a feeling you’ll be living in this shoe trend come fall. 

Last but not least, it’s about time to update your party attire. Minidresses of all kinds stole the show during fashion week, and if there is one “fun” item you splurge on, we recommend it be a festive party dress.

Next up, learn more about all the biggest fall 2019 trends straight off the runway. 



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