Every February and September comes a fresh batch of street style pictures featuring the industry’s leaders and their take on the runway trends in real life. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of outfits to scroll through and, as inspiring as it is, the result can be overwhelming. Which is precisely why we take a great deal of time and care filtering through the lot in order to bring you concise edits of the trends as well as the key items fashion editors, stylists, writers, buyers and influencers are actually choosing to buy and wear for the new season.
The shows at New York and London have now been and go, and the fashion pack are starting their schedule in Milan, but that’s more than enough IRL outfit fodder for us to start deducing that certain brands and cult pieces are already clear frontrunners in the race to be autumn’s hottest items.
What’s interesting about this September’s crop is the steady pace at which the items’ popularity has been building throughout the year ahead of this peak moment. Insiders want their It buys to go the distance (just as you do too) so we are starting to find that flash-in-the-pan “must-haves” are less frequently spotted and slower burns like Balenciaga’s Cagole boots, Celine’s Triomphe sunglasses or a slew of designer tank tops, are proving to be worth of one’s wallet and wardrobe. Keep scrolling to see the items that are genuinely reaching cult status this month.