Fall Vintage Shopping with Stylists and Editors

We picked the minds and mood boards of three trend-savvy New Yorkers: What is on their fall vintage shopping list?
Fall Vintage Shopping with Stylists and Editors

It is September, and we can officially get excited about the fall: new beginnings and style inspirations, layered looks, and warm, cozy clothes.

Like last fall, we asked three stylists and fashion editors to share their vintage shopping lists. You can probably shop some of these ideas in your wardrobe which is always the most sustainable option. If you want to shop some new-to-you items, just search on our app!

Mel Reneé Leamon

Stylist and visual storyteller based in NYC. Leamon has done campaigns for the likes of Nike Journal, Parade Intimates, and SSENSE, and styled music videos and fashion editorials.

stylist Mel Reneé Leamon

“I’ve really been feeling like being comfortable and relaxed but still feminine. This fall, I’m planning on pairing a sheer maxi skirt in black or cream with light sweaters for an airy fall look.

Photo: Genzier
Photo: Genzier

I love large shiny sterling silver jewelry. For me, it’s the final touch on anything I wear and I’m always on the hunt for a unique pendant so I can always change out my jewels.

A leather blazer is a staple piece that I wear almost daily every fall. I’m in need of a new addition to my wardrobe. I’m looking for one that’s durable, comfortable, and structured – either black or in bright, solid color.”

Danielle Combs

Senior Creative Editor at HYPEBAE.

Danielle Combs, Senior Creative Editor at HYPEBAE.

“In my book, the catsuit is one of the most indispensable and iconic wardrobe staples. With a storied history that traces its origins back to the 60s and 70s, where formidable designers such as Norma Kamali made a splash on the scene with iterations that were seductive, slinky, and ripe for making a sartorial statement like no other.

To take the catsuit into a new era, I’ve chosen this incredible catsuit by John Galliano that I think would look particularly fresh with a pair of heeled mules in a punchy animal print from Amina Muaddi which come fashioned in a striking zebra print along with statement-making accessories like Numerbing’s asymmetrical earrings and my usual stack of rings as well as chunky, chain link bracelets from Laura Lombardi.

Photo: Morphew

We love a good comeback, especially when it entails the resurgence of early ‘00s style, which in my book will always be deemed iconic. As a way to bring back the glory days where It-girls of the aughts reigned supreme, I selected this rather glamorous mini dress fashioned in luxe chainmail that’s dripping in gold. To amp up the drama factor, I’m looking to wear it with a printed mesh top from Jean Paul Gaultier, a pair of sky-high platforms in a contrasting hue like Nodaleto’s retro-inspired platforms in “Pink Crackle” for an added pop of color along with a jewel-encrusted choker from GCDS and my tried-and-true cowgirl hoops from Beepy Bella.

There’s nothing more satisfying than slipping on a fantastic pair of jeans. For the fast-approaching fall season, my heart is set on denim styles that are unconventional with a tinge of nostalgia. These vintage JNCO flare jeans are at the top of my list and subvert traditional jean styles due to their distressed detailing, hypnotizing design, and a sublime mix of contrasting denim washes. Never one to shy away from making a statement, I’m planning to pair the jeans with a dramatic ruched top from Chanel, Miista heeled boots in a sickening, faux snake-print and embellished gold hoop earrings from Area.”

Photo: tammish_
Photo: Arcade

Alyssa Hardy

Writer of fashion things: Former editor In Style Teen Vogue, now working on her forthcoming book Fashion Dystopia.

fashion writer Alyssa Hardy

“Shell tops are something I always look for because they are so classic and transitional.

I am a creature of habit and in the fall it’s all ankle boots all the time. With Y2K trends everywhere I’m loving the platform, square toe boots like this Buffalo pair.

I am an overall connoisseur and in the fall they are my everyday go-to. I love the kick-flare style that can be dressed down and casual with a t-shirt or more office-ready with a button-down.”