Welcome to The Great Try-On. We’re gearing up for fall, and that includes freshening up our wardrobes with some new pieces. We got to try on some of the best fall pieces from some of your favorite brands and documented it all from our at-home dressing rooms so that you can see how they actually look IRL. We hope that our photos and candid reviews will help you shop for fall wardrobe builders and trend-forward pieces that you’ll wear over and over this season and beyond.
Basics are my jam—period. While I certainly invest in statement-making finds from time to time (bags, for example), I gravitate toward those simple pieces when shopping because the more versatile picks in question often become the foundational elements of my go-to looks.
I turn to a variety of stores when sourcing said basics. But if I’m after an elevated piece that I know will last and stand the test of time, Vince is a no-brainer for me. The brand consistently stocks some of the chicest basics around. On that note, I actually had the opportunity to try on a range of new fall styles.
While testing out the latest designs and, you know, serving the looks in front of my mirror, I uncovered a few special gems that could easily become new staples for me. Each pick hit my main criteria for a potential go-to piece—easy to style, comfortable, and modern.
Keep scrolling to check out the pieces I’m referring to along with my reviews. You can also shop each item as well as womenswear must-haves if you go a bit further.
My review: You can’t beat Vince cashmere. It’s heavenly. This style in the pretty camel is so soft (it’s like a warm hug), and it’s a perfect weight—not too thin and not too thick. I’m into wrapping a knit around my shoulders to bring extra depth to my looks or wearing it as is to be extra cozy.
My review: As I mentioned above, Vince cashmere is where it’s at. Well, this bouclé knit is also quite noteworthy. It has coastal-chic vibes (I adore it with light-wash jeans) and is very soft with the interesting textured fabric.
My review: If I’m investing in a staple, a jacket is often one area I’ll spend a little more on if it’s classic yet modern. The thought process there is that an A+ outerwear piece will last for years and years. This suede number is a fantastic example of that—stunning.
My review: This is just a really great tee. I rarely wear red, but I’m into the contrast between that color and the brown suede in the jacket.
My review: I get so much wear out of my Vince trousers. They really hold up and have the perfect amount of stretch for that added layer of comfort.
My review: Say hello to my go-to fall shoes. Clogs continue to trend hard in the footwear realm, and these slide-on-and-go beauties go with everything thanks to the minimalist shape and versatile color.
Next, check out more fresh staples.