Editor Picks: Top 10 Must-Buys for Fall 2009 – Ishra Sharif

We continue our 2 week series highlighting over 100 things we’re loving this season. Check back daily for a new editor’s Top 10 list filled with the hottest clothing, accessories and beauty products to update your look for fall.


Steve Madden Tuxxedo

The one menswear item to jump on board with is the oxford shoe. Worn with boyfriend jeans and a fitted top, the look is chic and effortless. The cognac color replicates the shades of leaves falling and the oxford provides more warmth than flats.

$79.95 at stevemadden.com


Dark Harts by Erik Hart Faux Leather Hooded Moto Vest

The rock ‘n roll Rihanna look isn’t going anywhere and that keeps me content as black is my favorite color. Wear over a sweater in the winter and over tees and tanks next summer. Or don all black in different textures and top it off with this hooded cropped vest from the same makers of one of my fave lines, Morphine Generation.

$29.99 at urbanoutfitters.com


Heather Solid Thigh-High Sock

Come winter, socks become an additional way to accessorize – and keep warm, of course! I can wear these up high to meet my hemlines or scrunch them down to peek out of tall boots.

$17 at americanapparel.com


Kelsi Dagger ‘Briallen’ Over the Knee Boot

A pair of suede boots with a comfy heel for a reasonable price. At first glance, they seem classic; but, upon further inspection, the heel to thigh brazen back zipper in gold adds edgy contrast.

$219 at nordstrom.com


Shashi Grey Two Row Silver/Crystal Bracelet

Pile on bangles and bracelets for a chic layered look, but the Sashi bracelet solo is just as pretty, whether dressed down or dressing up. With a ton of colours and designs to choose from, it’s hard to stick to just one.

$78 at kitson.com


Whistles Feather Dress

A feathered dress than can be dressed up or dressed down with the simple addition of a statement necklace, diamonds and bracelets for adventures after nighfall (a frock for New Years Eve maybe?) or paired with opaque tights and conservative black booties for the day.

$514 at asos.com


Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Jumpsuit

I couldn’t be happier that the jumpsuit trend continues onward. The longer version is cold weather appropriate and easily accesorized with a belt of layered chains. Don’t toss any of your onesies – this style lasts long into 2010.

$179 (sale) at barneys.com


benefit brows a-go-go

After a recent visit to a Benefit Brow Bar, I picked up their Brow A Go Go top seller – a good night’s rest or simply brow upkeep comes packed in one box. Tame, tweeze, shade – whatever you must do, every lilttle thing you need is at your fingertips in this prettily packaged case. My fave is the mini shadows to highlight your eyes post-tweezing.

$38 at benefitcosmetics.com


Presley bejeweled flat

Embellishment carries over this season – now seen starting with your best foot forward. In a plum shade, so rich for the fall, this will add the precise pop of color to everyday outfits.

$120 at bananarepublic.com


Burberry Short Trench Coat

There’s one staple that’s topping my lust list – a Burberry trench coat in Stone or Trench. According to the cost-per-wear theory, keep-in-my-closet-forever factor and made in England quality, it’s more than justifiable.

$995 at burberry.com

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