Editors' Picks: The Best Fashion Pieces We Wore in September

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Byrdie editors wearing items from their September 2022 fashion picks

Byrdie Editors/Design by Tiana Crispino

The time has come–it's fall! For the first time in perhaps my whole life, it felt like a weather switch flipped right on September 22nd that ushered in chill air and changing leaves. I have been waiting for this moment since approximately September 22, 2021, and my wardrobe is ready.

The rest of the Byrdie team have also started transitioning their wardrobes in preparation for the best months of the year, complete with pleated skirts, sweater skirt sets, and black mini dresses. Below, check out our September fashion favorites.

Holly Rhue, associate editorial director

Byrdie editor Holly Rhue wears a long black slip dress on the beach

Holly Rhue/Design by Tiana Crispino

Quince Tencel Rib Knit Maxi Slip Dress

Quince Tencel Rib Knit Maxi Slip Dress

Quince

This is pajama-level comfortable but makes me feel super polished. I like to wear it with a pair of chunky black flip-flops for a casual Olsen twin vibe. Bonus: I have been reckless and accidentally put it through the dryer, and I'm happy to report it didn't pill or shrink.

Mejuri Croissant Oval Locket Necklace

Mejuri Croissant Oval Locket Necklace

Mejuri

I have been obsessed with lockets since I was little, and I love that this croissant-inspired beauty from Mejuri is like... appropriate for adults. It's incredibly shiny and perfect for layering with shorter length chains. Also, I keep a picture of my dog in it, so what's not to love?

Jasmine Phillips, social media editor

Byrdie editor Jasmine Phillips wears a checked skirt and blazer with dark gray crop top and sneakers

Jasmine Phillips/Design by Tiana Crispino

Black Woman on a Mission Tote Bag

Black Woman on a Mission Tote Bag

Black Woman on a Mission

I recently became a tote girlie, and I realize this is truly what's been missing from my bag collection. This Black Woman on a Mission tote speaks for itself, and I love giving myself a little mission every time I wear it. It's perfect for casual days, grabbing groceries, and more, and I was pretty surprised by how much this bag can actually hold.

Abercrombie & Fitch Asymmetrical Elevated Knit Maxi Dress

Abercrombie & Fitch Asymmetrical Elevated Knit Maxi Dress in black

Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie has made a comeback over the past few years, and I'm just as surprised as many other millennials out there. This knit maxi dress is the LBD of my dreams, and I already want it in the other color (a stunning dark pink). You can dress it up with heels or wear sneakers for a cute-but-comfy vibe. I'm obsessed with the knit material, as it looks amazing on and is thick enough to transition into fall. I also don't have any issues with the dress riding up, which is a major plus.

Tommy Hilfiger Pleated Skirt

Tommy Hilfiger Pleated Skirt

Tommy Hilfiger

Pleated skirts are everywhere this fall, and while I initially tried to avoid the trend, here we are. My main issue with a lot of these skirts is that they can be entirely too short, low rise, or impractical for me, but when I spotted this pleated number at Macy's, I immediately tried it on. From the length to the high waist, I truly had zero complaints. Pairing it with the matching blazer is giving Gossip Girl meets Clueless, and I'm not mad about it.

Madeline Hirsch, news director

Byrdie editor Madeline Hirsch wears a long black dress, sunglasses, and leather handbag

Madeline Hirsch/Design by Tiana Crispino

Justine Clenquet Silver Hari Choker

Justine Clenquet Silver Hari Choker

Justine Clenquet

Justine Clenquet does hardware like no other. Her jewelry is always a gorgeous amalgam of influences—from '80s glam to ‘90s grunge, the designer absolutely knows how to mix and match. This mixed curb and cable chain choker has become my go-to this season when I'm craving a little extra edge in my outfit. Right now, I’m pairing it with slip dresses and leather jackets, but soon I’ll be breaking out this necklace to add a little punk to my favorite trench coat.

Le Specs Outta Love Oval-Frame Tortoiseshell Acetate Sunglasses

Le Specs Outta Love Tortoiseshell Sunglasses

Le Specs

These are my perfect shades. Full stop. The rounded edges are soft enough for my face shape, and the mini frames allow me to dip my toe into the "tiny sunglasses" look without the commitment of investing in an ultra-trendy pair that I'll be over by next season. Plus, you can't beat the Le Specs price point for the quality.

Aimee Simeon, senior beauty editor

Byrdie editor Aimee Simeon wears a yellow plaid matching set, gray crossbody bag, and pointed-toe shoes

Aimee Simeon/Design by Tiana Crispino

Zara Rhinestone Heeled Shoes

Zara Rhinestone Heeled Shoes

Zara

I am not a heel girl at all, but I scooped up these rhinestones mules from Zara for a fancy event and haven't put them down since. They're a comfy walkable height, and I haven't fallen in them yet (a huge plus). I've also paired them with more casual looks like denim and a tank top for extra flare and always feel more stylish and put together. I will definitely be scouting my Zara app for more statement mules to add to my collection.

Mejuri Charlotte Bold Ring

Mejuri Charlotte Bold Ring

Mejuri

I thought I couldn't love a gold ring more than Mejuri's Croissant ring, then the Charlotte Bold style made its way into my life. It's the perfect daily adornment that looks good whether I'm dressed up or at home doing nothing.

Hallie Gould, senior editorial director

Byrdie editor Hallie Gould wears a black dress with puff skirt, handbag, and pointed-toe shoes

Hallie Gould/Design by Tiana Crispino

Staud Landscape Fit & Flare Dress

Staud Landscape Fit & Flare Dress

Staud

Ahead of a season full of rescheduled weddings, I found myself at a loss for what to wear. I first saw this dress at a press preview last spring and stalked the Staud website until it popped up for sale, finally, in September. It has everything I've ever wanted in a dress—a square-neck bustier, boned moiré bodice, and velvet puff skirt—without feeling overworked. It's simple, chic, and comfortable, and I've never been complimented more on a dress in my life. Dress it up with sling-backs and a tennis necklace, or dress it down with a playful kitten heel. Either way, you're going to feel like a dream.

VRAI x Brides Duo Pear Drop Earring

Vrai x Brides Duo Pear Drop Earring

Vrai x Brides

I practically squealed when I saw the Vrai collaboration with Brides. It surprised me at first because, duh, I am not a bride. However, the collection was brimming with delicate, sparkly necklaces, earrings, and rings that don't have to come with a proposal. I couldn't get these earrings out of my head. The shape is timeless and elegant, so, they really feel like pieces I'll keep and wear forever. I read up on lab grown diamonds—a more sustainable option at a lower price point—and decided I was ready for the purchase. After some thought and a generous dip into my bank account, they're mine.

Olivia Hancock, editor

Byrdie editor Olivia Hancock wears a silky blowout, pearl drop earrings, and a blue and black checked top

Olivia Hancock/Design by Tiana Crispino

Future Collective with Kahlana Barfield Brown V-Neck Bralette Sweater Tank Top

Future Collective with Kahlana Barfield Brown V-Neck Bralette Sweater Tank Top

Future Collective with Kahlana Barfield Brown

Future Collective with Kahlana Barfield Brown Sweater Midi Skirt

Future Collective with Kahlana Barfield Brown Sweater Midi Skirt

Future Collective with Kahlana Barfield Brown

Like many people, I was eager to shop Kahlana Barfield Brown's Target collection. I picked up several pieces on launch day, but this blue geometric sweater set is my absolute favorite. It's eye-catching and comfortable, and both pieces are affordable (under $40). Of course, the bralette top and maxi skirt are designed to be worn together, but I love that I can also easily pair them with other items in my wardrobe.

Eden Stuart, associate editor

Byrdie editor Eden Stuart wears a light blue button-down shirt and denim buttoned skirt

Eden Stuart/Design by Tiana Crispino

Alice McCall Two-Toned Denim Mini Skirt

Alice McCall Two-Toned Denim Mini Skirt

Alice McCall

This month was my first go at Nuuly, and y’all—I’m obsessed. The selection is just so trendy and fun; the options skew a bit more casual compared to other rental services, which makes them great for actually wearing on a day-to-day basis. I mark a successful clothing rental by how often I wore it, and over the course of the month, I think I wore this skirt more than I’ve worn anything I’ve rented. It pairs perfectly with my beloved button-down shirts and looks just as cute with loafers as with sneakers. I love it so much that I put the proverbial ring on it and bought it.

Zara Halterneck Bodysuit

Zara Halterneck Bodysuit

Zara

Jumping on the bandwagon very late to say that yes, this really is the staple bodysuit to end all staple bodysuits. The fabric is a little thick and very stretchy, and the fit is just so great—it's not a sculpting bodysuit, but it does make me feel held in. I’m shocked by how frequently I reach for it to pair with just about anything, and I’m seriously considering buying one in every color.

Erika Harwood, senior style editor

Byrdie editor Erika Harwood wears a pinstriped suit set, white sneakers, and sunglasses

Erika Harwood/Design by Tiana Crispino

Dynamite Yasmin Straight Leg Pants

Dynamite Yasmin Straight Leg Pants

Dynamite

I recently had to throw away my beloved pair of pinstripe trousers since I'd worn until they fell apart—but when one door closes, another one opens. These pants from Dynamite are softer and slouchier than my previous pair, and I've been wearing them pretty much every other day with just about everything in my closet (though they look particularly fresh with the matching cropped blazer).

Minnie Lane Silver Fizzy Bracelet

Minnie Lane Silver Fizzy Bracelet

Minnie Lane

I love the entire Fizzy collection from Minnie Lane, but this chunky silver bracelet has my heart. It's strong enough to stand out on its own, but also an easy piece to layer and stack. She is stunning and I love her.

Aldo Moulin Knee-High Boot

Aldo Moulin Knee-High Boot

Aldo

I almost exclusively wear heeled boots in the fall and winter, so I'm always looking for ones that are comfortable. This knee-high boot is easy to slip on, super lightweight, and the one-and-a-half inch platform makes them the perfect walking shoes (well, for me at least).

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