The new season always nudges me to shop for things that make me feel like the 2.0 version of myself—however, I had so many virtual shopping carts filled to the brim that I didn’t know where to start for fall… Luckily Kat Collings, our esteemed editor in chief, stepped in to help. I caught her right before she left for fashion month to get her advice on what to buy this season; basically, she’s your girl if you’re ready to do some real shopping, and if you want to find secretly practical pieces that ride the fine line between hyper-chic and actually wearable.
Her brilliant method of styling her looks? Dressing from the boot up. Chunky-soled SOREL boots are majorly trending, and Kat’s pairing them with other items that do double- (if not triple-) duty. Think a blazer refresh, surprisingly versatile leather dresses, and other pieces that can seamlessly transition her through days where she’s racing from meetings to events and back to the office (and then probably another event). Kat showed me just how she’s dressing from her SOREL boots up with her three go-to looks for this season, and trust me, you’re going to want to take screenshots.