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

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Byrdie editors wearing fashion pieces from their September 2023 editors' picks


Team Byrdie has a special place in our hearts for fall fashion, and for good reason: Following a long summer of doing our best to look chic amidst sweltering temps, it's always nice when the moment arrives to get creative and reinvent our style for a new, much more comfortable time of year. Whether you're looking for new layering pieces, takes on the latest fall trends, or statement accessories, this season has plenty to offer, and our editors are here to share all the details on the fashion finds that have been central to our wardrobes over the past month. See all our September 2023 style editors' picks ahead.

Bella Cacciatore, news editor

Byrdie editor Bella Cacciatore wears a white puff-sleeve top, light wash jeans, and black flats


Peachy Den The Karmen Trousers

Peachy Den The Karmen Trousers in black
Peachy Den The Karmen Trousers $149.00

I have never been a trouser girl—always jeans—but this fall, I was finally ready to find my perfect pair. These trousers from Peachy Den are exactly what I was looking for: They have a low-waist, bootcut silhouette that feels more Charlie's Angels than girlboss. They're super lightweight and incredibly comfortable, so I'll be wearing them everywhere from the airport to the office.

AG x Emrata Clove Relaxed Straight

AG x Emrata Clove Relaxed Straight Jeans in light wash denim
AG x Emrata Clove Relaxed Straight $255.00

Both my body and my taste in denim have changed drastically since last winter, so I was basically left with zero jeans that actually fit my waist or style as fall approaches. I got a targeted ad for this pair from the Emrata x AG collection and knew it was exactly what I was looking for—and I was right. They're baggy but not frumpy, look like they could pass for vintage, and actually hit the floor instead of stopping weirdly at my ankles. Most importantly, they're so comfortable with a low-ish waist (they sit right around my belly button) and super-soft denim. They'll be a staple all year.

Sunday Best Glee Longsleeve

Sunday Best Glee Longsleeve shirt in vintage white
Sunday Best Glee Longsleeve $45.00

I recently wore this top to a closet sale of all my coolest friends, and the second I walked in I was asked if it was from several more expensive brands. Comparisons aside, I love this little cardi so much. It's super comfy and cozy, and it makes me feel instantly put-together.

Olivia Hancock, editor

Byrdie editor Olivia Hancock wears a patterned dress and tan shoulder bag


FP Movement Quilted Carryall

FP Movement Quilted Carryall bag in navy
FP Movement Quilted Carryall $68.00

I tend to travel with tons of items, so carrying an oversized, slouchy bag is a must. This one from the FP Movement collection holds all of my essentials (and then some). It's made from a lightweight, quilted fabric that looks incredibly chic, plus it's available in so many colors, ranging from black to blue.

Garage Stassi Scoop Neck Maxi Dress

Garage Stassi Scoop Neck Maxi Dress in black
Garage Stassi Scoop Neck Maxi Dress $50.00

I purchased this dress this month, and I've already worn it several times. I've been on the hunt for a black maxi dress for a while, and this one immediately caught my eye while I was at the mall. I love that it's made with a stretchy ribbed fabric—it feels so comfortable and allows me to move freely. Plus, this piece is easy to dress up or down—I've worn it out to both a casual lunch and a fancy cocktail party. It's definitely going to be my go-to dress this fall.

Lunya The Sport of Sleep Kit

Lunya The Sport of Sleep Kit bralette and boy short set in sincere white
Lunya The Sport of Sleep Kit $95.00

I love wearing a matching set to bed, and Lunya's The Sport of Sleep Kit is the newest addition to my sleepwear wardrobe. The seamless racerback bralette and boy shorts feel so cozy, as they're made from a soft modal fabric. The cut and shape of each piece allows it to hug my body perfectly without feeling restricting. I'll definitely be lounging at home in this set all the time now.

Anthropologie The Maya Ruched Cowl-Neck Dress

Anthropologie The Maya Ruched Cowl-Neck Dress in blue, green, and black patterned mesh
Anthropologie The Maya Ruched Cowl-Neck Dress $148.00

Whenever I have a fancy dinner or party to attend, I like to wear a bold dress, and this blue and green Anthropologie piece fit the bill perfectly. I wore it to a recent brand dinner, and it attracted so many compliments. It's made from a body-hugging mesh material that isn't the least bit restrictive or tight—the leg slit allows for even more comfort and movement. The cowl neck is another one of my favorite features, as it gives the dress an even cooler, more unique look.

Ali Webb, associate editor

Byrdie editor Ali Webb wears a brown plaid vest and skirt set and oxblood red Telfar bag


Madewell Mother-of-Pearl Necklace Set

Madewell Mother-of-Pearl Necklace Set
Madewell Mother-of-Pearl Necklace Set $48.00

I picked up this three-pack of necklaces on a whim while shopping for a birthday (what's gift shopping without a gift for yourself?), and it's turned out to be the fall jewelry staple I didn't know I needed. The set includes two gold chains with slightly different textures, plus one statement piece with a mother-of-pearl pendant, and the combinations are endless: I've worn the two chains to a concert, the pendant piece by itself when in a morning rush, and all three for maximum impact. I love an effortless yet versatile purchase, plus the set is holding up well so far.

A New Day Mini Skirt

A New Day Mini Skirt in brown plaid
A New Day Mini Skirt $25.00 $21.00

This skirt (and matching vest, which unfortunately seems to be sold out) has become a staple in my fall wardrobe, and it's garnered constant compliments every time I've broken it out. Every time, people are shocked to learn I found such a set at Target—a testament to the store's strength in offering chic, classic pieces that look more expensive than they are. The brown plaid print has subtle '70s vibes, and I've been having fun experimenting with ways to layer it as the weather gets crisp (some winners so far: under a trench, and with a leather jacket and lacy tights).

Otra Chelsea Sunglasses

Otra Chelsea sunglasses with navy frames and brown lenses
Otra Chelsea $60.00

You'll rarely catch me without sunglasses when out and about—even in clouds and rain, and perhaps especially on the subway. I'm always happy to welcome a new statement pair into my collection, and this oversized rectangular style from celeb-loved Australian brand Otra is perfect for fall. The navy and brown color combo is unexpected but incredibly versatile, and the silhouette feels modern while also sitting well on my face.

Madeline Hirsch, news director

Byrdie editor Madeline Hirsch wears a white button-down, khaki corset top, and black trousers


Reformation Onya Ankle Boot

Reformation Onya Ankle Boot in black stretch leather
Reformation Onya Ankle Boot $378.00

There’s nothing like a sleek pointed toe to elevate an outfit, and these boots from Reformation are my go-to this season. I love the dainty little stiletto heels and can walk in them comfortably to and from the office (which, if you’ve ever taken the subway from Brooklyn to the west side, is saying something). I’ve only had this pair for less than a month, and they’re already a wardrobe staple.

Cinq à Sept Billie Pant

Cinq a Sept Billie Pants in black
Cinq à Sept Billie Pant $325.00

Every wardrobe needs a pair of black trousers. Now, what cut you go with is really up to you, but I can’t recommend a dramatic flare style—like this one from Cinq à Sept—enough. The vertical slit on these pants looks amazing with boots, and the slim cut feels comfortable rather than restricting.

Jasmine Phillips, social media editor

Byrdie editor Jasmine Phillips wears tortoise sunglasses, gold hoop earrings, and a textured halter top


Jenny Bird Florence Earrings

Jennybird Florence Earrings in gold
Jenny Bird Florence Earrings $130.00

I’ve seen two of my favorite creators on TikTok rave about Jenny Bird jewelry, so I knew I needed to get my hands—or ears—on the brand. The Florence Earrings have been my most-worn piece of jewelry this month—I literally have to force myself to wear the other earrings in my collection. I love how dramatic these illusion earrings are, and they aren’t as heavy on the ears as you’d expect. I needed a pair of statement earrings in my collection, and these are the perfect pair.

Coach Studio Baguette Bag

Coach Studio Baguette Bag in signature textile jacquard
Coach Studio Baguette Bag $375.00

Coach is having a resurgence right now, and I am here for it. I’ve already raved about the Pillow Tabby in a previous editors' picks story, but this time, I’m here to share my love for the Studio Baguette Bag. This bag is super chic, timeless, and I know that I'll reach for it for over and over again for years to come. While the black one might be currently sold out on the site, the signature textile jacquard and brass colors are perfect for fall.

Jill DiDonato, associate commerce editorial director

Byrdie editor Jill DiDonato wears tortoiseshell cat eye sunglasses, a knit top, and pink lipstick


Lanvin Signature Sunglasses

Lanvin Signature Sunglasses in Havana tortoise
Lanvin Signature Sunglasses $300.00

For years, I've been wearing oversized sunglasses—Celine, Tom Ford, Gucci. I've always loved the shady coverage a large frame provides, but this season, I decided to go with a more narrow, slim-cut frame and was taken aback by how much I appreciate the look. These signature shades from Lanvin are a modern take on a cat eye, and I'm loving the tortoiseshell color for fall.

Steamery Cirrus X Handheld Steamer

Steamery Cirrus X Handheld Steamer in cotton white
Steamery Cirrus X Handheld Steamer $140.00

My latest obsession is this handheld steamer, as it's super easy to use and works within minutes. I've used it on everything from silk to cotton, but my favorite use so far is to steam my four-year-old's pinafores while she's wearing them, just as we're heading out the door. There's absolutely no way I can envision myself ironing her outfits, so this is a game-changer for keeping us both looking polished with minimal effort. The compact style is ideal for travel and whenever you're on the go.

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