13 Street-Style Stars, 13 Fall Fashion Tips

We have an all-consuming healthy obsession with street style — this, you know. And, as much as we love poring over each season's trend reports and watching the most innovative designs walk down the runway, when it comes to our wardrobe, we want to see what our favorite style stars are wearing — and how they're wearing it.
So, this season, we went straight to the source to 12 of street style's most sought-after darlings (Fashion directors! Editors! Mega-stylists!), and asked for the one styling tip they're living by this fall. And they delivered. Big time. From favorite trends to seriously genius tricks, each of these ladies is giving us the ultimate in to their fall style — and they're showing us how it's done.
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Click through to get in on all the style glory — and don't be ashamed to take notes. We did.
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Annebet Duvall, senior fashion editor at Seventeen Magazine

Tip: Mix prints...the right way.

"I love mixing and matching prints because it makes ordinary pieces more exciting, like a blazer or button-up. Mixing rules to live by? Have one dominate print — you don't want two bold prints competing with each other. It's also a good idea to stay in the same color family. I think combining different shades of the same hue is super-chic."

Shop Annebet's look here.

Carrera sunglasses; J.Press button-down; Caravan jacket; Levi's jeans; Brian Atwood shoes; Chanel bag.
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Brian Atwood heels.
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Laura Stoloff, assistant fashion director at Barneys New York

Tip: Casual on the top, business on the bottom.



"I love the contrast of a feminine skirt with a casual sweater — inspired by the fall collections of Céline, The Row, and Derek Lam. I'm drawn to the versatility and functionality of this look, but I always make sure to keep proportions in mind. Here, I styled a peplum skirt with a fitted sweater, but I also love an oversized knit with a streamlined skirt."
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Aya Kanai, fashion director at Cosmopolitan

Tip: Get new life out of your summer dresses.

"It's hard to say goodbye to summer dresses as the weather turns cooler — they're so easy to wear! My solution? Skip the sandals and sunglasses, and pair your favorite summer dress with a leather jacket and maxi-skirt — a front slit lets the dress (and the remainder of your summer tan) peek through."

Shop Aya's look here.

3.1 Phillip Lim dress; Balenciaga jacket; A.L.C. skirt; Chanel necklace; Margiela rings; Marni bag; Nike shoes.
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Margiela rings.
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Nike shoes.
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Susan Joy, stylist & creative consultant

Tip: Play with proportions.

"Lately all I want to wear is longer length skirts. The key to wearing a below-the-knee length in the fall and not looking overwhelmed when you're petite like me is proportion. Make sure your jacket or sweater is short or even cropped, and go for three-quarter-length sleeves (or just push up your sleeves) to show off your wrists."

Shop Susan's look here.

Zara jacket; Vintage dress; The Lake & Stars slip; Proenza Schouler belt; Anna Sheffield bracelet; Proenza Schouler clutch; Nicholas Kirkwood heels.
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Anne Cassard, design project manager at Refinery29

Tip: Button up.

"It's time to button up the hatches for fall! After a summer full of loose-fitting clothes that you can sweat it out in, I usually look forward to higher collars, longer sleeves, and a generally crisper look and feel to my wardrobe.

"One of my favorite ways of buttoning up? Adding vintage clip-on earrings to my collars or sleeves, like I did with this white button-down. It's such an unexpected detail that really adds a lot of interest. Add my tomato-red Jerome Dreyfuss handbag, and I'm good to go."

Shop Anne's look here.

J.Crew Collection coat; Zara button-down; Carven shorts; Jerome Dreyfuss bag; Hansel From Basel socks; Casadei heels.
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Zara shirt; Vintage Haddy Carnegie clip-on earrings.
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Jerome Dreyfuss bag.
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Kitty Cash, DJ

Tip: Plaid is rad.

"As soon as fall comes around, I think everyone runs to their favorite black jeans and moto jacket, but sometimes I like to break things up with colors and prints. Plaid is the perfect way to do it! I like pairing my plaid pieces with chunky knits, neutral colors, and of course, something black."

Shop Kitty's look here.

Topshop sweater; Vintage pants; A.L.C. cuff; Alexander Wang bag; Opening Ceremony shoes.
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A.L.C. cuff; Nails by Jessica Tong.
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Brie Welch, stylist & DJ

Tip: Embrace overalls.

"Whenever I'm in Paris, I go vintage shopping in search of the best French work-wear pieces. My favorites are long conductor coats, waist-length jackets, and, of course, overalls — all of which are worn in with great patch-worked charm.

"I like mixing old (and I mean old) with new clean and contemporary pieces. While I'm not much for prints, the distressed blues and stitched patches on vintage work wear offer a unique variation. It's easy to get lost in a trend like overalls, but I think it's fun is to channel who they were originally intended for and update them with a button-up, brogues, a watch, and a bag — all with a sharp twist! Less is more for me."

Shop Brie's look here.

Vintage sunglasses; Assembly New York shirt; Persephoni watch; Vintage overalls; Building Block bag; Prada shoes.
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Prada shoes.
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Eleanor Strauss, style director at Shopbop

Tip: Give leopard and leather a chance.



“Leopard print is very popular in my family. My grandmother, Mum, myself, and daughter have all been known to sport our favorite feline fabric at a Sunday lunch. My love for the print runs deep! In fall, a black leather moto jacket automatically feels like the perfect partner to leopard. It dresses it down and also lends a rocker edge to a print that could go too glam. Add a touch of red lip, and you're good to go!”

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Nadia Aboulhosn, blogger & model

Tip: Polish up your street wear.

"I love androgynous looks that have both masculine and feminine elements. Here, I mixed a men's hoodie and tee that I cropped myself with heels, jewelry, and lipstick. It's sort of where street and high fashion meet. Glamorizing streetwear is going to be a huge trend for me this fall."

Shop Nadia's look here.

Postgame sweatshirt and T-shirt, Boohoo pants, ShoeMint heels.
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Postgame sweatshirt and T-shirt.
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Custom rings.
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Rajni Jacques, fashion news editor at Glamour Magazine

Tip: Take it back to '90s grunge.

"I love layering and playing with proportions when fall comes around. Pairing a knee-high boot with a short flippy skirt keeps things on the not-too-sexy side, while adding a sheer flannel plays up a bit of '90s grunge."

Shop Rajni's look here.

  American Apparel top; Aritzia flannel shirt; Rebecca Minkoff skirt; Mulberry bag; Alexander Wang boots.
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Mulberry bag.
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Marissa Rosenblum, shopping market director at Refinery29

Tip: Take a chance with tricky lengths.

"My 5'1" frame has never deterred me from wearing the oversized sweaters and outerwear I so look forward to getting gloriously lost in each fall. This season, I happily welcome the challenge of the longer hemline to add to the mix amongst silhouettes that certainly won't create the illusion of height, but will add a little extra lift in my mood. I love the clean, modern lines of this slim midi-length Rachel Comey skirt to balance my cozy-centric, voluminous, cool-weather wardrobe."

Shop Marissa's look here.

Vintage jacket; Rachel Comey skirt; Opening Ceremony bag; To Be Announced shoes.
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Naomi Nevitt, online editorial director at Teen Vogue

Tip: Never underestimate the power of a collared shirt.

"I literally wear button-downs with everything — sparkly sweaters, summery dresses, sweatshirts. You name it, I've tried it with a little collar. I like that it adds a bit of schoolboy preppiness to even laid-back separates."

Shop Naomi's look here.

Vintage button-down; APC dress; Phillip Lim bag; Balenciaga booties.
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Balenciaga booties.
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Lexi Nisita, news editor at Refinery29

Tip: Go oversized...everywhere.

"Let's just be honest here, guys. We all want to be in our pajamas all the time. And since I haven't yet been able to have the Internet embedded into my brain, thus enabling me to work while laying down, eyes closed, in bed, wearing all-oversized clothing all the time is the next most comfortable option. But it doesn't have to be anything short of super chic! With the right lipstick, shoes, and a singular statement piece like this cropped trench, the proportions can be effortlessly elegant."

Shop Lexi's look here.

Vintage T-shirt; Vintage jacket; Zara pants, Giorgio Armani heels.
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