It’s practically essential to my job that I have high standards. I can’t just recommend anything—it has to be good, or why bother listening to me or shopping my endorsements? So when I say that I like something, you can trust that it’s been properly vetted and ticks off a bevy of boxes in my head. When I love something, well, that’s a level of approval in an entirely different universe. And love is what I feel when it comes to the 32 anti-trend items below. You can’t tell, because I’m hiding behind my computer screen, but I’m actually kind of freaking out over them.
From the perfect baby-pink button-down shirt (a wardrobe staple that I’ve been after for months) to the dreamiest scarf-coat that’s selling fast from Helsa, the list ahead houses one of everything a minimalist with an affinity for non-trendy but incredibly stylish wardrobe items could ever ask for. You’ll also find lady jackets, LBDs, quiet-luxury handbags, and perfect-on-the-butt denim. But I won’t give it all away. Scroll down to shop my meticulously crafted list of timeless fall staples.