Welcome to The Great Try-On. We’re gearing up for fall, and that includes freshening up our wardrobes with some new pieces. We got to try on some of the best fall pieces from some of your favorite brands and documented it all from our at-home dressing rooms so that you can see how they actually look IRL. We hope that our photos and candid reviews will help you shop for fall wardrobe builders and trend-forward pieces that you’ll wear over and over this season and beyond.
If you were privy to my private conversations, you’d most likely conclude that my obsession with Staud can be, at times, a bit much. While I love supporting many brands (from newer designers to Black-owned labels), I’d be delusional if I said I wasn’t a Staud fan through and through. Everyone including fellow editors, friends, family, publicists, and even my partner knows that eight out of 10 times, I’m wearing something from Staud. And while I know that I own way too many pieces from the brand and that I should show some form of self-control and unsubscribe from its text messages and that no one in my circle wants to hear me rambling about Staud’s new arrivals (again), I can’t help myself.
Because every season, without fail, Staud manages to create stunning pieces, and its fall 2022 collection is no exception. From leather jackets with faux-fur lapels to moiré evening gowns to saffron red knee-high boots and suede shoulder bags, there are so many noteworthy pieces from this collection. So you can understand why I had to try on samples, and luckily, Staud obliged. Ahead, you’ll find photos and my reviews of seven items from Staud’s fall collection I had the pleasure of trying on, along with a few of the pieces I’ve owned for a while that I feel are worth buying. If you’re not a Staud fan, consider this your induction into the club.