TEAM BELLA: What is Your Fashion Must-Have?

VANESSA COPPES, CEO + EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

During spring, summer and especially fall, I love nothing more than a fabulous hat. I discovered Gigi Pip hats last year during the pandemic—because of excessive online shopping—and love their look, styles, and quality. Gigi Pip’s mission is to build confidence in women and the many hats they wear. I wear many hats, and so do most of the women I know. When I put one on, I rarely worry about the rest of my look because the hat holds a world of fashion all on its own.

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JENNIFER DECILLIS, PUBLISHER

My fall fashion must-have is a staple black handbag. Like the LBD, an LBB—little black bag—never goes out of style. For everyday use, I opt for a one that can hold my laptop and a few necessary accessories. Something with an adjustable strap is a plus, so you can throw it on your shoulder or wear it cross-body while running around the city. I love the Peta + Jain Valentine in black pebble vegan leather. They also offer a variety of colors and styles to take you from the office to date night.

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MINDY GURA AND PAULA ORLAN, FASHION STYLISTS

When clients ask what our #1 fashion must-have is, we respond in unison: “A great pair of sunglasses!” Sunglasses are the ultimate fashion accessory no matter the season, and they complete all stylish ensembles. They are also both fun and functional. This year the popular trends are geometric frames and vibrant-colored sunglasses inspired by styles of the late ’90s. But no matter what style you choose, find a pair with the proper UV protection and the perfect fit.

ALEXANDRA ANASTASIO, ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR

My favorite fashion must-have is my denim jacket for a multitude of reasons. First, it goes with everything. Whether I’m dressing up or down, I know that adding denim gives it a different look. On a more practical side, I’m always cold, so it also serves as a great way for me to stay warm and still look good. My love for denim runs deep…I own not one, but three denim jackets!

AMANDA MACTAS, FOOD & TRAVEL EDITOR

My favorite thing to rock during the fall is a leather jacket and a cute pair of booties. My closet is full of both—and in every color you can imagine. I love, love, love my booties from Vionic; they make the most comfortable shoes, and even with a heel, you can walk for miles in them. And I’m always on the lookout for a new black leather jacket to add to my collection. You can never have too many.

JANENE MASCARELLA, BEAUTY DIRECTOR

My go-to fashion accessory this fall is this gorgeous Starlette Galleria Cross Ring. Starlette Galleria is a small mom-owned business that offers a line of luxury simulated diamond jewelry that delivers bling without breaking the bank! The beautiful round-cut stones are 100% simulated diamond material (AAA CZ) and are set in certified 925 sterling silver, then plated in rhodium or 14k gold. I will be spending the entire season with my fingers (fashionably) crossed!

$54.99, StarletteGalleria

GINA LAGUARDIA, EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

Always one for comfort, my latest fall must-have are these Relaxed Mom Joggers from American Eagle paired with a slim-fitting bodysuit. This picture was taken with my oldest daughter exactly one week before she left for college… I needed some “relaxed” vibes, so they literally and figuratively fit me to a tee!

JESSICA LICCIARDELLO, CREATIVE DIRECTOR

My mind is always exploring ways to create, and sometimes I am inspired to customize my fashion and clothing with my art. I also work with clients who want that special one-of-a-kind flare to their pieces. My newest project are these French Connection boots I am painting with my “Graffix People” motif, so I can rock my personal style all fall!

JLDelloArtwork.com

STEPHANIE BROGNA, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND ONLINE EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

My fashion must-have is a denim jacket. I love being able to dress it up or down, and since denim goes with just about anything, it is the most versatile item in my closet. Bonus: I wear mine year-round, with a dress in the spring and summer or layered over my favorite fall outfit!

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