We’ve diligently flipped through editorials replete with designer garb, soaked up style advice like a sponge, and made our lengthy fall shopping lists. What we’ve discovered in the process is that not all September issues are created equal. Although they are fashion focused, and may come to a general consensus about the season’s trends, each magazine has a unique image. These images become particularly prominent come September, when we want to take on the world with a new wardrobe and need a little help to do so. We looked closely at five publications to pinpoint the best aspects of each. You decide which is worthy of being your guide to fall fashion. It wouldn’t hurt to consult them all!
Best for Reminiscing
If you often draw personal style inspiration from peeking into the past, this year’s Vogue September issue can be your starting point. Lady Gaga upholds a modern standard on the cover, but 12o years of style are stuffed into the inner pages.
Best Overall Looks
Any fashion magazine can show us a picture of a designer piece and claim it’s a must-have for the season. Elle goes the extra mile by ensuring we know what to wear it with. From accessories, to shoes, to beauty, this one’s got you covered.
When wearability and affordability are major factors, Nylon never fails. Their image is young, unpolished, and heavy on the individuality. This is the place to discover fashion newcomers before anyone copies their chic style.
Best Insider Tips
For a fresh perspective, crack open Harper’s Bazaar. Tips and tricks aren’t solely compiled from editors, but from other industry professionals. Some of the most endearing tidbits come from New York Times bestselling author Derek Blasberg, said to be this generation’s Truman Capote.
Best Celebrity Guest Appearance
Because every now and then we need our wardrobes guest-edited by Victoria Beckham, we turn to Glamour. The queen of effortlessly fabulous reveals her list of “DON’TS.” Among them: boat shoes, Bermuda shorts and Crocs. Good to know, Posh.
With every September issue bringing something valuable to the table, looks like we’ve got a lot of fashionable reading material on our hands!