Fashion’s favorite season is finally here! Fall not only means a change in temperature, but also a refined wardrobe! It’s time to bring out your best pieces to stay warm during those walks in the city! During my tenure with RAGTRADE ATLANTA, I’ve been exposed to new and developing emerging designers. In this post, I will highlight a few of my favorite fall essentials featuring pieces from Tracy Nicole, NEWDEVIZUVL GVDS, and more!


The Statement Dress

I love the idea of having a dress in your closet that’s both an attention grabber and a confidence booster. Although the statement dress is an essential throughout all seasons, I want to highlight the importance of warmth in your chosen fall statement dress. The pieces highlighted below offer style, comfort, and coverage for both day and night events in the chilly autumn air.

Pictured: The Marilyn Kimono (Styled as a dress) by NEWDE. Pair with thigh-high boots for the perfect fall ensemble.

Pictured: A Red Printed Gown by Abbey Glass

Who Says You Can’t Wear White After Labor Day?

White, Ivory, Cream and similar shades are colors that have often been avoided in everyday fashion. But, have you noticed the level of power you feel in an all-white ensemble? I looked to celebrity fashionistas Victoria Beckham, Kim Kardashian, and LisaRaye for inspiration. Although the calendar and society say differently, RAGTRADE ATLANTA  says go for that all white look in fall.

Pictured: The White Turtle Neck and The White Female Metallic Stripe Pants By VIZUVLGVDS

Comfort and Style

My favorite combination! The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve realized how important comfort is in clothes. The idea of comfort in fashion can seem like an anomaly. However, one designer that makes them both a priority is Atlanta’s own Tracy Nicole. I believe her pieces are definitely must-haves for the fall season.











Pictured: Drew: Unisex Black Classic Bomber and Christy: Nude Drawstring Pants and Cati: Nude Angled Top


The Statement Coat

Don’t let a frumpy, passé coat ruin your Fall fashion. An overcoat is meant to keep you warm but you want it to always maintain a level a “strikingly fashionable”. Color blocking, structure, and pattern are all key elements to take into account when picking your fall statement coat. By taking the time to pick the perfect coat, you may be picking the perfect staple piece in your winter essentials also. The statement coat pictured is by the emerging brand Wai Yang. 

Pictured: Statement Coat By Wai Yang : apart of their AW17 Collection.


Be sure to keep up with RAGTRADE ATLANTA for more key pieces from emerging designers! If you’re an emerging designer and want the chance to be featured on our site please email

Thank you for reading -Imani Aldridge, contributing RAGTRADE ATLANTA blogger