A new season means new trends and items to buy. But with the heaps of products targeted towards women, how do you decide what you really need and what will eventually make its way into a closet somewhere? This is where our expertise comes in. This list of the best products out this Fall will guide you in a variety of categories such as fashion, beauty, travel, and kitchen and home appliances to make sure you get the most bang for your buck.
Claire V Printed Clutch, $135 – Animal prints are back and bigger than ever. Across runways in Paris, New York, and London, you’ll find an abundance of leopard, zebra, and cheetah, among other prints, ranging from designs on shirts, hats, and even full-length dresses. This clutch is great place to start if you’re looking for a statement piece that’s a little outside of the box. It’s compact and stylish, yet still roomy enough to hold all your essentials and add a little bit of flair to your wardrobe.
BB Dakota Jumpsuit, $105 – Plaid is also making a massive comeback in the form of blazers, pants, jumpsuits, and more. This particular model should prove useful to those looking for a piece that is multi-seasonal and multi-purpose. Pair it with sandals for a casual, feminine look on a hot day or switch it up with a leather jacket and some heels for a night out on the town.
PackTidy Travel Organizer, $25 – When it’s time to hit the road, this compact travel organizer can fit into any backpack, luggage, or carry-on to help keep you looking sharp even while on-the-go. Place any garment inside and it’ll come out wrinkle free, and you won’t have to waste time or energy scouring for an iron the next time you’ve got to hop straight off a plane and to a party.
Aukey Clip-On Lens, $30 – This helpful clip-on lens photo lens lets you take professional grade snapshots without having to lug a heavy DSLR everywhere you go. Just clip it on to any smartphone and watch your pictures go from ordinary to extraordinary in seconds. This set comes with a wide-angle lens as well as a macro one for close-up shots, giving you myriad picture-taking options to pick from.
Biore Charcoal Cleansing Micellar Water, $8 – The micellar water trend is still going strong, and Biore continues to innovate in the space with this unique spin on the simple cleansing method. As opposed to plain micellar water, this new Biore product also includes its renowned charcoal solution, which cleanses pores to remove deep impurities while simultaneously removing makeup and oils. The charcoal works to improve the look and elasticity of your skin while also preventing possible breakouts.
Fenty Beauty Liquid Eyeliner, $20 – This new Fenty Beauty eyeliner guarantees that you’ll never buy another liquid liner again. Its flex tip and triangle shape make it perfect for angling to get a sharp line that’s smooth and pigmented, and it contains no parabens, sulfates, or phthalates. But the best part of all is that it’s waterproof and smudge-resistant, so you can show off your wonderful makeup skills for hours and weather conditions on end.
Chanel Velvet Nail Color, $28 – Why have regular nails when you can rock velvet? Available in two shades, this inventive polish produces a unique feel and look while simultaneously strengthening nails over time with ingredients like Bioceramics and Ceramides. The result is a smooth, clean manicure that’ll last you at least over a week.
Hamilton Beach Sandwich Maker, $23 – Rather than drag yourself out of bed and buy breakfast, this sandwich maker allows making the most important meal of the day to become a quick and affordable process. Simply customize your morning sandwich with a variety of fresh ingredients like ham, cheese, egg, or bacon, assemble them into the different compartments, and wait about 5 minutes: Voila – breakfast is served.
Sushi Bazooka, $14 – Finally – a gadget that can help you get creative in the kitchen without all the hassle of having to clean up a big mess. Just fill the two halves of the machine with the ingredients you want – including rice, seaweed, avocado, salmon, or tuna – and then just crank your device and let the giant roll come out. Though it’s recommended to let the sushi sit for a while, the overall process takes less than 10 minutes and the device is even dishwasher safe, allowing for quick and simple tidying up after.
Philips Ambiance Bulbs, $170 – These lightbulbs take mood lighting to a whole new level. Compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice-controlled assistant and spoken-word commands, these smart bulbs let you change the lighting in your home simply by speaking your wishes and choose from over 16 million colors to personalize the look and feel of your home. Screw them in, download an app, and consider grabbing an optional Dimmer Switch or Motion Sensor to make the most of the experience.
Kasa Smart Plug, $40 – Never worry about accidentally leaving your flat iron on the next time you leave the house again with this nifty accessory, which allows you to remotely switch off any device to which it’s connected. Connect through the Kasa app and use voice commands to set all types of timers and commands, such as to shut lights off when you go to sleep or turn them on when you’re on vacation and need to create the appearance of being home. There’s no smart hub required to use it either – all you need is a WiFi connection.
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Assistant editor Christina Elia is currently pursuing her BA in Art History Communications at Fordham University, and writes about various topics ranging from arts and culture to practical tips and how-to advice. She has been published on online platforms such as The Odyssey. You can follow her on Twitter via @stinaelia