This article is part of our Fall Fashion Week series.
Read moreAbout the authors:Kristen Schmieders is a freelance writer based in Washington, D.C. She’s the co-author of “What We Talk About When We Talk Fashion” (Basic Books, 2015).
She’s also a freelance fashion editor at Stylebible, a fashion blog.
She was born and raised in a family of fashion and jewelry designers and has spent the past five years covering fashion for the Washington Post.
Kristen has been published in GQ, Vanity Fair, and The New York Times.
She also writes about fashion and food.