Welcome to The Great Try-On. We’re gearing up for fall, and that includes freshening up our wardrobes with some new pieces. We got to try on some of the best fall pieces from some of your favorite brands and documented it all from our at-home dressing rooms so that you can see how they actually look IRL. We hope that our photos and candid reviews will help you shop for fall wardrobe builders and trend-forward pieces that you’ll wear over and over this season and beyond.
From sixth grade until high school, Abercrombie was practically the only place where I shopped. Moose-emblazoned polo shirts, denim miniskirts, and leg warmers were frequented more than I’d like to admit. Hell, it’s even where I bought my first pair of skinny jeans, which I proceeded to wear every day for the better part of two years. Then, seemingly overnight, I stopped shopping there entirely, opting instead for brands offering pieces that felt more adult at the time, such as Zara, Urban Outfitters, and Free People.
Even so, Abercrombie played a crucial role in my sartorial journey, so when I began hearing mutterings on TikTok that it was making a comeback, my ears immediately perked up. But TikTok videos are one thing. Whether or not Abercrombie really had stepped up its game since it ruled my middle-school wardrobe could only really be determined with an IRL test. So that’s exactly what I did. Ahead, read my in-depth reviews of seven fall pieces from the brand.