I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t feeling a tad nostalgic for Phoebe Philo’s 10-year tenure at Celine, given that this season marks the first collection for the French fashion house since Hedi Slimane replaced Philo as creative director. The specific brand of minimalism that Philo dreamed up was arguably the reason I fell in love with fashion long, long ago, and I’ve recently found myself digging through seasons and seasons of Celine archives to fill up on visual inspiration before the company’s impending rebrand.
If I sound like a freakish fan, it’s because I am. But it seems I’m not the only one looking back at Philo’s Celine collections for inspiration. I’ve noticed quite an influx of styles at my favorite retailers right now that seem to be keeping the Philo dream alive, so to speak. Thankfully for me and my wallet, affordable retailers like Mango are offering up the same clean, tailored essentials like checkered overcoats, relaxed suits, and sleek leather pieces. I took a deep dive into the retailer’s site and am sharing the best fall shopping picks from Mango. If you share my love for all things Celine, continue on to shop my edit of the retailer’s affordable yet expensive-looking finds.