It List: Your Guide to What's Hot for October

It List: Your Guide to What's Hot for October

It List: Your Guide to What's Hot for October

From the coolest shows to the flyest fashion, we got you.

Published October 3, 2016

We’ve got a lineup for what's hot this October to go along with that brand-new fall wardrobe you just purchased. Find everything you need to watch, listen to, wear and read this month, right here. 

  1. Ivy Park Fall/Winter ‘16

    Athleisure enthusiasts and the Beyhive alike will rejoice over Ivy Park’s FW16 collection. Beautiful blues, maroons, camp print and the signature logo will surely get you noticed at your next trip the gym or to the grocery store — you know, if working out isn’t really your thing. Shop the line at Nordstrom, Topshop and more retailers. 

  2. Netflix’s Luke Cage
    (Photo: Myles Aronowitz/Netflix)
    (Photo: Myles Aronowitz/Netflix)

    Mike Colter stars as Marvel’s sexy, bullet-proof superhero known as Luke Cage. Equipped with super strength and unbreakable skin caused by an experiment gone wrong, the hoodie-wearing ex-con is not at all like your typical superhero. All 13 episodes of the Netflix original series are available for streaming starting September 30.  

  3. BET’s 2016 Hip-Hop Awards
    ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 17:  DJ Khaled performs onstage during the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on September 17, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Paras Griffin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

    On October 4 prepare to be blessed because DJ Khaled is hosting the 2016 Hip-Hop Awards. Tune in to BET at 8P/7C to see the DJ drop some keys  along with performances by T.I., Gucci Man, Young M.A.

  4. Misty Copeland By Gregg Delman
    Misty Copeland by Gregg Delman (Photo: Rizzoli Books)

    This new photo book shows Misty Copeland, the first African-American female principal dancer in the famed American Ballet Theatre, in her element. The dancer is the pinnacle of strength, athleticism, beauty and grace with every exquisite image taken by photographer Greg Delman. Fun fact: The iconic ballerina did her own hair and makeup for all the photos in the book.

  5. Mac x Selena

    Celebrate Hispanic heritage month (September 15–October 15) with a new lippie from the limited-edition MAC x Selena line! Pay homage to the late Tejano music legend by purchasing “Como La Flor,” a brilliant red, or one of the other shades inspired by the artist's real life beauty looks. While you wait for to restock, look for it now on other online retailers like,,, and in select MAC  stores on October 3. 

  6. Fashion Nova's Halloween Costumes

    Check out our 🎃HALLOWEEN👻 Collection and Let Us Know What You Will Be This Year! ✨✨

    A photo posted by Fashion Nova ™ (@fashionnova) on

    Everyone’s favorite IG shop is bringing you new costumes every week for the month of October! Their 2016 roundup includes sexy superhero suits for Wonder Woman, Captain America and Harley Quinn. Will you be rocking Fashion Nova this Halloween?

  7. Solange’s 'A Seat at the Table'
    SOlange Knowles A Seat at the Table album cover art (Photo: Saint, Columbia)
    (Photo: Saint, Columbia)

    The fourth studio album form the singer is here! The 21-track body of work written by the singer herself took almost four years to complete, but the end result is well worth the wait. The project features special guests Lil Wayne, Kelela, Q-Tip, The-Dream, Dev Hynes, Kelly Rowland. See her video for “Don’t Touch My Hair” here.

  8. Ralph Lauren’s Tender Romance Fragrance
    (Photo: Ralph Lauren)

    After all that fall shopping you just did, here’s a purchase you can actually feel good about. One-hundred percent of profits from every bottle sold will be donated to Ralph Lauren’s Pink Pony Fund, a worldwide initiative to fight against Breast Cancer. Plus, with notes of Bergamot, jasmine and ginger, you’ll smell just as good as you feel. Available for a limited time this month at  and

  9. National Kale Day (Oct. 5)
    (Photo: Sprouts Farmers Market)
    (Photo: Sprouts Farmers Market)

    Kale is so big now it even has its own holiday that falls on Wednesday, October 5 this year. What better way to celebrate than by combining a healthy treat like kale chips with the flavor of the season, pumpkin spice? OK, maybe that doesn’t sound as appetizing as we thought but for $5, we’d give Sprouts Organic Pumpkin Spice Kale Chips a try.

Written by Jazmine A. Ortiz

(Photos from Left: Saint/Columbia, Myles Aronowitz/Netflix)


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