Our favorite fashion season—fall!—is here. Because it’s warm and cool, fall is the perfect opportunity for fashionistas to try out bold new looks and revisit timeless classics. But with all the amazing trends walking off the runway plus all the incredible elegant pieces you’ve already got, what do you really need for fall? Despite the countless must-haves, with a few key staples you can rock countless on-trend head-to-toe looks.
Must-Have #1: A Gray Cardigan
We know what you’re thinking—what?! A gray cardigan? But trust us, done right a gray cardigan is an amazing fall must-have. Perfect for day or night, work or weekend, its neutral tone naturally elongates. It’s also an easy piece to layer or to play with proportions (think short cardi/long tank or vice versa).
Must-Have #2: Textured Coats
Velvets, fur, leather…just about anything is great for fall as long as it’s textured and vibrant hued. Neon colors—electric blues, yellows, oranges and pinks, especially—are popping up everywhere, paired with rich textures and patterns that practically leap off the runway. If you’re color adverse, try a classic textured camel or black coat, like this one from Eileen Fisher instead. It’ll definitely take you from season to season, year to year and, if chosen right, can have the same oomph as a bright colored coat.
Must-Have #3: Day-to-Night Suiting
You wear it to the office…but now you can wear your suit out! This fall’s jaw-drop ping crop of day-to-night suits definitely tops our must-haves. Sophisticated, stylish and now super versatile, a sexy, chic all-purpose suit is the ultimate cool weather go-to. Add fun accessories—a chunky necklace, bold patterned scarf or an unexpected bootie—to make the look uniquely yours. Try this one from fave Lafayette 148.
Must-Have #4: Add Some Surprise Shine
Move over accessories and handbags—the latest pieces to get an added dose of shine are lux and casual pants. Shine’s showing up everywhere, from finished leather to traditional satin to denim…and we want more! Try a pair in fitted or skinny styles for a refined, sophisticated, polished look that even works in the office.
Must-Have #5: A Crisp White Oxford
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it a million more times: get yourself an amazing white Oxford! It’s the ultimate versatile piece and will be forever. Pair yours with just about anything—jeans, pencil skirts, maxi dresses, minis and anything else—and you’ll instantly look pulled together and effortlessly on trend. This fall has infinite options from frilly and embellished to feminine and elegant to menswear-inspired and much, much more.