The 10 Fashion Pieces to Buy This Fall
From high-rise pants to low-slung bags, here’s what you need
Don’t let this end-of-summer heat fool you--September is here, and the crisp autumn weather will be swift to follow. You know what that means? You have full permission to go shopping.
To help you navigate through the slew of options, we’ve singled out the pieces we think will be heavy hitters this season--the ones you’ll wear over and over (and over).
Incorporate them now. Thank us later.
1. The Structured Saddlebag
With everyone suffering from bucket-bag fatigue, it’s refreshing to see a smaller silhouette come onto the scene. And given the full-blown ’70s resurgence, it makes perfect sense that saddlebags are primed for a comeback. Look for bags with a rounded bottom, a long leather strap and an easy-access flap opening on top.
Get the look: Need Supply Co. ($660)
2. The Flared Denim
This season, if there’s one item you can buy (or dig out of your closet) that will make you perfectly on trend, it’s a pair of flared jeans. Not to be confused with boot-cut or wide-legged denim, flares become wider from the knee down. Tip: Wear stacked heels. You want to be ’70s chic, not all-out "trippy." (Get it?)
Get the look: Madewell ($135)
3. The Over-the-Knee Boots
What?s a surefire way to command attention this fall? A pair of leg-lengthening, over-the-knee boots. This sophisticated take, with its stacked heel and color-blocked leather, teams well with any number of items already in your wardrobe. Case in point: A trendy new A-line mini can get just as much love as your trusty black skinny jeans.
Get the look: Tory Burch ($595)
4. The A-Line Suede Skirt
The arrival of this skirt in fabrics like suede, with the addition of front-facing buttons, makes it a must-have for fall 2015. However, pay attention to length (nothing above mid-thigh or you’ll risk looking like a tween). Wear yours with a fitted turtleneck, tights and structured knee-high boots to complete the look.
Get the look: ASOS ($73)
5. The Bow-Tie Blouse
Erase all of your ?80s misconceptions--our love for the bow blouse has been rekindled in the most modern fashion. In styles from sheer to patterned, this top is the perfect addition to your working wardrobe (but also a fun wild card for brunch with the girls).
Get the look: Zara ($50)
6. The High-Waisted Trousers
Faking mile-long legs is incredibly easy, courtesy of this new wave of flattering, above-the-belly-button rises. Wear yours with a tucked-in blouse and a skinny belt or a fitted tank and structured blazer.
Get the look: Modern Citizen ($85)
7. The Understated Ankle Boot
There?s no denying: Every woman needs a classic, versatile ankle boot in her arsenal. But a minimal silhouette can also have tons of character. This luxe pair features a flash of gold hardware hidden on the heel, giving it the ability to elevate an outfit in seconds.
Get the look: Tory Burch ($425)
8. The Car Wash Skirt
An offshoot of the popular fringe trend, these skirts with thick panels (that mimic the look of a car wash) took over the fall ’15 runways from Suno to Dior. The style is surprisingly wearable for everyday (even at the office) and looks best when teamed with tights and a silky button-down shirt.
Get the look: Tibi ($385)
9. The Long-Sleeved Midi Dress
Pretty, transitional and Stevie Nicks-approved, the bohemian maxi dress is the most comfortable thing you’ll put on your body this year. And while a full-on print may seem overwhelming, smaller details (rather than a large pattern) make the dress more “forgiving.”
Get the look: Reformation ($238)
10. The Statement-Making Coat
If you’re in the market for a new winter topper, buck the standard camel car coat and get one with some stripes. The neutral color-blocked panels make this coat positively lust-worthy yet decidedly easy to wear.
Get the look: Mother of Pearl ($993)