The days are short, the air is crisp and, just like that, San Francisco’s fall-winter weather has begun. Now’s the perfect time to take stock of what’s trending and fill your wardrobe with this season’s essentials. After all, you need some incentive to get through all the holiday gift shopping ahead.

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The Sleeveless Vest

Seen all over the runways and city streets, sleeveless is having a moment. Made in Italy with Italian wool and leather, this Cuyana vest has an oversized silhouette that you cinch at the waist with a leather belt.

Cuyana wool belted vest ($325)

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The Cashmere Sweater

This classic Vince cocoon sweater is the piece you want to cozy up in all winter long. Just picture yourself sitting by the fire at your Tahoe cabin with a glass of Cab in hand. Zip up the cowl neck for extra warmth or wear it open for a draped effect.

Vince wool-cashmere zip-turtleneck sweater ($395)

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The Ankle Boots

These Freda Salvador ankle boots hit all the right notes--low chunky (read: hill-friendly) heels; pointed toes and asubtle croc print to dress up the look. Plus, they look great with jeans or dresses. Bonus points for doing double duty.

Freda Salvador wrap stacked ankle boots ($595)

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The Casual Button-Down

For those days when you want to be comfortable but not too casual, slip into Taylor Stitch’s latest style, which looks equally polished whether it’s worn with denim or tucked into a pencil skirt.

Taylor Stitch Katherine shirt in washed black oxford ($118)

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The Cozy Joggers

When Kanye declared sweats important in a Vanity Fair interview, the whole of Silicon Valley went crazy. This season, forgo the yoga pants (Marina girls have those covered) and step into American Giant’s flattering French-terry joggers. The slim tapered leg elevates these bottoms from couch wear to weekend-errands status.

American Giant essential jogger ($59)

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