This fall is quite different from the last, when tie-dye, sweatpants and cashmere socks turned your closet into a ’90s fever dream. So if you’re ready to take the horse by the reigns (so to speak), and get your style back on track, you’ve come to the right place. Plus, won’t it be fun to be the first of your friends to nail fall dressing again? Shameless, we know, but after a year and a half of terrycloth, we’ve got to get our kicks somehow. Below, the four key items you’ll need.
Everything You Need to Get Back in the Fashion Saddle This Fall
1. A Mini Bag With Flair
It’s been a minute since you got your hands on a chic new bag, we assume. But is it really even fall if you don’t debut a new piece of shoulder candy? When you’re searching for “the one,” keep these features in mind: a top handle for when you’re feeling confident in your look, a chunky chain-link strap for casual crossbody days, and acetate (this year’s answer to trendy hardware). Case in point? The Roseau mini top handle bag from Longchamp, which exudes offbeat vintage elegance in that way all those French influencers you follow so effortlessly nail. The cowhide leather and smooth finish make for a gorgeous bag you’ll ogle every time you choose to wear it.
2. A Multi-hyphenate Jacket
This unique zip-up is velvety and leather. It’s sporty and chic. It’s bold and versatile, and exactly the kind of statement piece that you’ll get great mileage from this fall. Inspired by the work of Pierre Paulin, an emblematic designer famous in the second half of the 20th century who revolutionized our interiors, this coat is lined and can be cinched at the waist for a cozy feel with a strong Parisian essence.
3. A Figure-flattering Dress
After a dormant year for fashion, it’s time to satisfy your feminine fix. So move your sweats aside to make way for a bold dress. Like this printed number: It’s made of smooth silk and detailed with a belt tie and v-shaped neckline, and the midi length makes it the perfect companion for tall boots and pullover sweaters. Psst, it comes in black as well, if that’s more your speed.
4. Power Boots
Nothing screams joie de vivre like an amazing pair of shoes. And we can’t think of any better footwear for stepping out in seasonal style than this pair of ultra-feminine, striking stacked-heel boots. The tubular leg features a pleated drop and almond toe for ’70s era glam, while the croc-style leather keeps the whole pair firmly sophisticated.