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I am, admittedly, one of those people who loves summer and all of the humidity that comes with it (please, hold the hate mail). However, I’ve recently been hit with a bout of hot weather fatigue, which has resulted in daydreams of cashmere, crisp denim and leather boots. It’s also led to a lot of shopping (and, of course, shopping research) on my end. From the most perfectly velvety liquid lipstick to the basic bodysuit I intend to live in—plus the trendy purses and clogs I can’t live without—here’s what I, a fashion editor, will be buying and wearing over the next few months. Happy fall fashioning!

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off white jeans

Rachel Comey Off-White Jeans

Say what you will about wearing white after Labor Day, but these slim jeans are actually a shade of “dirty white.” I believe that’s what the cool kids are now calling “off-white” and honestly, I don’t hate it.

BUY IT ($345)

Find similar looks: Topshop ($95); Frame ($215)

Kooreloo Denim Crossbody Bag
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Kooreloo Denim Crossbody Bag

Here’s a short list of people who have threatened to steal this bag because it’s soooo cute: my mom, my best friend, a stranger on the street. So, yes, this purse appeals to a wide demographic and understandably so. It has adorable pom-poms, a chic chain strap, it’s big enough to carry my daily essentials (including a Kindle) and the various shades of denim woven into it matches every pair of jeans I own. Plus, this brand is about to blow up, so get one of their bags now before everyone has them.

BUY IT ($450)

Find similar looks: Kurt Geiger ($210); Valentino ($2,675)

Commando Butter Tank Bodysuit

Commando Butter Tank Bodysuit

I personally think every woman needs to have at least two trusty bodysuits in their arsenal at any given time. I recently discovered this style that’s woven from a fabric that feels just a step above cotton. Meaning, it’s an everyday luxury that makes me feel just a little bit fancy, even if I’m wearing the most basic outfit. Plus, it has two discreet snaps at the crotch that make getting dressed (and undressed) infinitely easier.

BUY IT ($74)

Find similar looks: BP ($14); Agolde ($68)

pink sweater

Wilfred Alessia Cardigan

It’s a shirt! It’s a sweater! It’s the one thing that I probably won’t take off until next spring rolls around! I’ve been searching for a cardigan that can be my everything and I have a feeling this bubblegum pink alpaca knit is it.

BUY IT ($138)

Find similar looks: Halogen ($42); A.L.C. ($325)

tory burch clogs
Tory Burch

Tory Burch Cow-Print Clogs

Many a friend and acquaintance has teased me for lusting after clogs. But let me tell you, these studded, cow-printed shoes have added a whole new dimension to my daily routine. By that, I mean I put “Old Town Road” on repeat while getting dressed in the morning and slip these on while pretending to be a cowgirl. Since these gorgeous clogs play well with flouncy white dresses and blue jeans alike, I intend to wear them every day.

BUY IT ($428)

Find similar looks: Jeffrey Campbell ($160); Cordani ($198)

tibi blazer

Tibi Tie Blazer

My petite frame tends to get a bit swallowed under blazers, so I’ve been pretty obsessed with the belt movement. This particular Tibi style comes in a sunny shade of yellow that I know will look great with light wash jeans. Don’t worry, HR, I’ll wear mine over a white T-shirt at the office.

BUY IT ($795)

Find similar looks: Line & Dot ($127); Maggie Marilyn ($690)

dior red lipstick

Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Care Liquid

The easiest way to go directly from my desk to any type of post-work event is a quick swipe of lipstick. But none of my current tubes were sparking joy...until I swiped on Dior’s newest liquid tube. My go-to shade is Whisper, because I can apply this rosy nude shade without peering in a mirror and trust that the velvety formula will stay put, even after a round or two of cocktails.

BUY IT ($38)

Find similar looks: Chanel ($30); Burberry ($34)

wrap belt

Isabel Marant Leather Wrap Belt

Repeat after me: This is the year that I will update my belt collection. OK, now that we’ve got that down, why not try out a style that feels totally new and refreshing but doesn’t cost a small fortune?

BUY IT ($250)

Find similar looks: Marina Rinaldi ($95); Raina ($149)

white blouse

Khaite White Blouse

I refuse to buy another boring white button-down. I know, they’re classic and all that, but I want to have a little more fun in the blouse department. Hence this one from Khaite that brings the intrigue with off-kilter buttons, dropped shoulders and an extra-long shirttail.

BUY IT ($560)

Find similar looks: Bella Dahl ($158); L’Agence ($375)

and other stories black blouse
& Other Stories

& Other Stories Black Blouse

While I’m at it, why not update my go-to black blouse, too? These Victorian-inspired sleeves add an air of drama to any ensemble, in any setting. Which, if I’m being honest, is always my personal goal.

BUY IT ($89)

Get the look: Lini ($198); Proenza Schouler ($790)

pink all star sneaker

Chuck Taylor All Star 70 Always Sneaker

I’m all about anything and everything retro, especially when it doesn’t require digging through the racks at a vintage store. That’s why I’m updating my dingy Chuck Taylors for this 1970s throwback that has a slightly more refined profile than your average pair of high-tops.

BUY IT ($85)

Find similar looks: Vans ($65); Nike ($100)

By Far Bag
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By Far Black Bag

Do I need another black bag? No. Do I need another purse that fits little more than my iPhone and wallet? Definitely not. Will I spring for this By Far number? You betcha.

BUY IT ($650)

Find similar looks: Staud ($275); Loeffler Randall ($295)

cargo pants

Zara Cargo Pants

Here’s a weird fact about me: I can’t stop thinking about cargo pants. Rather than go overboard on this trend, I’m going to test the waters with this $50 olive green pair from Zara. Only time will tell if my cargo collection will grow from here…

BUY IT ($50)

Find similar looks: Re/done ($250); Sally Lapointe ($890)

chain necklace

Monica Vinader Chain Necklace

I’m a gold girl, through and through, but I love mixing things up. So, this fall I’ll do that by introducing a silver chain to my jewelry box. This one will look good with tanks while the temps are still steamy but will also play nicely with a cashmere crewneck as soon as the forecast calls for it.

BUY IT ($138)

Find similar looks: Martine Ali ($225); Paco Rabanne ($440)

leaopard dress

Topshop Leopard Dress

As the saying goes, you can never own enough leopard print (that is how the saying goes, right?). So, while I might already own the Ganni version of this dress in traditional leopard print with a much shorter hemline (similar to this one), I’m obsessed with this bold shade of emerald green. Also, imagine how cute it will look with a pair of slouchy leather boots.

BUY IT ($95)

Find similar looks: Andamane ($485); Self Portrait ($495)

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