Fall has arrived! The exciting new season brings much to look forward to, including pumpkin spiced lattes, brilliantly colored leaves, brisk weather and, best of all, a new wardrobe filled with Fall essentials! Autumn calls for warm materials and pieces with layering potential to offer protection from Mother Nature. Think fur vests, pea coats, leather boots, chubby cable knit sweaters and more. Start the season off right by curating the 10 must-have essentials that will be the foundation of your ensembles!
The ultimate layering piece, Elizabeth and James’ Sean rabbit and coyote fur vest is perfectly lux. The outerwear piece features rabbit in the body of the vest and coyote in the shawl collar for a ridiculously cozy option. With its grey tones, the style could coordinate easily with colored blouses or solid blacks and whites. Pair it with long dresses or skinny pants to balance the cropped silhouette.
Having a staple blouse is important for Fall, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Stylestalker offers the Night Lights shirt with sheer navy chiffon accented with faux leather trim, collar and pockets. Layer the sheer number over a sleeveless top and combine with your favorite jeans or printed trousers. The navy color is unexpectedly versatile. Treat it as the new black.
Despite the heat, Spring and Summer have seen their share of wax-coat and leather skinnies, making the pants a must-have for the cooler Autumn days. Free People’s vegan leather skinny pant displays a moto aesthetic and brings edge to any outfit. Replace last year’s trousers with these to mix and match with knitwear, chic blazers, blouses and vests. Complete the look with Western-style booties or prim pointed toe pumps.
Unfortunately, Fall also means rain, but with a clear umbrella, singing in the rain won’t be a problem. Felix Rey’s Rain Rain Go Away umbrella features a bubble shape detailed with black trim and a heart graphic. Have it handy for the damp days along with a pair of trusty rain boots. You’ll be skipping rather than scurrying!
Fall wardrobes are not complete without a cable-knit sweater. BB Dakota brings the cozy style together with a radiant shade of evergreen – a key color for the season. The stylish sweater includes engraved brass buttons accenting the shoulders and ribbed banding trims at the hem and cuffs. Dress up the sweater with a navy full skirt or go casual-chic by mixing with faux leather skinnies.
Bop Basic’s Pop Top fingerless gloves are the perfect solution for cold weather and text messaging. The effortless option in dark grey or black is knitted with ribbed edges and is complete with a buttoned mitten cover. Keep these in your handbag for chilly nights.
The Fall season is synonymous with outerwear and ONE by Gerald and Stewart has just the right style. The classic double-breasted pea coat in a dark shade of navy makes a slight contrast to black. Style the coat with office ensembles or dinner date outfits. Leave it unbuttoned or get snug with scarves and mittens.
While this time of the year usually calls for covered up looks, a fun, bright skirt is essential to keep the winter blues away. Alice and Olivia’s yellow Gianna A-line skirt does just the trick and is still on cue with a sturdy tweed material. Stay warm by teaming up the number with knee-high leather boots and a long coat or opaque tights. On mild days, try a long-sleeve blouse and a chubby scarf.
Fresh season, fresh handbag. Reed Krakoff intermixes two major trends of the season for the Atlantique bag: oxblood red and traditional hand-held silhouettes. The designer’s latest “It” bag boasts supple leather and tonal calf hair accented with gunmetal hardware. The tote’s top handles and a removable black zip pouch makes for effortless usability. Make this your everyday bag and let the deep shade accompany jewel colors or stand out against monochrome black.
After years of taking a backseat to the ankle bootie, the knee-high boot is back and is absolutely essential for Fall 2012. B Brian Atwood crafted a sleek and classic style with the Fanfan cap toe boots. The leather shaft is split in the back for comfort and is offset with a patent leather toe cap. Made for every stylish occasion, combine with mini or pencil skirts, pull them over fitted leggings with oversized knits or wear with a modern dress for an edgy attitude.