By Jennifer L. Scott
Author of Lessons from Madame Chic
Fall fashion is about warming up your look with sophisticated, classic pieces. The following fall wardrobe essentials look great on any body type and can be found at any price point. Look for luxurious textures and interesting design details when choosing your essentials to stand apart from the crowd.
Everyone should have at least one cashmere sweater in their wardrobe. Cashmere can now be found at very affordable price points. Go for a classic camel-hued sweater to warm up your skin tone or opt for a jewel-tone sweater to add a little decadence to a crisp fall day.
My pick: J. Crew Tippi Cashmere Sweater
Ballet flats are great for fall because they provide just the right amount of coverage your feet need as the weather transitions while also pulling your look together in a chic, gamine way. Go for an interesting texture on your ballet flats to compliment the season. Quilted, patent or snakeskin flats will add just the right amount of interest to your look.
My pick: London Sole “Pirouette” ballet flats in beige snake
You can’t go wrong by investing in a high quality blazer for your fall wardrobe. A great blazer can make even a t-shirt and jeans look sharp. Look for interesting details like gold buttons or exaggerated shoulders.
My pick: H&M Blazer
Crisp White Shirt
A crisp, white button-down shirt looks great on everyone and goes so beautifully under the aforementioned cashmere sweater or classic blazer. Wear it with jeans and ballet flats for a casual look, or pair it with tuxedo trousers, a black blazer and a string of pearls for a chic evening ensemble.
My pick: Banana Republic Soft-wash Oxford Shirt
Perfect Dark-wash Jean
I know the trend this year is all about patterned denim, but truly, if you want a fall wardrobe essential that will last you long past this season, invest in a high-quality pair of dark-wash denim. Get them tailored to wear with either flats or heels and enjoy them all season long (and beyond).
My pick: J Brand Skinny Stretch Jean
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