This weekend the weather suddenly turned from pleasantly warm to uncomfortably chilly… …and I realized with disdain that it might be about time to get my fall wardrobe started.
While your old faithfuls from last year still work, you should make sure you renew with the following 5 fall essentials:
1. Fitted Blazer: Nothing pulls a look together like a sharp, tailored jacket.
Whether it’s in an eye catching color…


Has stylish detail…
…or is a bit more demure…
Popping a blazer over a white shirt or sweater and a pair of jeans is a consummate fall look. The key to a great blazer is fit, so make sure the buttons aren’t puckering over your bust. If you plan on investing, buy something in a neutral color like gray or black, in a seasonless wool.
A few options:

Top Row: Eloise Jacket, $108,, Taffeta Ruffle Collar Jacket, $60,
Bottom Row: Wool Herringbone Bella Jacket, $198,, Swing-Sleeve Tweed Jacket, $49,

2. Next up: Jeans in a Dark Wash.
Whether skinny and straight…

or high waisted….
.. .jeans in a dark rinse are slimming, and will work with anything from a pump to a boot.
Invest in a pair of traditional bootcuts or skinnys…
Seven Jeans Edie Jeans, $175,
And save on the trendy…

Blank High Waisted Jeans, $68,
And you’re all set!
3. Number three: Boots in a Neutral Color
Whether you rock a heel…
Or something more manageable…
…A cute leather boot adds style while keeping your toes toasty. Boots can be expensive, so expect to drop at least one hundred when you go shopping. Bonus: they’ll last for years to come!
My picks:

Top Row: Nine West Jemonia Boot, $189,, Frye Sunny Tall Cuff Boot, $298,
Bottom Row: Franco Sarto Tempest Boot, $142,
Metallic-Trim Cuff Boot, $89,
4. Ballet Flats. When those boots start to feel suffocating, you can give your feet a rest in a pair of cute ballet flats….
Kidada Jones is a fan…
They look painfully sophisticated whether paired with footless tights or skinny jeans. If you can only spring for one pair, I’d say go for an animal print or patent leather black:

Top Row: French Sole White Python Ingrid Flats, $78,, Shelly’s London Electra Ballet Flat, $45,
Bottom Row: Tory Burch Reva Ballet Flat, $195,, Sam Edelman Caroline Flats, $69,
5. Dresses.
The great thing about dresses is that they’re the perfect transitional piece from summer to fall. You can wear them alone for warmer temps, or bundle up in tights or a cardigan for more nippy temperatures.
Go for a babydoll…

classic shift….
or a modern wrap…
for added versatility.
My picks:

Top Row: Wool Turtleneck Sweater Dress, $119,, Abaete Olive Garbardine Marnie Dress, $144,
Bottom Row: Kenneth Cole Reaction Puff Sleeve Sweater Dress, $119,, Semantiks New Haven Plaid Dress, $128,
You’re autumn ready. So sad summer is over…
PS Hmm…so maybe Ms. Naomi C has had a few British Vogue covers…

I’m a bit confused… [dlisted]
PSS Check out Pieces Fall Preview this Thursday!

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