Summertime may still be in full swing, but there’s no harm in seeking out your wardrobe staples for the months ahead. This fall brings eye-catching twists to old classics like punk-inspired pearls and furry black and whites. There’s plenty of room to play with this season’s trends but before more items hit store shelves, grab the sure-bet pieces likely to sell out before the rest.
Below, a fall list of dressing to-do’s you’ll want to check off ASAP.
Tartan prints are having a major moment, whether worn as an accessory or an entire ensemble. Plaid mini skirt, $280, Étoile Isabel Marant, net-a-porter.com
A retro-inspired over the knee boot with a chunky heel make for fall’s most subtly sexy shoe. Over-the-knee boot, $1,395, Reed Krakoff, bergdorfgoodman.com
Black & White
There’s much more flairs in this season’s black & white pieces a la Versace’s plush shoulder bag (pictured right). Mink fur shoulder bag, $5,496, Versace, luisaviaroma.com
Lighten things up with a pretty, ladylike coat in cool blues and sweet pinks. Wool coat, $1,332, Carven, farfetch.com
It’s no secret that punk-era style has been resurrected, and if you’re not in the mood to rock a full Mohawk this season, try some spiked pearls instead. Cultured pearl and spike long necklace, $710, Fenton, barneys.com
Knits with a chevron print go from the ski slopes to the streets as the geo-print pullover becomes one of fall’s main staples. Chevron knit sweater, $944, Jason Wu, boutique1.com
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