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First Dibs on Fall 2013!

Get ahead of the game: Stock up on fall’s must-have pieces before the season actually hits

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

Over-the-Knee Boots

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

Colorful Coat

Lighten things up with a pretty, ladylike coat in cool blues and sweet pinks. Wool coat, $1,332, Carven, farfetch.com 

Punk Pearls

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

Intarsia Sweater

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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