First Dibs on Fall 2013!

by Natasha Wolff | August 5, 2013 12:00 am

Summertime may still be in full swing, but there’s no harm in seeking out your wardrobe staples for the months ahead. This fall[1] 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,[2]

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,[3]

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,[4]

Colorful Coat

Lighten things up with a pretty, ladylike coat in cool blues and sweet pinks. Wool coat, $1,332, Carven,[5] 

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,[6]

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,[7]


The 5 beauty trends to try before summer ends[8]
Our picks for 8 indulgent fall sweaters[9]
The case for covering up in the summer[10]

  1. This fall: http://../../../2013-08/1507/stylish-luxe-sweatshirts
  8. The 5 beauty trends to try before summer ends: http://../../../2013-08/1506/best-summer-beauty-products
  9. Our picks for 8 indulgent fall sweaters: http://../../../2013-08/1507/stylish-luxe-sweatshirts
  10. The case for covering up in the summer: http://../../../2013-06/1290/covering-up-fur-coats-summer-fashion

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