The month of August is coming to a close, and September is right around the corner. Hopefully, it means we can stop dressing to survive the heat and start dressing to impress. Our Editor Essentials are full of the transitional and fall essentials we can’t wait to start wearing again – like luscious leather jackets and tailored black pants. And a few we can wear right now – like gold jewelry and white shirts.
You already know the basics, but let me reintroduce you. Black pants that you can wear all fall. Just pick whether your vibe is pleated and slouchy Favorite Daughter pants or a modern cigarette pant from J.Crew. A perfectly tailored white shirt from Frank & Eileen or the menswear version from HommeGirls. The LBD of your dreams: slip dress or puff sleeve.
The two transitional coat superstars: a lighter weight cotton trench like this one from Kule or this one from Banana Republic, and of course the leather jacket, a cool-girl staple. Theory’s slightly oversized, more casual version and Madewell’s broken-in jacket are both winners.
Our forever fall shoe is a loafer hat you can wear with just about anything. Go for a classic black. Splurge on a pair by Gucci or Prada , or mix it up with a lug-sole from Steve Madden. Coming in a close second is a sensible pair of heels that are as comfortable as they are stylish. These elegant low pumps from Gucci, these Chanel lookalikes, or this low stiletto heel from M.Gemi all tick the boxes.
You know I’m a gold girl. Laura Lombardi’s gold-plated, glamorous, and affordable jewelry gets the job done. Like these ribbed hoops, this chunky bracelet, or this thick cable chain necklace. For a watch, you can’t go wrong with a statement piece, like this Hermes Cape Cod model or Cartier’s Pasha de Cartier. Finish your outfit off with a classic bag, like this ladylike Frame purse or Saint Laurent’s Manhattan shoulder bag in sleek black.
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