6 Essentials To Buy Before Fall Begins

A woman walking in a fall outfit with a blue shirt and a blue denim skirt

The first day of fall may not arrive until September 22 but, like many of you we presume, the autumn season and all its warmly hued, sweater-endorsing glory are at top of mind. Fall, in particular, has always felt like more of a to-do than the other seasons, due in large part to its back-to-school connotations and overall mood of starting fresh. Alas, we must hang up our summer wears for the time being (farewell straw basket bags and swimsuits!) and trade them in for a new batch of essentials.

Speaking of the latter, now that it’s a reasonable time to begin planning out your outfits for autumn we realized it’d be a smart idea to tap one of our favorite stylists Rachael Wang for her take on what qualifies as an investment-worthy piece for the season. Turns out, there are six that she’s eyeing right now—and they may not be what you expected. To see what we mean, scroll down to find out which six fall essentials she is endorsing and shop your favorites for the cozy months ahead.

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Fall Prep

Traditional Menswear Checked Blazer

"Corporate suiting looks were all over the runways for fall. The easiest way to incorporate the trend is with an oversized blazer which is easy to throw over dresses, pair with jeans or mix with a similarly tonal checked pencil skirt for a fresh take on the trend."

Strappy Kitten Heel Sandal

"Sandals are somewhat counterintuitive for fall but with the changing climate, there might be some balmy fall days that require breezier footwear. These look especially modern with vintage jeans and when the weather cools down, try them with sheer black hosiery which have returned in all their rule-breaking glory."

Bootcut Jeans

“The early '00s are back and this super-flattering silhouette feels new again.”

Organic Materials Jewelry

“Natural and organic materials are being incorporated into jewelry for a very personalized effect. Try mixing pieces that incorporate shells and baroque pearls with your favorite gold or silver pieces.”

Turtleneck Midi Dress

“So easy, warm and modest.”

Cowboy Boots

“Go for a thigh-high pair if you dare."