16 Wardrobe Essentials Worth The Splurge

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From the perfect leather jacket to ultra-gorj accessories that stand the test of time, shop 16 wardrobe essentials we urge you to invest in this season.

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Mini Zip-Top Bowling Bag

$1,043

Sophie Hulme

1. The Statement Bag

Looking to embrace this season's boldest bag trend? Invest in a print less likely to go out of style, like leopard.

Leather Biker Jacket

$2,350

Belstaff

2. The Leather Jacket

Everyone needs a timeless leather jacket in their closet. The more splurge-worthy, the higher the quality. You want your leather to last forever.

Cable Knit Sweater

$790

Thakoon

3. The Oversized Knit

An oversized knit is a must for chillier days during a wardrobe transition. Wear it now with jeans and suede booties then layer it with leather come wintertime.

Arboretum Jacquard Full Skirt

$650

Tibi

4. The Full Skirt

A full skirt looks equally as chic paired with a cropped sweater and booties as it does with a silk tank and pumps. Consider it your office-to-evening dream piece.

Vachetta Bootie

$395

Rachel Zoe

5. The Black Booties

Pair these transitional booties with everything from printed dresses to skinny jeans. As a glam extra, their gold-plated heel adds a dressed-up touch to any off-duty look.

Cooper Chronograph Bracelet Watch

$250

MICHAEL Michael Kors

6. The Menswear Watch

Jewelry trends may come and go, but an oversized, menswear-inspired watch is eternally cool in our book.

Brett Silk Shirt in Nature White

$198

Equipment

7. The Silk Shirt

Made for both work and play, this crisp silk shirt goes great with just about everything.

Joyride Sunglasses

$495

Thierry Lasry

8. The Everyday Sunnies

While we adore a good statement pair, this classic colorway and style should be kept on-hand at all times—all season long.

Low-Slung Boyfriend Jeans

$317

M.I.H. Jeans

9. The Weekend Jeans

Every woman needs a roomy pair of jeans they can comfortably run errands in. Then, dress up for a night out if needed.

Medium Chain Shoulder Bag

$1,750

Chloé

10. The Day-To-Night Bag

Fashioned in a daytime-friendly hue and subtly dressed-up with a gold chain strap, this luxe crossbody bag reflects the best of both worlds.

Tailored Trousers

$550

Alexander Wang

11. The Tailored Trousers

Give your office attire an on-trend update via these cool cropped trousers. The best part about them: just add an ankle-strap heel and structured crop top for post-work cocktails.

Pave Stacking Rings

$1,150

Phyne by Paige Novick

12. The Delicate Accoutrements

Delicate pave stacking rings are a timeless way to accessorize without putting much thought into it. Splurging on a style rendered in real gold will assure your piece never tarnishes.

Backless Ponte Wrap Dress

$350

Nicholas

13. The LBD

A LBD goes a long way. Invest in one on-trend style as your go-to for last minute events. By mixing up your accessories, your dress will look completely different every time you wear it out.

Laion Sandals

$180

Schutz

14. The 'Wear Anywhere' Sandals

A simple sandal like these sky-high stunners can be worn with virtually anything, any time of day.

Sleeveless Striped Muscle Tee

$88

Current/Elliott

15. The Striped Tee

An easy striped muscle tee like this can dress down a pair of leather leggings in a flash.

Wool Twill Blazer

$1,295

Stella McCartney

16. The Transitional Blazer

Equally as necessary as having a leather jacket in your fall arsenal is owning a little black blazer to top off both off-duty and office looks alike.