8 Pieces You Need For A Foundational Fall Wardrobe

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While we’ve often emphasized the importance of owning timeless basics, when a new season comes along, it’s equally crucial to update your wardrobe with a handful of on-trend pieces that’ll get you excited about getting dressed. And with fall—which happens to be our EIC’s favorite season of the year—right around the corner, it’s time to decide which of-the-moment heavy hitters will help you foray into full autumnal territory. Here, we’ve culled eight must-have picks from the Rachel Zoe Collection that’ll set you on the path for the über-fashionable months ahead. Don them now and throughout fall.

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Fall Trend Pieces From Rachel Zoe Collection

Velvet

Arguably the most significant trend from the fall runways, velvet immediately exudes luxury. Wear this season's It fabric via a gorgeous cold-shoulder number—a feminine take on the decadent texture.

Asymmetrical Shoulder

Ditch the exhausted off-the-shoulder trend for its cooler, edgier sister by way of an asymmetric top. This satin rendition decked with fringe is both sophisticated and head-turning.

Checks

Menswear-inspired checks are the new stripes. This versatile trouser can be worn with a crisp white button-down or a nubby oversize turtleneck sweater once temperatures drop.

Metallic

Don't be afraid to shine this fall. Perfect for evening events and the holidays, this high-neck pussy-bow minidress will become a treasured item in your wardrobe.

Lace

Autumnal vibes are all about texture, and lace is definitely on the list as it immediately lends romance and interest to any look.

Fuzzy Shoes

Love it or hate it, bits of fluff are seen in multiple iterations this season, from pool slides to pumps. Rock the look with any day or night staple for a cool, quirky flair.

Ruffles

Voluminous details can be hard to pull off, but feminine ruffles across collars and sleeves are totally wearable, especially when rendered in punchy hues that look great with jeans.

Opulent Prints

Stately patterns such as paisley and brocade are perfect for colder months as we stray away from the bright vacation prints of summer.