Labor Day has made its entrance. After a long, hot summer filled with flowy dresses and linen fabrics I’m, for once, almost welcoming the changing of seasons. I’ve always considered myself more of a summer girl in all areas – fashion, activities, food, weather (all the good stuff), but this year? It’s hard to resist the tailored pieces popping up in preparation for New England’s crisp autumn air. From structured blazers and cozy knit sweaters to buttery carry-alls and the perfect layering pieces, I think this season’s wardrobe staples have (dare I say it) converted me into an autumn lover.
1. Calvin Klein collection Black Lambskin Leather Jacket
There’s no mistaking the versatility of a great leather jacket – and this Calvin Klein number will get a lot of love in the months to come.
2. Tahari A.S.L. “Chelsea” Pine Cone Belted Flutter Skirt
Its perfect feminine shape and autumn-inspired hue make this belted skirt a must-have item to wear with tights when the weather cools off.
3. theyskens’ theory “Tenny. Isand” Top
Begging to be layered, this lightweight, 100 percent-silk tank will pair perfectly with anything: blazers, trousers, jeans, cardigans, you name it.
4. Forte Open-Front Hooded Cashmere Sweater
Perhaps the most comfortable fabric out there, cashmere not only feels luxurious, but looks it too. This style and color will withstand wardrobe transitions all year.
5. Nanette Lepore Leather Small Satchel
Structured, supple leather in colorblocked neutrals? This satchel is a must-have add-on to fall’s tailored clothing.