Off-duty style is a genre usually best interpreted by those pretty faces walking the runway – but this fall, DKNY is taking a stab at it. With the help of fashion’s favorite It girl Cara Delevingne, the label has created a 15-piece capsule collection full of varsity and leather jackets, sporty separates, and loud tees. It’s set to launch this October.

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Spawned from an exchange of jumpsuit-related ideas, the line also (not-so-surprisingly) includes both hooded and mesh-detailed jumpsuit styles. According to the brand, the laid-back collaboration is “equal parts Cara’s individual quirk and DKNY’s urban edge.”

Part of that quirk is Cara’s humorous touch on the tees, with statements like “If you can read this, you’re too close” paired with a cross-eyed peek at her forehead. That said, I think it’s worth getting up close and personal with this collection (especially its outerwear).

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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August 12, 2014

Some people wear a specific jacket for each season. (Booooring.) Me, on the other hand? I subscribe to the wear-a-new-jacket-every-day method. Yes. Each and every topper has its very own ideal temperature. But don’t feel restricted by these three standbys. Each represents a category all its own.

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September 21, 2013

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Sorry, Lana Del Rey – there’s no summertime sadness here. After seeing what’s in store for fashion this fall, we’re more than ready for the change of seasons. So ready, in fact, that we’re already stocking up on four of this autumn’s must-have pieces.

1. The Essential Leather Jacket
Leather jackets have been around forever. But this season, you don’t have to go all rocker-chic to add one to your closet. (Especially with alternatives to the jet-black we’re used to seeing.) Warm and stylish, this addition can be paired with lace for a girly twist or even thrown over your favorite summer maxi. Talk about transitional fashion.

2. A Pair of High-Waisted Jeans
Still hesitant about the high-waisted denim trend? We promise – you won’t look like your mom (no offense, Ma). Simply put, these jeans elevate every look. And an added bonus: those summertime crop-tops don’t have to be packed away anymore.

3. Some Lug Soles
Groundbreaking. Earth-shattering. Well, not literally – we hope. But it is clunky-chic. Whether with a thick sole or a stacked heel, these boots are bound to make a statement. (Prada knows best, after all.)

4. One Cashmere Cape
Move over, Superman. If Valentino and Isabel Marant say so, then it must be true: the cape is making its triumphant return this season. And we’re not complaining. Pair it with those ankle boots and the high-waisted denim we mentioned earlier, and boom – outfit game-changer.

Our First Look: Pre-Fall Style for Women & Men Boutique opens Friday, August 2, at 11AM ET.

By Carolyn Bothwell, Editorial Intern

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August 2, 2013

The best part of having a photo studio in your company’s building? You can rely on an expert team of stylists to give you on-trend tips. For this season’s staples, I sat down with stylist Alexandra to get the scoop on what every wardrobe needs for fall.

Cozy Knits
“You can wear a cozy knit with everything,” says Alexandra. Dress it up with a cashmere cardigan or down with an oversized sweater. (I love the oversized look with a pair of dark skinnies.)

Silk Blouses
A feminine fall staple, a silk blouse not only feels indulgent, but is also the perfect transitional piece. Easy to layer, it works with skinny jeans on the weekend or with a pencil skirt at work. “I’m all about blouses with tiny prints,” Alexandra says.

Leather
We’ve been obsessing over leather all season, but Alexandra assures us it’s the right attitude to have. “It’s my number one must-have. You need to invest in a good leather jacket,” she says. “You can wear it over jeans, with flats, or over a dress.” Versatile, indeed.

Loafers
“Penny loafers are back!” says Alexandra. “And I especially love them in a metallic.” The menswear-inspired styles are both comfy and casual, making them a perfect shoe for morning commutes and fall foliage excursions.

Our Stylists’ Picks: Head-to-Toe Fall Looks Boutique opens Tuesday, October 16, at 11AM ET.

By Melissa Mann, Staff Writer

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