Shopping for Fall? Get These 5 Essentials First

Shopping for Fall? Get These 5 Essentials First
Vanessa Jackman

Already, the first signs of fall are here: school’s starting soon, September issues have begun to arrive at newsstands, and stores are stocked with sweaters and boots. They’ve got a point—the early bird gets the worm, or their pick of the best fall pieces in this case. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite seasonal picks with a high risk of selling out quickly.

Scroll down to get first dibs on these fall essentials.

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    PHOTO: Sincerely Jules

    When the leaves change, we immediately want to go boot shopping. Check out this plethora of gorgeous options that likely won’t be around for long!

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    Tibi Bailey Boots ($625) in Moss

    Even though there’s a lot going on with these shoes, they remain incredibly sleek.

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    Zara Long Leather Boots ($269) in Black

    Thigh-high boots are still strong for fall—try the trend in Zara’s sophisticated version.



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    Loeffler Randall Ella Stached Heel Bootie ($395) in Grey Leather

    These sturdy booties are so versatile and timeless.

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    Alexander Wang Sigrid Tall Boots With Rose Gold Hardware ($1,150) in Black

    Yes, these boots are definitely an investment. But three words: rose gold hardware.


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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    The easiest way to update your fall wardrobe? Snag a cool new coat, like one of these statement-making cover-ups.

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    Topshop Faux Fur Animal Print Coat ($178) in Brown

    This printed coat looks much more expensive than its actual price tag.

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    Tibi Boucle Long Coat ($695) in Foxglove Pink

    Brighten up your outfit with Tibi’s lovely rose-colored coat.

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    Zara Wool Coat ($129) in Mink

    Layer Zara’s slightly oversized silhouette over your knit sweaters.  

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    Burberry Oversize Pea Coat With Leather Undercollar ($1,250) in Mid Grey Melange

    Leather details add a little edge to this timeless coat.

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    Leather Everything:

    PHOTO: Style Du Monde

    There’s a good chance that you want nothing to do with leather in the sticky summer months, but once fall arrives, leather seems like a novel idea. Check out these edgy, sleek pieces now!

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    Theory Teeka Easeful Leather Midi Skirt ($815) in Black

    Thanks to an elastic waistband and modest hem, this leather skirt is actually comfortable and wearable..


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    Madewell Leather Tour Vest ($395) in True Black

    This tough moto vest makes an excellent summer-to-fall transitional piece.

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    Alice + Olivia Leather Combo Anders Pants ($596) in Black

    These leather-front trousers have major office potential.

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    Tibi Leather Cami ($365) in Black

    A delicate leather camisole has date night written all over it. 

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    Statement Sweatshirts:

    PHOTO: Style Du Monde

    We expect the statement sweatshirt craze to continue this season. Cool girls have already begun snapping up the most stylish versions.

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    KENZO Twin Peaks-Embroidered Sweatshirt ($317)

    KENZO does it again in the sweatshirt department with this artistic iteration. It’s a men’s style, but you’ll love its slouchy boyfriend fit.

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    Maje Guillaume Embellished Cotton French Terry Sweatshirt ($235)

    A crimson sweatshirt with Parisian flair? Yes, please.  

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    Madewell Jardin Sweatshirt ($70) in Heather Dusk

    Even Madewell jumps on the French bandwagon with this sweatshirt. (In case you’re wondering, jardin means “garden” in English.)

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    Étoile Isabel Marant Hana Printed Cotton-Blend Jersey Sweatshirt ($300)

    Trick people into thinking you’re wearing a chunky knit in this quirky sweatshirt.

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    Everyday Handbags:

    PHOTO: Vanessa Jackman

    When you’re shopping for a new bag this season, look for rich colors, luxe materials like leather and suede, and minimal hardware.

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    A.P.C. Bucket Bag ($575) in Navy

    We love this structured take on a bucket bag. Bonus points for its unique hue.

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    Need Supply Stina Backpack ($88) in Black

    We’re not sure how this leather backpack is less than $100, but we’re not complaining.

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    Clare V. Madeleine Grande Bag ($585) in Red

    This red satchel will instantly punch up all of your understated fall ensembles.

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    Saint Laurent Suede Moujik Medium Bag ($2,650) in Military & Black

    There’s plenty of buzz about Saint Laurent’s latest covetable handbag style—and with good reason.

    Have you already begun shopping for fall? What’s on your wish list? Sound off in the comments below!

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