This Collection Gave Me 17 Reasons to Be Excited About Fall

I recently moved to New York after a seven-year stint in Los Angeles, which means 2019 is the first time in a long time that I've actually gotten the real fall experience (insert all the happy-face emojis here). And while I will 100% be that annoying person who refuses to shut up about the leaves changing colors, what I'm most looking forward to is having an excuse to upgrade my cold-weather wardrobe.

So what's on my fall essentials list? Tons of denim, boots, and work-friendly closed-toe shoe styles, a goes-with-everything leather jacket, and plenty of pretty tops and dresses to fill in the blanks. After seeing how two of my most stylish co-workers styled their favorite PAIGE pieces last fall, I felt sure I could rely on the brand for everything on my list, and as it turns out, I wasn't wrong… I actually found even more must-have items than expected—17, to be exact.

The most-worn pair of jeans in my closet is a light-wash raw-hem straight-leg style, but it's officially time for an upgrade (I know because my tailor refuses to stitch them up a third time).

I can't wait to wear this floral dress with the aforementioned booties and a cozy pair of tights.

This perfect layering tank now comes in a fresh shade that happens to pop beautifully against both dark and light hair.

It's that time of year where I get particularly excited about the return of plaid, so you can imagine how high up by shopping list this loafer style is.

I've always wanted to own a pair of leather pants, and now that I'm a New Yorker (kind of, right?), I feel like it's my duty to purchase these.

Toile (aka wallpaper print) had a huge moment over the summer, but this jacket means I can keep wearing the print into fall.

White booties always make me feel like a cool girl from the '70s in the best way.

Here's that gorgeous goes-with-everything leather jacket I was talking about before. Isn't she a beauty?

These black jeans hit at the ideal length to show off my favorite booties.

Plus a top to wear under it when it's too cold for that gold tank but not quite cold enough for a sweater.

These subtly sparkly loafers are going to be my new day-to-night shoe.

I can't wait until it's chilly enough to layer a turtleneck under this butterfly-print dress.

There's no such thing as too many pairs of black boots, so this style with unique gold hardware just feels necessary.

These ultra-dark skinny jeans were seriously made to be worn with every single boot style.

Brown is going to be a huge color trend for fall, so I'm gearing up by purchasing this wide-leg denim style now.

Sneakers have recently become an essential for both stylish outfits and for survival (check my daily step count for proof), so I'll be swapping out my go-to white pair for this seasonally appropriate black velvet one ASAP.

These black leather booties are my top pick for denim outfits. I'll be wearing these to work, on date nights, and everything in between.