I Plan to Only Buy 2 Pieces This Season, and, Well, These Are Them

With the turn of every season, a crop of new trends pop up, and we're inundated with the temptation to try all of them. Since my bank account and closet space are limited, it's not feasible to actually test out every single trend each season, so I examine each one carefully and cherry-pick the ones that make the most sense for me. I want to make sure I'm only adding pieces to my closet that have longevity and will enhance my current wardrobe.

After careful consideration of the current fall 2019 trends, there are two standouts that I'll be adding to my closet. Not only do these styles have serious staying power, they can also be worn with all of my favorite pieces I already own to create looks that feel current without being too trendy. This way my outfits are directional without looking like Instagram threw up on me. Below I've highlighted the only two fall pieces I plan on buying this fall and why each one is a worthwhile investment among a sea of options. 

LEATHER SEPARATES

There's no question that this fall's biggest fabric is leather. We've seen it popping up in luxe separates of all kinds—from trench coats to skirts to dresses. A chic leather piece makes any outfit feel more elevated instantly, and adds a certain cool factor to even the most basic of looks. I'll be adding leather separates to my wardrobe this season to pair with everything from jeans to slip skirts. 

This trench coat looks like a vintage designer piece. 

This looks significantly more expensive than it is. 

Give your basic blouse a break and try this one instead.

A classic leather jacket will never go out of style.

This piece can be worn as a shirt or a jacket—a shacket, if you will. 

The belted waist is so flattering. 

Does it get cooler than this snakeskin dress?

The stud details on the side make this skirt stand out.

KNEE-HIGH BOOTS

Knee-high boots have become the top fall shoe style basically overnight, with fashion people leaning heavily into the boot and straight-leg jean outfit combo. The key to this trend is choosing a style that has a wider leg, and don't be afraid to wear them with everything from said straight-leg jeans to midi skirts to dresses. These are a timeless investment you'll wear for years to come. 

These come in three different calf width sizes so you can tailor them perfectly to your body. 

For when your outfit needs a pop of print. 

I have these boots and get compliments every time I wear them. 

I love how wide the mouth is on these—perfect for tucking jeans into. 

Pro tip: Mock croc always looks expensive.