At the start of every new season, there are always certain non-negotiable basics I know I’ll be buying and/or wearing in the coming months, regardless of what the trends are. In winter, the list includes a warm coat and lug-soled boots. Spring might involve some new dresses and sandals, summer always requires a trove of white tops and basic swimsuits, and fall, of course, comes with its own set of essentials—all of which you’re about to read about below.
While our F/W 2020 trend research is still in the works, from outerwear to accessories, the “basics” portion of my autumn shopping list has been set for quite some time now. To see my must-haves in action thanks to the help of some of our favorite fashion people on Instagram and, of course, shop my picks for each category along the way, just keep scrolling.