Call us Type A, but we like to approach shopping for the new season with a comprehensive strategy. As such, we put together a handy fall shopping list that covers key basics, as well as of-the-moment items that will instantly update your existing wardrobe. And because we know you’re always on the go, you can click the pink box below to print out a PDF of the checklist to bring with you shopping.
Scroll down to check out our picks in every category!
The Kooples Herringbone Insert Shirt ($165)
Investing in a quality oxford shirt is a smart move simply because you’ll wear it forever.
Band of Outsiders Cropped Sleeve Plaid Shirt ($325)
Nothing feels more fall than plaid.
T by Alexander Wang Grey Cotton Burlap Frayed & Cropped Shirt ($325)
Have you heard? Frayed hems are the new fringe.
J.Crew Collection Cashmere Sweater ($190)
Cashmere may seem like a splurge, but when it comes to the softness, there’s nothing better.
DKNY Knitted Turtleneck Sweater ($160)
A turtleneck is hands-down our favorite layering piece.
Acne Studios Donna boiled Merino Wool Midi Skirt ($450)
Swap out your full-skirted midis for a more sophisticated, slimmer version.
Mother of Pearl Franklin Printed Cotton-Blend Shift Dress ($830)
Mod is back in a big way, which makes this timeless silhouette feel especially current.
Zara Wide Leg Trousers with Small Dots ($60)
The movement away from skinny pants means that wide-leg pants are officially in.
ASOS Wide Midi Pant with Contrast Waistband ($67)
As the seasons change, these are the ideal transitional piece.
Acne Studios Pop Cropped Boyfriend Jeans ($250)
When Vogue says this is the denim style for fall, you listen.
Theory Tailored Blazer with Asymmetric Ruffle Hem ($575)
Trust us: this is the outerwear look of the season.
Marissa Webb Celia Long Vest ($685)
A sleeveless vest was made for creative layered looks.
Zara Flowy Trenchcoat with Camouflage Lining ($100)
If you don’t own the timeless topper yet, this is the time to finally pull the trigger.
Acne Studios Jaycee Loafers ($500)
The schoolgirl staple is having a major moment for fall.
Loeffler Randall Remy Block Heel Pumps ($325)
Change out your stilettos for something a bit sturdier.
Zara High Heeled Printed Leather Booties ($159)
This fall’s iteration comes up a bit higher than ankle boots of seasons past.
Little Liffner Wild Thing Oversize Foldover Clutch ($595)
The cozy trend feels especially right on a chic clutch like this one
Mark Cross Small Grace Box ($2195)
Alexa Chung has given the petite bag trend her stamp of approval, and we couldn’t agree more.
Madewell Bandana ($19)
A stylish scarf or bandana tied around the neck is officially the new necklace.
Lack of Color Montana Nightfall Hat ($99)
We’re enamored with the dramatic hat—just check out how cool it looks on Chiara Ferragni.
Ryan Storer Rhodium Curve Drop Earrings with Swarovski Pearls ($269)
This season, the earring stands alone.