If you're not fully familiar with Emmanuelle Alt, her name probably at least rings a bell. Alt served as the editor in chief of Vogue Paris for 10 years, departing last spring. Alt, who now focuses on styling, has a pared-down aesthetic when it comes to her own personal style, and is known for her impeccable wardrobe of neutral basics. When she wears trends, they're subtle and timeless, like an oversize leather jacket or navy blazer.
My point in telling you all of this is that Alt and Zara just released their second collection together (the first came in July), with Alt serving as a creative consultant. The name of the new collection is called Into the Classics, and it contains a plethora of timeless pieces with Alt's signature French twist. It's pretty much every basic you need for autumn in one drop.
Scroll on to shop the best basics from the collection, because given how obsessed we are with Zara and the French, it'll no doubt sell out fast.
I often think about how I need a black jacket just like this.
I love a cashmere sweater that can be tucked into jeans and worn under jackets.
Take my advice and snatch these designer-looking boots up.
Clear out the old and tired sweatshirts to make room for this one.
I can see why these suede trousers are the priciest piece in the collection.
Might Alt be telling us that 3/4-sleeve tops are becoming cool again?
This post was previously published and has since been updated.
Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.
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