Fall is finally here, and whether you’re already mourning the end of miniskirt season or desperately longing to pull your coziest knits out of your closet, dropping temperatures mean a wardrobe update is in order. Here’s what you’ll need to keep your look on-trend through year’s end.
The Luxe Varsity Jacket
While the athleisure trend is apparently here to stay, wearing workout gear all day isn’t for everyone. Enter the bomber jacket, the outerwear superstar of fall 2016. Sure, the bomber borrows its silhouette, and its sporty coolness, from your high school boyfriend’s beloved baseball jacket. But the use of luxe fabrics like silk and velvet, plus the addition of feminine details like embroidery, give the current iteration of the varsity jacket a dash of sophistication. If you like the sporty look but don’t love spandex, throw on a silk bomber over a slim trouser or pleated skirt to keep things formal, or pair it with your favorite jeans for an off-duty model weekend ensemble.
- Steal the Look: Charlotte Russe Floral Embroidered Bomber Jacket ($38.99)
- Splurge the Look: Tibi Marisol Embroidered Bomber ($595)
The Kick-Flare Jean
It’s official: skinny jeans are over. On the runway and on the street, women have been trading in their slim-fitting stretch denim for relaxed silhouettes like the mom jean and the ’70s flare. But while flares might be more comfortable than skintight jeggings, that extra fabric can also be a little overwhelming. Luckily this fall is all about the kick-flare, an easier take on the retro denim shape. Unlike traditional flares, which can swallow your shoe, kick-flares boast a slightly slimmer cuff and ankle-baring cropped hem. The result is a denim silhouette that’s versatile and looks good on every leg length.
- Steal the Look: H&M Cropped Flare High Jeans ($19.99)
- Splurge the Look: Stella McCartney Frayed Kick Flare Jeans ($525)
The White Bootie
Weall know the rule about not wearing white after Labor Day. But this year, fashion insiders have been shaking things up and throwing some of those so-called “fashion don’ts” out the window, so it’s no surprise that the white bootie has become the must-have shoe for fall. Spotted all over the fall fashion week circuit, white cold-weather footwear feels modern, daring, and unexpected. As temperatures drop, pair a white boot with your heavy black coats and grey sweaters to give your look a surprising pop of lightness.
- Steal the Look: Topshop Bella Heeled Boots ($65)
- Splurge the Look: Rag & Bone Shelby Leather Ankle Boots ($650)