10 Wardrobe Essentials Worth Investing In This Fall

From striped trousers to silk pajamas, these are the trends that will be sticking around for years.

By: Hannah Baxter

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Fall dressing comes with a significant amount of relief around the Coveteur office. Honestly, after so many months of enduring the stifling subway platforms and debating whether or not to wear denim cut-offs in the office, we’re welcoming cooler temperatures with open arms and empty closets. Well, maybe not *completely* empty, but there is plenty of space just waiting to be filled with the impending season’s coats, boots, and the coziest knitwear we can find.

Now, with the rise of the capsule wardrobe, there’s never been a better time to take a hard look at your online shopping cart and consider which items will transcend seasonal trends and which will be donated after you ultimately wear them just once or twice. So the challenge for this fall is to finally invest in those pieces that you’ll love year after year despite the changing tides of fashion. Once you begin to follow that guideline, you’ll quickly find that your entire wardrobe is both stylish and functional, AND you’re wasting less money in the long run (yay!). Here are the ten essential styles that are worth investing in this fall.

 

A CARRYALL BAG WITH A DASH OF HARDWARE

There is nothing quite as timeless or versatile as a simple leather bag. It’s the first building block of a truly stellar wardrobe, and something we see in every closet we’ve explored. We’re also loving that hardware is continuing to pop up in designers’ collections this past year. It’s the perfect edgy addition to take your classic purse to the next level.

 

SILKY PAJAMAS FOR WORKING AND SLEEPING

Who doesn’t want to feel both chic and outrageously comfortable at the same time? The answer to that is no one, and the solution is silk. Specifically, silk pajamas. There’s no sign that the pajamas-as-daywear trend is going anywhere anytime soon, and we couldn’t be happier. A solid or patterned set is an elevated upgrade to any wardrobe.

 

STATEMENT BOOTS THAT ARE ACTUALLY COMFORTABLE

All hail the rise of the mid-heel boot. With just a touch of height, but a seriously comfy sole, we cannot get enough of this closet staple. And while we’re all for your standard black ankle bootie, it’s time we focus our attention on finding bolder colors and silhouettes. You’d be surprised how much it can make or break an outfit.

 

A SHEARLING BOMBER FOR MAXIMUM COZINESS

There’s no replacing a leather jacket as the ultimate in transitional dressing and cold-weather layering. It’s a classic for a reason. However, we’re loving the added texture that a shearling jacket provides. It’s a perfect mix of statement and timeless, and our closets are in dire need of an investment style.

 

A HAT FOR A HEAD-TO-TOE LOOK

Can we just admit that styling your hair is way better in the fall because HATS? There’s nothing like throwing on a beanie last-minute and cruising out the door no worse for wear. But if you’re going to disguise your day-four hair underneath a hat, then you might as well make it the chicest version possible.

 

A STRUCTURED BLAZER FOR DAY TO NIGHT

Anyone who says a blazer has to be boring has clearly never found the right one—the right one being structured, with flawless lines and a slim cut. Whether you pair it with boyfriend jeans or a full-on power suit, the right jacket will last you years.

 

PERSONALIZED JEWELRY IN YOUR FAVORITE METAL

It’s not hard for us to justify a new jewelry purchase, but adding in a personal touch to any piece makes it all the more special. A custom signet ring or a charm with your initials means that the piece will hopefully stick around for generations or more.

 

WHITE SNEAKERS THAT GO WITH EVERYTHING

Sneakers have solidified their status as a must-have staple for fashion insiders. Whether you’re adding to your collection or pondering your first pair, a plain white style is anything but basic. Your feet will thank you.

 

STRIPED TROUSERS FOR MILES OF LEG

A high-waisted trouser will never go out of style, and we can’t get enough of this season’s striped options. Who doesn’t want to elongate their legs with just a simple outfit change? Whether you’re wearing a minimalist t-shirt or a slouchy button-down, there’s no wrong way to style this staple.

 

A WORKWEAR-INSPIRED BOILER SUIT

While our love of a good jumpsuit is no secret, cooler temperatures mean that we can finally embrace the full work-wear look with long sleeves in sturdy fabrics. Plus, pulling on a boiler in the morning eliminates the need to overthink an outfit or stress about separates. One easy pick and you’re good to go.

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