With fall coming into full swing here in New York, we’re starting to see lots of jeans, ankle boots, and—gasp!—even a sweater or two (as the Starks say on Game of Thrones: Winter is coming). So while much of September is spent transitional dressing (wearing summer pieces with warmer counterparts), it’s time to get cracking on that fall shopping list! And on that note, I want to share my fall shopping list with you! The look I’m going for: an intersection of polished, and stylish—and always figure flattering.
Get inspired by work-friendly collections such as Celine, Jason Wu, and Ellery, which all expertly put fashionable spins on the classics, and try some exaggerated proportions and unexpected textures when it comes to simple pieces, like button downs, wrap dresses, and suiting.
Here’s how to get the look:
Celine, Jason Wu, and Ellery Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear
1. The Unconstructed Coat
The Robe, AYR, $585, ayr.com
A perfect addition to any everyday, a draped unconstructed coat that hits at the midmidcalfcalf pairs perfectly with light wash jeans and a white shirt, or take it up a notch by throwing it over a shift dress.
2. The Updated Wrap Dress
Wrap Dress, ASOS, $81, asos.com
The Wrap dress has been updated this season for more of a kimono style. This silhouette gives you that great hourglass shape with the self belt. It can be easily taken from day to night by adding pumps and standout clutch.
3. The Basic Turtleneck
Turtleneck, Kit and Ace, $118, kitandace.com
A black turtleneck is likely something you’ll wear at least once a week during the fall and winter. Layer it under a dress or wear it with jeans and a blazer. All are great options.
4. The Sleek White Skirt
Mini skirt, Universal Standard, $110, universalstandard.net
You know how much we love winter white and if you haven’t ventured into the trend yet, now is definitely the time. This polished skirt will be work-ready with opaque tights and midi-heels. Lose the tights for a sexier evening look.
5. The Preppy Loafers
Loafers, Steve Madden, $80, dillards.com
Who doesn’t love a comfortable and super trendy shoe?! Sayonara sky-high heels, dress to impress by pairing loafers with a suit this fall.
6. The Going Out Skirt
Fringed Suede Skirt, Illia, $289, theoutnet.com
A pencil skirt + Long fringes = an adventurous look in a classic, shape-celebrating silhouette.
7. The Classic Boots
Boots, Lane Bryant, $249, lanebryant.com
Knee-high boots are majorly trending this winter, and we found a pair with extra room in the legs. Rejoice! They’ll be stylish worn under mid-length skirts and dresses.
8. The Work Dress for Cold Days
Turtleneck Dress, Wilfred Free, $175, aritzia.com
Colder weather doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your dresses. This knit version will be warm enough for the fall months—especially with tights and that roomy camel coat up top!
9. The Tie-Waist Skirt
Knit Skirt, Joseph, $705, matchesfashion.com
…And same goes for skirts. The bonus feature on this cozy gray one? The tie at the waist will help pull in your figure—instant hourglass!
10. The Velvet Flared Pants
Flared Pants, J Brand, $300, net-a-porter.com
Voila! This is a wow-inducing office pick. With a sharp white button-down shirt and some preppy loafers, these luxe pants will do all the talking. Take ’em from work to drinks with a pair of stilettos and a faux fur stole.