My ten favorite pieces for Fall


Today’s illustration:
navy beanie Rugby by Ralph Lauren (or $ asos and $$$ Barney’s), sateen trench Seoul night market (or $ asos and $$$ shopbop), crew neck sweater Uniqlo (or $ 6pm and $$$ Barneys), silk blouse Theory (or $ Vince Camuto and $$$ Net-a-Porter), linen dot tee Zara or ($ Dillards and $$$ Splendid), chambray button-down TopShop (or $ Kohl’s and $$$ Urban Outfitters), high-waisted leggings Zara (or $$$ Bloomingdales), pocket scarf abercrombie (or $ asos and $$$ farfetch), suede booties asos or ($$ Dolce Vita and $$$ asos), medium Candace carryall Coach (or $ Steve Madden)

Hello!  I hope you safely survived the impact and aftermath of Sandy.  My thoughts are with those who were hit hard.  (I’m taking refuge at a good friend’s who luckily avoided power loss.)

Returning to our apartment and packing an overnight bag made it obvious that I have certain seasonal wardrobe staples.  These are my top ten picks that I can’t live without.

My classic trench (also here) has a great fit and luxurious texture.  It’s the perfect weight to guard against wind and rain without being too bulky.

I value lightweight tops that layer.  My Autumn must-haves: an easy tee, a long sleeve silk blouse, a light weight sweater or a chambray shirt.  I love thin sweaters (especially ones with fun graphics and patterns, but black can do no wrong.)

I’ve featured these leggings before because I am obsessed with them.  I usually don’t like leggings because they are very revealing (if you know what I mean.)  These ones offer the structure of dress trousers and flatter you (like Spanx!)

I accessorize with rich Autumn hues: browns, raspberry, and deep navy.  My boy beanie and cute pocket scarf add warmth and cozy-ness.  My outfits are complete with suede booties and a structured bag.