Fall is all about the fashion, and as the fashion weeks continue and the weather really starts to cool, every fashionista is going to be making her fall shopping list. And while there are plenty of trends to jump on for this year, this is also the perfect time of year to make an investment. There are certain items, like a great pair of jeans or an LBD, that are worth paying a little more for the best quality and fit. We have those top ten items that are going to be worth every penny this fall, and many seasons beyond.
A CLASSIC TIMEPIECE
Often listed as the perfect gift for yourself for a new job or that latest promotion, every working woman needs a great watch. Not only is it practical, but the style you choose also says a lot about you. We love everything from the Shinola line, but the Runwell Contrast Chrono in rose gold is as eye catching as it is classic. If you’re more of a silver girl, they have one in sterling as well.
A WORK BAG THAT WILL TAKE YOU PLACES
We’ve always been a fan of Bendel’s, and there’s few brands more classic than the NYC icon. Their West 57th Satchel comes in a variety of truly chic colors, as well as two sizes depending on what you carry to work. The clean design makes it perfect for any office, but the lush leather and signature charm mean you can take it to happy hour without looking like you came from the office.
STACKED BOOTS MADE FOR WALKING
Fall is boot season, and there’s just no way around it! And while there are booties and biker boots galore, a stacked heel knee boot is such a versatile shoe. And so long as you take care of the leather, this charcoal shade of Rebecca Minkoff’s style is perfect for any outfit; black, grey or otherwise.
SOMETHING CHIC AND LEOPARD
Let’s face it, leopard has basically become a neutral in the fashion world. But for those women who like a little more pop than basic black, this animal print dress from Rebecca Taylor is going to be “your” dress for this fall and forever more. Want to take the leopard at more of a small leap than a bound, this clutch is another safe bet.
A STATEMENT COAT
While summer is all about tight light jackets, fall is more high fashion. You don’t have to wear something fitted to look sexy, as this season’s slew of robe coats and trenches prove. This Steve Nalan wrap coat is perfect for the transitional season. And if you are looking to save some money, wait it out for the Scandal Collection from The Limited…because no one know a great jacket quite like Olivia Pope.
KICK BUTT SNEAKERS
A personal favorite trend for the season is one that should have staying power, purely based on comfort! Patterned, studded, crazy colored and more, sneakers are the rage. Fendi makes this gorgeous pair that even Beyonce would lust over, but you can also grab a pair from Michael Kors for more of a steal.
DELICATE JEWELS THAT PACK A PUNCH
There’s nothing quite like a ladylike piece of jewelry to perk up a girl’s mood, and much like a watch, a signature accessory is something that can make or break your look. Especially at the office, a delicate necklace can add sparkle to your usual suit, and this Jamie Joseph pearl and yellow gold combo does just that. We also love the Pirate Hand necklace from NYC brand Electric Picks!
SOMETHING TRULY COZY
The only thing more “fall” than boots are sweaters, and thick knits are a great way to stay cozy by a bonfire or while you’re out apple picking with friends. This pullover turtleneck from Lord & Taylor is the ultimate fall staple, and would look amazing with those Rebecca Minkoff boots above. If you’re looking for a layering piece, there’s also this cardigan from Nordstrom.