It finally feels like fall when I crease the first page of my meaty September issue of Vogue. I promise each ageless fashion piece in our Sept Drop is so good it will effortlessly earn a front row in your fall wardrobe rotation. They are equal parts fashion and versatility. Use one of these ageless fashion staples to upgrade an outfit or all six as a start to a chic capsule wardrobe for fall.
1 | RAILS CASHMERE CARDIGAN
Pardon my French, but I f$@&*?% love this cardigan. It’s two of my favorite things to wear all rolled into one! Be on the lookout for more striped Parisian-inspired sweaters this fall. Wear one oversized with straight-leg jeans and ballet flats or a jean skirt and boots.
Cardigans are great layering pieces, but don’t be afraid to wear one backward and by itself as a pullover sweater. It’s like getting two sweaters for the price of one.
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2 | ALL SAINTS LARGE SQUARE SCARF
Think of this square scarf as the cool girl of your capsule wardrobe. Its tissue texture makes it easy to style.
Toss one over any street-style outfit, tie one into your work look, or use it as a swim coverup. This black and white scarf looks a lot like my Alexander McQueen version but for less than $100.
Popular All Saints Patterns
I just got this brown peace pattern to wear with all my ivory, khaki, taupe, and brown outfits.
3 | Sam Edelman Style Trench Coat
There are two trenches Nordstrom stylists recommend the most; Burberry and Same Edelman. Burberry is the benchmark and Sam Edelman does the best job offering the same look but for less. A classic trench is one of 9 pieces in my Carryon Capsule Wardrobe coming out next month.
New Ageless Fashion Arrivals From Sam Edelman
Trench coats are great for travel. They go with any outfit, always look chic, and protect you from the wind and rain. I took my black Sam Edelman trench coat to Ireland last year and wore it every day. I just found this black slightly longer style at the Nordstrom Rack.
What I Wore With My Trench
4| Ageless AG Farrah
This classic bootcut jean style from AG has been a go-to for years. The long style is on my First Look at Fall Capsule Wardrobe Checklist. It looks best with pointed-toe boots or heels. The ankle-length styles are a fun way to show off all the shoes that are trending this fall.
Cool Colors in the Full-Length Farrah
These styles all have a 27″ inseam but vary from 10.5 to 11.25″ in the rise. To find the best fit for your body take my free jean quiz.
Instead of stopping at the ankle, look for boot styles with a high shaft that tucks all the way under the cropped inseam. Sometimes suede sticks to your jeans. Leather boots work better with a classic 16-19″ bootcut opening.
These 3 heel styles are all leather, have pointed toes, and at least a 5″ shaft.
5 | Felicia Luxe Flat
This classic is making a comeback and every IT girl is crushing on it. This charming style has a cushy footbed and is so comfortable. Most of the colors come in sizes 5-13. They even offer wide widths too. I just ordered the neutral leopard print, but for the price, I want one more.
Neutrals With a Texture Twist
This ageless fashion staple looks the most contemporary with slim pants, straight leg jeans, leggings, a dress, or a skirt. The secret is to show a little skin around your ankle. Dainty ballet flats don’t balance well with beefy long wide-leg bottoms.
6 | Madewell Tote
I love the minimalistic simplicity of this affordable tote with a detachable strap.
This fall, look for classic accessory silhouettes like ballet flats and traditional handbags.