Each changing season means new trends and a sudden desire to overhaul your wardrobe. But a person can’t dress on trends alone — at least, we wouldn’t recommend it. In our latest Shop-A-Matic, we rounded up fall’s best wardrobe staples. Among them: black pencil skirts, classic button-down shirts, sleek trousers, elegant jackets, and more. Click ahead to see a few of our favorite fall foundational pieces.
Tomasina blazer by Tabitha
Why We Like It: A nude blazer with satin lapels is a smart way to make a staple go from day to night. The classic shade can be worn over a sheath, but the silky detailing is fancy enough to top off a cocktail dress.
A-Line trousers by 3.1 Phillip Lim
Why We Like It: Sleekly cut wide-leg trousers elongate legs, while the classic heather-gray color will last for seasons to come.
Peony pleat-neck top by Rachel Comey
Why We Like It: Tuck this silky printed blouse into a simple black skirt or throw it over trouser-style jeans for a pulled-together look.
Charcoal sheath dress by Banana Republic
Why We Like It: Curve-hugging sheaths have made a big-time return (thanks, Mad Men!). This V-neck version is universally flattering without being overly revealing.
Double-serge pencil skirt by J.Crew
Why We Like It: Robin’s-egg blue is an unexpected twist on the staple pencil skirt and injects a dose of color into your work wardrobe. Pair it with a simple white blouse for an updated business-casual look.