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Back to Basics: 110 Must-Have Fall Staples

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
Price: $128
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
Price: $425
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
Price: $380
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
Price: $150
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
Price: $118
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.

Back to Basics: 110 Must-Have Fall Staples