You may have noticed some posts from our friends at the Strategist on the Cut. They’ll be dropping in every now and again, sharing their expertise on the basics you don’t have time to research and the weird and wonderful things you don’t yet know you need.
It’s a funny moment right now: We’ve got fall on the brain, but we’re still experiencing the temps of summer (lightweight dress, anyone?). You’ll see that this week’s mix of sale items is a real grab bag — there are some Stutterheim raincoats and Cole Haan boots, as well as DVF dresses and Everlane tees.
Writer Alison Freer first told us about the magic of the Beachwaver curling iron, which gave her curl-free hair Victoria’s Secret–esque beachy waves.
The ultimate 7:30 a.m. dog-walking shoes.
We could see lots of our editors in this boxy, sophisticated T-shirt that zips in the back.
It’s true: We love, love, love this cactus candle, not least of which because it’s a plant we’ll never kill.
You may have heard that Raden — Adriana Lima’s favorite smart luggage — has gone out of business. The company’s loss is your gain (there are lots of other colors available, too.)
We’re still loving the retro fun of splatterware kitchen tools, like this festive colander. And there are lots more where it came from.
Summer may be coming to an end, but these would make great padding-around-the-house shoes.
Our friends at the Cut raved about Everlane’s line of denim, which the retailer found hard to keep in stock when it first launched. We like the light hue of these blue jeans.
We can imagine wearing these sweet blush-colored flats to zhuzh up our frequent jeans-and-T-shirt days.
Some premium denim shorts right here! These are the jorts we’d design: Levi’s high-end Made & Crafted collaborated with Shopbop on a pair of high-waisted, slightly flared jean cutoffs with just the right amount of fringe at the raw hem.
A cute beach bag that’d be very useful for a post-work Whole Foods run.
We’ll never not need a pair of plain black pumps, especially like the teensy kitten heel on this one.
We’re tempted to do some very early holiday shopping and buy one or two of these water bottles now for the (stylish) health nuts we know.
Hoop earrings times two for a modern take on the jewelry classic.
You need gym-shower shoes, don’t you? (Yes, you do.)
A minor status symbol of its own, the Stutterheim raincoat looks so sharp in a bright daffodil.
A subtle pair of black swim trunks pepped up with some floral detail — interesting without being too out-there.
When we used to work at a men’s fashion magazine, the editors were crazy about Anonymous Ism socks. Imagine these red stripes peeking out above your shoes.
A nicely understated dad cap that would work on young and older dad alike.
Expecting and new mothers are all about Hatch Collection; here’s a maternity dress that doesn’t scream maternity.
A bath towel from Saks that’s reduced enough that you can get two or three for the guest bathroom.
It’s tough to beat the comfort of Eberjey pull-up pants.
The ideal rainy, muggy Saturday-afternoon tank top from Natori.
Cut fashion director Rebecca Ramsey loves this Neiman Marcus cashmere sweater so much, she’s asked for it for seven Christmases.
For those sleety days ahead. And don’t forget to weatherproof them.
The highly culty Glamglow in the form of a mud firming treatment mask.
A fan that blows cool air from your iPhone is one of those ridiculous but delightful things we’ll always recommend.
There’s something Marimekko-esque (only less ubiquitous) about this quick-dry camp towel.
Scrunchies are back, and the silk versions are all the better not just for keeping hair out of your face, but preventing breakage compared to cheapie drugstore versions.
Strategist beauty writer Rio Viera-Newton discovered the Dennis Gross steamer on Instagram and called it “gentle but effective — it opens up your pores without being too aggressive and scalding your face off.”
Our very favorite, wrinkle-reducing, luxurious to the touch silk pillowcase is once again on sale.
Another one Rio discovered from Instagram: “After using this dermal roller for a couple of weeks after cleansing but before putting on my Cosrx snail mucin, I’ve rid myself of acne scars that have been there for years. Happy (and stunned) to say this product is legit.”
A perfectly sophisticated below-the-knee black dress that will always be appropriate.
A shirtdress that just says “brunch with the boyfriend’s family.”
We’d wear these silver metallic pumps with a tasteful heel with black jeans and a gray top.
The proportions on this bomber jacket are just right — cropped at the waist and slightly baggy, a little long at the sleeves.
The coziest navy cashmere sweater for curling up in a leather armchair with a mug of coffee.
The simplicity is what gets us about this Everlane dress — it’s calling out for a jean jacket this fall.
A plain T-shirt made interesting with the slightest hint of a turtleneck collar.
A signature of Alexander Wang’s that we’ve never seen so cheap.
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