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Happy first day of fall — we’re celebrating by stocking up on summer goodies that are now discounted (hello, Reformation dresses!) plus cold-weather favorites that we’ll be happy to have come November, from Saturdays NYC hoodies and North Face coats to Missoni scarves and Madewell sweaters.
The Cut’s beauty editors call this a “sunscreen favorite that won’t break you out and leaves your skin moisturized, silky, and protected with SPF50.” The dermatologist-recommended stuff is something you should be slathering on every day even now that summer’s over.
We’ll leave it to one reviewer of this blow dryer: “I have tried every high-end brand on the market, and this is BY FAR the best hair dryer I have ever used! Drying time is cut in half, and I find the heat level to be perfect for drying quickly without splitting or burning my hair. I have recommended this dryer to all of my family and friends and will never use another.”
There’s something nicely vintage and ’70s Ivy League about this sweater.
Worn with a hoodie or T-shirt, a Chesterfield coat is anything but stuffy.
Another newborn gift that looks much more expensive than it is? A Ralph Lauren baby blanket.
Reformation made its name on affordable dresses that look much more expensive than they are — now they’re even cheaper.
We’d put a cardigan or even sweatshirt over this just to give its sweetness some edge.
The pale yellow on this linen dress is surprisingly flattering on a number of different skin tones.
There’s something J.W. Anderson–esque about this (much cheaper) bag.
We can’t resist a pair of low-heeled slides, and these are a party on your feet.
Know a college student? Or are you a college student? Look no further.
This suede mule comes in lots of different colors, but we happen to think the natural sandy shade is most elegant.
Get ready for rain and cold no matter where you are with this raincoat that folds into its own travel pouch.
We especially appreciate the slubby, worn-in quality of this Everlane pocket tee.
When we see North Face on sale, it’s often the colors that are fun but hard to pull off in everyday life — that’s why we’re snatching up one of these subtle grey hooded coats for ourselves.
It might look like a swimsuit, but it’s actually a bodysuit designed to keep you comfortable in delicate situations.
If you are looking for a swimsuit though, here’s a jaunty ruffled one from J.Crew.
We don’t know why, but we’re totally enamored of the mullet-ish quality of the hem on this dress.
We love Eberjey around these parts, and we especially are taken with the racer back on this tank top.
And after that, we’d slip on this equally flowy knit top for lounging.
Get four of these — two black and two white — for an Andrée Putman vibe that’s just a bit more down-to-earth and inviting.
Saturdays NYC went big on florals this season, and this black hoodie does it in just the most tasteful way.
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