10 Closet Essentials: Classic Fall Staples That Will Last Forever

Posted Thursday September 8, 2016 5:58 PM GMT

Establishing a solid foundation is half the battle in building the perfect wardrobe. This fall, hit the reset button and stock up on cool-weather basics that every stylish gal needs in her closet.

We pulled together the top 10 fall must-haves that will last you forever! Well, maybe not forever, but these closet classics – like the iconic trench or the chic sexy sheath – will take you through season after season. Ladies, get your autumnal arsenals prepped and ready!

The Trench
Think of the classic trench as an investment piece – it’ll always be spot on trend so that you can wear it at any age, even if you fluctuate in size. This season, the seriously – sophisticated silhouette was reinvented with leather finishes, making it perfect for the uptown woman. Whether you’re dressed in office attire or casual weekend jeans, throw this coat over any outfit and head out the door looking fabulous.

Over-The-Knee Boots
Heel or no-heel, you need a pair of over-the-knee boots, stat! These ground stompers are a necessity for cold-weather days and should be at the top of every woman’s list. They’ll up the drama factor to any outfit, yet be basic enough for everyday use. This fall, keep those twinkle toes warm by pairing them with a sweater dress, short mini skirt or leather leggings.

A White Blouse
More than a staple, the white blouse is a timeless piece for any look this autumn (actually, year round). Find a billowy, oversized button-down style or a chic necktie-collared chemise that will take you from boardroom to bar. Pair this timeless silhouette with everyday jeans or tuck the top in with a leopard pencil skirt. The white blouse is ultra-feminine and versatile enough to wear weekly, you can’t go wrong.

A Nude Shoe
Stock your closet with a great basic: neutral pumps. Whether it’s stilettos, wedges, or platforms, they’ll complete your look from a night out in a killer dress to running errands the next day. They go perfectly with fall’s color palette and we guarantee you’ll wear them to death (well, at least until the soles wear out).

The “New Look” Skirt
Feminine, flattering and packed with attitude – the ladylike full skirt has made a return to our closet. For an effortless glam look, we love this midi matched with a graphic T-shirt or go with a cashmere sweater for an elegant chic appearance. This feminine skirt is so flexible that there’s nothing the refashioned comeback can’t do.

A Ballet Flat
Chicer than sneakers, and more comfortable than heels, the ballet flat gets the best of both worlds. This simple shoe is flagrantly down-to-earth among all of your staggering heels. Refresh your flats with an updated fall color and slip on with any pair of trousers. Here’s to a little comfort this season!

The Dress
Tired of the usual little black dress? You don’t have to be! Let the LBD keep its standing, but update your wardrobe with a new essential – a day-to-night sheath. Find a frock that fits both at the office and a cocktail party after work. Let this pretty number be complete with leopard spots or a bold hue. Pair with a bright bag and look-at-me pumps to complete a stunning, eye-catching outfit.

A Layering Piece
It’s time to pick up a new cozy sweater. This body warmer is a must-have especially if you live in colder climates. Throw it over a button-down top for a preppy weekend look or keep it at your work desk when you feel an onset of shivers. No matter what the occasion, this essential will come in handy.

A Statement Necklace
Up the ante with a gilded necklace that makes a timeless statement. This gem can be your best partner-in-crime everywhere you go! A chunky necklace will add drama to any outfit you decide to don. Finish your ensemble by wearing a spiked, studded, or embellished jewel – you’ll look polished and put together. Can we say fabulous?

The Leather Jacket
We are not ready to shrug off our love for leather just yet! The moto-jacket is tough and alluring – perfect for autumn when the first chill hits. Seriously, it’s what every woman’s armory needs. The showstopper is right on trend and can be easily paired with every piece in your closet. Throw it over a cable knit with jeans or wear it with that DVF wrap dress you’ve been dying to take out. This leather perfection will captivate every eye on the street, even Kate Upton can’t live without it!

Click through the gallery below to see what essentials we’ve stocked up on for fall.

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