We know: It's hard to say goodbye to summer...which explains why a lot of us are caught unprepared in the wardrobe department come fall. But there really is no better season for style (it's a universal fashion truth, guys), so to kickstart your new look, try these six editor-approved suggestions. You'll feel all colorful-leaves-and-pumpkin-spice-latte-y in no time.
Editor's Tip: Layer a sleek moto jacket over a lightweight turtleneck to stay warm (and comfortable).
Leather Moto Jacket, $998, ralphlauren.com
Editor's Tip: You may or may not wear white after Labor Day, but you should certainly carry it. An ivory purse brightens up quieter autumnal tones, and fringe keeps it from fading into the background.
Fringed Leather Saddle Bag, $628, ralphlauren.com
Editor's Tip: This season, pinstripes are fashionable far beyond the office. Pair this jacket with a bright turtleneck for an eye-catching look.
Pinstriped Wool Jacket, $598, ralphlauren.com
Editor's Tip: Knee-high socks and a feminine beanie keep a plaid skirt cold-weather appropriate. Toss on a simple black crossbody to complete the look.
Mini Leather Messenger Bag, $228, ralphlauren.com
Editor's Tip: Make a summery dress more fall-appropriate by layering it over a crisp white oxford.
Wool-Blend Wrap Maxidress, $698, ralphlauren.com
Editor's Tip: Required on sunny autumn days: a perfect pair of sunglasses. Go for a pair that complements your hair color and isn't too harsh, like a tortoise shell brown.
Classic Tartan Sunglasses, $160, ralphlauren.com