This Season, Put an Edgy Twist on All the Fall Favorites

Presenting your top-notch fall checklist.

THIS SEASON, PUT AN EDGY TWIST ON ALL THE FALL FAVORITES
(Image credit: QUIL LEMONS)

As editors, we're constantly asked, "What should I add to my wardrobe this season?" Our answer: "Keep it classic." Now, that doesn't mean boring—it's all about which updated essentials you select and how you style those pieces to help breathe new life into your existing looks. Splurging on wardrobe staples that are well made and will outlast the ever-changing, fast-fashion trends is the key to creating a personal look you'll always love. So whether you're just starting to fill your closet or adding a few special new pieces, scroll on to find our fall fashion checklist...with a twist.

Leather & Denim 

For a grunge inspired look, pair your favorite jeans with a minimal bralette and top with leather jacket for effortlessly cool 90s feels.

THIS SEASON, PUT AN EDGY TWIST ON ALL THE FALL FAVORITES

ON LEFT: CELINE LEATHER JACKET, $3,950, AND JEANS $890; R13 HAT, $875; SOKO NECKLACE, $138; RES IPSA SHOES, $135. ON RIGHT: GUCCI LEATHER COAT, $5,500, JEANS, PRICE UPON REQUEST, AND SHOES $850; BEADS BYAREE HAIR CLIPS, $77; SOKO NECKLACE, $128.

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The Animal Print Coat

A animal printed coat is the perfect way to take a walk on the wild side and add a bit of lux to any ensemble. 

keep it classic

ON LEFT: VALENTINO COAT, $4,200, AND DRESS, $3,900. ON RIGHT: MIU MIU COAT $6,800; BEADS BYAREE HAIR CLIPS, $77; SOKO NECKLACE, $128.

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The Shirt Dress

Don't be such a stiff. Give your summer shirtdress a little sex appeal with some thigh high leather boots.

keep it classic

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN DRESS, $1,850, AND BOOTS, $1,950; THIRD CROWN NECKLACE, $800; BELT, STYLIST OWN.

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The Trench Coat

An old-school trench is the perfect transitional coat—a super versatile wardrobe workhorse.

keep it classic

ON LEFT: MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION JACKET, $2,590, AND SKIRT, $1,390’ BEADS BYAREE EARRINGS, $128. ON RIGHT: BURBERYY COAT, $3,390, AND DRESS, $2,490; OMA THE LABEL EARRINGS, $79.

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The Bold Blazer

A bright blazer and edgy latex leggings are the bold basics your closet is missing.

keep it classic

SAINT LAURENT BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO BLAZER, $3,590, BLOUSE, $1,790, LATEX LEGGINGS, $890, BELT, $575, AND EARRINGS, $595; CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN BOOTS, $1,395.

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Even More Ways to Style Your Favorite Fall Essentials Pieces

The Midi Skirt

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The Midi Skirt

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PRADA SWEATER, $1,350, TOP, $920, TIE, $215, AND SKIRT, $1,560; R13 BOOTS, $1,195.

The Midi Skirt

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The Midi Skirt

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PRADA SWEATER, $1,350, TOP, $920, TIE, $215, AND SKIRT, $1,560; R13 BOOTS, $1,195.

Photographer: Quil Lemons / Models: Faith Jaggernauth at Supreme Management & Alecia Rodriguez at New York Models / Hair: Nigella Miller / Makeup: Marcelo Gutierrez for MAC Cosmetics / Manicure: Dawn Sterling at Statement Artists for OPI / Production: Andrew Samaha @NYCFILMLOCATIONS and Victoria Durden

A version of this story appears in the September 2020 issue of Marie Claire.

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