Ah, the conundrum of dressing for a new season. Somehow, no matter how well-stocked our wardrobes are from last year, it's always a struggle. But help is on the way: This fall, we decided not to drive ourselves crazy, and instead focus on 5 fashion staples we can mix in seamlessly with all the pieces we already own. Read on to find out what they are (and how to wear them)!
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1. The Cut-Out Dress
This cut-out number is clearly not your average LBD, but that doesn't mean it's not versatile as all get-out. It can be worn on its own or paired with your most tried-and-true pieces—try it with a blouse or turtleneck layered underneath or with a fitted blazer on top.
2. The Textured Bag
We all know that accessories can make or break an outfit. Well, this bag will make the entire look! Whether you're wearing an LBD, a structured blazer, skinny jeans, or even a chunky pullover, this is the bag that will take it from basic to badass.
3. The Faux Leather Jacket
The leather jacket a fall layering go-to, but this season, instead of reaching for your standard black version, why not inject a little color with a scarlet option? This jacket already looks great with everything you own, but for a twist, try pairing it with some relaxed sweats.
4. The Metallic Skirt
This just-shiny-enough skirt is definitely what we call a hero piece. Those logo and rocker tees you've been sporting will dress it down nicely for off-duty wear; for the office, try it with a silky blouse and sexy pumps. Voila!
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5. The Ankle Boot
Now these boots are what we like to call "seasonless." To wit: If you want to continue wearing your summer dresses into fall, a nice pair of ankle boots is just the thing. Beyond that, these puppies will chic up any simple autumn jeans-and-tee or sweater combo thanks to the fuller heel. Come winter, pair them with pants and your favorite puffer coat for an elevated but cozy look.