Fashion 5 Key Pieces for Fall By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on February 27, 2015 @ 11:32AM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Time Inc. Digital Studio 5 Key Pieces for Fall 01 of 28 Bright Coat MCV Photo WHY WE LOVE ITThis is normally where you lean toward neutral, right? Yet, as the only garment this season where colors pop with a fruity vivacity, the belted coat is fall's wardrobe punchup, eye-catching without extravagance. HOW TO WEAR ITDon't put up any competition. Black, navy, or beige underneath is how to best highlight these coats. Work that belt-keep it tied. It creates a V shape between the wide lapels that's a stunning face-framer wherever you go. Photos: left, Alberta Ferretti ; right, Versace Click through to shop the look! See how the stars are wearing bright coats! 02 of 28 Esprit Time Inc. Digital Studio Wool coat, $190; visit esprit.com for stores. 03 of 28 Andrew Marc Time Inc. Digital Studio Wool coat, $278; visit andrewmarc.com for stores. 04 of 28 Galliano Time Inc. Digital Studio Wool coat, $2,200; visit dillards.com for stores. 05 of 28 Escada Time Inc. Digital Studio Wool coat, $1,990; call 877-206-4135. See how the stars are wearing bright coats! 06 of 28 Cardigan MCV Photo WHY WE LOVE ITIf comfort is the ultimate luxury, what could be more better than a slip-it over/under-everything, fresh-from-the-moors-byway-of-prep-school-inspired knit. HOW TO WEAR ITA partially-buttoned sweater combined with equally soft pieces can look effortlessly casual. But don't overdo the layers. Not only does casual suddenly look forced but you're likely to start peeling off pieces in most overheated interiors. Photos: left, Etro; right, Trovota Click through to shop the look! See how the stars are wearing cardigans! 07 of 28 Steven Alan Time Inc. Digital Studio Wool cardigan, $248; call 212-343-0692. 08 of 28 Autumn Cashmere Time Inc. Digital Studio Cashmere cardigan, $385; call 212-875-2575. 09 of 28 Moschino Time Inc. Digital Studio Wool-nylon cardigan, $425; call 212-243-8600. 10 of 28 Cardigan Time Inc. Digital Studio Wool-lycra cardigan, $275; visit cardigannewyork.com for stores. 11 of 28 Diane von Furstenburg Time Inc. Digital Studio Merino wool cardigan, $285; call 646-486-4800. 12 of 28 Erin Kleinberg Time Inc. Digital Studio Lyocell-wool cardigan, $310; visit barneys.com for stores. See how the stars are wearing cardigans! 13 of 28 Day Dress MCV Photo WHY WE LOVE ITHave enough to think about lately? Make it easy on yourself every morning-just zip and go. The clean-lined simplicity of these shifts might just trump yoga as a stress reducer. HOW TO WEAR ITThough most are sleeveless, there are cap and long-sleeved versions available to make the trend age-and-work appropriate for everyone. Add a few bangles or dangling earrings, dark hose, lip-gloss. Done. Photos: left, Bottega Veneta; right, Jason Wu Click through to shop the look! See how the stars are wearing day dresses! 14 of 28 Ports 1961 Time Inc. Digital Studio Wool dress, $795; call 917-475-1022. 15 of 28 Lauren by Ralph Lauren Dress Collection Time Inc. Digital Studio Heathered Ponte dress, $144; visit bloomingdales.com for stores. 16 of 28 Calvin Klein Time Inc. Digital Studio Rayon-nylon dress, $128; visit dillards.com for stores. 17 of 28 Shoshanna Time Inc. Digital Studio Acrylic-polyester dress, $319; visit neimanmarcus.com for stores. See how the stars are wearing day dresses! 18 of 28 White Shirt MCV Photo WHY WE LOVE ITAs romantic as the day dress is simple, these Edwardian flourishes will make you leave your Oxford cloth button-downs sulking in the closet. If you hadn't noticed, it's all about the collar. HOW TO WEAR ITMost are in comfortable cotton, so they're not as constricting as they appear. Don't hide their striking details with a jacket or make them compete with a busy bottom. And all that white means the opportunity is ripe for dramatic makeup. Photos: left, Oscar de La Renta; right, D&G Click through to shop the look! See how the stars are wearing white shirts! 19 of 28 Ann Taylor Time Inc. Digital Studio Cotton blouse, $45; visit annaylorloft.com for stores. 20 of 28 Anne Fontaine Time Inc. Digital Studio Cotton blouse, $250; call 866-237-4478 for stores. 21 of 28 Lafayette 148 Time Inc. Digital Studio Cotton-lycra blouse, $298; call 877-324-5148. 22 of 28 Just Cavalli Time Inc. Digital Studio Cotton blouse, $370; call 212-888-4333. See how the stars are wearing white shirts! 23 of 28 A Leather Jacket MCV Photo WHY WE LOVE ITIt's as if designers have revved themselves up to outdo authentic motorcycle jackets, with zippers everywhere and a silhouette that's as bodyhugging as a leotard. Bring 'em on! HOW TO WEAR ITThe runways featured them with everything from leggings to gowns. The reality is that a T-shirt or tank is foolproof under one, but in some, the armholes are cut high, so you may want to simply toss it over that drapey cocktail dress like a stole. Photos: left, Gucci; right, Hermes Click through to shop the look! See how the stars are wearing leather jackets! 24 of 28 Guess Time Inc. Digital Studio Leather, $298; visit guess.com for stores. 25 of 28 Isabel Lu Time Inc. Digital Studio Leather, $495; visit isabellu.com for stores. 26 of 28 Zadig & Voltaire Time Inc. Digital Studio Lambskin, $1,105; visit zadig-et-voltaire.com. 27 of 28 DKNY Jeans Time Inc. Digital Studio Leather, $248; visit macys.com for stores. 28 of 28 Mackage Time Inc. Digital Studio Leather, $580; call 212-823-9821. See how the stars are wearing leather jackets!