Fashion Seasonal Staples 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 October 1, 2014 @ 08:30AM Pin Share Tweet Email Once September hits what we crave is layers upon layers. And while we love to revel in the crisp fall air, we tend to get overwhelmed at the closet edit that awaits us. Filling your closet with the best fall fashion basics will simplify this process for seasons to come. Especially when your fall staples can easily be transitioned into winter looks. We took the pleasure of picking out a few of our favorite key pieces from Nordstrom Rack that you’ll want all to yourself. Heels With open-toe weather out the door we’re stepping up our fall looks with a classic heel. You’ll know you found the one for you when you can picture yourself pairing it with both a casual denim on denim outfit or a cocktail dress. Leather The perfect leather jacket has the power to turn a plain outfit edgy and adds the perfect amount of contrast to a feminine look. It’s no wonder we dream all summer about slipping into something slightly less comfortable. Skirt Just because the weather is cooling down doesn’t mean you can’t bare it all. OK, maybe not all. A fall skirt can be worn bare-legged with a great sweater up top or warmed up a few more notches with tights underneath. Jewels There’s something about fall that immediately has us dreaming of holiday festivities. Adding a few statement jewelry pieces will help you start the festivities early. Hat We love the drama that a fantastic fall hat can add to any outfit. Make sure you purchase it in a neutral that will work with many looks. Just don’t scale back on the size. In this case bigger often is better.