The 5 Go-To Pieces You Need This Fall
If you ask us, fall is the best time of the year. The leaves change, the air turns sweater-weather crisp, and we start dressing up again after a summer of lounging around in flip-flops. Every year, fall also brings a host of new fashion trends that will inspire you to head to The Shops at Columbus Circle and give your wardrobe a facelift. And here’s the great thing about 2021: The latest trends are dominated by timeless items that will never go out of style. Here are the five go-to pieces — for women and for men — that you need right now.
1. Chunky Boots
Nothing says “fall” like a pair of boots from Stuart Weitzman. This year’s styles have kicked it up a notch with exaggerated silhouettes that will make you feel like you’re on top of the world. Case in point: The Norah bootie, which combines a classic Chelsea shape with a bold lug sole. Plus, with their high comfort factor, these boots are made for walking.
2. One-of-a-Kind Bag
Any woman knows that the bag you’re carrying can define your look. It’s even better when you have a singular piece that isn’t seen on every shoulder around town. ReBag is the place to find one-of-a-kind styles from luxury designers like Hermès, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton. You can also refresh your own closet by unloading your once-loved items (and make a little money, too).
3. Statement-Making Sunglasses
Admit it: Sunglasses aren’t just for keeping the sun out of your eyes. A statement-making pair can be the ultimate accessory, and at Solstice Sunglasses, Fendi’s new Thelios line is turning heads with its reimagining of signature silhouettes. We’re partial to the Fendi Way, a classic cat-eye shape with distinctive openwork.
4. Colorful Dress
It’s all about color this season, which makes sense, since wearing a bright shade can lift your spirits. At Ted Baker London, one of the colors of the moment is a deep purple that is as vibrant as the autumn leaves in nearby Central Park. You’ll find this rich hue making a splash on pieces like the Llorna, an extreme sleeve skater dress.
5. Faux Leather Jacket
The motto at BOSS is “Today. Tomorrow. Always.” The fashion house has made a deep commitment to the planet, proving that there’s nothing more luxurious than wearing environmentally friendly, sustainable materials. This elegantly styled cropped jacket comes in a brown or black faux leather that has a feel-good factor and pairs perfectly with a matching pleated midi skirt.
1. The Shirt Jacket
It’s a shirt. No, it’s a jacket. Actually, it’s both. Some people call this combination shirt-jacket a “shacket,” but we prefer to call it the ultimate addition to your fall wardrobe. You’ll find plenty of variations on the theme at J.Crew Mens Shop. We’re partial to this button-down Corduroy Workshirt, which was inspired by vintage workwear and can be worn on its own or over a sweater.
Many of us have been working and lounging at home — and while we know it’s time to take it up a notch, we still want to retain a certain level of comfort. BOSS ran with the trend and partnered with Russell Athletic, a classic American brand, to create a new line of athleisure wear that includes sporty yet sleek looks in everything from knitwear to sweatshirts to shoes.
3. A Suit
Then there are the men who never want to see another piece of loungewear again, who are looking for a polished appearance. For them, there’s good news: Suits are back and better than ever. Ted Baker London specializes in slim-fit jackets and trousers that can be mixed and matched, going from 9-5 and beyond.
Everything’s coming up camo at Coach, which has taken the traditional military print and given it a modern twist. This is all about not blending in, with splashes of graffiti and pops of neon. You’ll find Coach’s unique camo designs splashed across everything from backpacks to wallets, belts to hoodies.
Or maybe you just want to wear it all. Layering is big this season, especially at H&M, which is serving up all the essentials for men in search of effortless cool. With layers — a jacket on top of a shirt on top of a T-shirt — an otherwise understated outfit suddenly takes on new levels of texture and style. Fall has never looked so good.