The right hat can add the perfect amount of chic to any outfit. Don’t be afraid to experiment with this fun accessory.
A cute and simple felt topper like this will take your ensemble up a notch without making it feel like a costume.
Ann Taylor Felt Floppy Hat, $50, anntaylor.com
Plaid is not only a classic pattern, but it is in fact your friend. Able to take any outwear piece from drab to fab, you definitely don’t want to skip out on the plaid in your life.
Go for a plaid coat with a stand collar like this for a chic and relaxed look.
Plaid Wool Midi Coat, $149, gilt.com
You never know when you’ll be invited to your next ball or gala, and for that reason a standard gown that you can count on is necessary.
Drowning in a sea of black during a formal event is no fun, go against the grain and keep it classy in a beaded champagne gown.
Sleeveless high neck v-back beaded gown, $277, bloomingdales.com
Trench coats are a style staple that never gets old. Whether its for a rainy day or for those first crisp days of fall, you can’t go wrong with a trench.
Opt for a flowing trench coat for a modern play on the classic cut.
Flowing trench coat, $129, zara.com
Coats that double as dresses kill two style birds with one stone. Of course you can take off your coat when you make your grand entrance, but what if you don’t want to? Coat dresses keep you stylish no matter what.
When looking for a coat that will double as a dress, go for something with optimal coverage, belted detail and a fit and flare cut.
Belted wrap coat, $125, missselfridge.com
Long glamorous gloves were once the norm and added very necessary drama to any outfit. Bring back the glam with a pair of your own.
You can’t go wrong with these classic black gloves. The longer the better.
Silk-Lined Leather Opera Gloves, $165, saksfifthavenue.com
A woman’s signature bag is the announcement she makes to the world before she even speaks. Make sure your getting your style point across with a practical piece that can take you from day to night.
Make your signature bag work for you by going with a fun but practical shape. You want your signature to be able to go with you anywhere. Adding in a little texture like this one seperates your bag from the others.
Rebecca Minkoff Mini Perry Satchel, $395, revolveclothing.com
Peacoats are the traditional standbys that never fail. A short double-breasted version is a modern take on a classic.
A classically cut short peacoat is perfect for autumn. Don’t be afraid to layer this piece.
J. Crew Stadium-Cloth Majesty Peacoat, $298, jcrew.com
These days telling time is as simple as glancing at your smartphone, but it’s just not as chic. Investing in a good watch that goes with everything is a timeless style statement.
In the interest of keeping things simple and chic when it comes to your time teller, go for a classic look like this to add to your wardrobe.
Nixon Small Time Teller Watch, $125, swell.com