The 35 Ultimate Fall Fashion Essentials

The 35 Ultimate Fall Fashion Essentials
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 13, 2010

1 of 35 Shopbop

The classic button-down gets a makeover this fall. We love the bell sleeves and cinched waist on this silk Alice + Olivia top. Pair it with skinny jeans or slim fit trousers to balance the look. $275 – Shopbop.com.

2 of 35 Saks

The newest jean transformation has just enough shine to dress up any outfit. We love the rocker vibe of these J Brand waxed skinnies. The wax mirrors the look of leather. Wear it with your white top for the perfect day to night outfit. $198 – Saks.com

3 of 35 Old Navy

Jump out of your skinny jean rut with a pair of moto jeans. This pair is both sporty and sexy. Temper them with a romantic top or chunky sweater. This pair is incredibly cheap too. $25 – OldNavy.com

4 of 35 Outnet

Are you tired of the skin-tight, uncomfortable jean everyday? If you’re nodding yes, invest in a pair of flares. The looser fit is still incredibly sleek. We love these with a tucked in top and vest or blazer. Add some height with super high heels. $52.50 – Outnet.com

5 of 35 Zappos

The jean legging has become a closet staple. This pair is soft enough to keep you comfortable all day. Leave it to Levi’s to make the perfect pair.
$42 – Zappos.com

6 of 35 Ann Taylor

Printed tights popped up last winter, but don’t pack them away yet. New versions keep the trend fresh. This animal print pair is cheeky yet subtle. $20 – AnnTaylor.com

7 of 35 Gap

This outwear staple has been around since World War I and never goes out of style. Each season a new metallic, embellished or colored version pops up on the runway. This fall’s must-have is the basic khaki. Wear it long or cropped to finish any outfit.
$79.50 – Gap.com

8 of 35 Outnet

A classic black pencil skirt looks great on every body shape. Create a ladylike look with this Adam skirt, a ruffle blouse and high-heeled stilettos. $78 – Outnet.com

9 of 35 Topshop

When done right, pleats can be perfect. Go with a bold color like this red mini. Pair it with textured tights and a lacy blouse. $65 – Topshop.com

10 of 35 Ann Taylor

No surprise, the little black dress is a must-have this fall. Wear it to the office with a jewel-toned cardigan and flats. Add a statement necklace and strappy heels for the perfect transition to night. $148 – AnnTaylor.com

11 of 35 Victoria's Secret

We couldn’t be more excited about this trend. Comfy, chunky sweaters are so right now. Wear them long or short with jeggings or skinny jeans. Paired with clogs, it’s the perfect weekend look. $48 – VictoriasSecret.com

12 of 35 Yoox

Nothing says cozy like a luxuriously soft velvet blazer. Wear it over a patterned dress or pair with jeggings, riding boots and a lace bodysuit. $145 – Yoox.com

13 of 35 Topshop

A modern printed skirt anchors any outfit. Dress it up with a tailored shirt or turtleneck or keep it low-key with a white tee. The draping on this McQ plaid skirt is incredibly flattering. $148 – Outnet.com

14 of 35 Outnet

Fall’s hottest hue is done just right with these Armand Basi tailored trousers. Add a red sweater and booties for the perfect on trend look. $72 – Outnet.com

15 of 35 Bluefly

Can trendy, be classic? Apparently, yes! Camel coats have always been in style, but they’re the it item for fall. This Michael Kors coat is incredibly versatile. Wear it to the grocery store or cover your cocktail dress at the ballet. $177 — Bluefly.com

16 of 35 Macy's

Mix up your coat routine with a bold red pea coat. The color dresses you up, even if you’re wearing a simple tee and jeans. $129.98 – Macys.com

17 of 35 Loeffler Randall

Animal print accessories are hot. From shoes to bags to sweater and jackets, you won’t make a mistake with animal print. Just don’t wear it all together! These Loeffler Randall booties are pricey, but a perfect inspiration for the trend. $625 – LoefflerRandall.com

18 of 35 Edun

The bomber jacket is an investment piece. Choose a tailored style without too much bulk and you’ll hang on to it forever. The sexy jacket can be worn with everything from dresses to distressed jeans. $748 – Edun.com

19 of 35 Topshop

Swap your boyfriend blazer for a shrunken version this fall. The tailored style looks great with a ladylike dress. $110 – Topshop.com

20 of 35 Outnet

No closet is complete without a basic white tee. We love this drapey Kova & T top. It’s so soft you could sleep in it. $31.50 — Outnet.com

21 of 35 NET-A-PORTER

Let a little lace peak out from underneath a layered look. A dainty bodysuit like this one from Juicy tucks in perfectly to jeans, tailored pants or skirts. $68 – Net-A-Porter.com

22 of 35 Mod Cloth

Wear this vest and feel like you’re getting a hug every time you put it on. It’s just that cozy. Wrap a skinny belt around it and pair with a long-sleeved tee and slim-fit corduroys. $64.99 – ModCloth.com

23 of 35 Piperlime

Call up a military jacket for active fall duty and send that jean jacket back to the reserves. Olive green comes a close second to camel as the hue for fall. $92 – Piperlime.com

24 of 35 Express

Dress up anything from a little black dress to a tee and jeans with a bold statement necklace. Keep the rest of your jewelry simple and you’ll be sure to get compliments. This zipper flower necklace is a quirky take on the trend. $59.90 – Express.com

25 of 35 Kitson

Sleek nude pumps go with everything. The neutral hue elongates your legs. So wear them with jeans, tailored pants and dresses. $145 – ShopKitson.com

26 of 35 Macys

Peep-toe booties are meant to be shown off. Wear them now with frilly trouser socks and a sweater dress. Add textured tights when the weather gets colder.
$139 – Macys.com

27 of 35 Footnotesonline

Fall’s hottest boots are also a classic. Don’t be afraid to invest in a pair or riding boots like this striking Frye Dorado pair. $458 – Footnotesonline.com

28 of 35 Saks

There’s always room for glitter. This Anya Hindmarch clutch is absolutely dazzling. $395 – Saks.com

29 of 35 Saks

If you’re like us, we’re always carrying too much to work to rock a small bag. This metallic Carlos Falchi tote will hold your laptop, iPad, Kindle and wallet in style. $220 – Saks.com

30 of 35 Lori's Shoes

Classic flats finish any outfit. A dressy pair can even be worn at night. We love this cheap and chic Sam Edelman pair. $76 — LorisShoes.com

31 of 35 Farfetch

Fall is calling for sophistication. This Marc by Marc Jacobs bow tie blouse is perfectly charming. Pair it with a slick pencil skirt for a perfectly pulled together look. $ 142 – Farfetch.com

32 of 35 Revolve Clothing

Love ’em or hate ’em, clogs are back. We like the modern spin on these Sam Edelman lace-up clogs. Make it a folksy look with a Fair Isle chunky sweater and jeans. $150 – RevolveClothing.com

33 of 35 Couture Candy

Cargos have taken on a whole new identity. While we’re pretty sure they weren’t originally intended to be skinny or paired with strappy heels, it’s the perfect mix for fall. Pair them with a cropped blazer for an evening look or flats and a white tee for day. $94.00 – CoutureCandy.com

34 of 35 Net-A-Porter

The button-down takes a chic twist in gorgeous silk. Keep it casual with jeans and clogs. $250 – Net-A-Porter.com

35 of 35 Newport News

The modern version of the cape is the perfect fall coat. We love this olive green cropped version with delicate sleeves and giant buttons. It’s surprisingly inexpensive. $29.99 – Newport-News.com

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