Without fail, I build my own little capsule collection for every season, which I rotate aggressively until the weather shifts. You know how it is: You find that perfect pair of jeans, a pair of shoes that miraculously go with everything, a handful of staple tops that pair effortlessly with all your bottoms, a purse you wear religiously until it literally falls apart, that jacket that you can throw on over everything ... I could go on. No matter how many "trendy" pieces I pick up, or new things I try to work into my regular lineup, it's hard to deviate. But that's not necessarily a bad thing — and once you've built up an arsenal of pieces you genuinely love, you can mix and match your little heart out for as long as the weather allows.
This is particularly simple if you're not huge on color. When all your key players lie in the same color family, or at least lean towards neutral, then the combination potential is virtually endless. If you're like me, your closet is a sea of black, grey, white, denim, and maybe some burgundy, navy, and dark green. And if you are into brights and patterns, those are easy to mix in for a pop of extra interest. Whether your style is athletic-inspired, boho, classic, minimalist, or anywhere in between, we've teamed up with Abercrombie & Fitch to bring you the staple pieces to get you inspired this fall (and to make your getting-ready process easier than ever).
Athletic Fleece Bomber Jacket, Abercrombie & Fitch, $46.80; Faux Leather Baseball Cap, Abercrombie & Fitch, $24; Marquee Tee, Madewell, $32; Parklife Pursuit Sweater, Aritzia, $60; Solid Pointelle Mesh Crewneck Sweater, Vince Camuto, $51.99; Nike Tennis Classic Ultra Sneakers, Bloomingdales, $100; High Rise Girlfriend Jeans, Abercrombie & Fitch, $39; Rebecca Minkoff Bikeshare Backpack, Bloomingdales, $195
Felt Wide Brim Hat, Abercrombie & Fitch, $38; Talula Elsmore Coat, Aritzia, $198; Slub Crewneck Tee, Madewell, $29.50; Marfa Scarf, Madewell, $29.99; Premium Low Rise Boyfriend Jeans, Abercrombie & Fitch, $79; Rebecca Minkoff Suede Fringe JulianBackpack, Shopbop, $395; Floral Duster Shirt, Abercrombie & Fitch, $17.40; Sam Edelman Petty Bootie, Zappos, $135
Alyssa Super Skinny Jeans, Abercrombie & Fitch, $39; Twill Parka, Abercrombie & Fitch, $69; Applique Logo Baseball Cap, Abercrombie & Fitch, $20; Cable Knit Sweater, Abercrombie & Fitch, $39; French Connection Carnaby Stripe T-Shirt, John Lewis, $56; Blue Lapel Long Sleeve Plaid Crop Blouse, SheIn, $12.67; Marc By Marc Jacobs Metropoli Saffiano Crossbody, Bloomingdales, $198; Dolce Vita Hastings Bootie, Revolve Clothing, $140
Maison Michel 'Blance' Fur Felt Capeline Hat, Lane Crawford, $550; High Rise Super Skinny Jeans, Abercrombie & Fitch, $39; Wilfred Leclerc Sweater, Aritzia, $165; Gray Turn Down Collar Ruffle Trench, LUCLUC, $53.99; Rachael Ruddick Beach Bucket Bag, Otte New York, $335; Split Hem Boyfriend Shirt, Abercrombie & Fitch, $14.40; Elin Backless Loafer, Madewell, $148
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