8 Key Pieces For Fall
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8 Essential Wardrobe Pieces For Fall

A good approach to fall wardrobe updates is to use the same strategy as when returning to school: a theme and a checklist. As a PRiME woman, you’ve got the wisdom and experience to develop your own personal style, so use this list as a guideline to choices that suit your figure, your lifestyle, and your tastes.

#ShopTheLook-We selected our favorites to guide you through these trends:


Set the bar high this season and opt for a spellbinding coat. Outerwear is available in a range of textures. And that is the key word. Choose from “just-this-side-of-shaggy” shearling confections, plaids and animal prints, and all of the bright colors that abound. Neutrals hold their own in classic cuts.

Leith Single Button Coat

Leith Single Button Plaid Coat, $129

JCrew Leopard Print Coat

J. Crew, Faux-fur Leopard Print Coat, $298

Kate Spade Skirted Coat

Kate Spade, Skirted Wrap Coat, $328

Veronica Beard Shearling Blazer

Veronica Beard, Huntley Genuine Shearling Blazer, $1,995


Another essential in any woman’s arsenal is the mega-knit. Look for roomy, chunky sweaters with fuzzy being a plus. They abounded on the runway – thick, slouchy, turtlenecked, with rust, pumpkin, forest/olive green and dusty rose being dominant colors in the knits. Watch for head-to-toe knit dressing.


& Other Stories Crewneck Sweater

& Other Stories, Cable Slit Wool Blend Sweater, $88

Everlane Cashmere

Everlane, The Cashmere Crewneck in Loden, $100

French Connection Viola Turtleneck

French Connection, Viola Turtleneck Sweater, $168

Theory Drop Shoulder Cashere Turtleneck in Caramel

Theory, Drop-shoulder Cashmere Turtleneck, $455


Browns – chocolate, fawn, mahogany, camel, khaki, oxblood….whatever shade you can get your hands on. Brown is the new black; It is the hue of the season. Invest in something – anything – in the color. Colorblocking continues as a top trend on how to wear these hues. Extra points for dressing head-to-toe multi-tone monochrome.

Halogen Cashmere Lined Leather Gloves

Halogen Cashmere-lined Leather Gloves, $99

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

Spanx, Faux-Leather Shaping Legging in Bronze, $98

Elisa Crocodile Embossed Leather Bag

Brahmin, Elisa Croc Embossed Leather Shoulder Bag, $398

Fendi FF Logo Knit Top

Fendi, FF Logo Knit Top, $890


The bootie and the western trend reigned on the runway. There was scarcely a stiletto in sight, as heels stayed chunky in a variety of geometries.  Designed for stomping around and still looking chic. Opt for this look to truly update your silhouette.

Sam Edelman Hilty Bootie

Sam Edelman, Hilty Pointed-toe Booties, $160

Karl Lagerfield Paris Maude Calf Hair Bootie

Karl Lagerfield Paris, Maude Calf-hair Bootie, $169

Frye Melissa Belted Riding Boot

Frye, Melissa Belted Knee-high Riding Boot, $358

Ross and Snow Elena Boot

Ross & Snow, Elena, $595


Winter will arrive and there’s no such thing as too cozy. Fall’s sweaters demand to be worn with a scarf – ideally one that is extra-long and matching. Don’t hesitate to layer your scarves in a way you would necklaces, opting for coordinating prints/solids in varying textures and lengths. Another version of this that we love is the poncho and a scarf for those days you need another extra layer of fluff. 

leith geo print scarf

Leith, Geo Print Scarf, $32

Rebecca Minkhoff Patchwork Cape Scarf

Rebecca Minkoff, Cape Scarf, $69

liberty london velvet scarf

Liberty London, Ianthe Velvet Burnout Scarf, $245

burberry giant check scarf

Burberry, Classic Giant Check Scarf, $430


The midi skirt is feeling romantic and vintage, as it leans towards the prairie and practicality indicative of the western trend. When the pleated trend is paired with other classic fall essential pieces, like a turtleneck or blazer, suddenly the midi skirt leans into Prep School 1970s, evoking a Love Story vibe. This is this season’s underdog, proving to be quite the chameleon.

Halogen Tweed Aline Midi Skirt

Halogen, Tweed A-line Midi Skirt, $79

Free People Plaid Midi

Free People, Plaid Midi Pencil Skirt, $98

Eileen Fisher Midi

Eileen Fisher, Ribbed Midi Skirt, $218

Derek Lam Pleated Midi

Derek Lam, Pleated Midi Skirt, $495



The heroes of this season are of the masculine and vintage variety: the classic trouser. Preferably in plaid, the trouser is getting some heavy competition with the midi skirt. Treggings have become a great way to incorporate this trend into cozy everyday-wear and come in a wide variety of styles. Velvet and corduroy are also having their moment in the spotlight.

Top Shop Plaid Pant

TopShop, Plaid Taper-leg Trouser, $80

Eileen Fisher Corduroy Legging

Eileen Fisher, Stretch Corduroy Tregging, $178

Theory Denim Trouser

Theory, Structured Straight-leg Denim Pant, $325

ALC Velvet Pants

A.L.C., Ashbury Velvet Pant, $595


Continuing the trend towards blurring the line between “gender appropriate”, the dress gets an update this fall and is dominated by utility-inspired shirt-dresses and the western trend’s long a-lines. They are equally feminine and androgynous at the same time. Layering dress over dress is a style picking up speed, now that autumn allows for multi-layered looks. Another fun trend is layering a sweater under the sleeveless summer frocks.

Gweneth Wrap Dress

WAYF, Gwyneth Velvet Wrap Midi Dress, $100

Paige Shirtdress

Paige, Nayven Shirt-dress, $229

Nordstrom Cashmere Dress

Nordstrom Signature, Cashmere Dress, $379

Max Mara Belted Dress

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