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10 Fall Fashion Staples

Shop must-have pieces for fashion’s favorite season

By Brynn Mannino Posted August 27, 2009 from womantalks.com

  • Elegant Essentials
  • Elegant Essentials

    This fall, stock up on a few wardrobe staples! Sturdy boots, versatile totes, smart trenches and a pristine white blouse, among other items, will have you radiating style awareness and—mixed and matched time and time again—will prove worth the investment. We scoured the marketplace for the best pieces out there at the most recession-friendly prices. Read on to see our favorite findings—all available online.

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  • Wrap Dress
  • Wrap Dress

    Sleek and simple, Banana Republic’s knee-length wrap dress—available in dark, figure-flattering hues of silky coal, matte navy and black—welcomes ample accessorizing, including a flurry of footwear (think pumps or boots) and jazz-me-up jewelry. ¾-Sleeve Faux-Wrap Dress, $98; BananaRepublic.com

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  • Ankle Boot
  • Ankle Boot

    Chunky buckle decorations and durable leather give Bandolino’s ankle-high bootie the perfect combination of style-ability and dependability. Match them with your favorite pair of jeans or—for a dressed-up look—with a knee-length frock and textured tights. Jahnavi Ankle Boot, $99; Macys.com

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  • Computer Tote
  • Computer Tote

    East5th’s faux-croc computer tote is all business—in terms of form and function, that is. Recommended as both a briefcase and travel companion, the trendy tote—red in hue and slender in design—serves as the perfect carryall bag for fall. Croc-Embossed Computer Tote, $29.99; JCPenney.com

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  • Trench Coat
  • Trench Coat

    Rain or shine, DKNY’s classic trench will add an edge of style awareness to your ensemble. While slim, smooth lines—along with a mid-waist tie—will help shape your figure, its machine-washable material will allow you to maintain its polished appearance. Raincoat/A-Line Trench, $99.98; Macys.com

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  • Peep-Toe Pumps
  • Peep-Toe Pumps

    These pretty (and frilly!) pumps by Fioni are the epitome of heel appeal! With a solid purple hue—proclaiming them edgy yet straightforward—the possible pairing options include a mid-length black dress or a pair of dark-denim wide-leg trousers. Koture Ruffle Peep-Toe, $24.99; Payless.com

    Photo: © Courtesy of Payless.com

  • Flats
  • Flats

    This spunky point-toe flat with a wine-hued crocodile print will perk up your daytime ensembles. Even if they’re just your commuter shoe—worn from your door to the office—they’ll add, not detract, from your overall look. Very Volatile Brenda, $45; Piperlime.com

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  • Trousers
  • Trousers

    Both comfortable and conservative, a chic belted waistline adds style appeal to Alfani’s relaxed-fit pants! Their subtle grey hue—and versatile tuck-in/leave-out option—will allow you to sneak them into your monthly wardrobe lineup regularly without anyone being the wiser. Relaxed Flare-Leg Pants with Belt, $39.99; Macys.com

    Photo: © Courtesy of Macys.com

  • Pencil Skirt
  • Pencil Skirt

    A classic black skirt accented with a thin, feminine belt over a slimming wide waistband is a must-have for every kind of office environment. Playful front pockets—and stylish seaming details—make this pencil skirt a perfect day-to-night transition piece. Oxford Denim Pencil Skirt, $59.50; AnnTaylorLoft.com

    Photo: © Courtesy of AnnTaylorLoft.com

  • Blouse
  • Blouse

    A pristine white blouse presents a multitude of pairing possibilities, proving it an investment worth making. Lovely as an under layer (think racer-back vest, blazer or sweater), a crisp white button-down is also perfectly posh on its own. Sateen Blouse, $79; Talbots.com

    Photo: © Courtesy of Talbots.com

  • Lightweight Scarf
  • Lightweight Scarf

    Wrap Gap’s painterly-print scarf around your neck and shoulders for both a layer of warmth and a burst of color. Its soft watercolor design—both pretty and poetic—will seal the deal for any look. Lightweight Painterly Scarf, $24.50; Gap.com

    Photo: © Courtesy of Gap.com

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