Flimsy two-pieces really had their moment this summer, when tropical patterns and not a lot of fabric were the perfect combination for steamy days and sticky nights. We think coordinated separates might be better suited for the fall and the winter, when getting up in the cold morning is a chore aided only by the ease of having a sharp, effortless, pre-planned uniform for the day. Wear them now—with sneakers, bare legs, and a substantial coat—and then throw a clingy black turtleneck and a pair of opaque tights on underneath once it starts getting really chilly. Check out 8 of our essential two-piece looks below; they're versatile and carry all the benefits of basics without looking like them.
November 14, 2014