6 fall essentials you need in your closet right now

Your classics, reimagined.

October 10, 2018

There's more leaves on the ground than on trees, it's ill-advised to go out without a jacket, and nights are getting longer — autumn's here weather you're ready or not. Fall style rarely deviates from the classics, but even the most tried and true pieces can get a little makeover and we've got you covered layer by layer.

1. In the mood for tartan

The way florals feel evocative of spring, tartan is one of the premiere fall prints. It's surprisingly versatile, and looks super crisp as pants. No one does denim better than Miaou, and the line's flared tartan pants will help you channel some real Kelsey Lu unbothered-as-hell energy.

2. A raincoat that actually keeps you dry

Here's the hard truth: most raincoats suck. It feels like the majority of them are built to only withstand the lightest of drizzles, and you deserve more. That's where Stutterheim comes in. The Swedish company is not here to play, and all their raincoats are made with rubberized cotton that's lightweight and guaranteed to keep you dry.

3. A thicc scarf

Some days the soon-to-be winter chill will get too much and you'll wish it was socially acceptable to drape yourself in a blanket when you head outside. For times like these, the masters of low-key cool Ader Error have a massive scarf that functions as a happy medium.

4. Ahoy! sailor-core

Fashion is turning to the sea for inspiration, and as much as we love a kitschy shell-inspired look, we'd like you to focus on the nautical for a moment. A sailor lapel is playful and chic in a Sailor Moon meets Princess Diana kind of way — for more proof just take a look at Kilo Kish rocking the look above.

Before the winter freeze sets in, take some time to stunt with your shoes. Give the hypebeast sneakers some much needed rest and opt for a heeled loafer instead. Footwear line Nicole Saldaña adds some oomph to the silhouette with embossed crocodile leather, the cousin of fellow reptilian en vogue print, snakeskin.

5. That special sweatshirt

Swae Lee understands the virtues of proper layering and you should, too. New York-based brand Cliff adds a high collar, zipper, and pockets to its embroidered pullover for something that's as cool as it is functional.

6. Bright and cozy

An eye-catching coat is both a mood and outfit booster. Sho Madjozi has us ready to snuggle up thanks to her furry purple coat, and NYC faux-fur line Apparis can help you dupe the look with cozy coats available in multiple spirit-lifting colors.

Thumbnail via Kelela's Instagram.

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