The time has come to pack up all our summer minidresses and swim looks and pull out our jackets and boots for fall. I know—I’m sad about it, too, but there’s always exciting energy in the air that comes when the seasons change. Fall feels like the start of something new. For those of us in New York City, it’s the time of year when everyone who has retreated to their summer homes returns to the city and long vacations away come to an end, and the city is back in full swing.
Kids go back to school, college students move into dorms, and it’s chilly enough to wrap yourself in a chic sweater and sit in the West Village wine tasting with friends. And of course, for those of us who work in fashion, it’s the beginning of fashion month, starting with New York Fashion Week. There’s just something about New York in the fall, from the leaves changing in Central Park to my favorite restaurants adding hot toddies to their cocktail menus. Deep down, I’m a summer girl, but fall is a close second. If I’m being completely honest, I’m ready to trade my sweet little summer dresses for cashmere sweaters and suede boots. As you may have guessed, I’m already planning looks left and right, and five outfit formulas stood out to me as no-brainer ensembles I’ll be wearing all season.
Keep scrolling to see the five looks I can’t wait to wear all fall.