Fall 2011’s Most Beloved Classics

September 1, 2011 | By | Comments (10)

Since today marks the start of September, it seems like the perfect time to let you know what Fall basics your closet cannot live without. Check out these timeless pieces that will get you through this season (and the next, and the next) in pure style.

Must-Have #1: A Basic Blazer

JNY Broadway Blazer

What I love: Jones New York Collection “Broadway Blazer,” $199, jny.com.

Why you need it: A blazer with gold buttons is a cool-but-polished way to top off any look, be it casual, professional, or dressy. This one, by Jones New York Collection, also happens to be part of their “Empowering Your Confidence” campaign.

Must-Have #2: Pointed-Toe Flats

KORS Michael Kors Odin flat

What I love: KORS Michael Kors “Odin” Patent Leather Flats, $185, neimanmarcus.com.

Why you need them: These sleek flats are a total upgrade from other everyday pairs. The sophisticated pointed-toe design means you can wear them in place of heels, while the nude shade goes with everything imaginable.

Must-Have #3: A Button-Down Shirt

Lands' End Canvas Women's Poplin Tuxedo Shirt

What I love: Lands’ End Canvas Women’s Poplin Tuxedo Shirt, $59.50, canvas.landsend.com.

Why you need it: Replace plain button downs with something that has a bit more flare, like a tuxedo shirt. It’s ideal for layering underneath sweaters and cardigans, too.

Must-Have #4: A Satchel Bag

BCBGeneratoin "Edith" Crossbody Bag

What I love: BCBGeneration “Edith” Cross-Body Satchel, $103, endless.com.

Why you need it: The traditional, functional shape will house all of life’s essentials, plus more. This one, made of faux-leather, has the option to be carried over your shoulder or by hand.

Must-Have #5: A Skinny Belt

J.Crew patent belt

What I love: J.Crew Skinny Patent Belt, $34.50, jcrew.com.

Why you need it: This may seem like a “duh,” but there’s nothing that pulls together your look better than a skinny belt. This patent-leather one in rich burgundy can be worn at your natural waist over silk tops or around your hips for a more versatile look.

Now I’d love to know…are there other classic pieces that you can’t seem to live without?