When autumn lovers explain why they love the season so much, they’ll mention an article of clothing, no fail. Whether it’s sweaters or jackets or layers of everything, the stuff we wear during fall has an appealing mix of nostalgia, practicality, and just-want-to-sit-by-the-fire coziness. And while there’s a definite measure of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” new styling ideas never hurt anyone.
Below, our favorites from the “State Collection“, a collection designed to celebrate timeless looks. Get ready to see these classic autumnal pieces through fresh eyes.
The new way to wear: a sweter
Proof of the perfection of the humble sweater? It’s the only article of clothing to have a season named after it (sweater weather!). With the classic’s shape and salt-of-the-earth energy, it’s easy to pull on with your favorite jeans and easy boots.
Challenge yourself for fall ’18 by finding one with special details that enhance the timeless knit. Ties at the neck and wrists and a delicate raised collar make this snowy option seem blouse-like. Resist the urge to pull on jeans and pair with a mini instead.
The way to wear: a coat
Tailored coats and proper wraps—especially worn together—are year-round classics that feel especially right for crisp fall weather. Flip the idea of matched separates on its head with a chic jumpsuit that fakes the look of a top and pants but has all the ease of a one-piece.
Piping at the cuffs, define menswear-inspired details, while a silky fabric in a dark hue is versatile enough to wear to work or cocktails. For the office, pick a pointy, bow-topped flat that gives a feminine finish. Replace with heels to take it out at night.