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Ask Laurie: Fall Warrobe Building Blocks

GOOP LABEL LONG SLEEVE JENNY RIBBED TEE, goop, $295; GOOP LABEL MICHELLE PLAID PENCIL SKIRT, goop, $345; LEMAIRE THIN BELT, goop, $308; GRACE LEE O LOCKET NECKLACE, goop, $888; VANRYCKE SHOLA AMA SINGLE EARRING, goop, $551

Ask Laurie: Fall Wardrobe Building Blocks?

Ask Laurie: Fall Wardrobe Building Blocks

Dear Laurie, I feel like there are so many new trends this time of year that it’s difficult to filter. What do I really need for fall? I want pieces that feel fresh and also work with a variety of clothes I already have in my closet. — Sidney S.

Dear Sidney, I think what you’re looking for is a handful of items to work extra hard for you. Meaning, things that will dress up your basics and temper the more trendy stuff. The tailored jacket is always a winner because it goes with everything from printed shifts (for work) to sexy slip dresses (for weekends). Knee-length skirts—preferably with an asymmetric hem or center slit—fall in the same goes-with-everything category. As an alternative to your skinny jeans, wide-leg khakis or painter pants look totally chic with a ruffled blouse but also keep a sweatshirt from looking too sloppy. As a finishing touch, embellished slides are as practical as they are of-the-moment. These, plus a few other great options below:

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