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Easy Five-Piece Outfits for Getting Dressed in a Flash

In partnership with our friends at Banana Republic

With Labor Day in the rearview mirror and months’ worth of baking and hiking already under our fanny packs, we’re ready to embrace autumn with open, cashmere-covered arms. The journey from one season to the next does come with idiosyncrasies (surprise heat waves) and contradictions (we’ll bid bikinis au revoir—but not Birkenstocks). To set the foundation, we’ve pulled together four clutch combos that come together in minutes and rely on key pieces you’ll wear all season.

CARDIGAN + WHITE DENIM

The coziest button-up also happens to be the most versatile. Tucked into crisp white wide-legs, a featherweight cardigan with nothing underneath leaves the subtly sexy décolletage free to host a favorite necklace or two.

  1. Banana Republic cardigan
    Banana Republic cardigan Banana Republic, $85
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  3. Banana Republic jean
    Banana Republic jeans Banana Republic, $55
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  1. Wear It With

  2. Foundrae product
    Foundrae necklace goop, $8,600
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  3. Staud bag
    Staud bag goop, $325
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  4. Banana Republic loafer
    Banana Republic loafers Banana Republic, $108
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MOCKNECK + MINISKIRT

Business on top, party on the bottom: Balance a slim-cut high-neck top (the tiny ruffle on this ribbed version sparks a little ’90s nostalgia) with a utility-minded mini, then use accessories to experiment with a fall color palette.

  1. Toteme TURTLENECK
    Toteme TURTLENECK goop, $330
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  3. Banana Republic skirt
    Banana Republic skirt Banana Republic, $80
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  2. Youngfrankk earrings
    Youngfrankk earrings goop, $82
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  3. LumillaMingus x goop bag
    LumillaMingus x goop bag goop, $950
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  4. The Row boot
    The Row boots Matchesfashion, $1,350
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DENIM + STRIPES

Add an avant-garde clutch and mixed-metal jewelry to level up a classic striped sweater and the jeans that fit so well that they never see the back of your closet. Keep this pairing close—it holds up way past prep school.

  1. Banana Republic sweater
    Banana Republic sweater Banana Republic, $90
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  3. Banana Republic jean
    Banana Republic jeans Banana Republic, $55
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  2. Spinelli Kilcollin ring
    Spinelli Kilcollin ring goop, $880
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  3. Mansur Gavriel clutch
    Mansur Gavriel clutch goop, $595
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  4. Banana Republic sneaker
    Banana Republic sneakers Banana Republic, $138
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SUMMER HITS + FALL FITS

Balance ankle-grazing maxis, strappy sandals, and summery totes with collared cardigan sweaters, heavyweight tanks, and pretty much anything done in a chunky knit. It’s the perfect move for nailing the seasonal transition (in case you don’t want to appear too eager).

  1. Banana Republic tank
    Banana Republic tank Banana Republic, $70
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  3. Aish skirt
    Aish skirt goop, $350
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  2. Banana Republic cardigan
    Banana Republic cardigan Banana Republic, $129
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  3. Staud bag
    Staud bag goop, $325
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  4. Birkenstock arizona
    Birkenstock sandals goop, $135
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