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Fall Texture, Three Ways

In partnership with our friends at Banana Republic

Spring and summer can keep the gauzy linen and straw totes: It’s the cooler seasons that shine in the texture department. Leather trousers, a badass bomber that fits better every year, denim in the perfect weight and wash—they all level up everything they touch. And since playing with texture is more technique than trend, sticking to a key-pieces-in-classic-shades strategy will round out your closet for the long run. Here, three ways to indulge your tactile nature.

HEAD-TO-TOE TEXTURE

Punch up your texture game to expert level with the royal flush: luxe leather, velvety suede, ultrasoft alpaca, and quilting with just enough puff. Save the brightest shades—sunny saffron and high-shine gold—for accessories.

  1. Jill Heller Vintage Jewelry sbulgari watch
    Jill Heller Vintage Jewelry bulgari watch goop, $23,000
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  2. Alex Mill jacket
    Alex Mill jacket goop, $195
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  3. Banana Republic sweater
    Banana Republic sweater Banana Republic, $89
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  4. Khaite LEATHER PANTS
    Khaite PANTS goop, $2,900
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  5. Cult Gaia Crossbody bag
    Cult Gaia bag goop, $398
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  6. Banana Republic boots
    Banana Republic boots Banana Republic, $188
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TEXTURE-CURIOUS

This combo hits the chicest points on the soft/slick/buttery-smooth spectrum and proves the basics (a tailored pencil skirt, a tote that fits everything) are even better in leather. And that high-collared leather jacket? Bound to be the most bomb(er) piece in your closet.

  1. Young Frankk Earrings
    Young Frankk Earrings goop, $110
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  2. G. Label brille leather bomber jacket
    G. Label brille leather
    bomber jacket
    goop, $1,495
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  3. Banana Republic TURTLENECK
    Banana Republic TURTLENECK Banana Republic, $89
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  4. Officine Generale Skirt
    Officine Generale Skirt goop, $830
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  5. Banana Republic TOTE
    Banana Republic TOTE Banana Republic, $168
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  6. Khaite boots
    Khaite boots Matchesfashion, $1,320
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FEELING IT OUT

Tiptoe into tactile with something you know and love, like denim that gets better with each wear. Whether you take yours soft or stiff doesn’t matter—it’s all about pairing pieces you love with shapes cut from a different cloth, like a structured wool blazer, a microribbed merino tank, or a pair of bright-white leather lace-ups.

  1. Young Frankk ring
    Young Frankk ring goop, $78
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  2. Officine Generale Blazer
    Officine Generale Blazer goop, $695
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  3. Banana Republic JEAN JACKET
    Banana Republic JACKET Banana Republic, $98
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  4. Banana Republic SLEEVELESS TURTLENECK
    Banana Republic TOP Banana Republic, $64
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  5. Khaite jeans
    Khaite jeans goop, $380
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  6. Banana Republic SNEAKERS
    Banana Republic SNEAKERS Banana Republic, $138
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