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Keep Your Summer Classics in Rotation through Fall

When it comes to straddling seasons, sartorially speaking, summer to fall beats the rest. Why? Bags, Birks, and basics. A buttery leather bag over your arm breathes crisp autumn air into summer clothes, and slip-on Birkenstocks hold their own well past Labor Day. But the best part about balancing balmy and breezy is that our best-loved closet essentials tend to go both ways. Below, styling tips that stretch five summer classics beyond the autumn equinox.

WHITE JEANS

Flattering flares and a cinched-waist peasant top are the ultimate summer whites (plus that feminine neckline leaves room for a chunky, light-catching link chain). The same clean lines will float you through the midseason, particularly with a collegiate-style tee and a sweater to beat the chill. Come fall, tuck in a preppy polo and upgrade to a leather bag chic and substantial enough to tote all season.

G. LABEL LUCY STRIPED FUNNEL-NECK SWEATER, goop, $595; G. LABEL GOOP UNIVERSITY T-SHIRT, goop, $125; NILI LOTAN JEANS, goop, $345

  1. NILI LOTAN JEANS

For Summer…

  1. Young Frankk necklace
    Young Frankk necklace goop, $128
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  2. Ciao Lucia top
    Ciao Lucia top goop, $255
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  3. Birkenstock arizona
    Birkenstock sandals goop, $150
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For Fall…

  1. Staud bag
    Staud bag goop, $325
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  2. G. Label JAIMEE PUFF-SLEEVE POLO SWEATER
    G. Label JAIMEE PUFF-SLEEVE POLO SWEATER goop, $595
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  3. Veja sneaker
    Veja sneakers goop, $140
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MODERN TANK

We’ve long known the versatility of a solid summer tank, but paired with the perfect pair of fitted-and-flared jeans and ochre Birks, the same figure-skimming scoopneck silhouette is utterly sexy in its simplicity. Add a camel cardigan worn loose and a tad off the shoulder, plus a shiny personal pendant or two (the neckline leaves plenty of room for layering).

G. LABEL LEE RIB TANK, goop, $195; G. LABEL GRIFFIN BOOTCUT JEANS, goop, $295

  1. G. LABEL LEE RIB TANK

For Summer…

  1. G. Label STRING TRIANGLE TOP
    G. Label STRING TRIANGLE TOP goop, $170
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  2. G. Label STRING BIKINI BRIEFS
    G. Label STRING BIKINI BRIEFS goop, $150
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  3. Natalie Martin skirt
    Natalie Martin skirt goop, $198
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  4. G. Label x Tabitha Simmons BOBBIN SLIDES
    G. Label x Tabitha Simmons BOBBIN SLIDES goop, $395
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For Fall…

  1. Marlo Laz necklace
    Marlo Laz necklace goop, $3,495
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  2. Khate cardigan
    Khate cardigan goop, $1,540
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  3. Khaite loafers
    Khaite loafers Net-a-Porter, $720
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BUTTON-DOWN

This pinstriped puff sleeve goes the distance year-round: with an olive mini and slides all summer, under a heather-grey hoodie on cool evenings, and as a foundational layer once fall is in full swing. Balance laid-back workwear-inspired denim with cozy shearling-lined slides and a deep-olive leather bag for an elevated finish.

G. LABEL NICOLE PUFF-SLEEVE BUTTON-DOWN WITH COLLAR, goop, $375; NILI LOTAN SWEATSHIRT, goop, $295; G. LABEL JP WORKWEAR JEANS, goop, $295; VEJA SNEAKERS, goop, $110

  1. G. LABEL NICOLE PUFF-SLEEVE BUTTON-DOWN WITH COLLAR

For Summer…

  1. Foundrae ring
    Foundrae ring goop, $2,850
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  2. G. Label PEARSON FLARED MINISKIRT
    G. Label PEARSON FLARED MINISKIRT goop, $325
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  3. ATP Atelier sandals
    ATP Atelier sandals goop, $300
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For Fall…

  1. ATP Atelier handbag
    ATP Atelier handbag goop, $795
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  2. G. Label SANDRA UTILITY JACKET
    G. Label SANDRA UTILITY JACKET goop, $395
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  3. Birkenstock arizona
    Birkenstock sandals goop, $100
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DENIM DRESS

Olive denim sets the autumn tone early while keeping summer accessories—pumped-up black shades, gold accents, strappy sandals—in play a little longer (when open-toes start to feel weird, make the jump to trainers). The secret to keeping legs bare post–Labor Day? Pop a turtleneck under your collar, turn up your shirtsleeves, add hoops, and hit the streets in fall-friendly high-tops.

G. LABEL BISHOP JEAN-JACKET DRESS, goop, $395; COMMON PROJECTS SNEAKERS, goop, $416

  1. G. LABEL BISHOP JEAN-JACKET DRESS

For Summer…

  1. Electric sunglasses
    Electric sunglasses goop, $200
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  2. Ariel Gordon bracelet
    Ariel Gordon bracelet goop, $595
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  3. Mansur Gavriel sandals
    Mansur Gavriel sandals goop, $295
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For Fall…

  1. Young Frankk earrings
    Young Frankk earrings goop, $82
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  2. Totême turtleneck
    Totême turtleneck goop, $330
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  3. Veja sneakers
    Veja sneakers goop, $110
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STRIPED SWEATER

Boxy but feminine, with modern tweaks like a mock neck and a hip-skimming crop, this is the closet kingpin that can hold a wardrobe together in any weather. The classic fisherman-meets-Fifth-Avenue striped sweater is all summer over a bright suit, then usher in September with shorts and utilitarian sandals and settle right into deep fall with a white tee and wide-legs.

G. LABEL LUCY STRIPED FUNNEL-NECK SWEATER, goop, $595; G. LABEL SUMMER WIDE-LEG DENIM SHORTS, goop, $275; BIRKENSTOCK X PROENZA SCHOULER SANDALS, goop, $450

  1. g. labeL LUCY STRIPED FUNNEL-NECK SWEATER

For Summer…

  1. Cult Gaia tote
    Cult Gaia tote goop, $488
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  2. Nu Swim top
    Nu Swim top goop, $129
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  3. Nu Swim bottoms
    Nu Swim bottoms goop, $100
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  4. ATP Atelier sandals
    ATP Atelier sandals goop, $195
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For Fall…

  1. Monrow top
    Monrow top goop, $68
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  2. Apiece Apart trousers
    Apiece Apart trousers goop, $345
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  3. Common Projects sneakers
    Common Projects sneakers goop, $517
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