6 Super Hero Pieces
When it comes to closet linchpins, we believe in investing in staples that are relentless and hard-working, that can pull together even the most discordant of outfits. Below, six excellent choices that will see you through all of fall.
Winter weather doesn’t mean you need to take layering cues from a skiing catalogue. Belted outerwear carves out a waist and creates shape, while the traditional cut balances out more modern silhouettes, like a wide-leg cropped trouser or voluminous skirt.
MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION Bathrobe Jacket, goop, $2,750; APIECE APART Marco Pant, Apiece Apart, $255; COS Mineral Grey Heeled Sandals, COS, $225; GABRIELA ARTIGAS Pave Infinite Tusk Earring, goop, $450; MARIA TASH Small Diamond Eternity Ring, goop, $420; MARIA TASH Medium Diamond Eternity Ring, goop, $515
Superpower: They get along with everything.
These pants are named after the vegetable because they mimic its wide-on-the-top, slim-at-the-bottom shape—and give the illusion of longer legs and well-proportioned hips in the process. These are cropped at the ankle, which means they’re the ideal counterpart for work flats.
PROTAGANIST Poplin “Shirt 15”, Barneys, $560; 3.1 PHILLIP LIM Carrot Pant, goop, $425; & OTHER STORIES Wool Pinstripe Blazer, & Other Stories, $245; PIERRE HARDY Janco Loafers, Saks Fifth Avenue, $795; JENNIFER MEYER Long Bar Studs, goop, $800; ARIEL GORDON Dual Birthstone Ring, Ariel Gordon, $250
Superpower: Sexy even when the temperatures drop.
We’ve been waiting all summer to get cashmere pullovers back into rotation. Here, the deep neckline keeps things from getting frumpy.
Superpower: Legs for days.
Solid Black High Waist Jean
It’s no secret that high-waisted jeans, hemmed long to accommodate high heels, add length to legs. In a grown-up black wash, these can substitute for a classic tapered pant, adding edge to the most feminine of silk tops.
ATLANTIQUE ASCOLI Habit Blouse, Net-a-Porter, $670; x1 High-Rise Channel Seam Skinny in Black, goop, $235; COLE HAAN Pinch Campus Penny Loafer, Cole Haan, $140; PIERRE HARDY Leopard Calf-Hair Alpha Clutch, Ssense, $1,395; JENNIFER MEYER Kiss Stud, goop, $275; JENNIFER MEYER Love Stud, goop, $275
Superpower: Makes every outfit look grown-up.
A tailored jacket is undoubtedly the one fashion investment with the highest return potential. It lends a “take-me-seriously” factor at work, and cleans up your slouchy, hole-y boyfriend jeans for brunch.
STELLA MCCARTNEY Rounded Shoulder Jacket, goop, $1,580; THE GREAT Boxy Crew in Washed White, goop, $95; AMO Tomboy Boyfriend Jeans, Harpers Bazaar, $255; PIERRE HARDY Skate Sneaker (coming to goop soon); JENNIFER MEYER Large Bezel Earrings, goop, $1,250; ARIEL GORDON Small Heart Necklace, Ariel Gordon, $290; VITA FEDE Trix Ring, Vita Fede, $225; GABRIELA ARTIGAS Infinite Tusk Reloaded Ring, goop, $505
Superpower: Appropriate for almost any occasion.
Cap Sleeve Dress
The ultimate mainstay of all-season dressing, a solid cap-sleeve dress works equally well at knee- and ankle-length. The cap-sleeves highlight sun-kissed triceps; the billowy body masks whatever may need a little extra Tracy Anderson love.
MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION Ruffle Sleeve Sheath,, goop, $1,395; PAUL ANDREW Zenadia Pump, goop, $675; ARIEL GORDON Dual Birthstone Ring, Ariel Gordon, $250; MARIA TASH Diamond Star with Chain Wrap and Trillion Dangle, goop, $760; MARIA TASH Small One Chain Plain Wrap, goop, $105
Special Thanks To:
- Photographer: Taea Thale
- Fashion Director: Laurie Trott
- Hair: Charles McNair / Jed Root
- Makeup: Kristina Brown / Jed Root
- Model: Alex Elizabeth / Photogenics
- Studio: Cactus Cube Studio