The Style: 9 Fall Favorites to Try Now
Cooler times are around the corner, and there's nothing better to stave off the winter chill than a classic parka. This season's sporty-minded anoraks in army green feature a cinched waist, which keeps things slim and avoids the specter of shapeless winter bulk. And a cozy, fur-trimmed hood is a must.
Pictured: Arizona Muse
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Andrew Marc parka, $595, andrewmarc.com; Barbour parka, $599, stylebop.com; Burberry Brit parka, $1,295, burberry.com.
Pictured: Liu Wen; Bazaar's Joanna Hillman
With feline references and motifs cropping up all over town, it's clearly the year of the cat.
Anita Ko earrings, $1,900, net-a-porter.com; David Webb earrings, $18,500, davidwebb.com.
Pictured: Hanneli Mustaparta
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Luxe is the word in leather right now: Tight rocker rough is out, and ladylike louche is in. Leather on top is no longer limited to the vest; the latest looks come in slouchy T-shirt silhouettes.
Vince top, $495, vince.com; Jenni Kayne top, $795, jennikayne.com.
Pictured: Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2012; Liz Cabral
The New Silk Scarf
In the hierarchy of accessories, the foulard is taking top billing this fall, adding a quick pop of color to any ensemble. A far cry from the skimpy neckerchiefs and ranch-hand bandanas of yore, this season's scarves are generously apportioned - perfect for throwing on in a loose swirl.
Céline scarf, $570, Celine Madison Ave.; Louis Vuitton scarf, $480, louisvuitton.com; Chanel scarf, $430, chanel.com.
Pictured: Sarah Rutson
The Next Wave
The popularity of the peplum is holding strong, and the trend is getting bolder by the day. The newest versions of the fluted-cool blouse stand out in bright primary colors and rich purples.
Alice + Olivia top, $264, aliceandolivia.com; Brood top, $1,790, broodbyserkansarier.com.
Pictured: Giovanna Battaglia
In the Navy
Sailor-inspired peacoats in traditional black and navy are making a big comeback in the outerwear arena. The classic coat is a chic and easy way to top off dark basics, as seen on Saskia de Brauw.
Belstaff jacket, $2,840, belstaff.com; Sacai coat, $1,800, sacai.jp.
Pictured: Saskia de Brauw
Sweat it Out
Once just a gym staple, the sweatshirt is giving the crewneck sweater a run for its money. Wear solo or over an oxford for an update on a preppy standby.
Chloé sweatshirt, $1,395, saks.com; Brunello Cucinelli sweatshirt, $1,920, boutique.brunellocucinelli.com; Diesel Black Gold sweatshirt, $340, store.diesel.com.
Pictured: Taylor Tomasi Hill
What to Buy
Going for the gold: Big enough to stow essentials and small eough to keep it sleek, the metallic cross-body is the bag du jour.
Marni bag, $1,040, marni.com.
What to keep: Winter whites
What to Store: Hippie patchwork