if it’s fall then it’s time for faux fur like this cardigan from banana republic. there are certain wardrobe staples that brands trot out year after year. like a blue blazer, pinstripe pants, faux fur vest, camel coat, or a faux fur cardigan. there are subtle style differences tweaked each year – pockets no pockets, statement sleeves, tapered legs wide legs, belted or hidden placket. but rest assured if you pay attention to the brands you will learn what their must-have’s are and patiently wait for the current model to be rolled out. j.crew will always carry a striped tee, italian cashmere, or ballet flats.
suede pumps are on that list too. this pair by vince camuto is updated with a low vamp and may have a shorter life cycle due to this style feature. and an ivory blouse? well, who doesn’t own one? it’s a flattering color for everyone, more so than white, and can be worn multiple ways, making it a versatile investment piece. look for interesting details like french cuffs or a mandarin collar that keeps your outfit looking fresh and modern.