Photo courtesy of Sandra Semburg
Shopping for a new season is like investing in the stock market: Stick to a strategy (say, filling the gaps in your closet), diversify your portfolio (i.e., cart), and avoid risky decisions you may regret later (tiny sunglasses, sock-sneakers, et al.). In the interest of making your life easier, the G. Label team works hard to design only high-ROI pieces—in other words, well-made wardrobe essentials that appreciate over time. Here are our favorites for fall.
THE LEATHER JACKET
This citified staple has taken many forms over the years. First there were biker jackets, then buttery blazers—and now, the puff-sleeve pièce de résistance. Why we love it: The cropped fit puts a polished slant on a traditionally edgy silhouette, so it works just as well at the office (with a monochrome fit and commuter-friendly shoes) as it does on nights out (with culottes, kitten heels, and ear sheen).
Fiene Yellow Gold and Pavé Ear Cuff
Caleb Wide-Leg Pleated Culottes
THE STATEMENT SKIRT
How do you go from a pants-optional existence to looking totally put-together in five steps or less? Select a focal piece—like a full skirt with a vintage chain-link motif—and build around that. A black sweater is a no-brainer; go slouchy, body-skimming, whatever. Opt for shoes that balance whatever you’ve chosen up top. Then slip on your favorite piece of gold jewelry and a bag that ties in and boom: You’re real-world ready.
THE CHUNKY KNIT
This impossibly cozy, high-collared beauty is truly exceptional. See the knuckle-grazing sleeves? The ribbed trim? The pretty pointelle stitching on the sides? In classic charcoal, it’s one of those versatile, you-do-you pieces that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. You’ll have a hard time not slipping it on—for coffee catch-ups with your work spouse, dinner with friends, and every weekend from now until the new year.
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