Invest Wisely: 3 Fall Staples You’ll Hang On to for Years – Amanda Chung

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Invest Wisely: 3 Fall Staples
You’ll Hang On to for Years

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).

G. LABEL MARGARET PUFF-SLEEVE LEATHER JACKET, goop, $1,495


G. Label
Fiene Yellow Gold and Pavé Ear Cuff
goop, $650
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Toteme
tank
goop, $250
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G. Label
Caleb Wide-Leg Pleated Culottes
goop, $495
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Mansur Gavriel
clutch
goop, $895
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The Row
Sandals
Matchesfashion, $850
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Sheryl Lowe
ring
goop, $2,200
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Nili Lotan
shirt
goop, $350
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Nili Lotan
pants
goop, $395
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Celine
bag
Celine, $2,650
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Staud
boots
goop, $425
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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.


G. LABEL EVIE MIDLENGTH PRINTED SKIRT, goop, $495


Ariel Gordon
Ring
goop, $1,850
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Ciao Lucia
turtleneck
goop, $295
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Cult Gaia
bag
goop, $428
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Ulla Johnson
boots
goop, $850
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Prasi Fine Jewelry
Chain
goop, $8,100
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G. Label
Lynn Scoop-Neck Cashmere Sweater
goop, $495
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Wandler
bag
goop, $595
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AGL
loafers
goop, $430
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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.


G. LABEL YANG HIGH-CUFF TURTLENECK SWEATER, goop, $595


G. Label
Emily Yellow Gold and Pavé Split Earrings
goop, $895
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Toteme
skirt
goop, $510
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Joseph
tote
goop, $955
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JW Anderson
loafers
goop, $595
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goop x Mejuri
Pavé Diamond Dôme Ring
goop, $550
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G. Label
Ava Cashmere tank top
goop, $395
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G. Label
Nat Button-Fly Boyfriend Jeans
goop, $295
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Hereu
boots
goop, $590
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We hope you enjoy the products recommended here. Our goal is to suggest only things we love and think you might, as well. We also like transparency, so, full disclosure: We may collect a share of sales or other compensation if you purchase through the external links on this page.

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