Those utility pants you’ve been sporting with crop topnotch and sandals since Memorial Day? Try them with a silk button-down instead. Whereas your white wide-leg jeans is paired with ivory booties and a sweater for a dose of Victoria Beckham–level fashionable. (Yes, for the record, you’ll wear white jeans when Labor Day.) As for your new oversize sports coat, if you actually can’t wait till fall to wear it, try layering it over long shorts, not trousers.
While we’ve been hardwired to shop for timeless basics at our favorite retailers, this year, we’re looking elsewhere for wardrobe essentials: the runway. Yep, we’re ditching the boring all-year-round staples we usually buy, and trading them in for basics that are a bit more, well, out there. From tailored blazers and chunky knits to modern corsets and farmhand dresses, we’re here to argue that fall 2019’s basics square measure a step on top of the remainder.
Those square measure simply a couple of of the formulas we’ve return up with for our late-summer, early-fall outfits, each inspired by a photo taken on the streets of New York, Paris, Tbilisi, and beyond. Next time you’re standing before of your closet feeling uninspired, pull up these three- or four-step combos, and you’ll be out the door in minutes. Shop all nine of our favorite looks below.