Adding a few key pieces to your wardrobe each season can put extra pep in your step but the goal should be quality and versatility instead of fast fashion. Picking a few well-made wardrobe staples with timeless appeal is the way to go. And, it’s even better if you can pick pieces that transition from work to play. That way, you’ll get lots of use this season and still reach for the same staples in the years and decades to come. After all, there’s nothing quite like adding new luxury pieces to your wardrobe thanks to the obvious difference in quality. This fall, look for versatility, natural fibers, earth tones, and comfort when adding fall staples to your wardrobe and give yourself bonus points for anything made sustainably. Here are some of the best luxury women’s staples for fall 2022 that’ll provide long-term versatility to your wardrobe.
Lafayette Chenille Plaid Tote by Karl Lagerfeld Paris, $348
One of the secrets to finding a versatile bag is size. A bag is more likely to double for work and play if it can hold some essentials—like maybe that extra pair of flats for when your feet get tired and/or a small laptop or tablet. This Lafayette Chenille Plaid Tote by Karl Lagerfeld Paris is the perfect balance of big enough to carry your commute items but small enough for a party or evening gathering. The timeless chenille plaid design also wears well with a pair of jeans or a nice dress, making it an easy winner as a go-to fall and winter purse this year. The durable construction is evident from the feel of the materials and the comfort of the leather straps. This is a bag with an upscale aesthetic you can use daily.
Ashton Sunglasses by Alexander Daas, $359
Fall might not seem like the season for a new pair of sunglasses but nothing could be further from the truth—from the gorgeous fall sunlight to the intense UV rays when you hit the slopes in winter, the cooler seasons still warrant a good pair of sunglasses and it’s always helpful to have spare pairs, too. These Ashton Sunglasses by Alexander Daas are perfect for fall with their tortoise striate frames and solid brown lenses—the colors are warm and autumn-like. Most importantly, the frames are comfortable and the lenses feel protective even in bright sun. And, the classic design of these sunglasses guarantees they’ll never go out of style, which is definitely a plus when shopping timeless looks that’ll remain versatile.
Luxe Cashmere Turtleneck Dress by NAADAM, $325
For anyone who loves a good cashmere sweater, a cashmere turtleneck dress like this one from NAADAM is pure heaven because it covers you from top to bottom. In fact, this one rates as “heavenly soft” on NAADAM’s softness scale and is exactly what you can live in all fall and winter long. It comes in two colors if you’d like to diversify and can be dressed up and down with the right pairs of sneakers, boots, and heels, as well as the right coats, scarves, and accessories. NAADAM uses 100% Mongolian cashmere produced ethically and sustainably.
Everyday Chelsea Boot by Nisolo, $200
These Everyday Chelsea Boots by Nisolo are perfect for achieving versatile fall style with their low profile that can be worn with everything from jeans to slacks to skirts or dresses. Available in six gorgeous colors, there’s a color to fill in the gap in any wardrobe—including a gorgeous bone hue that’s on-trend and perfect for those good at keeping their boots pristine (darker options are available for the rest of us). Made from buttery vegetable-tanned leather that’s as soft as it is beautiful, these boots feel and look luxurious. Nisolo pays living wages to everyone involved in the production process and is a Certified B Corporation committed to being 0% net carbon. In fact, the company pioneered a Sustainability Facts Label to provide direct transparency on how it’s fairing in the treatment of workers and the planet.
Natural Camelhair Princess Coat by Sofia Cashmere, $1,895
Who doesn’t want a princess coat? This Natural Camelhair Princess Coat by Sofia Cashmere is made from 100% camelhair and adds a regal touch to any wardrobe. Wear it with jeans and a sweater or over an event dress and you’ll be set for any occasion this fall or winter—and hopefully for many more years to come.