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Fall 2012 Fashion: Everything You Need to Own

September's a bad time for me, shopping-wise. Huffing fumes from all of fashion month's gorgeous street style photos, I hallucinate. Logically I know my own wardrobe doesn't really meld with the paparazzi ploys that girls wear in the pictures, but I forget: metallic flatforms, neon varsity jackets—whatever the head-turning piece is at the moment—I get suckered into buying it.

Then, of course, I enter October with a whole bunch of statement pieces and no easy staples, and suddenly I'm running late to work whining to my dog that I have nothing to wear with my black dress but a tropical print vest and a porcupine quill necklace (that happened this morning). Like clockwork, that's when I do my best shopping, searching for the versatile things I'll actually wear (so often they'll be in 80 percent of my upcoming Facebook photos, I bet), like the leather jackets, printed dresses and trouser jeans in the slideshow below.

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Moto Jacket

With cocktail dresses, with skinny denim, with everything.
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Printed Dress

Unlike a lot of my dresses, it looks just as great without tights as it does with them, so I'll wear it repeatedly during this fickle fall weather.
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Bright Coat

It'll be my shield of awesomeness on days when I just can't put together a good outfit.
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Crossbody Bag

Top handle bags slip off my shoulders when I'm wearing a coat, so in colder months I never leave home without this.
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Infinity Scarf

On bitingly cold days, it's the little things like this that make all the difference.


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Graphic Sweater

I'll get separation anxiety when it goes to the dry cleaning.

 

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Plaid Skirt

I'll let it swing two ways: preppy when paired with a button-down or kitschy when paired with a cartoon print sweater.
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Flared, Faded Jeans

I like a bit of summery, Woodstock denim to balance out my darker fall staples.
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Brocade Dress

Over a turtleneck for fancy morning meetings, without it for after-work drinks.

 

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