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Based on the fall runways, the season’s fashion palette is painted in essential neutrals, soft pinks, and gradients of gray, as well as the tried-and-true: head-to-toe black. Wearable and chic, these colours are set to dominate the spectrum come September. Now is the perfect time to take inspiration and update your wardrobe with the classic pieces we’ve curated ahead.

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Shop statement coats, everyday accessories, and cold-weather must-haves ideal for the forthcoming falling temperatures, and remember: Less is more this season, and investing in practical wardrobe essentials is just good sense.

Sorbet Pink

Clockwise from top left: Giambattista Valli, Fendi, Miu Miu, Alexander McQueen. (Photos: Imaxtree)

Pink has long been a romantic colour among the fashion set, but it’s staging a triumphant comeback in a pastel hue this season. Sorbet pink hit the fall 2020 runways in dress, coat, quilted skirt, and even eyewear form. It’s a soft approach to adding colour to your wardrobe.

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Balenciaga Hourglass Houndstooth Wool Coat

Work the hue into your fall wardrobe with a structured statement coat that’s easy to style with boots, denim, and sweaters. 


Davidor L’Arc 18-Karat Rose Gold and Diamond Ring

This soft-pink enamel-and-diamond band is unexpected for fall but guaranteed to become your go-to everyday piece of jewellery. 


Staud Juliette Cotton-Blend Dress

Embrace transitional dressing this season in a fresh, new hue. Wear this on the weekend with your favourite fall boots or under classic outerwear with ribbed knit tights.


Green with Envy

Clockwise from top left: Roksanda, Y/Project, Sally Lapointe, Nina Ricci. (Photos: Imaxtree)

After popping up on several fall 2020 runways, green in shades of chartreuse, mint, and olive quickly began taking over Instagram and the street style scene. The verdant hue feels fresh, especially for the fall/winter season, and looks good in both apparel and accessory forms.

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By Far Rachel Mini Chain-Embellished Croc-Effect Leather Tote

For a pop of the color, try By Far’s buzzy new It bag shape that lends a little early-2000s nostalgia. We especially love the silver chain hardware. 


Vince Cashmere Shrunken Button Cardigan

Sweater weather will be in full effect before we know it! So try the ultimate layering piece in a new heathered garden hue. You can style it with high-waisted jeans or your favorite midi skirt on the weekend, or with trousers while you work from home during the week. 


Wandler Isa Boot Olive

These olive-hued ankle boots will instantly add an extra accent of cool to any look in your closet.


Earth Tones

Tone down in earth-inspired hues of browns. Take note from Lemaire and try the look in a relaxed suit form, or go the Stella McCartney route and try it out in a graphic printed flowy dress.

Clockwise from top left: Stella McCartney, Nina Ricci, Lemaire, Acne. (Photos: Imaxtree)

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Sea Quilted Belted Vegan Leather Coat

This elegant splurge-worthy, quilted leather brown coat will have you standing out among a sea of puffer coats.  


Usisi Sister Consti Woven Leather Top Handle Bag

Make a subtle statement with this sculptural top-handle purse. Plus, it’s a great conversation starter. 


Velvet Canyon The Rendezvous Round-Frame Acetate Sunglasses

Shield the rays with these oversized ’70s-inspired sunnies crafted from beautiful earth-tone glossy acetate. 


Shades of Gray

Clockwise from top left: Coperni, Altuzarra, Christian Dior, Prada. (Photos: Imaxtree)

Sleek and chic and not surprising at all, slate gray popped up on countless fall 2020 runways, from New York to Milan to Paris. Whether you go for a blazer, sweater, or structured dress form, this is one way to stand out and dress for a day in the city.

Isabel Marant Étoile Fitted Double-Breasted Blazer

There’s nothing more effortless than an easy-to-throw-on blazer. Try it in this chic gray hue that will act as a neutral in your closet. 


Totême Bova Fringed Wool-Blend Scarf

This wool-blend scarf by Totême is an exaggerated length that can be wrapped multiple times for extra warmth during the colder months. 


Head-to-Toe Black

Clockwise from top left: Gabriela Hearst, Emilia Wickstead, Carolina Herrera, Rochas. (Photo: Imaxtree)

Monochromatic darks from head to toe was a theme in many collections from Rochas to Carolina Herrera this season. Try the trend in leather, suede, and even knitwear. And trust that investing in staples from your favourite designers will last well beyond this season.

Nomasei Nono Loafer in Black Brushed Calfskin

Update the classics in your wardrobe and embrace the square-toe shape this season with these It girl loafers. 


Goldsign Leather High-Rise Bootcut Pants

Yes, you need a pair of black buttery-leather statement-making pants in your life. Add a white tee and pumps, and you’re good to go. 


Maison Michel Pina Grosgrain-Trimmed Wool-Felt Fedora

Maison Michel’s Pina style is one of the milliner’s signature designs each season, thanks to the timeless fedora silhouette. This version is masterfully crafted from black wool felt and can easily be paired with your favourite jackets. 


This story originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US