Fashion: Three fall wardrobe must-haves

From the August 23, 2012 edition

As fall fast approaches and summer’s sundresses no longer suffice, look for versions of these three pieces to maximize your wardrobe for cooler weather. Stylist Christy Walsh from Wardrobe Therapy offered tips on how to wear them best.

A faux fur vest

Wear it by day: Add some subtle glamour to your work outfit by wearing the furry number over a white collared button-down shirt with a black leather paneled skirt. Try applying a skinny belt over the waist of the vest, too, for a more cinched, curve hugging look. Afraid of all that fur? Take the first step with a knit vest with fur details.

Wear it by night: Try it over a long-sleeved turtleneck (Walsh recommended a white one) with a pair of skinny jeans (Walsh would go with burgundy).

A sheer blouse

Wear it by day: To get this style fall appropriate, try a long, sheer blouse in reptile or animal print and tuck it loosely into a pencil skirt, Walsh suggested.

Wear it by night: A sheer top in a neutral tone — we love the blush and tan ones we’ve been seeing around — with a pair of ivory pants will garner “the monochromatic neutrals look that is so on-trend for the season,” Walsh said.

Riding boots

Wear them by day: With textured tights and a sweater dress.

Wear them by night: With skinny black pants or leggings tucked into them, paired with a print blouse and form-fitting blazer. “One with leather trim would be ideal,” Walsh suggested for a blazer.

Photos by Tessa Berg

Sheer blouse is from Ladybird

Fur vest is from Ladybird

Riding boots are from Target