20 Pieces Every New Yorker Needs For Fall

It's easy to get overwhelmed by all there is to buy and covet each season. But when you break it down to a shorter checklist, there are certain categories you've got to hit — especially when you're a New Yorker. So, we've taken out the guesswork by bringing you the ultimate hit list for must-buy pieces that take a new look at old faithfuls this fall. From the dressed-up flats you can wear all night, to the non-boring shirtdress of your dreams, our roundup's got everything a true New Yorker needs for fall — well, except the swagger to pull it all off. That, you've got to get all on your own.
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A transitional statement skirt that's thick enough to work for winter? Yep, this under-$100 piece takes "practical" to the next level.

ASOS Pencil Skirt With Wrap, $75.94, available at ASOS.
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The fall flannel is nothing new, but this season, why not make it flattering as well?

Wilfred Free Rollinson Blouse, $95, available at Aritzia.
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Make a new jewelry statement with grown-up earrings instead of a blinged-out necklace.

Lulu Frost Solar Earrings, $240, available at J.Crew.
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Who says New Yorkers only wear black? This season swap that LBD for a winter white dress you can wear to any event.

Valentino Beaded Tulle And Wool-Blend Crepe Mini Dress, $13,000, available at Net-A-Porter.
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It's definitely getting close to sweater weather. Pick up a comfy knit in flesh tone for your perfect neutral-on-neutral moment.

H&M Knit Sweater, $34.95, available at H&M.
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Killer heels anyone? Closed-toed pumps with a bit of edge are a must.

Giuseppe Zanotti Calf Hair Cap Toe Pump, $725, available at Barneys.
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A whimsical sweatshirt is a new staple, replacing that favorite band tee.

Opening Ceremony x Elvis Suspicious Minds Sweatshirt, $150, available at Opening Ceremony.
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You don't need the beanie yet. But you do need a funky Yankees flat brim.

American Needle New York Yankees Visor Trip Baseball Cap, $26, available at Nordstrom.
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Forget towering heels for fall and replace them with eye-catching flats.

10 Crosby Derek Lam Arty Calf Hair Loafers, $295, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
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The exaggerated, detailed boyfriend jean is definitely one denim silhouette you need for fall — kind of like sweatpants, but...not.

Monki High Waisted Patch Boyfriend Jean, $59.07, available at ASOS.
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A stomp-all-over-the-city black bootie? Duh.

Nasty Gal Layer Laced Bootie, $180, available at Nasty Gal.
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Can we take a moment for this perfect, black leather jacket? Everyone needs one, even if it's not this one.

Theory Dalayan Coat, $1,295, available at Theory.
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Ladies and gentlemen: An office-appropriate, day-to-night shirt dress.

Thakoon Addition Tile-Print Silk Shirt Dress, $525, available at Matches Fashion.
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Fear not the culotte! Wear a printed pair with pride before it gets too chilly.

Topshop Floral Print Culottes, $76, available at Topshop.
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The shirt/vest/dress is perfection in this muted pinstripe color. Embrace it.

Zara Long Pinstripe Waistcoat, $59.99, available at Zara.
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Get used to the plaid print and bask in its glory with an easy, breezy T-shirt dress you can layer up all year long.

byCORPUS Plaid Babydoll Dress, $59, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Strong outerwear is key for all New Yorkers and this bright blue is on point.

Zimmermann Precocious Two-Piece Coat, $995, available at Zimmermann.
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A commuter's dream.

Zara Bowling Bag With Suede Sides, $99.90, available at Zara.
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We've never felt so many feelings about a belt before! This one's a must for so many reasons.

Vince Camuto Gladiator High Waist Belt, $52, available at Vince Camuto.
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The two-piece ensemble is the new suit, and us New Yorkers are daring enough to pull it off — it's masculine, but still flattering.

Pixie Market Stripe On Set, $75, available at Pixie Market.