We all know that New York Fashion Week is the true start to the fall season (even if this sweltering summer sun didn't get the memo). And, transitional dressing can be tricky. You're longing for layers, leather, and other fabrics that aren't necessarily "breathable" or weather-apporpriate — and you want to get dressed in the cooler mornings without having to worry about turning into a sweatfest by afternoon.
The upside to pre-fall (yes, it's a season) is that you can carry on with a few of your favorite summer pieces by injecting new, autumnal life into them. That sweet, little white dress you've been living in? Just add a black leather jacket and booties. What else is on this season's must-buy list? (And, more importantly, where do you find these pieces if you're a curvy girl?) Never fear; we have answers. Though fall hasn't quite fallen yet, we're falling in love with these 10 essentials for your autumn wardrobe.