Oh, September, how you toy with us. Unpacking our long johns and fur-lined boots while whisper-weight florals prance down the catwalk just feels wrong.
But there is a bright spot in our doldrums — and we're letting you in on our pretty little secret. Till spring styles are up for grabs (in, oh, another FIVE months), we're getting our fresh (and fall-appropriate) fix from LuLu*s. Bonus: Unlike shopping off the runway, nothing on this list will put you behind on rent.
Styling assistant Rachel Besser has scouted picks from LuLu*s covetable autumn collection — including the chic answer to your comfiest sweatpants — with enough style oomph to last till the February shows — and then some.
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"The borrowed-from-the-boys look is still going strong. A more flattering choice for curvy gals than the shapeless jean is a chic boyfriend blazer. " BB Dakota Blair Black Boyfriend Jacket, $115, available at LuLu*s
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"I love tassels. And I love riding boots. Riding boots with tassels? I. Can't. Even." Mia Limited Edition Toledoo Black Suede High Heel Boots, $123, available at LuLu*s.
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"Another closet staple: the black pump. If you don't have a go-to black pump, buy this one. Even if you do — the mesh on this heel sexes things up in all the right ways." Anne Michelle Momentum 39 Black Suede and Mesh D'Orsay Heels, $34, available at LuLu*s.
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"Everyone needs a jean jacket. Double points if you can layer under it. 'Nuff said." Mavi Samantha Bleached Medium-Wash Jean Jacket, $88, available at LuLu*s.
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"A long, black pencil skirt is a VIP pass to go anywhere from meeting the parents to out on the town. Plus, all you corporate ladies can swap the crop tops for a button-down, and wear it to work." Lulu's The Pencil is Mightier Black Pencil Skirt, $35, available at LuLu*s.
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"Secretly wish you were a biker chick? This quirky-sweet sweater is for you. Pair it with a fierce leather pant, and you're ready to vroom vroom (maybe on a Vespa) until the cows come home." Volcom Bad Toda Stone Cream Motorcycle Print Sweater, $59.50, available at LuLu*s.
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"Layering a collared shirt under the leather bodice will take this cutie pie of a dress well into fall." Others Follow Wild Side Black and Cream Dress, $53, available at LuLu*s.
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"Sometimes, the only way we can get ourselves out of bed is by wearing something that feels like we're still in it. These almost-PJ pants have leather insets that add polish to anything — even bedhead and a sweatshirt." Lulu's Walk My Way Cropped Black and Olive Green Pants, $59, available at LuLu*s.