As summer starts to wind down, we're all getting the urge to stash our sandals and wispy dresses for pieces with a bit more substance. So, as you start hauling out all your forgotten trousers, knits, and little boots, we're throwing in a few perfect trends to seamlessly bring your autumn look up to date. A long-sleeved mini, faux-fur vest, and a lot of leopard all made our list--sharp-chic additions that lean more toward classic than trendy (just our speed!). Check out our other fall fixations, and stay tuned for more Checklist features every week as we count down to fall.
1. Bolero Jackets
On the Runway, from left: Alexander Wang, Ruffian, Julian Louie, Shipley & Halmos, photos via Style.com.
2. Layered Chiffon
On the Runway, from left: Chris Benz, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Thakoon, Zac Posen, photos via style.com.
3. (Faux) Fur Vests
On the Runway (Real Fur), from left: Alexandre Herchcovitch, Rachel Comey, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Derek Lam, photos via Style.com.
4. Leopard Print
On the Runway, from left: Isabel Marant, Diane von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta, Rachel Comey, photos via Style.com.
5. Rocker Minidresses
On the Runway, from left: Marios Schwab, Peter Pilotto, Louise Goldin, Mark Fast, photos via nymag.com and Style.com.