Essential #1: White blouse—A white blouse is incredibly versatile, and this J. Crew number won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Lucinda Blouse, $98, available at J. Crew, 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard (at Century Park West); 310-286-7595.
Essential #2: Brown leather skirt—Fall’s all about sophisticated staples in luxe leather, like this chic cognac Jenni Kayne skirt.
Welt Miniskirt, $795, available at Jenni Kayne, 616 North Almont Drive (at Melrose Avenue); 310-860-0123.
Essential #3: Beachy wave spray—We have a major crush on all of Charlotte Ronson’s Sephora beauty line, and this beachy wave spray is our go-to product for perfect end-of-summer hair.
A Perfect Mess Beach Hair Spray, $20, available at Sephora, 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard (at Century Park East); 310-843-0123.
Essential #4: Suede pumps—Step up your shoe game with some pointy-toed slip-on heels.
Jenni Kayne Slipper Pumps, $495, available at Shopbop.com.