Essential #1: T-Shirt dress—A simple sheath dress is the smartest dressing staple to pair with patterned tights, and we love it under a belted cardigan or a year-round army jacket.
Silk Contrast Zip Back Tunic, $100, available at Topshop.com.
Essential #2: Metallic shoes—These amazing flats will make you want to kick all your other shoes to the curb this winter—we love how the metallic toe adds interest to an otherwise plain pair of oxfords.
Cooperative Wool Toecap Oxford Shoe, $48, available at UrbanOutfitters.com.
Essential #3: Light jacket—There's nothing better for an unseasonably warm winter than a light and lovely jacket that you can layer over all your fave fall-into-winter outfits. Go for a style with an interesting texture like this leather piece or a cool knit sweater cinched at the waist.
Alldressedup Yuriko Leather Jacket, $1185, available at Feature Boutique, 11958 San Vicente Boulevard (at Saltair Avenue); 310-826-6600.
Essential #4: Ivory Glasses—These tan sunnies are the perfect way to block out any rays on an unbelievably bright November day.
Oversized Round Frame Sunglasses, $10, available at Urban Outfitters, 1520 Cahuenga Boulevard (at Sunset Boulevard); 323-465-1893.