The Essentials—Meet the latest take on the classics: what's new, what works, what updates your wardrobe now. Top 10 standout closet staples you will love loving this month.
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1. The Scarf Blouse // A goes-with-everything top we like tied with a bow or a simple knot.
2. The Culotte // This sporty style plays well with booties or menswear flats.
3. The Knit Tunic // To make it look modern, length matters. Go long(er).
4. The Cardigan // Pair tailored pieces with this soft alternative to blazers.
5. The Watch Plus // Start with a timepiece, then pile on the cuffs to make it personal.
6. The Layering Sweater // Wear over a blouse or under a jacket. (Options rule.)
7. The Soft Trench // A lightweight layer for work; wear it open or belted.
8. Colorful Denim // The still-right skinny gets an autumn-hues update.
9. The Blanket Knit // Fall's easiest statement piece. Go bold.
10. Tailored Extras // And now, the shoes. Go for clean-lined classics with refined polish.