We know the feeling: that urge you get every September to completely overhaul your wardrobe. But since you’re a real girl with a real paycheck and a busy schedule, the smartest way to spend your hard-earned dough is on a few special (but still affordable) pieces that can go the distance—by which we mean impress the boss between nine and five and still turn heads at happy hour. After several (dozen? hundred? who can keep track anymore?) hours shopping the best of what’s actually available from your favorite brands right now, we came up with this choice mix of pieces. Anyone can talk about what they love for fall, but this is what we’ll actually be buying. What about you? Let us know in the comments.