Our Ultimate Day-to-Night Fall Shopping List

With the right styling, each of these carefully vetted pieces can be worn to the office or out on the town

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.

Sarah is the Editor-in-Chief of Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and writes about weddings, fashion, and shopping. Her work has also appeared in Refinery29, Bethesda Magazine, and Washington City Paper, among others. She is a Georgetown University graduate, lives in Columbia Heights, and you can find her on Instagram at @washbridegroom and @sarahzlot.