ROW 1: BARBOUR FERNDOWN JACKET $375; FILSON TWILL BACKPACK $348; THE ROW HUNSTON CHUNKY KNIT SWEATER $1150; ROW 2: PROENZA SCHOULER STRIPED SLUB COTTON JERSEY TOP $280; JACK WILLS AUSTERBERRY BLAZER $288; J BRAND AIDEN BOYFRIEND JEANS $255; ROW 3: FIORENTINI & BAKER CRUNA BRUSHED SUEDE ANKLE BOOTS $465; A.P.C. WOOL STOLE $195; PATAGONIA KULA CHUKKA BOOTS $120
Fall is the season when chic country style takes over the city streets. As the weather gets chilly, layering is the way to adjust to changing temperatures, and there a number of basic pieces essential to staying warm with style. The barn and hacking jacket, chukka and desert boots, chunky sweaters, scarves and more… many of our favorites come from outdoor brands like Barbour, Filson and Patagonia, rich in sporting tradition and recognized for their timeless style. Others are from designers like Jil Sander, Proenza Schouler and The Row, inspired by those classics. Check out our picks for the must haves of the season, the nine perfect pieces for fall 2013.
THE BARN JACKET
BARBOUR FERNDOWN JACKET. Barbour’s classic wax jackets, made by hand since 1894, set the standard for both quality and style. The equestrian-inspired Ferndown jacket is water and wind repellent to keep you warm and dry in intemperate conditions. It features a two-way front zip with snap-closure storm flap, stand-up collar, roomy front pockets with snap-close flaps, and signature Barbour tartan lining. More great barn jackets are available at L.L.BEAN, FILSON, and J.CREW.
FILSON TWILL BACKPACK. A rugged but stylish backpack is the perfect bag to tote the day’s essentials and store those extra layers. Filson is another reputed outdoor brand with a long tradition of quality and craftsmanship. This new tan and orange cotton twill oil finish backpack features a back-hugging design for exceptional comfort and genuine bridle leather padded straps. Its roomy interior has a padded computer pocket plus 3 additional pockets, and a large outer pocket with a 3 slot pocket inside. Other backpacks we love are from JACK SPADE, ARCHIVAL, and BURTON SNOWBOARDS.
THE CHUNKY KNIT SWEATER
THE ROW HUNSTON CHUNKY KNIT SWEATER. Chic chunky knits are the look this fall, and this cream colored alpaca and silk-blend turtleneck sweater from The Row will keep you warm, cozy, and very much in style. More great chunky sweaters can be found by JIL SANDER and PROENZA SCHOULER.
THE LONG SLEEVE TEE
PROENZA SCHOULER STRIPED SLUB COTTON JERSEY TOP. The long sleeve tee is a layering must, and this cute striped lightweight cotton-jersey slub top from Proenza Schouler looks great on its own, under a jacket, or peeking out from a sweater. More essential long sleeve tees are available at T BY ALEXANDER WANG and JAMES PERSE.
THE HACKING JACKET
JACK WILLS AUSTERBERRY BLAZER. A staple of equestrian style is the hacking jacket, and this wool blazer from Jack Wills brings that chic country look to the city streets. Its classic tailoring features a short front with longer back, notched lapels, nipped-in waist and structured shoulders, along with their signature pink striped lining. More chic hacking jackets can be found at RALPH LAUREN and SMYTHE.
THE BOYFRIEND JEAN
J BRAND MID-RISE AIDEN BOYFRIEND JEANS. The boyfriend jean has a casual but fashionable look that’s all about comfort with style. The Aiden has the great cut for which J.Brand is known but with a more relaxed fit. Check out these other great boy-fit jeans from RAG & BONE and CURRENT/ELLIOTT.
THE WESTERN BOOT
FIORENTINI & BAKER CRUNA BRUSHED SUEDE ANKLE BOOTS. The rugged ankle boot is a must have, and we like the western style of these from Fiorentini & Baker. Crafted from soft brushed-suede, these boots have comfort to match their durability. We also love these classic desert boots from CLARKS .
A.P.C. WOOL STOLE. A classic wool or cashmere scarf adds a layer of warmth and style to any fall outfit, and this oversized fringed wool stole from A.P.C, is a perfect accessory worn draped over the shoulders or tied around the neck. For more great scarves and wraps, check out WHITE + WARREN and MARC JACOBS.
THE CHUKKA BOOT
PATAGONIA KULA CHUKKA BOOTS. Another great sporty boot for fall is the Chukka. The rugged rubber soled Kula from Patagonia features a warm wool upper and tweed lining to fend off cool temps with a bit of style. Other Chukkas we love are from FRYE and SPERRY TOP-SIDER.