September 30th, 2019
15% Off at NET-A-PORTER

The Best Fall Basics

As the weather cools, it’s the perfect time to stock up on fall basics. NET-A-PORTER makes it easy with a 15% OFF code, NEWNOW15, valid 9/30 – 10/09.  Here are all the brands included in this promotion. A few items in this post qualify.

I’ve based each look on straight-leg leather pants — they are great dressed up or down. With a trim blazer gets 5 stars.

T-shirt, Toteme shirt, GRLFRND pants, Gabriela Hearst blazer, Tod’s loafer.

Add a fashion-forward blouse and necklace for an instant update.

Cream cardigan, RE/DONE pants, 1064 necklace, Toteme blouse, and Adidas Sambas.

And my favorite combo, urban weekend wear.

Cream sweater, grey Toteme sweater, Frame pants, Frame Fair Isle sweater, and Sorel ankle boots.


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High-rise skinny jeans


Wool top


Dunkled putty bonded cotton 3/4 coat


Bouclé jacket


1955 Horsebit grained-leather shoulder bag


A-line bouclé skirt


Clog sandals


Classic B-15


Poplin tie front maxi dress


Tribute leather sandals


Gold-plated necklace


1955 Horsebit grained-leather shoulder bag

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  • I love all of it.

    BeccaSeptember 30th, 2019  6:28 AM

  • These type of posts are so helpful! Wonderful choices!

    TWSeptember 30th, 2019  7:32 AM

  • Love this post!

    DebbieSeptember 30th, 2019  9:51 AM

  • Love this! Eyeing the Toteme blouse.

    DebbieSeptember 30th, 2019  9:52 AM

  • You’re a mind reader, Preston. I’ve chosen leather pants as my uniform for this fall ( still on the fence about The Row suede ones), as well as a leather skirt. I like the edge, especially with a jacket that’s part of a skirt suit. I’m usually a dress person, but the suit trend looks more fresh and up to date. Thanks for the cardigan link- I’m going to put that on my list to wear with ivory fine wale corduroy later. Love your selections!

    SeverineSeptember 30th, 2019  12:20 PM

  • Thank you. Love the selections.

    JeanneSeptember 30th, 2019  5:40 PM

  • Adore all of the selections.

    YasminSeptember 30th, 2019  8:10 PM

  • You nailed it again. All so perfect! Thanks for the inspiration.

    myda y.October 1st, 2019  1:33 PM

  • The fair isle sweater- I was looking for a black and white one, and came across Caroline de Maigret and she was wearing the PERFECT one….but it’s $9k and it’s by Chanel. Sigh.

    SeverineOctober 3rd, 2019  10:15 AM

  • I just bought one by &daughter and love it

    PrestonOctober 3rd, 2019  11:19 AM

  • ✅✅and ✅. Look # 2 and slight variations has been my day errand out fit this September. I seem to get dressier as we head into the Holidays…..thanks Preston.

    DanaOctober 5th, 2019  2:02 PM

  • Love these looks! Any chance you could do a post on some good non-basics that could be added to spruce up a very basic wardrobe? Thanks for always inspiring!

    ThereseOctober 24th, 2019  11:20 AM


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