Ask anyone about their top fall staples, and guaranteed the list will remain pretty much the same no matter where you go. Among the usual suspects: a classic crisp trench coat, black leather ankle boots, and a cable knit sweater, etc, (you get the gist). All of these have a permanent place in our closets for good reason—they’re versatile, timeless, and won’t ever feel out of place within the ever-changing tastes of the industry. While the classics will always receive plenty of sartorial play, lately, our immediate attention has shifted a bit elsewhere.
A little more amped up than your typical seasonal pieces, yet not too trendy that you’ll fall fashion victim, there’s a new crop of staples rising out of the fashion landscape. At first It-items of the moment, they’ve proven to have a longer shelf life that extends beyond the typical trend cycle. Plisse pleats and chunky boots are just two of the new school staples I find myself constantly reaching for these days, and might I say they’re better than the “classics”? Scroll on to see the full list of items I consider new classics, and to shop them along the way.