Your Fall Capsule: 10 It List Items to Score Now

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What’s the best way to lift your spirits when summer ends? A fall shopping spree, of course! And luckily, we’ve already compiled The It List of our Fashion Directors’ picks to buy, love and wear all season long. This top ten is designed to be mixed, matched and paired for the perfect, on-trend fall wardrobe. Time to fill those virtual carts, ladies.

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The Ultimate Third Layer

Whether it’s denim or leather, embroidered or studded, a jacket is the staple of your fall wardrobe. This season calls for embellishments, big and small. Think graphic designs on the back or a few pins and patches on the front. Hey, we don’t call it The Ultimate Third Layer for nothing!

Featured · MICHAEL Michael Kors moto jacket.

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The choker

The preferred accessory of the ’90s is back and better than ever with choker necklaces in styles from dainty and delicate to bold and layered. Don’t be afraid to create your own unique look by stacking chain, cloth and bejeweled designs together.

Featured · RACHEL Rachel Roy choker available in-store. See similar styles here.

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Stow away your structured totes because right now it’s the slouchier, the better. The versatile hobo bag is making a comeback to complete your sophisticated work ensemble or casual weekend look. From the boardroom to brunch, a slouchy style is easy to dress up or down.

Featured · Calvin Klein slouchy pebble hobo bag

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While “more is more” may be one of this season’s fashion mottos, the latest beauty trend is all about taking a lighter approach. Natural-looking makeup lets the true you stand out.

Featured · Urban Decay Naked 2 eyeshadow palette and GUCCI Bloom Eau de Parfum spray



Kick it cowgirl style with booties straight out of your favorite Western flick. Accents like buckles, studs and embroidery promise to make even the most cosmopolitan of city slickers fall in love with this season’s latest styles.

Featured · Patricia Nash Bergamo boots

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The Shirt

There’s no way to create your fall capsule collection without the perfect shirt. This season, we’re reaching for the classic button-up with modern touches like a bell-sleeve or embellishment. Not just for work anymore, this top can be dressed down with your trucker jacket and distressed jeans.

Featured · 1.STATE tie-sleeve shirt and pleated skirt and Steve Madden Stecy pumps.

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Printed, patterned, embroidered and embellished—the novelty jean is all about that extra dose of flair. Sport yours with that timeless button-up or your favorite graphic . Either way, it’s all about expressing your personal style.

MICHAEL Michael Kors side lace-up jeans.

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Bring on the drama! This fall, we’re going gaga for tops with bell, poetic, ruffled or split sleeves. Have a little fun with proportions and wear your oversized sleeves with skinny ponte pants.

Calvin Klein dramatic sleeve blouse.

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The Mule

It’s official: we’ve fallen head over heels for mules. Studded styles with furry footbeds, ornate designs with floral and animal prints or sleek slip-ons with a sophisticated buckle—there’s a pair for every day of the week… and we may just buy that many!

Featured · Cole Haan Gabby mules

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The Ruffle

The attention-drawing detail du jour is the ruffle. Adding that extra something special to tops and dresses, a little ruffle goes a long way to complete your sophisticated fall look.

Julia Jordan ruffle dress and Vince Camuto Robeka sandals

Discover everything on our It List and all of fall’s hottest trends at Macy’s Presents: The Edit

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