What to splurge on for fall

JS Editors’ Most Splurge-Worthy Buys for September: The 9 Things We’re Dreaming About Now

Really, is there anything better than a fall wardrobe? Cozy sweaters, stylish boots, a great jacket, the perfect pair of denim...This month, we're rounding up the items that we would kill to have when the weather drops. And while we may not necessarily pull the "buy" trigger, there's no harm in dreaming. Read on for the JS editors' most splurge-worthy items for September.

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Dancing Bones tasseled wool-jacquard scarf

Alexander McQueen Dancing Bones tasseled scarf

“The provocative, gothic motifs of Alexander McQueen don’t work for every season, but they’re perfect come fall. I’m currently obsessing over this whimsical tasseled scarf, which adds texture to any all-black outfit (my go-to until spring).”

Lindsey Olander, Editor

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Rachel Comey peplum black top, v-neck back

Rachel Comey Oust Top

"I’ve had my eye on this Rachel Comey Oust top for weeks. I love the oversized fit and the surprising V-neck detail in the back, and the dark color is great for fall. It’s a cute and easy way to dress up a pair of jeans for a nice dinner or drinks in the city."

Gretchen Moosbrugger, Photo Director

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Annie Costello Brown Matisse gold-tone earrings

"I’m all about a statement earring for fall. This pair from Annie Costello Brown is neutral enough to wear with any outfit, but funky enough to make any outfit stand out."

Jackie Homan, Editorial Assistant

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'Maria' Lambskin Leather Leggings, Main, color, Granite'Maria' Lambskin Leather Leggings, Main, color, Granite 'Maria' Lambskin Leather Leggings J BRAND

J Brand 'Maria' Lambskin Leather Leggings

“I've probably been talking about buying a pair of leather pants for about two years (they’re so pricey, I have yet to pull the trigger!) I love these gray lambskin leather pair from J Brand. Maybe I’ll actually do it this fall…or not.”

Clara Sedlak, Executive Editor

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The Rome Boot in Brown

Taft Rome Boot in Brown

"September means it’s boot season again!  This month I’m finally picking up this pair from Taft I’ve been eyeing for a while. They're perfect for when I have to dress up, or thrown on with a pair of rolled up jeans. Plus, they are handmade in Spain using the finest materials, so they will last for years to come. At $275 a pair I might even splurge and get a second color."

David Hattan, Photo Editor

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Asymmetrical Zip Front Leather Cascade Jacket

LAMARQUE Asymmetrical Zip Front Leather Jacket

As we head into fall, I start craving cooler temps—and the cozy outerwear I can start wearing again.  I love the cool details of this jacket and that, while it’s leather, it’s not super structured (read: it looks comfy but also trendy!) I’d like it in wine because I always like a little color in my life!"

Kerry Sainato, Product Manager

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Smythson Bond Backpack

Smythson Bond Backpack

“I’ve been looking for a stylish, sturdy, leather backpack to replace my spine-bending shoulder bag for months. This cherry leather version is the perfect burgundy for fall and I love that it has plenty of zippable pockets on the inside. I’m always gun shy about splurging on one item, but I may have to make an exception for this guy.”

Elizabeth Mullen, Associate Marketing Manager 

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Santal 33 Eau de Parfum LE LABO

Le Labo Santal 33 Eau de Parfum

"My good friend wears this perfume and I’ve been obsessing over it for months. It's the perfect scent for fall." 

Molly Steinkrauss, Marketing Manager 

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JACKSPADE Waxwear Slim Brief

Jack Spade Waxwear Slim Brief

"Nothing says a new season like a brand-new Jack Spade messenger bag. This one is perfect for fall with a resilient waxwear coating. It also pairs perfectly with my fall chinos." 

Nevin Spearman, Marketing Assistant

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