The Look: 8 Basics That Will Take Your Style to The Next Level

The best clothes to invest in now, and wear forever.

Forget “Look at me!” fashion. This fall, embrace discreet, anti-trend dressing (known as “normcore”) with posh, understated classics that let you blend in — albeit stylishly — with the crowd.


Looks so comfy-cozy, right?

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Style Tip: An oversize coat is the coolest way to bundle up this season. Look for cocoon shapes and menswear-inspired details, like a single-button closure. Coat: $695 by special order at Vince, Rittenhouse. The inspiration: Joseph F/W 2014. Bag: The Row, $2,450 at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bala Cynwyd. Sweater: $79.90 at Zara, Rittenhouse. Skirt: Savel skirt, $395 at Anne Fontaine, King of Prussia. Glasses: Carter Bond glasses, $389 at Modern Eye, Midtown Village and West Philly. Style Tip: White sneakers: Not just for Jerry Seinfeld! Wear your classic kicks with tailored, slightly cropped pants for a refreshing, totally of-the-moment departure from heels. Sneakers: Court Classic sneakers, $595 at Saint Laurent, King of Prussia. Pants: Item pants in Rhythm, $325 at Theory, Rittenhouse.