As much as I want to deny the end of summer, my fall fashion mania is in full effect. Writing product descriptions for the site means I get to drool over each season right as it lands, and these luxe items really stood out to me as our earliest fall arrivals. Plus, they are a mini-primer in how to layer — a skill I consistently forget to practice after Memorial Day! The Sam Edelman wedges caught my attention, with a rich suede and calf hair upper in an unusual silhouette (they look awesome with skinnies). Plus, most of us associate fall with texture: tweeds, wools, knits, leather. To reel in that craving for contrasts, I threw together a polished tweed vest, wrinkled jeans, and a breezy chiffon blouse that reworks one of our fave summer trends for cooler weather with a deep maroon color.

Styling: Susie Kostaras

Model: Lauren Fitzgerald

Photographer: Mari Nishimura

Animation: Matt Rosadini