Although temperatures may still be boiling outside, August signals the official start of fall for the fashion world—with cozy knitwear, woolen coats, and luxuriously heavy suits flooding your go-to stores. Wading through all of these new pieces to find the ones you need to kick off your fall and winter wardrobe can be intimidating, so with this in mind, we’ve narrowed down the brands that need to be on your radar for the new season.
From perennial favorites like Ralph Lauren and Brunello Cucinelli to breakout stars like Boglioli, these are the five labels you should be making room in your closet for.
Known for its expertise in crafting sharply tailored suits, Italian favorite Boglioli unveiled a modern approach to power dressing with its fall collection. Slim suits in classic shapes have been rendered in unorthodox but endlessly wearable jewel tones—like the teal K-Jacket ($1,195) and emerald-green double-breasted suit ($1,695) shown here—and earthy greens. Throw on one of the collection’s elegant statement coats—think classic tartan updated with lively swaths of turquoise blue ($2,695)—for an office look you’ll want to wear all season. (All available at Boglioli’s 10 Bond Street store in New York City and by calling 646.870.8250)
For a playful take on your 9-to-5 wardrobe, look to Valentino’s latest collection. Designed to be worn without too much deliberation, the collection features easy separates styled with whimsical accessories such as super-skinny bow ties ($150), colorful sneakers, and baseball caps. Of particular note are the collection’s luxe coats, which come in a variety of bold textures—think camel-colored patent leather and matte black leather ($3,850 and $5,350, respectively)—and vibrant patterns like jewel-toned plaid ($3,695). (Available at Valentino boutiques)
3 Ben Sherman
A nod to the swinging ’60s, Ben Sherman’s fall collection, which hits stores later this month, features effortless separates informed by the era’s playful details and clean lines. Classic button-down shirts are punched up with sporty, varsity-jacket-style stripes ($89), making for the perfect casual Friday outfit when paired with slightly cropped chinos. Half-zip turtlenecks ($99) styled under blazers ($259) and color-blocked knit polos ($109) round out the brand’s fall lineup on a more polished note.
4 Ralph Lauren
An artful mix of buttoned-up East Coast tailoring and rugged Western patterns and details, the fall collection from Ralph Lauren’s Purple Label is an ode to all things Americana. Sport coats get the cozy and casual treatment when rendered in cashmere and wool in classic Western blanket patterns and haphazard blocks of plaid ($2,995 and $3,495 respectively), and when paired with chunky hand-knit sweaters. The collection’s rich monochrome color palette makes its more classic looks—like a trench coat paired with a turtleneck and trousers ($3,495, $1,495, and $795 respectively)—feel fresh and super chic. (Available at Ralph Lauren boutiques)
5 Brunello Cucunelli
Known for an aesthetic that artfully mixes athleisure-inspired pieces with suiting separates, Brunello Cucinelli’s fall collection is ideal for casual days at the office or nonstop weekends. Composed of a mostly neutral palette of charcoal grays, woodsy browns, and classic camel, the collection is punched up by red accents and chunky, unexpected textures. Each look—like a classic gray suit re-imagined in corduroy and paired with a puffer vest rendered in luxurious rust-red suede ($4,455 and $3,375, respectively); a chunky corduroy camel coat ($4,495); or a double-breasted blazer ($3,575) thrown on as an extra layer over a laid-back outfit—is a modern twist on your fall staples.