Living in Southern California where we have mild, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it seasons, it can be hard to get into a fall mood. Growing up, going back to school signaled fall’s arrival for me—I associate the season more with new binders and gel pens than with changing leaves and spiced lattes. Since my last first day of school was many moons ago, I’ve had to rely on something else to get me excited about fall: all the cozy new clothes.
I don’t know about you, but looking forward to a new-season wardrobe really helps me get used to the idea of kissing summer goodbye. I know we’re still in the middle of sweltering August weather, but the autumnal equinox will be here before you know it—only five more weeks to go! With that in mind, scroll down to shop the four categories of fall clothes I’ll be buying right out of the gate.