Love it or hate it, summer’s over, which means it’s so long sandals and sayonara sundresses. I admit. I’m sad too. But then again, the new season gives us another reason to go on a spree. Here are the autumn pieces we’re falling all over. So to speak.

The ShootieThe Shootie.
This dainty little shootie blurs the line between shoe and boot. It’s a pump lace-up ankle boot with a stiletto heel inspired by the Victorian era and is this season’s biggest statement piece. Jane Austin would be so proud.

Editor Says: Not for the fashion faint of heart. If you haven’t tried the ankle boot, I wouldn’t jump right into the shootie, but if you’ve been there, done that, then lace them on up.

Circa Joan & David ‘Sage’ Oxford Pump, $128.95. Available at

Lady-Like Suit JacketsTailored and Lady-Like Suit Jackets.
Think suits are just for work? Not for now anyway. Tailored suits popped up in many fall/winter shows—but just make sure yours has a slim sophisticated fit, not like you borrowed it from your boyfriend or stole your mom’s from the eighties.