by Alison Syrett Cleary
Blame it on all the talk about minimalism this season, or Garance Doré's tips on dressing like a French girl (rule number 1: always stay true to your style, even if it's not on trend), but I'm really trying to whittle my wardrobe down to the essentials. Hopefully, once stripped of impulse sale buys, flash-in-pan novelties and other distractions from the stuff I actually do wear, my closet will become an outfit-making machine, filled with only things that match each other. This fall, for me, that means the 11 items in the slideshow above. Click through to shop my autumn picks now.
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