September is one of my favorite months of the year, and usually by this time I roaring to get back to business and leave summer behind. Not so much this year, and I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because I’m going to Nantucket for a final summer hurrah next week. Whatever the reason, I haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about fall clothes. I do know that I want (and need) very few new things. I’m going to be beyond picky about what I buy. And easy and luxe are the two words that keep coming to mind, because I want things that will hold up and don’t require a lot of thought when getting dressed.
I still think this Vogue Poland shoot photographed by Zoe Ghertner with Amber Valetta from 2019 sums up what I want to wear once it cools down: A good suit, a blazer to wear with jeans, a Chanel-style jacket (this Celine one in particular), sneakers (to wear with my suit), a feel-good coat (this year could be the year to get the Maxmara Mauela coat she’s wearing here), a good bag (the only thing I already purchased) and a pair of boots. Oh, and a cashmere sweater, or two or three, in neutrals like gray, camel, ivory. Then, of course, some of my jewelry.