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Best Fall Basics 2012

The Ultimate Fall Basics Guide: Our 100 Essentials to Fill Your Closet

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At the heart of Fall's cozy styling M.O. are your seasonal basics, and we just finished an epic hunt for this season's best at different price ranges: under $100, under $300, and under $500. Think of your autumnal wardrobe as one that centers on a no-fail foundation; namely, a great pair of jeans, a tee, and a sweater. From there, it's all about focusing on how to build it out according to varying degrees of inclement weather. With layering in mind, you'll want to cull a mix of basics with trendier pieces to create a foolproof solution to looking good and staying warm. Everything we chose are staples that will be in your closet for years to come. Whether your budget can accommodate luxe cashmere capes and rabbit-fur collars or you're looking to snag the slickest trench coat without spending half your rent money, we've got some seriously stylish options. Here's your ultimate shopping guide to Fall basics (read: everything you'll need to nail your cool-girl look).