Every year when fall rolls around, pony-hair is a seasonal must – no questions asked. Nothing will get you in the mode to enjoy the rest of October and ease right into winter like natural texture that’s lush yet subdued. And in regards to calf-hair/pony-hair confusion: it’s usually calf-hair anyway, regardless of the name. This Elizabeth and James shopper has the best of both – nay, all – worlds: it’s a frugal-snob must in a unique animal print (neutral enough to be whatever species of spots you like) and it’s in an easy style that works with your busy lifestyle.
You don’t see a lot of slouchy bags in calf-hair. A modified hobo shape, too angular to collapse or appear sloppy, is the modern hobo with a geometric twist. When it comes to a smart buy, Elizabeth and James have a way of coming through every now and again. Super-fun, this isn’t a big investment. It’s just a bag you’ll wear to death all season. Besides, the black-and-white palette is so on-trend now, it’s hard not to give yourself at least one piece. At Saks Fifth Avenue for $625.
Pair with: I bet you didn’t think a romper could be a total fall essential, but A.P.C. Atelier de Production et de Création’s wool playsuit is perfect for pairing with tights – and these spots. On NET-A-PORTER for $485.