It’s September! Yup, it’s true, can’t believe I’m saying it, but summer is nearly over. How bittersweet indeed…

Of course this means the fall season will usher in the chilly, windy and wet weather soon, so it’s time to update your closet. The following pieces will help you to smoothly make the transition without missing a beat!

1. Cape

This one is a must. You’ll feel like a superhero, I swear.

cape

1.Burberry Merino Wool Ruana $795; 2.Tracy Reese Double Breasted Poncho $498; 3.ASOS Reversible Cape $48.37; 4.Vince Camuto Cape Coat $199

2. Backpack

This hands-free accessory is both practical and cool. It contains all your essentials and the many available chic and compact sizes go easy on your back. With a variety of selections that come in virtually any color and material, you’re sure to find the perfect pack to fit your style.

backpack

1.MARC BY MARC JACOBS Leather Backpack $625; 2.ASOS Leather Backpack In Embossed Croc $81.26; 3.Top Shop PREMIUM LEOPARD PONY BACKPACK Price $200; 4.Alexander Wang Black Pebbled Leather Backpack $1050

3. Fur vest

Whether vegan or the Real McCoy, these babies will manage to keep you warm while simultaneously looking fresh.

vest

1.6 Shore Road Faux Fur Hooded Vest $175; 2.Elizabeth and James Genuine Rabbit & Coyote Fur Vest $865; 3.Zara Fur Vest $99.90; 4.MICHAEL Michael Kors Faux Fur Vest $195

4. CHUNKY SWEATER

Layer these with something daring and unexpected like a silk maxi dress, a skirt and high heels, or an edgy pair of ripped jeans. Luxuriously oversized, sexy cropped, turtleneck or cardigan — the right fall sweater will appear stylish and hip while still managing to keep you in cozy heaven. Rock the wool and look cool!

sweater

1.Pepe Jeans London Chunky Sweater $46.43; 2.UNIF Crayola Sweater $88; 3.Prabal Gurung Knit Sweater Price $2,295; 4 Nasty Gal Check It Out Sweater $88

5. Menswear-inspired flats

Menswear-inspired fashion was big last year and the trend is quickly transitioning into Fall14. Accompany them with a pantsuit, full skirt or skinny jeans. Slick oxfords, comfy loafers or brogues will add a dash of tough and sexy to your style.

menswear-shoes

1.Ash Nico Tassle Fringe Loafer $225; 2. Zara BOOTIE WITH CHAINS $139; 3.Vince Yaeger Loafers $425; 4.Dolce Vita Pallas Studded Oxfords $179

6. VARSITY socks

These socks are making their way from high school gym bags to fashionistas’ closets. Try them with chunky heels or strappy sandals.

socks

1.Nasty Gal Pride On Socks $15; 2.ASOS Socks with Number $5.80; 3.Nasty Gal Best Foot Forward Socks $8; 4.Ribbed Slouchy Crew Sock $14