As Angie mentioned, summer retail season is coming to an end, and there are already a lot of pre-fall collections in the stores. NAS is also around the corner. I tend to get caught up in trends and things I like and want, vs. those I need. So I have decided to make a list of workhorses/necessary basics/classic items before all the cute trendy things become available and tempting. The hope is that this will serve as reminder for the future. My list is:

1. Knee length dressy black trench to replace my old one that is falling apart
2. Knee length puffer, cream or black
3. Tall dressy black boots for skirts
4. Pewter bag
5. A cowl or turtleneck cashmere sweater in a pretty jewel tone

How does you list look like?