As a lover of all things classic, I fell in love with Khaite as soon as I stumbled across their Instagram. They’re one one of few brands that are consistently near-perfect (tied with Totême), and while they’re laughably out of my price range, they serve up phenomenal inspiration. Their Pre-Fall collection is no exception. (Khaite’s Fall/Winter collection is out, and they just showed their Spring/Summer ’19 collection, but given that it’s actually “pre-fall” right now, this collection seemed the most timely.)
And Khaite’s Pre-Fall is literally everything I want to wear for the next two months (or, really, twenty years, because they nail “timeless” like no other). A beige button-down with straight-leg jeans and a just-right pop of color in the boots? A perfectly oversized teddy-brown sweater, tucked into high-waisted black trousers? And don’t even get me started on the clever tweed trench. Every single piece is impeccable, the way you’d design it in your head when fantasizing about an ideal wardrobe.
The only thing more breathtaking than Khaite’s design is the prices–a cool $2,250 for the coat alone–but they’re more affordable than similar high-fashion counterparts, with a cooler edge and no ubiquity. If your budget can sustain it, run, don’t walk, to scoop up the collection–I have no doubt the price per wear is worth it in the end. And if, like me, owning a piece from Khaite is just a fantasy–then let the muted color palette and crisp ode to autumn inspire you all season long.