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Superstar shoppers know how to get the best bang for their buck by picking classic pieces that transition seamlessly from season to season. Ecouterre paid a visit to Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale to pick out three versatile and on-trend pieces—a short, legging, and cape—that can take you from sweltering summer afternoons to crisp winter nights. Coupled with some of our favorite eco-chic pieces, this sartorial trifecta will help you weather the temperature shifts with aplomb.

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GET SHORTY

This short by Hinge ($48 at Nordstrom) can take the heat, but its weightier wool-flannel fabric is cozy enough to brave the autumnal chill, as well. Plus, its neutral color provides the perfect canvas for color-blocking. Mix and match some of the season’s brightest hues while baring your legs for a classy yet au courant look. Or throw on a pair of opaque organic semi-sheer tights, some bangin’ ethical boots, and a Navajo-inspired cardigan when the mercury starts to dip.

Hot

+ Andean Collection Honeycomb Necklace $88

+ Bodkin Tulip Top $166 at Kind Boutique

+ Olsenhaus Tokyo Platform $265

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+ Swedish Hasbeens Combat Boots $422

+ Pendleton Portland Collection Cardigan (Available in September)

+ Josa Naturally Organic Tights $37

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LEGGINGS WITH LEGS

Vince Camuto’s black opaque legging ($38.90 at Nordstrom) won’t just magically lengthen your legs, but they’ll also stick with you from season to season. And although you should never mistake them for pants, wearing leggings in the summer opens the possibilities of wearing less on top—such as H Fredriksson’s filmy tunic—while maintaining a professional mien. To get street-style photogs following your every move when the weather cools, rock those tights with a sweater dress that grazes mid-thigh.

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+ H Fredriksson Magda Top $105.60 at KAIGHT

+ Gretchen Jones Elixir of Life Bracelet $98 at Piperlime

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+ Vicarious By Nature Mini Dress $38.95 at Future Standard

+ People Tree Beaded Flower Necklace £12


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CAPED CRUSADER

Throwing on a cape may not grant you superpowers, but you’ll always project buttoned-up efficiency no matter what you’re wearing underneath. Halogen’s wool-blend cape, currently on sale for less than $99 at Nordstrom, does it all. Wear it on a warm summer evening with a nautically styled swing dress or pair it with a plum-colored skinny jean and a snuggly snood to stave off frostbite.

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+ Erica Weiner Josephine Cameo Ring $395

+ People Tree Printed Swing Dress £37

+ Beyond Skin Red Faux-Suede Heels $125

+ Manumit Fair Trade Earrings $12 at Fashion Conscience

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+ The North Circular Knight’s Hood £80

+ Cri de Coeur Vegan Allison Wedge $262.50

+ Monkee Genes Plum Skinnies £60

+ The Sway Carter Bag $185