Fact: Michael Kors is the unrivaled the master of pushing you just far enough outside your comfort zone that you’ve forgotten you even left it in the first place. I’m talking about wearing stuffy old traditional Glen Plaid—but on a slim fit blazer. Or a wearing classic camel that’s outfitted with heavy-duty zippers. Or sliding on a sleek down jacket, but without all of that added bulk that makes you look like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. With that in mind, here are the ten genius innovations to buy from the master designer right now.
The Modern Blazer
Slim-Fit Glen Plaid Blazer
$498; buy now at Michael Kors
Take a traditional glen plaid blazer. Give it a slim fit, a relaxed shoulder, and patch pockets. Look at that: You’re ready to tackle office casual with panache.
The Elevated Hoodie
Sherpa Quarter-Zip Hoodie
$298; buy now at Michael Kors
This cotton and faux-shearling performance hoodie is the ideal go-to for stepping out of the house on crisp Saturday mornings. Pair it with tapered joggers to maximize the laissez faire attitude of this piece.
The Refined Bomber Jacket
Houndstooth Shetland Wool Parka
$798; buy now at Michael Kors
Here’s how houndstooth should be done in the 21st century: Fitted, cropped, and replete with a snazzy fur-lined hood.
The New Ski Sweater
Houndstooth Striped Merino Pullover
$228; buy now at Michael Kors
Imagine a sweater designed in a laboratory for hitting the slopes. Whatever you’re picturing likely looks a whole lot like this: Lightweight merino, streamlined fit, and a shawl collar to guard you from the elements.
The Revved-Up Camel Coat
$1,598; buy now at Michael Kors
Camel topcoats are the chameleons of fashion: They work with literally every outfit. This coat is a touch edgier than your traditional one, however, due to the chic industrial zipper pockets.
The Statement Shirt Jacket
Plaid Quilted Down Shirt Jacket
$198; buy now Michael Kors
Combining the sartorial versatility of the shirt jacket with the technical functionality of down quilting and you get a fall staple for any weather.
The Triple Threat Jacket
Wool 3-in-1 Jacket
$698; buy now at Michael Kors
Due to a series of conspicuously placed zippers, you can wear this paper-thin wool jacket three ways: As a solo vest, a jacket, or a vest paired with another jacket.
The Smart-Looking Smartwatch
Grayson Black-Tone Smartwatch
$350; buy now at Michael Kors
At first glance, this smartwatch—which comes fully equipped with every feature you’ve come to expect, including social media updates and to-a-tee fitness tracking—looks like a traditional onyx stainless chronograph.
The Go-Everywhere Knapsack
Kent Nylon Cycling Backpack
$398; buy now at Michael Kors
Thanks to exterior water bottle pockets and a rugged nylon construction, you can bring this sleek knapsack with you on any outdoor autumn expedition without worry.
The Sturdy Suede Chelsea
Hudson Suede Boot
$398; buy now at Michael Kors
Done up in a supple chocolate suede, and equipped with an indestructible lug sole, this Chelsea boot effortlessly walks the line between rugged and refined.