For fall, go faux

Faux leather jacket
Faux leather jacket

It's hard to say goodbye to the summer shopping season. Not only are flip-flops, sundresses and tissue tanks easy to wear, they're also usually the least expensive clothes you'll buy all year.

The onset of fall -- and the start of at least six months of dropping temperatures -- means it's time to put away the flimsy, floaty pieces and rotate in options built to endure wind, rain and constant wear.