Monday, August 26, 2013

Fall wardrobe essentials



It's time to start thinking about fall wardrobe pieces!  It's crazy to think about...but exciting, because fall clothing is my absolute favorite.  I've put together a few basic pieces that are great to have in your closet.

Bottoms123:  I am one of the those people that changes into sweatpants the second I walk into my house.  I like to be cozy.  A thick pair of leggings (the kind that doesn't look like a pair of tights) and a great pair of jeans are great to have.  I wear jeans occasionally,  but am not a huge fan of them...this pair of Loft jeans (#3) feels exactly like leggings.  I can wear them all day.  (Here's a post with me wearing them.)  It's also good to have a skirt like this in your closet.  Something neutral enough to go with a ton of things, but a fun enough color to "make" an outfit.

Tops12:  I can't express to you enough how much your closet needs a sharp, white, button-up shirt. It's great for layering or for wearing with a patterned/colorful bottom.  Plaid is also super big this fall, and is surprisingly really versatile.  I'll be showing my plaid button up in a few weeks.

Accessories12:  This scarf has the same qualities as the skirt.  It needs to be neutral enough to wear with a lot of outfits, but fun enough to stand on it's own if needed.  A pair of tights is also really great for the fall, and can help take a lot of your spring/summer dresses to the next season.  You can see some examples of that here.

Shoes: 1, 2:  Ankle boots are so in this year...and good thing, because they're adorable!  Even thought ankle boots are the big thing, riding boots are still great to have.  I don't think a day went by last year that I didn't wear mine.

Sweaters12:  I wear my plain grey sweater all the time during the fall/winter.  (See outfit here)  It's an essential piece to layer or to let stand alone with a fun skirt or pair of pants.  You'll also need a long top to go with those leggings, (the second sweater pictures), and this is a great one for that.

Outerwear12:  If you don't have this black LC blazer from Kohl's, save your Kohl's cash and get it asap!  Dress it up or down...you will wear it all the time.  A cute cardigan is also a great addition to your wardrobe.  I see a black cardigan recommended often..and I agree...but I've gotten a lot of wear out of my navy polka dot cardi.


Most of these items are essential for your fall wardrobe because they can be worn in so many ways.  

What is one clothing item that you can't go without during the fall season?

24 comments :

Dawnelle Sarlo said...

cardigans!! Oh I'm so with you on the cardigan thing. I think I wear one every day during the fall and winter actually. I much prefer them over long sleeve shirt or sweatshirts for sure. And ankle boots... I'm on the hunt these days for the perfect pair!

Rachel said...

I'm all for boots and cardigans- can't wait for fall weather to arrive!

TheTinyHeart said...

I wear my riding boots like crazy too! I have ankle boots also, but once it gets really cold, the riding boots keep me much warmer.

-Sharon
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kukolina said...

I love the mustard color of this skirt.
Grey is my favorite color so I would say yes to that V-neck sweater anytime.
I have never tried on ankle boots before. Is that strange?
Well, now I live on an island...
Blazers are great but I am so petite that every blazer I try on looks like a little girl sneaked in to her mommy's closet. I was lucky to find one in Bangkok last year (I think): I love it!
Thank you,
Eszter

Kayla Peveler said...

Ohhh my word that mustard skirt...I'm dying!

Caroline said...

Goodness, I am SO excited for fall fashion! Also, leggings - soooo happy it's almost cool enough to have them back into my life - and I completely agree with you about the LOFT jeans. So comfy!

Setarra said...

Amen for the scarves. I have about 7 different scarves and counting and they get used the most in the Fall. I truly believe that I didn't get sick last fall/winter because I wore scarves everyday haha. Maybe a psychological thing? Will have to get a couple more to add to my stash.

Ash said...

Love it all! And mustard is one of my favorite colors... I really want a pencil skirt in that shade! (See... Sending me shopping again! :)

Helene in Between said...

I know I need to grab a pair of ankle boots! so cute!!

Dara @ Not In Jersey said...

I've been thinking about fall clothes too and I really want to get a pair of boots this year! I have the ankle kind from end of season last year, but not the taller ones yet!

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

I am excited for tall boots!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

Amen, amen, amen! I love fall essentials!

Megan said...

I love fall and its clothes so much better than summer. I need to check out those jeans you mentioned. I, like you, love my sweatpants. So, comfy pants are a must!

Head to Toe Chic said...

I'm so excited to wear ankle boots!! they are definitely a must!

Rebecca Barnes said...

I am the same way when I come home -- off go the work clothes and on with the leggings! I've been wanting to invest in a thicker pair, so I've pinned those LOFT ponte leggings. Thanks!

rooth said...

One of the only things I love about fall - BOOTS! I have more boots than I know what to do with. Okay maybe not, can someone really have enough boots?

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

so many great pieces! I am on the hunt for a pair of perfect low booties & just can't seem to find them! Still searching!!
xx
Here&Now
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Samantha (at) Life Style Love said...

Ah this made me so excited for fall! I'm hanging on to every possible ounce of summer but definitely looking forward to fall fashion! I can't live with scarves and I'm thinking I need to go get that black blazer!

Courtney B said...

Aaaah, LOVE these ideas! It's been rainy and cool and I am totally craving fall and the cute clothes that come with it!

Niki Caron said...

I love those sweaters! They are absolutely perfect for fall!

smk053078 said...

weeeeeeee!!! I am super pumped about all the new pieces coming out for fall!! Now I just need cooler temps!! That mustard skirt??? I die!!

Katie said...

i am so ready for fall! i want to wear those little booties!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Those boots from Kohls are super cute!

Sam M said...

A mustard yellow skirt and a poka dotted cardigan are both now on my wishlist.

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