I have to mention it… I have to… Wednesday was October 3rd AND a Wednesday – two Mean Girls references on the same day?! Officially the best day ever! If any of you understand this, you rule.
Back to fashion. Fall has always been my absolute favorite season, filled with anything pumpkin flavored, hot apple cider, Halloween and Fall festivities, beautiful trees and changing colors, and above all, the best time to get dressed! Last year, I featured a series of posts titled “20 Fall Essentials”, where I guided you into dressing your absolute best for the Fall. This time around, I thought I would compile my top Fall wardrobe staples you should be collecting [right now!] into a single post since Fall is already here!
There are tons and tons of Fall trends this time around – I feel like as the years go by, designers can’t seem to stick to a few trends and instead decide to showcase anything and everything that comes to their creative minds [I’m not complaining, though!] It can become overwhelming when shopping, since not every store knows how to organize their shelves by trends. What new purchases will actually last you longer than the Fall season? Which pieces will make you look fashion-forward instead of sooo last season?
To help you out, I’ve narrowed it down to 10 pieces that I think are worthy of your well-earned summer cash. Whether you’ve already compiled your basic fall staples from last year and are looking to spice it up with just a few pieces here and there or you’re starting from scratch and want to know which items you should snag off the shelves, read on for the ultimate fashion guide to plot out your cool-weather wardrobe!
I’ve always loved cozying up in big sweaters, but I just realized I don’t have any graphic ones! This time around, wear your favorite graphics – from prints to cartoon characters – onto cozy knits and pullovers. The practical and must-have piece is sure to make a statement while still keeping you nice and cozy!
Boots in general are always a fall essential for me, but not many people dive into ankle booties! My wardrobe suggestion: wear these cute shoes (that come in so many new, tailored, edgy options) with *literally* anything you want – from dresses and skirts to jeans and shorts (with tights) to give your outfit a new kick in the right direction.
Polka dots! If you know me by now, you know my love for polka dots! No matter what season it is, they always seem to make it on my list of ‘must-haves for the season.’ The quirky print instantly puts a brighter look on your day. This fall, try bigger, bolder spots that use bright colors and scales to make this classic print pop up again!
Even if you’re not the casual type (I’m usually not), sneakers can be appealing, right?! They’re SO comfy and obviously have a cool vibe to them. This fall, all the given playful options out there – from catwoman to leopard print – will make you want to swap your plain ol’ sneakers out stat!
Once again with classic shoes that now have a quirky twist to them – this season’s best options include everything from studs and bow to metallic tips and… well, cats. When in doubt, put a cat on it…
As soon as Fall hits, I’m always so excited to take out my trusty leather jacket. This time around, I’m really liking the contrast panels and sleeves I’m seeing on moto jackets – it’s an effortless way to turn around an otherwise very simple outfit!
The weather is only getting cooler, so make sure you have a pretty printed silk scarf to bring some pops of color and brightness to all of your fall classics! Wear it around your neck, hanging on your purse or even in your hair!
If you don’t already on a tux-style blazer, tsk tsk! If there’s anything in your closet that you should have that screams classic-edge, it’s this fall essential right here. The tuxedo-style blazer is the perfect way to infuse a timeless piece of chic into any outfit.
While an oversized clutch is, well, big, it may not carry all of the (random) knickknacks you have lying around your otherwise trusty tote. Wear it anyway though as a chic day pack or an unexpected bag for nighttime – just make sure you don’t leave it behind! I love the endless options to match your outfit!
Leather has been popping up in the past couple of years into clothing more and more, and I couldn’t be happier. A leather skirt helps you maintain a breezy, feminine shape and is definitely unexpected and probably out of many people’s elements. I love a box pleat – so flirty and can be paired with various tops! As for pants, try quilted shorts worn on top of sweater tights or dark gem-hued pants with those ankle booties you’ve just snagged!
I hope this guide has helped you into collecting your fall wardrobe essentials!
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave a comment below.
And tell me, what are your fall essentials? Will you be trying any of the ones I listed?