It took fall a little longer to get here this year and I am so glad the cooler weather is finally here. For now. I’m more than ready to dig out my sweaters and figure out what styles will carry me through the season.
This long transition into a cooler season forced me to think about what wardrobe staples look like fall, even when it’s still 85 degrees outside—so this list includes more than just chunky sweaters and warm scarves.
These are a handful of my favorite fall style staples; I’m looking forward to hearing yours in comments.
Denim and chambray
The chambray shirt has been one of my closet staples for decades, but right now chambray and its cousin denim are showing up in stores (and in my closet) in ways beyond the usual. (If you come see me in person this fall, you’re probably gonna see this dress.)
Jewel tones—those rich colors like burgundy, eggplant, turquoise, and emerald green—are an excellent way to lend a fall feel and a pop of color to an otherwise ordinary outfit—whether you’re rocking a cozy sweater, a simple tee, a handbag, or a pair of flats.
Even when it’s warm out, a cute pair of boots makes an outfit feel like autumn. (Would somebody please grab a pair of these Wyoming boots and wear them on my behalf? I adore them but they don’t make them big enough for my enormous feet!)
In warm weather I often carry a jacket to defend against aggressive air conditioning, but when temperatures finally drop the real layering fun begins. I love the soft Paige jean jacket pictured above, and if you want to double up on your fall trends, check out the deep garnet and academic green shades of that sweater blazer pictured above.
I always look forward to sweater weather. I might wrap up in an oversized cardigan or layer on a pullover to stay warm on an evening walk. Sweaters are a fall essential for a reason and there are so many great styles to choose from.
Leopard is everywhere this fall and I am here for it: the question I’ve been asking is, how much is too much? This year you can find everything from casual sweatshirts to dressy dresses in this season’s hot print.
What are your go-to fall style essentials? Tell us all about them in comments!