Fall officially hit us less than a week ago, and while we may not QUITE be feeling its effects yet, (aside from pounding PSL every day of life) the cool weather is sure to come quickly. And sadly, all those cute sleeveless tops and linen skirts you splurged on this summer are going to be prettttty useless.
To help a sister out, I have put together a Fall shopping list of cool and classic pieces to stay on trend, warm, and stylish. Fall is all about layering because the weather is super tricky. Cool one day, then it jumps to 75 degrees the next, you have to be able to take some of your clothing off. Aim to wear at least 3 or 4 pieces every day (ie, jeans/skirt, top, blazer/cardigan/trench, scarf/hat). Not only will this keep you warm, but it’s also a stylish philosophy I stole from Who What Wear.
Fall Shopping/Unpacking List
Hats are the ideal, forgotten layering piece by many until snow hits. Beanies, floppy, wide-brimmed, felt, fur. All are ideal for the decreasing temperatures. Berets are poised to be a top Fall trend. Invest in at least one beanie and one fun hat.
Scarves are a game changer. Add one to every outfit. Blanket scarves, fur, silk, do it all. Get one in basic black, one with some metallics running through it, and one with serious fringe.
Flats- 2 pairs
Fall is the perfect transitional time for flats. Basic black are a must, and can easily elevate the simple look of jeans and a white sweater. Invest in a metallic pair as well to pair with brown and every other color under the sun.
I don’t specify trench coat vs. trench vest. Both are IDEAL for Fall layering. If you aren’t sure how to style a trench vest, try pairing it over an oxford or a light sweater with skinny jeans or a skirt and tights and you’re set. If it gets too warm, take it off. I’m also having a serious SCANDAL moment right now, so I’m all about white trenches, Olivia Pope style.
Light Sweaters- 5
One for every day of the work or school week. Aim for cool patterns/silhouettes to keep your look stylish and fun. Pair black or cream monochromatic looks under a long colorful cardigan for a neat twist.
Think bulky and warm. Try a geometric print, or a checkered look. I prefer mine to hit at least the mid-thigh level for real warmth. Pockets are a nice addition. Pair with a belt and tights to create a dress.
Extra-long/larger sized oxfords. Try aiming for a thinner material that you can pair under a sweater or a leather jacket with black booties. I love the look of a plaid oxford paired with a white sweater. Cuff the sleeves and leave the collar out for a gorgeous look.
Flares- 2 pairs
Pick whatever wash you want, they’re the hottest thing since sliced bread right now.
Invest in a leather skirt (or faux) and a wool midi or maxi, both are statement making and protect your legs from terrible wind!
Booties/Boots- 1 pair
I love a good pair of suede boots/booties, but be practical when it comes to where you splurge. Fall rains are a real thing. And then your booties are RIP. Try to stick to weatherproof styles to make them last all season.
Tights- 4 pairs
1 basic black, 1 fun pair, 1 fleece lined pair, 1 gray pair
Hope this was helpful! Please leave any Fall layering or shopping tips or questions in the comment section, or just leave a note to say hi 🙂