10 Fall Closet Essentials

Dressing for Fall is the seriously best and if you’re anything like me, there are a handful of closet essentials you always gravitate toward. It’s easy to put outfits together that are cute yet cozy (my personal style mantra!) and yet regardless of where you’re living, no one’s freezing…. though I do wish it was about 10 degrees cooler here in Florida.

There are so many good Fall trends (velvet, chokers, bell sleeves!) that we’ll get to in another post but I first wanted to share with you 10 wardrobe essentials that work across a variety of ages, professions and sizes.  I know each of us have other essentials based on our current life place but even this Florida girl loves an off-the-shoulder sweater for date night, and is 100 percent serious that leather pants are way more versatile than you think. Top them with an over-sized sweater or blouse and heels, a statement sweatshirt and sneakers, or stripes and flats. Before shopping any trends, these essentials create a strong wardrobe collection so you’re not screaming, “I have nothing to wear!” (been there).

Cozy weekend  / weeknight sweatshirts: Old Navy or Project Social T

Fall blouse: Loft  (lace, peplum & burgundy!), or bell-sleeve blouse from Banana Republic that’s also available in orange

Perfect striped top: Lace-up option // Tee // bell sleeves

Off the Shoulder Sweater:  Sun & Shadow (or this from Goodnight Macaroon)

Denim (points for ‘destroyed/open hem’): Gap, or DL1961 (black pair: these)

Leather pants: BlankNYC (I’ve had for two years), or try these Spanx leggings

Cozy cardigan: Barefoot Dreams, or this lighter-weight option from LOFT

Blanket Scarf: ASOS or Target (also check its “dollar spot” — I saw a few for $7!)

Perfect black flats: Tory Burch, or try Halogen lace-ups (both available in multiple colors)

Booties: Sole Society, or Tom’s (on my wish list)


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    October 11, 2016 at 12:35 PM

    Ha – I totally need the “too tired to care” sweatshirt!!! xo

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    October 10, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    great fall picks!!! 🙂

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    October 10, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Those off the shoulder sweaters are so good! Love them paired with the leather pants!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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      October 11, 2016 at 12:07 PM

      YES! So easy, yet chic and different.

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    October 10, 2016 at 4:06 PM

    Awesome essentials for fall!


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    October 10, 2016 at 11:00 AM

    Love these fall essentials! Now I have an even longer wish list!


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    October 10, 2016 at 7:23 AM

    Yes! All of these are great staples! I love the peplum and lace top and the striped top with bell sleeves. So cute!

    Fizz and Frosting

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      October 11, 2016 at 12:07 PM

      Me too… too many items on my fall wish list now! 😉

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    October 10, 2016 at 6:15 AM

    great staples, I really want a pair of leather pants this year. I feel like I need an OTS sweater not sure I’ll get to wear it much though.


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      October 11, 2016 at 12:08 PM

      Have to confess that even as a Florida girl, my Blank faux leather pants got impressive last year, as did a OTS sweater I got at Anthropologie. As long as their not so heavy — because if you need a thick sweater you likely don’t want your shoulders exposed! — it’s fun to wear it casually for lunch, or dressed up at night.

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    October 10, 2016 at 6:13 AM

    I have a very similar post going up tomorrow…those leather pants are everything!

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